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.
In August, UAF scientist Ben Jones was hiking near Drew Point on the northern coast of Alaska. He noticed pilot Jim Webster walking toward him, while flicking a little yellow frisbee his way.
The US Coast Guard’s Pacific Area commander discussed the service’s new Arctic Strategic Outlook, polar security cutters, and innovation efforts to improve maritime domain awareness in the high latitudes.
In a 5-part series on GCI Channel 907, Alaskans across the state can tune in to programming addressing international implications of a new, global Arctic, as well as local and regional impacts ranging from border security to food and water security.
The Alaska Zoo has been dedicated to the conservation of Arctic and sub-Arctic species for 50 years; and on Feb. 27, the zoo will be celebrating one of the state’s most iconic animals on International Polar Bear Day.
US Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, delivered remarks during the opening session of the 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly, which is being held in Reykjavik, Iceland.