Tuesday, November 4, 2014

As Arctic Melts, Think Tank Rises

Arctic ice melting is causing scientists, businesses, and others to pay much greater attention to the region, and creating a boon for the niche think tank The Arctic Institute (TAI) in Washington, DC.

The Wall Street Journal just wrote an article almost solely on one recently released Arctic Institute report, which said that cargo shipping volume through the Northern Sea Route is rising as Arctic ice melts.

TAI recently announced it has signed a one-year partnership agreement with the High North Center in Bodø, North Norway. TAI will help the Center develop their High North Dialogue Conference, an Arctic-themed conference.

The think tank even has an online store where you can buy the latest copy of Arctic shipping routes, Arctic summer ice extent maps, and Arctic permafrost maps.