Welcome to Oceans North
Oceans North is a campaign led by The Pew Charitable Trusts. It promotes science and community-based conservation of North America’s Arctic Ocean and the resulting well-being of indigenous Arctic residents who rely upon its natural wealth. Find out more about Oceans North U.S., Oceans North Canada and Oceans North International.
What’s New: Canada
The Mystery of Hudson's Bay Trapped Killer Whales. Oceans North's marine biologist, Kristin Westdal, gives a first-hand account of the incident.
Hudson Bay Beluga Project: CBC Radio interview with Oceans North Canada marine biologist Kristin Westdal. CBC Radio One, Winnipeg morning show, 30 August 2012.
Beluga-tagging a whale of an undertaking. Oceans North Canada science team places satellite transmitters on western Hudson Bay beluga whales to track their migration routes. Winnipeg Free Press, 24 July 2012.
- Team to study belugas' habits. "We know it's critical habitat for these whales, but we don't know why, and we need to protect it," Debicki said, Nunavut project director for Oceans North Canada. Winnipeg Free Press, 09 July 2012.
- 20th anniversary of the cod moritorium. A feature interview with Oceans North policy director, Trevor Taylor, on the 20th anniversary of the cod moratorium in Newfoundland and Labrador. CBC Radio, 25 June 2012.
- Taylor: Canada must protect high arctic fisheries. "As Canadians, we should put to use what we have learned from our experience with high seas overfishing during the past four decades." Calgary Herald, 30 May 2012.
More consultation needed on Lancaster Sound national marine conservation area in arctic, Inuit say. Postmedia News, 07 March 2012.
What’s New: U.S.
On Feb 27, Shell announced it will not drill in the U.S. Arctic in 2013. Visit our Newsroom to read what the U.S. Arctic Program is saying in the news about the challenges of Arctic offshore drilling. (Feb 28)
Read the continuing press coverage (NPR, LA Times, Guardian) of Arctic drilling mishaps and the need for Arctic-specific standards in the U.S. Newsroom> (Jan 9)
Director Marilyn Heiman is quoted in Washington Post, AP, TIME, Financial Times, and other media outlets on drilling rig that has grounded off of Kodiak Island, AK and dangers of Arctic drilling. Newsroom> (Jan 4)
View the first 3 installments of our new U.S. Arctic Science Shorts series providing clear, scientific summaries of complex U.S. Arctic science (Jan 1).
Oceans North US featured in in-depth public radio broadcast about the US Arctic Ocean energy frontier (Oct 1).
Read the latest campaign OpEd about the importance of Arctic standards. (July 30).
Explore a new interactive video feature that takes you inside the places and issues defining our work in the U.S. (May 1).
We recently ran full page ads in the NYTimes and Politico highlighting a letter, coordinated by our campaign, signed by 573 scientists asking the administration to make development decisions based on sound science. (Jan 30).
Watch our television advertisement that is running on major news shows this week (Dec 7).
Read Director Marilyn Heiman's OpEd in the Huffington Post: Science Must Guide Offshore Arctic Conservation, Development (Oct 6).
New White Paper: Closing U.S. Arctic Ocean Science Gaps (Sept 26).
VIDEO> Learn more about the Inupiat culture and oil spill risks in the U.S. Arctic (July 21).