Ships, spys and international ‘uncooperation’ – Arctic week in Review

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Norway's spy ship the Marjata will be equipped with sensors and other technology to snoop on Russia's activities in the Arctic beginning in 2016. (Norwegian Military/AP)
Norway’s spy ship the Marjata will be equipped with sensors and other technology to snoop on Russia’s activities in the Arctic beginning in 2016. (Norwegian Military/AP)
On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this week:

– Canadian artist Jessica Auer has spent years travelling through Scandanavia and Greenland photographing ancient Viking sites and her work is now on display at the Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie

– Both Russia and Norway have big new spy ships to keep an eye on each other with 

– In more Russia/Norway news, the two countries are relooking at their shared border where shifting rivers and marshes are complicating life for authorities

– Iceland blasts the Arctic Five for excluding it from the fishing moratorium signed this month, and questions what this means for future Arctic cooperation and the work of the Arctic Council

-Russia’s new maritime doctrine pledges to strengthen the country’s presence in the Arctic 

That’s all from us for now. We’ll be back Monday with more stories and newsmakers from across the North.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic circumpolar news project. At Eye on the Arctic, Eilís has produced documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the circumpolar world. Her documentary Bridging the Divide was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards. Eilís began reporting on the North in 2001. Her work as a reporter in Canada and the United States, and as TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China" has taken her to some of the world’s coldest regions including the Tibetan mountains, Greenland and Alaska; along with the Arctic regions of Canada, Russia, Norway and Iceland.

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