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HUGE WAVES DETECTED IN ARCTIC WATERS FOR THE FIRST TIME

by wade on August 6, 2014

A wave gauge deployed in the Beaufort Sea two years ago is recording  unprecedented wave heights in western Arctic waters. In one instance during a September storm.  the waves reared as high as five metres. "That's a lot bigger than anything previously recorded up there," wrote University of Washington researcher Jim Thomson in a blog post about the results.
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RDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCED IN JULY 2014

by wade on July 22, 2014

St. John's, NL, 17 July 2014   Fraser H. Edison Read more.

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DRILLING FOR TALENT: THE CHALLENGES FACING UK IN THE NORTH SEA

by wade on July 22, 2014

(June 20th, 2014) The UK North Sea will remain an important region for oil and gas for years to come. Most of its fields are expected to remain economically viable until 2020 at the earliest, and high oil prices have given a boost to exploration in the North East Atlantic basin in areas previously considered marginal and thereby uneconomic. The region still boasts estimated oil and gas reserves of 9.4 billion boe with a 50 per cent plus chance of recoverability.
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ADVANCING CANADIAN FISHING INDUSTRY THROUGH RESEARCH

by wade on July 22, 2014

(14 July 2014) Studying the approaches used in Norway and Iceland to generate maximum returns from cod and other groundfish resources was the primary focus for Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, during a recent trip to both countries.
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CHINA STRENGTHENING ITS ARCTIC PLAY

by wade on July 21, 2014

China does not loan out its pandas to just anyone, so a deal in April for two of the bears to head to Copenhagen zoo raised some eyebrows in Scandinavia. Some commentators suggested that this was all about the Arctic and especially about Greenland, which Denmark partly administers, and its mineral resources.
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