Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 24

14 Jun: The ruling party in Finland’s coalition government chooses minister Alexander Stubb to succeed current Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. (Barents Observer) 13 Jun: Northern Research Forum and Arctic Yearbook staff host a workshop in Montreal welcoming President of Iceland Olafur Ragnar Grimsson and other luminaries. 20 Jun: The Canadian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council announces that Patrick Borbey will move from his role as Chairman of the Senior Arctic Officials. He will be replaced by Vincent Rigby. (Nunatsiaq News) 17 Jun: Russian security service agents conduct a major joint exercise at one of the country’s main Arctic oil installations. (Barents Observer) 1 Jun: Calotte Academy 2014 brings together researchers from around the Arctic in the Barents region. JUN 01 10 20 Jun: China publishes its first-ever guide for sailing the Northern Sea Route. (Barents Observer) 13 14 16 17 10 Jun: The first online atlas of Inuit Arctic trails is launched. (Progressive Geographies) 10 Jun: The Canadian Government grants approval for seismic testing off the coast of Baffin Island in summer 2014. (CBC) 19 1 Jul: Gazpromneft-Sakhalin announces the start of exploratory work at the Dolginskoye field in the Pechora Sea. (UPI) 20 JUL 01 09 9 Jul: Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd and China’s China Shipping Development Co. announce that they will begin regularly-scheduled shipments of Siberian LNG through the Arctic Ocean to East Asia. (Wall Street Journal) 19 Jun: Word is released that Canadian fighter jets have been scrambled twice in the past two weeks to track Russian bombers near to Canadian airspace in the Arctic. (Globe & Mail) 16 Jun: Despite earlier protestations to the contrary, Lukoil announces it will invest money in Arctic exploration via a joint venture with Gazprom. (Barents Observer)