For the first time in the world, as part of the Arctic-2014 high-latitude expedition, Akademik Fedorov and Yamal nuclear icebreakers conducted an entire complex of geophysical research at the North Pole.→
On 18 August, the Admiral Vladimirsky oceanographic research ship of the Baltic Fleet will leave St. Petersburg and then set sail on an unprecedented round-the-world voyage.→
West Alpha platform began drilling the Universitetskaya-1 well in the Kara Sea as part of the joint Rosneft and ExxonMobil project.→
The government supplemented the list of the subsoil sites of federal importance that are available for use without auctions.→
By 2025, all settlements in the Russian Arctic will have a telephone connection. This was announced yesterday by the Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Communications, Dmitry Alkhazov.→
The Akademik Fedorov research vessel, accompanied by the Yamal nuclear icebreaker, went on an expedition to collect geophysical data about oil on the Russian shelf outside the 200-mile zone, which will form the basis of Russia's claims to the UN Commission on extending the boundaries of the continental shelf.→
Russian Railways and the administration of Yamal will discuss the construction of the Northern Latitudinal Route
On 23 July, 2014, a meeting will be held in Salekhard about the construction of the Northern Latitudinal Route railway. →
The environmental mission to Bely island is getting ready for achievements
Preparations for environmental measures at Bely island are entering the final stage. In Salekhard on 23 July, volunteers arrived at the training camp. →
An American supplier will collaborate with Yamal LNG
American company Air Products announced that it intends to continue the supply of equipment for the Yamal LNG project, despite the tense international situation. →
Rosneft will establish a management system for ice conditions in the Arctic
Rosneft is considering a project to create an integrated management system for ice conditions in the Arctic to ensure industrial and environmental safety of geological exploration of offshore northern seas. →
Dmitry Kobylkin County: the main task of the region is formation of comfortable living conditions for the people of Yamal
The Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, Dmitry Kobylkin, had a working meeting with the Chairman of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, Mikhail Fedotov. →
Scientists have noted a high level of environmental safety in Sabetta
Participants of the international scientific research expedition passing the village of Sabetta, where construction of the liquefied natural gas plant on Yamal LNG is taking place, described the first results of the work. →
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region will have its own dairy production
In Aksarka, the construction of an animal husbandry complex in Salekhard has been completed, and a workshop for processing dairy products will appear in Salekhard. →
Infrastructure for the development of Tazovsky oilfield will appear in Gazsale
The First Deputy Head of the Administration of Tazovsky district (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region), Sergey Semerikov, held a working meeting with representatives of Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg on the construction of infrastructure for the development of the Tazovsky oil field. →
Norway to award oil licenses in new offshore areas in 2016
Norway will award oil and gas licenses in new offshore areas, including in an important Arctic zone bordering Russia, in the first half of 2016, the oil and energy ministry said on Tuesday, in a process that will take longer than recent rounds.
The Arctic Journal
The secret life of muskoxen
When dealing with an animal weighing up to 300kg and known for its bad temperament, it’s a good idea to keep your distance. Odd then, that a group of learned scientists from the Aarhus (Denmark) University and the Copenhagen Zoo should travel to north-western Greenland on mission to get up close and personal with the woolly mammals.
Militaries Know That The Arctic Is Melting — Here's How They're Taking Advantage
The Arctic, long considered an almost worthless backwater, is primed to become one of the most important regions in the world as its ice melts over the next few decades.
Oil is the new gold in Arctic ‘cold rush’
It's been called the new "Great Game," but the 21st-century "cold rush" to the Arctic actually began more than 100 years ago. Ever since the first explorers trudged north in search of the Earth's axis, coastal nations have held designs on the region.
Anchorage Daily News
Coast Guard gears up for summer's Arctic operations
With the ever-increasing activity and security concerns in the Arctic, the U.S. Coast Guard is preparing for an Arctic operation this summer across northern Alaska.
Lego, we’re feeling sad too
We’re sad to see such a popular, well-loved brand like Lego being used by Shell, with the willingness of Lego’s bosses, to help clean up its disreputable image.
Eyes on the Arctic: The U.S.'s Pivot North
Let’s face it. The Arctic is not part of America’s collective imagination. Yes, we recognize that the state of Alaska legitimizes our claim as an Arctic nation, but it’s so terribly far away.
Canada's Arctic Council Protest: Ripple Effect?
A “ripple effect,” the spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action, is a very real phenomenon in the sea of international politics. One major foreign policy decision can catapult itself into effecting a whole slew of subsequent actions.