Senior Arctic Officials

No new U.S. Arctic policy – at least, not yet …

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A contingent of senior Arctic Council officials wrapped-up a three-day meeting at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Thursday. And this morning, the U.S. chairman of the group reported on their deliberations, much of which dealt with the impact of climate change on the Arctic and how to adapt to it.

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Experts from the United States and other Arctic nations have developed the first safety guidelines for operating unmanned drone aircraft in international airspace around the circumpolar north.

Filling the gaps in Arctic science …

More than a thousand scientists and policymakers from around the world, along with organizations representing indigenous peoples, industry and other interest are converging here in Fairbanks for Arctic Science Summit Week. They’re coming to nation’s leading Arctic-research university to share the latest information on rapid changes under way in the circumpolar north.

Is the Arctic Council raising Arctic awareness?