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  • 10 October 2017

    The Our Ocean Arctic Commitment, an international initiative to end use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by Arctic shipping, was launched at the Our Ocean conference in Malta on October 6. As explained, the aim of the initiative is to expand collaboration between the cruise industry, environmental NGOs and indigenous communities in order to protect […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Research & Development

    The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $22.7 million over five years on a cash basis to improve the safety of marine transportation in the Arctic. […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Navy released an updated Arctic Roadmap Feb. 24 to prepare naval forces over the next 15 years for operations in the Arctic Ocean. “This updated Navy Arctic Roadmap prepares the U.S. Navy to respond effectively to future contingencies, delineates the Navy’s Arctic leadership role within the Defense Department, and articulates the Navy’s support […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    Canada has introduced new Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations. 

  • 9 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of its continued commitment to rigorous oversight of oil and gas activities in the Arctic, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the Department has launched an expedited, high-level assessment of the 2012 offshore drilling program in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to review practices and identify challenges as well as lessons […]

  • 9 January 2013

    As part of its continued commitment to rigorous oversight of oil and gas activities in the Arctic, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar yesterday announced that the Department has launched an expedited, high-level assessment of the 2012 offshore drilling program in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to review practices and identify challenges as well as […]

  • 9 January 2013

    As part of its continued commitment to rigorous oversight of oil and gas activities in the Arctic, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar yesterday announced that the Department has launched an expedited, high-level assessment of the 2012 offshore drilling program in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to review practices and identify challenges as well as […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Twelve environmental groups have joined forces in their intent to bring a new challenge to the Bush-era Lease Sale, which sold nearly 30 million acres of the Chukchi Sea’s outer continental shelf for oil and gas drilling and which the courts have twice sent back to the US Department of Interior. Earthjustice, a non-profit public interest law […]

  • 16 March 2012

    A fortnight ago, seven Greenpeace activists lead by Lucy Lawless, the TV star famous for her role in “Xena: Warrior Princess” TV series boarded Shell’s drillship in New Zealand to prevent it from sailing away towards Alaska to begin drilling in the Chukchi Sea. After having been onboard for two days, the activists were arrested and […]

  • 25 August 2011
    Business & Finance

      NOAA, Shell Exploration & Production, ConocoPhillips, and Statoil USA E&P Inc. signed an agreement to enhance collaboration on ocean, coastal and climate science for the Arctic. The agreement calls for sharing a number of scientific data sets for this largely frontier region, including weather and ocean observations, biological information, and sea ice and sea […]

  • 25 August 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

      NOAA, Shell Exploration & Production, ConocoPhillips, and Statoil USA E&P Inc. signed an agreement to enhance collaboration on ocean, coastal and climate science for the Arctic. The agreement calls for sharing a number of scientific data sets for this largely frontier region, including weather and ocean observations, biological information, and sea ice and sea […]

  • 24 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    Marine Arctic Ecosystem Study (MARES) is the 2019 recipient of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) Excellence in Partnering Award. The award was presented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego, California. The Excellence in Partnering Award is given annually to a NOPP project that best exemplifies the NOPP’s objective of developing a successful […]

  • 25 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    NOAA, Shell Exploration & Production, ConocoPhillips, and Statoil USA E&P Inc. signed an agreement to enhance collaboration on ocean, coastal and climate science for the Arctic. The agreement calls for sharing a number of scientific data sets for this largely frontier region, including weather and ocean observations, biological information, and sea ice and sea floor […]

  • 28 February 2013

    Royal Dutch Shell plc announced it will pause its exploration drilling  for 2013 in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to prepare equipment and plans for a resumption of activity at a later stage.  “We’ve made progress in Alaska, but this is a long-term programme that we are pursuing in a safe and measured way,” said […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    A new federal interactive online mapping tool used by emergency responders during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been expanded to include the Arctic, and will help address numerous challenges in the Arctic posed by increasing ship traffic and proposed energy development. NOAA and the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    A new federal interactive online mapping tool used by emergency responders during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been expanded to include the Arctic, and will help address numerous challenges in the Arctic posed by increasing ship traffic and proposed energy development. NOAA and the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) and Statoil Canada Ltd. have announced a collaborative investment in three new research and development projects with the potential to improve Arctic and harsh-environment offshore oil and gas operations in Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world. The total value of the projects is $3.9 million, including $2.4 million from […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Equipment

    Wood Group has renewed its sponsorship of the Wood Group Chair of Arctic and Harsh Environment Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) for a second five-year term, from 2014 to 2019. The research chair in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will benefit both undergraduate and post-graduate engineering students. With the Arctic and […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Wood Group has renewed its sponsorship of the Wood Group Chair of Arctic and Harsh Environment Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) for a second five-year term, from 2014 to 2019. The research chair in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will benefit both undergraduate and post-graduate engineering students. With the Arctic and […]

  • 13 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    OAO NOVATEK announced yesterday that the Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Board, Leonid Mikhelson, and the General Director of the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, Sergey Kirienko, have signed a General Cooperation Agreement in Moscow. The Agreement formalizes the Parties intent to develop a mutually beneficial partnership to coordinate the following lines of investment and innovation […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Project & Tenders

    NOVATEK of Russia announced that the Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Board, Leonid Mikhelson, and the General Director of the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, Sergey Kirienko, have signed a General Cooperation Agreement in Moscow. The Agreement formalizes the Parties intent to develop a mutually beneficial partnership to coordinate the following lines of investment and innovation […]

  • 21 December 2016

    Alaskan officials and NOIA President have responded with outrage to the ’11th hour’ Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean oil and gas ban put in place by outgoing President of the United States, Barack Obama. Following U.S. President Barack Obama’s withdrawal of millions of acres in the Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean from future oil and […]