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Sharing Arctic Assets - How Strategic Cooperation Can Answer US Icebreaking Needs

Tero Vauraste | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Tero Vauraste

The US is currently contemplating the acquisition of replacement heavy icebreakers. The global fleet of about 110 icebreakers is aging rapidly, and other Western nations with icebreaking needs such as Canada, Finland and Sweden have begun icebreaker renewal programs.

Life at Sea on a Coast Guard Icebreaker

Katlin Bowman | Posted 09.30.2016 | Science
Katlin Bowman

Life at sea is a lot like middle school summer camp and it's not just the bunk beds and cafeteria style dining -- it's living with a collection of characters, working together, and learning to rely on each other.

Walking on Arctic Ice

Katlin Bowman | Posted 09.21.2016 | Science
Katlin Bowman

As I stepped onto the ice with feet wrapped in wool socks and insulated boots, my friend Pete pointed to the ground and said "there's two miles of ocean below us right now." The 2 meter thick ice sheet was covered with a fresh layer of snow and felt like terra firma rather than a fluid surface.

One Week in Dutch Harbor Alaska, Preparing for 67 Days at Sea

Katlin Bowman | Posted 08.10.2016 | Science
Katlin Bowman

I arrived in Dutch Harbor on Tuesday in a 30 passenger propeller plane. Scientists from all over the United States have been trickling in this week to prepare the Healy for our upcoming Arctic GEOTRACES expedition.

The Holiday Collection: How to Get Out of a Conversation

Debra Fine | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

The key is to be authentic. Do not lie. I have heard too many stories of people saying they had to go call the babysitter only to be caught minutes later by the conversation dumpee yukking it up on the other side of the room.

Polar Plunging at the North Pole

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

In August, 100 adventure tourists and I boarded a Quark Expeditions icebreaker for the two-week cruise to the North Pole.