The submarine mural has been repainted:
The sanctions imposed because of the war in Ukraine is felt inn the Arctic:
PS> Many of the people living and working in Barentsburg are Ukrainians.
First transit for the year on the Northern Sea Route are in progress:
Maybe it will not be long before shipping can manage to sail without icebreaker assistance on the NSR for most of the year?:
Newly available data shows that temperatures in the Northern Barents Sea have risen even faster than scientists had previously believed. An analysis of the new data, published last week in the journal Scientific Reports, found that temperatures in...
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And those who wants to see icebergs will have to travel further north (or south) than Newfoundland:
Iceberg Alley, the stretch of coast ranging from Labrador to Newfoundland in Canada, is the southernmost region of the northern hemisphere where one can regularly see icebergs. But hurry up! As the planet continues to warm, Iceberg Alley may soon...
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Planning continues for expansion at Gjoa Haven’s community heritage center so it can showcase artifacts from two historic shipwrecks that Inuit helped locate. “There’s a lot of attention and interest in developing this project,” said Campbell...
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Not mentioned here, but Gjoa Haven (Gjøahavn) got it’s name when it was used as overwintering harbour for his ship Gjøa during Roald Amundsen’s first success navigation of the North West Passage in 1903-06:
Roald Amundsen’s expedition with the Gjøa was the first to navigate the Northwest Passage north of the Canadian mainland on one expedition and one ship. In 1903-06 Amundsen accomplished this with six companions. Two years were spent on the way in...
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Gjøa is now preserved and can be visited at the Fram Museum at Bygdøy, Oslo.
The history of Gjøa is worth a read:
The Gjøa was the first ship to be sailed through the entire Northwest Passage. Roald Amundsen and his six companions accomplished this in 1903-06. The Gjøa belongs today to the Fram Museum. An extension to house the ship was opened in 2013. The...
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Could the Arctic be a viable shipping route between the Atlantic and the Pacific, without using the Russian controlled NSR (or the Canadian/US controlled NW passage) by 2035?:
It has been hooter in Finnmark than in Paris or Madrid for a few days:
Temperatures surpassed 30 degrees Celsius across northern Scandinavia on Wednesday and many meteorological stations hit new record high temperatures for June. The thermometer in Saltdal, northern Norway, reached 31.6 degrees C. Further inside the...
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It has cooled down now and back to more normal temperatures in the north.
The Samii people, like indigenous desert people, know how to dress up when it gets this hot:
PS> It may also have to do with “knott”, or small mosquitoes (Ceratopogonidae), that appear in large number when it gets hot in the Arctic.
But it doesn’t apply to the Norwegian coast, even if north of the Arctic Circle.: