Alaska is the only state in the union with Arctic shoreline. Our involvement in the Arctic not only affects the businesses operating here in the Last Frontier but global corporate interests as well. We cover all aspects of current and potential Arctic development whether that means oil and gas exploration, drilling, sustainability, wildlife protections, transportation, or infrastructure needs, Alaska Business stays on the forefront of Arctic issues.
Latest Arctic News
Project Manager Reflects on Austere Conditions at Cape Lisburne, Mission Success for Seawall Construction
At the edge of the Last Frontier, the completed barrier will protect critical military infrastructure from storm damage for the next half century.
ASTAC now meets the Federal Communications Commission’s standard of 25 Mbps (download speed) over 3 Mbps (upload speed) to ensure rural Americans receive internet service comparable to those in urban areas.
APU, UAF, and University of Colorado Boulder Partner on Community Office for Arctic Research Initiative
“This office will bring people together to identify new ways to understand the holistic nature of Arctic systems, to learn from Arctic peoples who are adapting on the frontlines of change, and to envision new and creative approaches to sharing knowledge across cultures and worldviews,” says NNA-CO Director Matthew Druckenmiller.
Ice roads are an “elegant” solution to the problem of accessing Alaska’s remote projects, taking advantage of locally sourced materials without long-term effects on the delicate tundra.
When US Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star’s annual resupply mission at McMurdo Station in Antarctica was cancelled due to COVID-19 safety precautions at the station, Coast Guard leaders seized the opportunity to coordinate a future-focused Arctic deployment.
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Hardware Hangs In
Turns out, predicting the effects of a pandemic on a global economy is kind of impossible. In the midst of the uncertainty, those companies that crumbled and those that found ways to thrive seemed random at times, depending on local economies, access to financial aid, the unpredictability of consumers, changing regulations, and a little bit of “who knows.”