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ASL Hires New Metocean, Arctic Project Manager

ASL Environmental Sciences has appointed Dr. Matthew Asplin to the position of metocean and Arctic project manager. Asplin brings a diverse set of multidisciplinary research skills in meteorology, sea ice and oceanography, and has more than 15 years of experience in these fields. He will be responsible for project management and client liaison tasks for projects across these disciplines and will be active in responding to business development

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U.S. Coast Guard Discusses Its Developing Role in the Arctic

SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Pacific Area commander discussed the service’s strategic outlook for the Arctic, its new class of polar security cutters, and its efforts to improve maritime domain awareness in the high latitudes. The keynote speech given by Vice Adm. Linda Fagan was during the Arctic Encounter Symposium in Seattle, Washington. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) recently

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Arctic Vessel Operators Invited to Survey of Data and Instrumentation

The Arctic ocean businesses community is invited to participate in a survey on the current state of data collection efforts and capabilities in the Arctic conducted by the World Ocean Council (WOC). The WOC is the ocean business community partner of the EU-funded Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE) Project, which will enable scientists to collect more data in the Arctic through

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US Coast Guard Makes Progress on Funding Icebreaker Fleet

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has released a request for proposal (RFP) with matching funding to acquire a new heavy icebreaker vessel intended to be the first of a six-ship installment and the beginning of a robust U.S. icebreaker fleet. Announcing the proposal at the Mar. 1, 2018 State of the Coast Guard address, Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft said it

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China’s Arctic Ambitions: Q&A with Sherri Goodman

Arctic icebergs

  The Arctic has traditionally been a region where cooperation has been common between nations. Its significance on the world’s geopolitical map is changing, however, as global warming leads to increased ice melt, thus reducing barriers to maritime navigation. Less ice means more shipping traffic and better access to resources, most notably, oil and gas. China, despite not having any

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