Mia Bennett

Mia Bennett

Mia Bennett

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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.

New Priorities

Published Jul 29, 2022 9:59 PM by Mia Bennett

Posted in: Shipping

In the 3rd century BC, Rhodian seafarers sailing the wine-dark waters of the Mediterranean established the foundations of maritime...

Classification Societies Guide Ships to a Greener Tomorrow

Published Jul 13, 2022 10:39 AM by Mia Bennett

Posted in: Maritime

In the 3rd century BC, Rhodian seafarers sailing the wine-dark waters of the Mediterranean established the foundations of maritime...

Back to the Future

Published Mar 18, 2022 11:43 PM by Mia Bennett

Posted in: Shipping

In 1838, with black smoke belching out of its single funnel, the steamship SS Sirius sailed into New York Harbor, having left Irel...

Opinion: Russia's Arctic Gas is Funding the War in Ukraine

Published Mar 13, 2022 11:25 PM by Mia Bennett

Posted in: Business

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the seven other member states of the Arctic Council have hit a “pause&rdq...

Could NASA's Newest Satellite Witness an Ice-Free Arctic Ocean?

Published Oct 11, 2021 12:48 AM by Mia Bennett

Posted in: Environment

On September 27, from Vandenberg Space Force Base on the coast of southern California, NASA’s newest satellite rocketed into...

Future-Proofing Merchant Mariners

Published Oct 3, 2021 3:04 PM by Mia Bennett

Posted in: Shipping

With declarations that the age of unmanned navigation is upon us, merchant mariners may worry that they’ll soon be unemploye...

Deadline-Keeping

Published May 9, 2021 12:17 PM by Mia Bennett

Posted in: Environment

For as long as ships have sailed at sea, they’ve needed ballast to remain stable and seaworthy. Centuries ago, vessels used...

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

Published Feb 5, 2021 11:40 AM by Mia Bennett

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

Published Sep 6, 2020 10:48 PM by Mia Bennett

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

Published Aug 30, 2020 7:02 PM by Mia Bennett

Posted in: Government

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

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