Introduction Part I: Energy 1 Arctic Offshore Petroleum: Resources and Political Fundamentals Dag Harald Claes and Arild Moe 2 Arctic Hydrocarbon Developments: State Interests and Policies Dag Harald Claes, Arild Moe and Svein Vigeland Rottem 3 Arctic Petroleum: Local Perceptions Ilan Kelman, Julia P. Loe, Elana Wilson Rowe, Emma Wilson, Nina Poussenkova, Elena Nikitina and Daniel Buikema Fjaertoft Part II: Marine Living Resources 4 Stock Shifts, Value-Chains, and Institutional Resilience: Fisher Compliance in the Barents Sea Olav Schram Stokke 5 Making Russia Comply: Bargaining Precautionary Fisheries Management in the Barents Sea Geir Honneland 6 MSC Certification of Russian Arctic Fisheries Geir Honneland and Lars H. Gulbrandsen 7 The Challenging Barents Sea Snow Crab Harald Sakarias Brovig Hansen Part III: Shipping 8 Arctic Shipping: Images and Realities Error! Bookmark not defined. Arild Moe 9 International Transits on the Northern Sea Route: Policy Developments and the Business Response Arild Moe 10 Organization and Management Challenges of Russia's Icebreaker Fleet Arild Moe and Lawson W. Brigham 11 Governing Arctic Shipping: Institutional Niches and Regional Regimes Olav Schram Stokke Epilogue Bibliography
The Polar North is known to be home to large gas and oil reserves and its position holds significant trading and military advantages, yet the territorial boundaries of the region remain ill-defined.
Geir Honneland is Research Director at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute - one of the world's leading Arctic research bodies - and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the Arctic University in Tromso, Norway. He has published widely in English on territory disputes and environmental factors in the Polar North. He gained his PhD from the University of Oslo in 2000 and is one of the most respected commentators in the field of Arctic Studies. Svein Vigeland Rottem is Director of the Polar Research Programme at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute. He received his PhD in Arctic Political Science from the Arctic University at Tromso. Ida Folkestad Soltvedt is Researcher in Polar Law at the Fridtjdof Nansen Institute.