Tag Archives: Chukchi Sea

U.S. Judge in Alaska Blocks Attempt to Open Arctic, Atlantic to Expanded Drilling

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason in Alaska overturned President Donald Trump’s attempt to open areas in the Arctic and Atlantic to oil and gas leasing. According to Reuters, Gleason referenced the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and noted that while presidents can withdraw from oil and gas leasing, only Congress can add new leasing areas into the program. Read

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Alaskan Ecosystem Observatory Uses Moored Sensors to Gather Data

Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently published an article using data gathered with a submerged observatory in the Chukchi Sea. The Chukchi Ecosystem Observatory is in its fifth year of observation, and it is located near a known walrus feeding area. The site allows expansion of research to include ice-covered portions of the year, improving the amount of

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USCG Cutter Returns Home after Four Months in the Arctic

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Healy has returned to their home port in Seattle following a four-month deployment in the Arctic. In addition to providing presence and access in the Arctic during the 129-day summer deployment, the Healy crew completed three research missions in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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