New York Times: U.S. Pushes for Law of the Sea Ratification as New Arctic Mapping Project Begins
"The ice conditions this year are very similar to last year, perhaps approaching those of 2007," said Larry Mayer of the University of New Hampshire's Center for Ocean and Coastal Mapping. "That said, what really matters when ships are operating are local ice conditions. And even in minimal ice years, you can get a lot of local ice."
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