Most of the Arctic, like most of the world, is commonly owned. With ownership comes the obligation to manage our resources for the benefit of the total. To do that, we must understand the reality, the richness, and the responsibility of the North.

– Governor Walter J. Hickel, Founder

Top of the World Telegraph Vol. 8 Issue 25

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From the Editor's Desk,


To commemorate the 2012 25th issue of the Top of the World Telegraph we at Institute of the North wish to thank you our readers. In order to deliver cutting edge & relevant weekly Arctic news, meet the growing interests in the Arctic, and provide leading original content we listened to you and revised the Telegraph.


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In this week's issue of the Top of the World Telegraph:

  • Ms. Yulia Zaika, Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) 2011-2012 President provides an overview of APECS and discusses the importance of the organization in relation to IPY’s legacy. To use focused cooperation and collaboration to fully understand the global connections and impacts of the rapid environmental, social and geopolitical changes occurring in the Polar Regions
  • Mr. Ryan Hennessy, Community Project Manager for Urban Systems offers his insights on the vulnerability emerging the peculiar circumstances of adaptation in the North to climate change.

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This Week’s Highlights features:

  • Don’t miss the State of Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell’s recent Politico editorial on Alaska’s ability to strengthen America’s energy!
  • Get the latest on Canada’s SAR Fleet replacement strategy from Dr. Michael Byers and Mr. Stewart Webb’s newly published report!
  • Hear Mr. Tony Munoz, Editor-in-Chief of the Maritime Executive and MarEx Newsletter on the Failures of U.S. Maritime Policy
  • Read the transcript from gCaptain’s recent interview with Katharine Palmer, Environmental Manager at Lloyd’s Register
  • Get a detailed introduction into the Arctic with The Melting North an article from a special Arctic edition from the Economist
  • Read about U.S. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III endorsement of UNCLOS from his Congressional testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
  • Be up-to-date on the most recent Law of the Sea interests 
  • Discover why Canada’s 2012 federal budget discontinues trips for foreign ambassadors to the Arctic as Canada’s Arctic Ambassador Mary Simon urges cross-boundary thinking.

In Case You Missed It:

  1. Watch testimony to hear the perspectives of the U.S. Military on UNCLOS
  2. Learn about the U.S. government’s recent allocation of $5 million to the Arctic Council’s environmental projects.

Go Around the Arctic get an introduction to the new government of Murmansk, read the latest on U.S. Natural Gas Exports with a strategy discussion paper from the Hamilton Project, hear from U.S. Senator John Kerry on why the U.S. needs to sign UNCLOS, understand why a warming Arctic is causing migration amongst many fish stocks, learn about the risk and potential $10 billon reward of Shell’s investment to tap the resource rich Arctic, gain a Northern perspective from the recent Rio+20 summit, be updated on Finland & Russia’s border relations, realize how this summer may shatter the records for the retreat of the Arctic’s sea ice, hear why Iceland is supporting China’s efforts to join the Arctic Council, German Polar research icebreaker ‘Polarstern’ sails for the Arctic, learn about the 22nd Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, is there a scramble for Greenland and is the EU becoming an Arctic actor – You Decide!

In this issue, get an insiders view with expert insights, analysis, and opinions into the most current and critical Arctic issues from leading subject experts such as: U.S. Senator John Kerry, State of Alaska Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell, APCES 2011-2012 President Yulia Zaika, Maritime Executive Editor-in-Chief Tony Munoz, Lloyd’s Register’s Environmental Manager Ms. Katharine Palmer, Mr. Ryan Hennessey, Foreign Policy Association Blogger Mia Bennett, and many more!

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