Arctic Operations

Zeroing in on Zukunft

The U.S. Coast Guard Commandant addresses a packed Passenger Vessel Association meeting and outlines both the challenges and opportunities facing his organization.

Northwest Passage Cruises Increasing Popularity

In response to increased demand for travelers wanting to discover the Arctic, One Ocean Expeditions has introduced an additional Northwest Passage voyage into its Canadian Arctic schedule for 2015.

Viking Neptun Delivered for Technip

Viking Neptun was delivered from Kleven Verft to Eidesvik on February 17, and the naming ceremony was held in Stavanger on February 28. The vessel’s Godmother,

Royal Navy Data Provide Insights for Arctic Science

 The researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have investigated the nature of turbulence in the ocean beneath the Arctic sea-ice using recently released

Britain Should Appoint Ambassador to the Arctic

 The House of Lords Arctic Committee urged that UK should follow the example set by France, Singapore and Japan and appoint an Ambassador for the Arctic.   The

International Ice Patrol Opens Annual Ice Season

The U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol opened the annual ice season February 3 to detect and track icebergs in the North Atlantic Ocean. The IIP deployed

China Snow Dragon Arctic

 The melting Arctic presents a geopolitical challenge and it is the last bit of unclaimed land left on our quickly heating globe. A report in the Worldcrunch analyses

Zukunft Delivers State of the Coast Guard Address

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivered the 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Tuesday.

Aibel Bags Johan Sverdrup Contract

  Statoil, on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup partnership, will sign a contract with Aibel today for the construction of the deck for the drilling platform on the field.

USCG, Alaska State Investigate Spill near Auke Bay

  Coast Guard Sector Juneau and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel are investigating the spill of approximately of 50-100 gallons of

USCG Crews Work to Break Ice In Mid-Atlantic

  The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Capstan, Cleat and Chock are working this winter to break ice and maintain navigable waterways from the Delaware River,

KIMFT Center, Courses Get LR Approval

  The Lloyd’s Register (LR) Marine Approved Training Provider Scheme has awarded approval of the Korea Institute of Maritime & Fisheries Technology (KIMFT) training

Havyard & Fafnir Win Environmental Award

  The Havyard Group and Fafnir Offshore were presented with the Environmental Award at the annual Offshore Support Journal Conference in London that took place last week.

Coast Guards Working to Free Laker Beset in Ice

The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are working to break free the motor vessel Arthur M. Anderson, which is beset in ice near Conneaut Harbor, and turn it around

US Proposes First Rules for Arctic Oil, Gas Drilling

The Obama administration on Friday proposed standards on exploratory drilling for oil and gas in U.S. Arctic waters that would add costs for energy companies but

Norway-India Partnership in Polar Research

 India and Norway closer to one another in questions related to Polar Research and a new proposal for polar research co-operation is on the anvil, reports Press Trust of India.

Experts on Ice

C-CORE C-CORE, (Center for Cold Ocean Resource Engineering), has developed tools to forecast iceberg movement and prepare mitigation strategies. It’s a simulation-based toolbox,

The Path to the Arctic

When Newfoundland and Labrador is described as the ‘path’ to the Arctic, it is done so using the fullness of the word, from the province’s strategic location to

A New Era of Antarctic Exploration: AUVs in Polar Science

Expeditions in the early 20th century were the first to combine exploration and scientific discovery in the Antarctic. While the Scientific Committee on Antarctic

Arctic Rescue Vessels Named in Wismar

Nordic Yards holds naming ceremony for new icebreaking rescue and salvage vessels designed for Arctic operations   After a construction period of around 17 months,

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