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Arctic

Giant iceberg breaks away from Antarctica

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A one trillion tonne iceberg, one of the biggest ever recorded, has broken away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf, in Antarctica. The section broken is of 5,800 square km, which means the size of U.S. state of Delaware, and its volume is twice that of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes.

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IMO MEPC supports action on Arctic HFO risk

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As the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee concluded, the Clean Arctic Alliance welcomed the support from Member States, for a proposal to identify measures, which will mitigate the risks posed by the use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters, and called on the IMO to work towards a swift conclusion of the work.

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US Coast Guard’s Arctic Shield 2017 operations begin

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The US Coast Guard kicked off Arctic Shield 2017 operations throughout Arctic waters, on July 1st, with the opening of a forward operating location in Kotzebue. As part of operation Arctic Shield 2017, the USCG will deploy cutters, aircraft and personnel to engage in operations encompassing a variety of missions.

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Challenges and opportunities emerging from the Arctic change

Α recently published report presents the European perspectives towards a changing Arctic and suggests how the European Union and its Member States can play a positive role in several policy areas. For the shipping sector, Europe should set ambitious targets and mandatory requirements for Arctic shipping and support environmental and security monitoring.

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