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Contesting the Arctic, now in paperback

  After three years being available in hardback only,  Contesting the Arctic has now been released in paperback, at the cost of GBP 18.95, direct from from IB Tauris, or USD 35.00 from Amazon.com.  Pick up your copy, while supplies last! Advertisements

Political Geography and the UCU Strike

As editor-in-chief of Political Geography, I have had to make some difficult decisions concerning the relationship between the ongoing strike in UK academia, my position as a member of an international scholarly community, and my specific responsibilities with the journal. Even in the best of circumstances, deciding what it means to be an academic on […]

Marginal Sea-Ice Zone project announced within DurhamARCTIC

In an earlier post on this blog I announced the formation of DurhamARCTIC (the Durham Arctic Research Centre for Training and Interdisciplinary Collaboration), which is funding 15 new PhD students at Durham University. As an interdisciplinary programme, student recruitment cuts across a number of disciplinary cultures, from the natural science model, where academic staff design fully […]

Ocean Governance for Sustainability: Seabed Management Workshop

Ocean Governance for Sustainability: Seabed Management Workshop

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of acting as a ‘trainer’ in a workshop on Seabed Management organised by Kim Peters and Phil Steinberg. As part of the European Commission’s COST Action programme on Ocean Governance for Sustainability, and in conjunction with the University of Liverpool’s Institute for Sustainable Coasts and Oceans, the workshop…

15(!) Interdisciplinary Arctic PhD Opportunities at DurhamARCTIC

I am happy to announce Durham University’s success with a £1.05 million, five-year bid to the Leverhulme Trust to fund 15 PhD students in Interdisciplinary Understanding for a Changing Arctic. Although I took the lead with the grant proposal and will be directing the interdisciplinary training programme, I am indebted to input from colleagues from […]

December is non-liquid ocean month

I’m convening two exciting ocean workshops this coming month, each of which, in very different ways, focuses on a non-liquid (or more-than-liquid) aspect of the ocean. First, on 1 December the ICE LAW Project’s Territory subproject will be hosting a workshop on Territory, Law, and the Anthropocene. This workshop is being held at Warwick University […]

Fishing for future legacies? The ‘Opening up’ the Central Arctic Ocean

By Klaus Dodds, Berit Kristoffersen & Phil Steinberg The Central Nordic Sea (Source: sciencenordic.com) ? Last week, an open letter written by a group of scientists from around the world was released urging 10 international actors (five Arctic Ocean coastal states such as Canada, Russia and the United States and five extra-territorial parties including China,…