Commercial activities in the arctic region are on a steady rise. The license round of the KANUMAS-area off of the NE-coast of Greenland was finished in January 2014. Likewise the DREKI/Jan Mayen licenses were officially granted earlier this year. Mining activities in Greenland have seen a steady rise in recent years. Many of the current explorations have been serviced from Akureyri, which has served as the supply and service base for these activities.