Mia Bennett

Mia Bennett

Mia Bennett


Mia Bennett is an assistant professor in the Geography Department and School of Modern Languages & Cultures (China Studies Programme) at the University of Hong Kong. Her research and writing focus on how commodities cycles, globalization, and climate change are affecting trade networks, transportation, and natural resource development in the Arctic. She is a frequent contributor to The Maritime Executive Magazine.

Breaking Down the US Navy’s Blueprint for a Blue Arctic

By Mia Bennett 02-05-2021 11:40:00

Posted in: Government

With climate change and an increasingly unstable international order, the U.S. Navy is releasing new Arctic strategies at an accel...

In Just 20 Years, Ships Could Cross an Open Arctic Ocean

By Mia Bennett 09-06-2020 10:48:17

Posted in: Shipping

Sailing via the North Pole was impossible until the 1950s. Now, it is all but inevitable. Even if all greenhouse gas emissions cea...

How Arctic Communities Took Their Own Measures on COVID-19

By Mia Bennett 08-30-2020 07:02:54

Posted in: Government

Across the Arctic each summer, thousands of tourists and scientists descend upon the region’s villages, research stations, a...

What the Arctic Reveals About Coronavirus

By Mia Bennett 05-31-2020 11:41:08

Posted in: Government

"Last evening the officers broke up a card game in one cigar store, and left orders that no persons were allowed to congregat...

Sulfur Out, Scrubbers In

By Mia Bennett 04-17-2020 11:47:32

Posted in: Shipping

When it comes to environmental pollutants, carbon dioxide is public enemy number one. Yet new regulations from the International M...

The Strange Saga of RCGS Resolute

By Mia Bennett 04-10-2020 06:50:00

Posted in: Cruise Ships

In the wee hours of March 30, an armed Venezuelan Coast Guard patrol ship fired on and rammed a Portuguese-flagged, Bahamian-owned...

Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil in Arctic Shipping Moves Ahead

By Mia Bennett 02-23-2020 03:16:30

Posted in: Government

On the banks of the River Thames in London last week, a little-known group met to determine the future of Arctic shipping. In the...

Wind and Waves Create Economic Opportunity for Scotland's Islands

By Mia Bennett 11-22-2019 10:53:00

Posted in: Environment

Scotland’s islands, particularly Orkney, are capitalizing on their historic northern linkages both offensively, to take adva...

Welcome to the Geoengineered Arctic

By Mia Bennett 10-16-2019 05:47:52

Posted in: Government

This past weekend, as has happened every October for seven years now, over a thousand participants from around the world gathered...

Documentary: From the Ice Itself

By Mia Bennett 09-30-2019 09:36:00

Posted in: Maritime

British filmmaker Cal Murphy Barton is producing a documentary about a scientist who has witnessed five decades of Arctic sea ice...

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