Joint Arctic Charting Mission of USA and Canada Underway
While prompted by the land-grab mania gripping the nations surrounding the Arctic - each nation jockeying for control of potential natural resources - the four-month mission to chart the extent of the continental shelf as well as document currents may be a boon to sailors and commercial shipping who wish to use the Northwest Passage.
Globe and Mail: Coast Guard sets sail on joint Arctic-mapping mission with U.S. cutter
An interesting draft infographic with this article shows which nations are responsible for search and rescue over which areas of the Arctic.
On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog anchored in a coral atoll.