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.

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...

Greenland Isn’t For Sale, But It Is For Lease

By Mia Bennett 09-11-2019 12:42:17

Posted in: Business

Trump’s much-lampooned interest in purchasing Greenland is finally falling out of the headlines. As the icy dust subsides, i...

In 1969, Humans Reached the Moon – And the North Pole, Too

By Mia Bennett 08-09-2019 02:28:26

Posted in: Maritime

Today, the world looks back on that fateful date fifty years ago when man landed on the moon. Yet few people realize that a m...

Scotland Seizes Arctic Winds of Change

By Mia Bennett 07-16-2019 08:29:47

Posted in: Offshore

Each morning before rolling out of bed, my usual routine involves checking the weather. I look at the temperature and the chance o...

The Arctic Shipping Route No One’s Talking About

By Mia Bennett 05-08-2019 03:39:44

Posted in: Maritime

I recently attended (via teleconference, to cut down on travel time and emissions!) a meeting on future maritime trade flows&...

Greening the World’s Blue Highways

By Mia Bennett 05-01-2019 06:34:39

Posted in: Shipping

Ferries today are typically fueled by oil, but when they first got their start beasts of burden propelled them across the water. I...

How a Norwegian Coastal Ferry Service Went Global

By Mia Bennett 03-01-2019 05:35:34

Posted in: Maritime

Six Januaries ago, I took a Hurtigruten ferry for an extremely reasonable price of about £60. Hurtigruten is the name of the...

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