Drift ice camp in the middle of the Arctic Ocean as seen from the deck of icebreaker Xue Long. (Wikicommons / Timo Palo)

CIGI’s Arctic governance research theme focuses on several interrelated activities, including an assessment of the Canadian Arctic Council Chair and the passing of the torch to the United States. Researchers are examining the adequacy of maritime governance arrangements for collaboration and preparedness in managing urgent and practical maritime issues as well as resource development in the Arctic.