Articles & Video
Unlocking the Arctic: Upstream operational risk, safety and collaboration
Operational, research and technical skills are key to successful operations in the Arctic. From Ordinary Seaman to Owner of HARNVIG Arctic & Maritime, we spoke with Klaus Harnvig Krane, about the considerations on operational risk, safety and collaboration in the Arctic.
Nanosatellites are poised to make polar connectivity much, much cheaper
By deploying numerous small, shoebox-sized nanosatellites in non-geostationary orbits around both poles, Kepler aim to provide a connectivity solution that will cost one hundred times less than the terrestrial and satellite communications options currently available to the Polar regions.
A Historical Perspective on Shipping in the Canadian Arctic
Christopher Wright is a marine logistics consultant, a maritime historian and a trusted authority on shipping on the Arctic. Although he is British by birth, he has lived and worked in Canada since the early 1980’s. A former UK Chamber of Shipping employee, Wright has also been involved with the reintroduction of overnight cruising to the Great Lakes, and has provided strategic analysis of port facilities and transportation in Nunavut and the North West territories.
His first book, Arctic Cargo: A History of Marine Transportation in Canada’s North, was published in 2016. It will be followed by a new work for the History Press on the evolution of polar cruising, which is being written with co-author Kevin Griffin.
Interpreting Ship Traffic in the Canadian Arctic
The limited availability of consistent, longitudinal data sources for marine traffic in Arctic Canada has presented significant challenges for researchers, policy makers, and planners. Temporally and spatially accurate shipping data that reveal historical and current traffic trends are vital to plan safe shipping corridors, develop infrastructure, plan and manage protected areas, and understand the potential environmental and cultural impacts of change, as well as for sovereignty and safety considerations.
MEPC 72: Decarbonising Shipping
On 13 April 2018, the MEPC 72 made history by signing off a greenhouse gas emission reduction strategy. Here’s a recap of the lead up to this phenomenal event and what it means for MEPC 73.
The Northern Sea Route: A Huge Opportunity for Arctic Nations
We’ve spoken to two experts about the booming Northern Sea Route and what we can expect in 2018.
CFR Task Force Urges U.S. to Increase Its Strategic Commitment to the Arctic
The Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force Report analyses the U.S. policies and evaluates its place in the Arctic shipping world.
New Frontiers for the Cruise Industry
The cruise industry is eyeing new territories to conquer. From the freezing waters of the Arctic Ocean to the Philippines' balmy coasts, cruise vessels are an increasingly common site. With demand growing, cruise lines are confident of continued expansion. But there are signs it won't all be smooth sailing.
The researchers aboard MSV Nordica are documenting their journey through the Northwest Passage
The researchers aboard MSV Nordica are documenting their journey through the Northwest Passage, and Captain David (Duke) Snider, President of The Nautical Institute and owner of Martech Polar Consulting Ltd, made time in his busy schedule to talk about the Arctic 100 Expedition Blog and his own blog!