Tag Archives: Norway

Environmentalists welcome EU proposal on Arctic – Safety4Sea |

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for a protected area around the North Pole which could ban oil companies and industrial fishing fleets from the region, according to Greenpeace. The move represents a clear break from the current positions of ‘Arctic Council’ members such as Norway, Denmark, Canada and Russia who have resisted […]

China, Norway may team up in search for Arctic oil | Reuters

Norway is deciding whether to team up with China to explore for oil in Iceland, Icelandic authorities said, setting up a rare cooperation for the two since a diplomatic row over the award of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. Norway has the right to join an exploration license with Chinese […]

China Seeks More Influence in Arctic

China will set up a joint Arctic research centre in Shanghai with Danish, Icelandic and Norwegian institutions, building on improving diplomatic ties with Nordic countries, as it bids to raise its stake in the faraway but resource-rich region, reports the South China Morning Post. The launch of the China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre may signal new […]

Italian Navy Hands Over Command of NATO Counter-Piracy Operation to Norwegian Navy

Rear Admiral Antonio Natale, Italian Navy, handed over command of NATO Operation OCEAN SHIELD yesterday to Commodore Henning Amundsen, Norwegian Navy, in a brief ceremony aboard the Italian amphibious assault ship ITS SAN MARCO, concluding a very successful six month counter-piracy deployment. The hand-over officially went into effect early this morning.Over the course of the […]

NATO Rejects Direct Arctic Presence | Atlantic Council

From Gerard O’Dwyer, Defense News:  Norway’s ambition of persuading NATO to establish a strong direct military presence in the Arctic High North — and as a strategic counterweight to Russia’s intensifying rearming programs in the region — suffered a setback after the leader of NATO said the alliance has no plans to expand its role […]

Mapping under the Barents Sea continues | Barentsobserver

A team of ships from MAREANO, a mapping initiative that brings together many sectors of the Norwegian government, is setting off again this summer to continue its mission to gather information about the underwater sea beds off the coast of Norway. One of three areas of interest this year is the area below the Barents […]

Norway wants to build world’s first tunnel for ships | News.com.au

NORWAY’S government has announced plans for what is being labelled the world’s first tunnel for large ships, aimed at helping them navigate a treacherous section of the southwestern coast. Unveiling a 10-year transportation plan, the government said it would earmark one billion kroner ($166 million) for the construction of the Stad maritime tunnel, named for […]