USCGC Campbell Home from the Arctic

September 29, 2020 – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) returned to homeport Tuesday, following a two-month deployment supporting joint Arctic operations off Greenland’s western coast. Campbell’s crew contributed to joint exercises, research and development efforts, and critical diplomatic engagements while covering more than 11,500 miles (10,000 nautical miles). “I am very proud of the efforts and adaptability of…

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Two Russian Warships Returning from Arctic Operations

September 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – The large landing ship “Alexander Otrakovsky” and the sea minesweeper “Vladimir Gumanenko” left the Arctic group of the Northern Fleet and headed west towards the Kola Bay. The ships will arrive at their permanent bases next week. The day before, they replenished the fuel supplies from the tanker “Sergei Osipov”. On the way to…

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Thomas Hudner Completes Operation NANOOK 2020

August 24, 2020 – USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) concluded its participation Operation Nanook on Aug. 23, a joint exercise conducted in the northern Atlantic Ocean. “Thomas Hudner performed very well during Operation Nanook,” said Cmdr. Brett Litchfield, the ship’s commanding officer. “The crew was very motivated and forward-leaning throughout the exercise. We have gathered many lessons learned that can…

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FS Fulmar Returns from Canadian Arctic Exercise

August 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Customary in cold waters, the Fulmar regularly deploys in the Far North, in cooperation with the allied navies of the region: the Danes in Greenland and the Canadians in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year, the Fulmar sailed along the coast of Greenland to 70 ° N to harden its newly embarked sailors. The objective was…

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Arctic Supply Fleet Trains in Barents Sea

July 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet completed the tasks of anti-sabotage defense in the Barents Sea A detachment of ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet under the leadership of Vice-Admiral Oleg Golubev, Deputy Commander of the Northern Fleet, began to work out the assigned tasks in the…

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Rosatom will raise flooded submarines from the Arctic

July 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – The state corporation is preparing to obtain the status of an organization responsible for the removal of flooded nuclear submarines from the Arctic. The raising of submarines withdrawn from the Navy and the improvement of nuclear and radiation safety were the main topics of the 23rd meeting of the joint Russian-Norwegian commission for cooperation…

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Ice Melt Accelerates Regional Freshwater Depletion

June 2, 2020 – A small glacier in the Arctic region of Norwegian archipelago Svalbard, as photographed by NASA’s Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX). This is one of the seven regions where ice loss is accelerating, causing the depletion of freshwater resources. Seven of the regions that dominate global ice mass losses are melting at an accelerated rate, a new…

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