Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 20

4 Mar: In partnership with Eykon Energy and Petoro Iceland, Chinese energy company CNOOC lands an exploration license in Arctic waters off of Iceland. (Energy Live News) 18 Mar: Major insurer Lloyd’s of London announces it will produce international guidelines for polar shipping as a “complement” to the forthcoming IMO Polar Code. (Arctic Journal) 12 Mar: The European Parliament adopts a resolution requesting “the development of a proper EU strategy for the Arctic”. (EurActiv) 5 Mar: The United States cancels its participation in two upcoming naval exercises involving Russia. (Barents Observer) MAR 04 05 06 17 Mar: Inuit leaders weigh in during WTO hearings on the EU’s ban on seal products. (Alaska Dispatch) 12 6 Mar: In a modest step towards protection of the central Arctic Ocean, the US, Canada, Russia, Norway and Denmark reach a tentative agreement on a fishing moratorium in that region. (KUCB) 14 15 17 18 19 15 Mar: The UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf recognizes an enclave in the Sea of Okhotsk as Russian waters. (RT) 15 Mar: Arctic Winter Games start in Fairbanks, Alaska. 14 Mar: Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson states publicly that “Russia’s actions in Ukraine may lead to problems for the Arctic Council”. (IceNews) 19 Mar: Two US Navy submarines begin exercise ICEX 2014 in the Arctic Ocean. (MarineLink)