The creation of a satellite system in highly elliptical orbits is necessary for information collection to solve operational meteorology and hydrology problems, and monitoring the climate and environment in the Arctic region, it said.
As the mayor of Clyde River, a small Inuit hamlet in the territory of Nunavut in northern Canada, Jerry Natanine had seen local opposition to an iron ore mining project building for years.
So, when a group of Inuit hunters this month set up a protest blockade at the Mary River mine on Baffin Island, in the Arctic Archipelago, he was not surprised. “They’re not here to listen to us at all,” Natanine told Al Jazeera in a phone interview, referring to Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation, which runs the site.
Pompeo met his Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod and the country’s prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, in Copenhagen on Wednesday along with foreign affairs representatives for Greenland and the Faroe Islands, also a Danish autonomous territory.
A ‘veto’ against the railway by the Sami herders could be the final nail in the coffin for the project. It is unlikely that the Governments of Finland and Norway would invite for a new big conflict with the indigenous peoples up north.
They also conducted marine surveys in the eastern Bering Sea and the northern Pacific Ocean, expanding China’s exploration of the Arctic and beyond.
Speech to Arctic Council delegates prompted frustration and surprise among experts and government officials