Thursday, 30 August 2012

Polar News through the Week

Arctic Risk Management Study Released by DNV & FNI

A new study about crucial risk management issues relating to Arctic operations is released by DNV and the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI).

Denmark's Claim to Arctic Continental Shelf a Step Forward

Scientists aboard Swedish icebreaker 'Oden' prepare Danish claims as they reach the North Pole.

China's space research in Antarctica

Arctic Greenpeace Activists Board Drilling Platform

Greenpeace personnel board Russia's Gazprom Prirazlomnaya platform in the Pechora Sea. 

Fort Story Soldiers Build Floating Causeway at McMurdo 

Story by Mike Hixenbaugh in the Virginian-Pilot, Aug. 24, 2012: "Last winter, when a melting ice pier in Antarctica prevented scientists with the National Science Foundation from receiving food, water and other essentials, soldiers from the Newport News base flew to the icy continent, quickly built a floating causeway and unloaded a year's worth of supplies."

Northwest Passage Wrecks Hunt Launched

The Canadian government launches its largest search yet for the lost ships of Sir John Franklin's doomed 1845 quest for the Northwest Passage.

Arctic Rescue Base Set Up by Rosneft

Russia’s largest oil company is establishing a permanent Arctic base of rescue personnel & divers in Amderma, a village on the Kara Sea coast.

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