Welcome to SEDNA

SEDNA ("Safe maritime operations under extreme conditions: the Arctic case") is a research project that is developing an innovative and integrated risk-based approach to safe Arctic navigation, ship design and operation.

SEDNA has a global consortium, with 13 partners from 6 different countries, including China, and will run for three years from June 2017.

The SEDNA Vision

As more of the Arctic waters become navigable due to global warming, ship traffic in the Arctic regions is increasing. However, there are significant operational challenges in the Arctic. As a result, recent years have seen a sharp rise in marine casualties.

SEDNA will address the challenges of ensuring safe Arctic operation through 5 innovations: