Dear Deeply Readers,

Welcome to the archives of Arctic Deeply. While we paused regular publication of the site on September 15, 2017, and transitioned some of our coverage to Oceans Deeply, we are happy to serve as an ongoing public resource on the Arctic. We hope you’ll enjoy the reporting and analysis that was produced by our dedicated community of editors contributors.

We continue to produce events and special projects while we explore where the on-site journalism goes next. If you’d like to reach us with feedback or ideas for collaboration you can do so at [email protected].

Welcome to the Launch of Arctic Deeply

The rapid retreat of Arctic sea ice is creating economic, social and environmental challenges that call for global discussion and new policies. But sound information on the Arctic is scattered and incomplete. It’s time to bring more depth and understanding to these issues.

Written by Hannah Hoag Published on Read time Approx. 1 minutes

That’s why we’re pleased to share the launch of Arctic Deeply, a news and information platform designed to support discussion and capture new thinking on Arctic issues.

The site features original reporting and analysis developed to serve a community eager for information from diverse perspectives on a broad spectrum of Arctic issues.

We need a more global perspective on the region’s issues, one that includes viewpoints from all Arctic nations and indigenous peoples. In April 2015, the United States became the chair of the Arctic Council, an intergovernmental forum created to address Arctic issues. During its two-year chairmanship, the U.S. will focus on adapting to climate change, strengthening stewardship of the Arctic Ocean and improving the economic and living conditions of those living throughout the Arctic. We plan to cover these and other pressing matters.

We hope that Arctic Deeply will contribute to more engagement, collaboration and solutions to the Arctic’s most pressing matters.

Every day, here in this section, you’ll see new articles and interviews from people living and working in the circumpolar Arctic. We’ll look at questions of governance, environmental change, commercial economic development, security and safety.

We’ll update the Arctic Deeply site regularly, and issue a daily briefing on circumpolar news and insight. We’ll also email a weekly summary that highlights our favorite must-read stories from Arctic Deeply and elsewhere. You can sign up on the main page.

These articles will remain free, never blocked behind a paywall, thanks to our supporters.

This is just the beginning. We’d like to see this grow into a collaborative process where readers will provide tips, perspectives and other insights. You can reach our editors at [email protected] and connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

We hope that in some way Arctic Deeply can make it easier for those solutions to surface, helping the best ideas come to life.


Hannah Hoag

Managing Editor

Top image: Communities in the Arctic are experiencing the impacts of climate change, as well as growing interest in the development of natural resources, increased shipping traffic along newly ice-free routes and other commercial activities. (Flickr/Kitty Terwolbeck)

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