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First Hybrid-Powered Cruise Ship Traverses NW Passage

Roald Amundsen

Hurtigruten’s groundbreaking expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen wrote a new chapter in exploration history by being the first battery-hybrid-powered ship to traverse the legendary Northwest Passage. As it arrived in Nome, Alaska, during the evening of September 10, Captain Kai Albrigtsen made a monumental entry in the ship’s logbook: The first complete passage of the more than 3,000 nautical

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World’s First Ship Christening in Antarctica

MS Roald Amundsen

Hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen continues to make history as the first ever ship to have its naming ceremony held in Antarctica. Instead of the traditional bottle of champagne, MS Roald Amundsen’s explorer heritage will be honored by naming the vessel with a chunk of ice. The naming ceremony will take place this fall, as the first world’s first

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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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Measuring Polar Ice

The Arctic will be a tad busier over the coming weeks as numerous researchers join forces to measure ice on land and sea in order to understand and respond to dwindling polar ice, which is being given increasing importance at global climate discussions, including strategies to mitigate and adapt to change. Unequivocal evidence of changing polar ice comes largely from

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