After sitting in on a session about transportation and logistics per polar drilling and shipping, it is clear that the race has been on to move through the ice above the Bering Straight. Russian nuclear ice breakers, ice free/stable drilling platforms, data collection via various information above Canada, Alaska, Russia, Scandinavia, etc… have been discussed. It will be big movements, big dollars and big exploration concurrently. Amongst all this changes have been noted to the landscape as things warm up. (Literally).