ABB Azipod® Takes Marine Propulsion to the North Pole and Beyond

Norwegian Coast Guard’s vessel KV Svalbard has become the first ever Azipod®-powered ship to reach the North Pole, in another milestone for ABB’s leadership in sustainable marine propulsion technology. With its advanced technology, superior performance in the toughest marine environments and environmentally friendly electric operation, ABB’s Azipod® propulsion system has …

‘Atlantification’ of Arctic Ocean Speeds Up

The Arctic Ocean is warming so rapidly that it may soon transform into an upper arm of the Atlantic Ocean, researchers say. A study published this week in Nature Climate Change shows how the Barents Sea in Scandinavia, where Atlantic waters enter the Arctic basin, has become a warming “hot …

NSIDC: Record Low Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for November

Average Arctic sea ice extent for November was the lowest on the satellite record, reflecting unusually high air temperatures, winds from the south, and a warm ocean. Antarctic sea ice extent quickly declined in November, also setting a record low for the month – in marked contrast to recent years. …