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China is accelerating its pace in Arctic exploration by publishing its first guide to sailing through the Northern Sea Route.

Greenpeace’s vessel «Arctic Sunrise» has been released after nearly nine months of detention in Murmansk, following the organization’s demonstration against Arctic drilling in the Pechora Sea last fall.

Industrialists in Finland eye the opening of a major trade and transport route with a projected railway connection to the Norwegian Arctic coast. Former PM Paavo Lipponen has been hired to get the Norwegians onboard.

In Arkhangelsk Russia has opened its third of ten planned search and rescue centers along the Northern Sea Route.

The world’s one and only nuclear powered container ship, the 26-year old “Sevmorput”, will from late 2015 be ready for operations in the Russian Arctic, Rosatom says.

The oil company might have illegally conducted seismic mapping in Arctic conservation areas, environmentalists say.

Norwegian research vessel ”Johan Hjort” has crisscrossed Arctic waters for more than two decades. Take a closer look at one of Norway’s key instruments for mapping of Arctic ecosystems.

Rosatomflot, owner of Russia’s fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers, has decided to continue bringing tourists to the North Pole as repairs of “Sovetskiy Soyuz” will be finished earlier than planned.

Salve Dahle

Salve Dahle with Akvaplan-Niva in Norway hopes the verbal conflict and boycott in trade between east and west will have little consequences on high north research cooperation. Arctic Frontiers conferance signs with Russian Geographical Society.

We are happy to announce partnership with Eye on the Arctic, a circumpolar co-production network between public and private media organizations.

A consortium of research, education and other organizations is established with the aim to “ensure the Russian presence on Svalbard.”

The Arctic plays an important role for Russia in terms of security; we should pay more attention to the development of the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

As the company prepares for drilling of the University-1 well, special sensors are placed at nearby icebergs.

Greenpeace’s icebreaker «Arctic Sunrise» left Murmansk last night, after having being arrested by Russian authorities for nine months.

As commercial shipping in icy waters picks pace, the Russian nuclear powered icebreaker fleet will no longer conduct tourist visits to the North Pole.