BOEM OCEAN SCIENCE, the journal of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, has just distributed hard copies of its special issue on the Arctic Council, for which the United States is currently serving as the Chair. The U.S. is one of eight founding nations (the “Member States”) of the Council, which addresses the environmental, natural resource and cultural issues presented by the opening of the Arctic and its associated Outer Continental Shelf. An electronic copy of the issue may be seen at