Tom Perison

259 Flips | 1 Magazine | 36 Likes | 1 Follower | @TomPerison | Developer and past director of “Arctic Eagle" -  a Homeland Defense exercise, based on the United States' POTUS, DoD, US Navy, US Coast Guard, as well as the Kingdom of Denmark and Canada's Arctic Circle Strategies.

Putin Decrees an Increase in Arctic Traffic

President Vladimir Putin has issued a demand that the amount of traffic flowing through the Arctic Northern Sea Route reach a towering 80 million …

Russia

Landmark international science agreement comes into effect in Arctic

An Arctic Council agreement to facilitate scientific cooperation between the world’s eight circumpolar countries officially comes into effect on …

Democrats Ignore Alaskans, Try To Close Down ANWR To Drilling

10:25 PM 05/22/2018<p>House Democrats introduced legislation to the House Tuesday that would lock up Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) …

Russia’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Arrives in the Arctic

By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia’s first-floating nuclear power plant arrived in the Arctic port of Murmansk over the weekend …

Several ships being launched to feed Arctic cruise boom

Twenty-eight new expedition ships (and counting) capable of sailing Arctic waters are coming to the market over the next four years.<p>Different …

Alaska rolls out draft climate policy

State residents should review a draft climate plan that balances the need for oil and gas revenue against environmental issues, Alaska's governor and …

Will NATO save important air base in Norwegian Arctic?

The Norwegian government planned to abandon the Air Force base in Andøya, located in the North. But NATO might want it otherwise.<p>The decision to …

Investors Expect Stronger LNG Demand

Westwood Global Energy expects global LNG capital expenditure to reach $236 billion over the 2018-2022 period, based on its latest analysis of …

China's Ready to Cash In on a Melting Arctic

China’s Ready to Cash In on a Melting Arctic<p>Beijing has big plans for its own Polar Silk Road.<p>Put simply, “the damn thing melted,” Navy Secretary …

Climate Change

Photos: Aasta Hansteen Spar Tow-Away from Stord, Norway

Five tugs with a combined 150,000 horsepower have started the 500 nautical mile tow-out of the giant Aasta Hansteen spar platform from Stord, Norway …

Pipelines

Russian rocket stage with toxic fuel to fall in Canadian Arctic

Another Russian rocket stage likely to be holding highly toxic fuel is slated to splash down in environmentally sensitive waters of the Canadian …

European Space Agency

Reality check: Nunatsiavut wildlife manager says polar bears not starving, public misinformed

Inconvenient rebound in polar bear numbers. Polar bears not starving, says Nunatsiavut wildlife manager Geoff Bartlett · CBC News One of the people …

Wildlife

Curious Circles in Arctic Sea Ice

Scientists pose an array of explanations for the strange circular features visible on sea ice in the eastern Beaufort Sea.<p>Image of the day for April …

The Arctic

Large gas platform being shipped off Arctic Norway shores

The world’s biggest floating installation of its kind is being tugged to the Aasta Hansteen field.<p>It will be Norway’s second natural gas field in …

Oil & Gas Industry

Who really built Canada’s first highway to the Arctic Ocean?

Canada’s first highway to the Arctic Ocean opened on Wednesday. This 138-kilometer road between Inuvik, the administrative hub and biggest town in …

Canada

Pipeline talks getting 'deeper and deeper into really dangerous conversation': Brett Wilson

One of the most outspoken voices from the oil patch says rhetoric surrounding the Canadian pipeline projects are getting “dangerous” and fears it …

You Know About Harbor Pilots But WTF Is An Ice Pilot?

By Nick Ameen (USCG) Each year when the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star visits Antarctica, its crew faces a unique challenge. Creating a navigable …

Coast Guard

Researchers Map Seven Years of Arctic Shipping

The Arctic’s declining sea ice has meant more opportunities for the shipping industry to expand its use of the region that in decades past was …

Global Warming

Panel: China Making Aggressive Moves in the Arctic

Undated Ukraine-built Xue Long Icebreaker.As China expands its influence, Beijing believes it can claim access to any region on earth – including the …

Coast Guard

Sailors and scholars from Arctic countries discuss security

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Scholars and navy representatives from nations with Arctic territory gathered at the U.S. Naval War College on Tuesday to discuss security and defense in the region.<p>The Newport Arctic Scholars Initiative convened in Newport, Rhode Island. The United States, Canada, Denmark, …

Maersk Considers Sending Container Ship Through Arctic But Questions Remain

<b>The Danish shipping company, Maersk, the world’s largest operator of container shipping, is studying the feasibility to position an ice-class</b> …

Shipping Responds to Arctic Ice Decline

In late March 2018, scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and NASA reported that Arctic sea ice had reached its annual …

Global Warming

Steering clear of climate alarm

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Sunday, April 22 will mark the 48th anniversary of Earth Day. A lot of concern about the planet’s future was generated back then and …

Sea Ice Maximum extent 2018

Sea ice in the Arctic grew to its annual maximum extent on March 17, 2018, joining 2015, 2016, and 2017 as the years with the lowest maximum extents …

Global Warming

How vanishing Arctic ice may set stage for extreme Nor'easters

The amount of ice formed in the Arctic was near an all-time low over the winter that just concluded, scientists announced Friday — part of a warming phenomenon that some experts believe has increased the likelihood of severe weather like the recent Nor’easters.<p>Sea ice is believed to have reached …

'Extreme event' as Bering Sea's ice levels reach lowest point in recorded history

Unprecedented warm weather in the Arctic has led to record-breaking low levels of winter sea ice in the Bering Sea, scientists have revealed.<p>In …

Research starts on advanced icebreaker

<b>Chinese scientists have begun preliminary research on a next-generation icebreaker capable of lengthy research missions in the Arctic and Antarctica,</b> …

With all eyes on China, Singapore makes its own Arctic moves

Asian states are becoming increasingly interested and involved in the Arctic region. This signal was sent in 2013 when four Asian states were …

'Unprecedented': Bering Sea loses half its sea ice over two weeks

The Bering Sea has lost roughly half its sea ice over the past two weeks and has more open water than ever measured at this time of year.<p>“This is unprecedented,” said Brain Brettschneider, a climate researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. “The amount of ice is less than it’s ever been …

Global Warming

First ship crosses Arctic in winter without an icebreaker as global warming causes ice sheets to melt

A ship has made a winter crossing of the Arctic without an icebreaker for the first time as global warming causes the region’s ice sheets to melt.<p>The …