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  • 23 January 2014
    Industry news

    Russian expert on geopolitics, Konstantin Sivkov, said that Russia must protect its borders in the Arctic region because of potential missile attacks launched from the Arctic, writes RIA Novosti.   He also added that the only aerial route from which Russia is vulnerable is from the Arctic, because of the flying range. Cruise missiles have […]

  • 20 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) announced Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779) and Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) commenced Ice Exercise 2014 (ICEX 2014) in the Arctic Ocean March 19.   USS New Mexico is homeported in Groton, Conn., and commanded by Cmdr. Todd Moore, while USS Hampton is homeported in […]

  • 26 February 2020
    Training & Education, Vessels

    A naval task group made up of four Royal Navy vessels HMS Albion, HMS Sutherland, HMS Echo and RFA Lyme Bay have set sail this week to Norway in one of the largest UK deployments in 2020. They will join a force of more than a thousand Green Berets who have been in Norway over […]

  • 3 May 2011

      Seawolf-class, fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) returned to its homeport of Naval Base Kitsap, Wash., April 27, concluding a 58-day deployment highlighted by its participation in Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2011. “We were excited to have the chance to practice and develop techniques while operating in a very challenging environment,” said Cmdr. Michael Varney, […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced the launch of Canada’s 2016 Arctic expedition to collect important scientific information to support Canada’s submission on the extended continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean on July 21. The 2016 survey is intended to be the final survey in the Arctic Ocean in support of Canada’s […]

  • 11 April 2013

    In a round-table discussion held at National Harbor, Md. on  April 9 at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space symposium, representatives from the US Navy, Coast Guard, and Interior Department discussed the ramifications of decreasing summer sea ice in the high latitudes.  “The Arctic Ocean is a maritime region that has been largely inaccessible in the […]

  • 15 April 2014
    Research & Development

    As sea ice continues to recede at a record pace in the Arctic, officials at the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced April 14 new efforts to determine the pace of change in what some are calling Earth’s final frontier.   Scientists sponsored by ONR have traveled to the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Training & Education, Vessels

     The US Navy has shared photos of two of its submarines surfacing in the Arctic Circle on March 10 as part of the multinational maritime Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) and Seawolf-class fast attack submarine, USS Connecticut (SSN 22) broke through the ice in the Arctic Circle […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with senior research personnel and faculty members at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Dec. 5 to discuss the role of the U.S. Navy in the arctic. Mabus said: We in the Navy have a particular interest (in the arctic) because our responsibilities increase as the arctic changes. […]

  • 5 December 2011

    Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation on, “Protecting U.S. Sovereignty: Coast Guard Operations in the Arctic,” Thursday. During the hearing, Papp discussed issues facing the Arctic, national policy objectives and capacity to support Arctic operations. He also defined the Coast […]

  • 28 August 2015

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) deployed four ships to Arctic waters this summer, continuing the RCN’s presence in the Canadian Arctic. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Nanaimo and Saskatoon departed from Esquimalt, B.C., on August 4, 2015, to join Operation NANOOK. HMC Ships Nanaimo and Saskatoon deployed to the Western Arctic for seven weeks, participating […]

  • 15 November 2011

      Russia will continue to defend its interests in Arctic region and invest in researches of Arctic zone, said Russian president Dmitry Medvedev. “We obliged to keep exploring of the Arctic Ocean and northern region in general; otherwise, those territories will be run by other countries. This is not to say they are our enemies, […]

  • 22 June 2017

    The Canadian Coast Guard announced it has started its 2017 Arctic operational season during which seven Canadian ice breakers are set to deploy. The Coast Guard said it is expanding its Arctic season in 2017-2018 and will continue to gradually increase its presence over the next several years. Icebreakers will be supporting ocean science, management, and […]

  • 28 March 2014

    The U.S. Navy’s top admiral, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, spent time last weekend at the Navy’s Arctic Ice Camp and embarked aboard the USS New Mexico (SSN 779) as it participated in Ice Exercise 2014 (ICEX) with USS Hampton (SSN 767) beneath the Arctic Ocean.   “It’s necessary to continue to […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy released an updated Arctic Roadmap Feb. 24 to prepare naval forces over the next 15 years for operations in the Arctic Ocean.   “This updated Navy Arctic Roadmap prepares the U.S. Navy to respond effectively to future contingencies, delineates the Navy’s Arctic leadership role within the Defense Department, and articulates the Navy’s […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS Hartford and USS Hampton on March 14 arrived at Ice Camp Sargo, a temporary station constructed on a floating sheet of ice the U.S. Navy built for this year’s Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016. Groton-based Hartford and San Diego-based Hampton will conduct multiple arctic transits, a North Pole surfacing, scientific data collection and other training evolutions during their […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Researchers from Denmark, Canada and the US worked together recently to plant buoys into the Arctic Ocean to collect weather and oceanographic data to enhance forecasting and environmental models. The U.S National Ice Center (USNIC) coordinated with the Office of Naval Research, Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, the Danish Joint Arctic Command, Environmental and Climate […]

  • 3 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s submarine forces have officially started the Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016 by constructing a U.S. Navy camp named Sargo on March 2. ICEX 2016 is a five-week exercise designed to research, test and evaluate operational capabilities in the Arctic region. A temporary camp is being established on a sheet of ice, known as an […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) revealed Feb. 5 the latest findings from a study on Arctic sea ice, with one expert noting that summer sea ice levels could potentially fall to zero before the end of this century. Speaking at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO, scientists presented initial […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Scientists aboard the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen were forced to cancel the first leg of the 2017 expedition due to hazardous southward motion of Arctic sea ice, caused by climate change. The adverse conditions postponed the Hudson Bay System Study (BaySys) which involves 40 scientists from five universities across Canada. The current ice conditions would have prevented the […]

  • 20 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors who took part in the terrible Arctic convoys of WW2 – a mission Winston Churchill called ‘the worst journey in the world’ will finally receive a campaign medal. Prime Minister David Cameron today announced an Arctic Convoy Star for men who took part in the campaign, which delivered vital war material to the Soviet […]

  • 16 March 2011
    Training & Education

      Commander, Submarine Force (COMSUBFOR) announced the Virginia-class submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) and the Seawolf-class submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) have commenced Ice Exercise 2011 (ICEX-2011) in the Arctic Ocean, March 15. USS New Hampshire is home ported in Groton, Conn., and commanded by Cmdr. John McGunnigle, while USS Connecticut is home ported […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Authorities, Research & Development

      The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced Friday that Parks Canada Underwater Archaeologists will return to Canada’s Arctic to continue an expedition of international significance; the continuing search for the lost vessels HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, from the ill-fated Sir John Franklin voyage.  “Our government is […]

  • 30 July 2013

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Summerside departed on July 29th from Halifax, N.S. for Canada’s arctic, where she will be joined later in August by HMCS Shawinigan. This deployment is a part of a 39-day mission north of the 60th parallel, marking the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) longest uninterrupted arctic naval presence in recent years. […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The largest U.S. icebreaker, Coast Guard Cutter Healy is set to return from a 39-day science mission to the Arctic Chukchi Sea. The icebreaker will moor in Seward on August 10 to disembark 46 researchers from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who completed the first of three scheduled missions. Logistics for the port […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Search and Rescue (SAR) officials from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have returned home after a week of pitting themselves against harsh Arctic conditions in response to a simulated international maritime disaster. Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) Greenland Sea 13, which ran from September 2 to 6, was hosted for a second consecutive year by […]

  • 8 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The US Navy has officially started Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018 in the Arctic Ocean. The exercise was kicked off with the construction of temporary Ice Camp Skate and the arrival of two US Navy fast-attack submarines and one UK Royal Navy submarine on March 7. ICEX 2018 is a five-week biennial exercise that allows the […]

  • 6 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Canadian shipbuilder Irving Shipbuilding on May 3 hosted a ceremony to mark the official start of construction of the Royal Canadian Navy’s fourth arctic and offshore patrol ship (AOPS). The fourth unit will be named after William Hall, a Victoria Cross recipient for heroism and support of the British Army during the relief of Lucknow […]

  • 4 September 2018

    The Canadian Coast Guard is nearing the mid-way point of its 2018 Arctic operational season, which runs into November. All seven scheduled vessels have been deployed to the Arctic, the last being the CCGS Terry Fox, which departed Montreal on August 27 to conduct icebreaking assistance in the Northwest Passage. The CCGS Amundsen is another […]