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Research Topics

Actors and patterns of cooperation and conflict
Russia, Norway and the High North - Past, Present, Future
The United States in the 21 Century Arctic
Defining an Interest: The European Union and the High North
The Power of Energy
Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance
Climate Change and Environmental Protection

Surveys and reports


Some key international reports
U.S. Geological Survey: Circum-Arctic Resources Appraisal: Estimates of Undiscovered Oil and Gas North of the Arctic Circle. This survey is the foundation of many analyses of development of the Arctic.
AMSA 2009. The Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment is an extensive evaluation of possibilities and consequences of present and future shipping in the Arctic.



International news sites on Arctic related issues International news from the High North a weekly newspaper based in Alaska international oil and gas newspaper

International organizations


Some key international organizations on Arctic issues
Arctic council: a high level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic
Barents Euro-Arctic Council
International Polar Year 2007-2008
Nordic Council
The Northern Forum information about nuclear weapons, arms control and disarmament based on open scientific analysis

International Law


Learn more about legal affairs related to the Arctic region Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations provides Arctic information and a set of reputable indicators that describe the present state of the Arctic ecosystem and climate. a comprehensive gateway to the Arctic on the internet, increases co-operation between both public and private parties across the Arctic and grants exposure to Arctic related information.
The National Library of Norway: The High North (In Norwegian)
The National Library of Norway: The High North links (In Norwegian) an integrated ice-atmosphere-ocean monitoring and forecasting system designed for observing, understanding and quantifying climate changes in the Arctic official energy statistics from the U.S. Government The Institute for the Analysis of Global Security is a non-profit public educational organization focusing on energy security UN Environment programme Arctic environmental Atlas news service and information on the oil commodities markets, and report especially on movements on Nymex, Brent, and general stories on oil production and output. provides information on the polar regions and wants to see the resources of those regions used and sustained in a way that benefits its natural inhabitants and the planet as a whole.
United States Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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