Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tracking Shell in the Arctic
The oil company Shell have neither drilling permits nor any other regulatory approvals to drill in the Chukchi Sea, north of Alaska. Despite this Shell is sailing the drillship Noble Discoverer and the Polar Pioneer, a Transocean semi-submersible drilling rig, towards the Alaskan Arctic.
Greenpeace are doing everything they can to highlight the actions of Shell. This includes tailing Shell's drilling fleet on its journey to the Arctic. You can follow the Greenpeace ship Esperanza in near real-time as it tails Shell's drilling ships on its website Save the Arctic - The Crossing.
The Save the Arctic's Google Map shows the live position of the Esperanza (currently in the Pacific Ocean). The map includes a live stream of Twitter updates from the Esperanza's crew of six. It also includes a track of the Greenpeace Ship's journey so far and photos and videos from its mission.