Current Policy, Operational and Research Issues in Arctic Shipping Safety and Environmental Protection

20 March 2018

Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

In the context of the Finnish Presidency of the Arctic Council, the EU-funded projects SEDNA, STORMWINDS, and RESET, with the support of Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Aalto University, are arranging an event to facilitate discussion on Current Policy, Operational and Research Issues in Arctic Shipping Safety and Environmental Protection.

With Arctic waters becoming more accessible for shipping due to global warming, ship traffic in the Arctic regions is increasing. Given the sensitivity of and the increasing pressures on the Arctic ecosystem, there is need for policies and operational practices ensuring the safety of navigation while minimizing environmental impacts.

The half-day seminar aims to bring together policy makers, industry, and academia, to discuss current issues in Arctic maritime shipping policy and operations. Topics addressed include business developments, policy outlooks, and technical and operational trends and challenges of vessel safety and environmental protection. Keynote speeches by leading experts are followed by a moderated discussion. After the seminar, a poster session is organized where researchers from academia and industry showcase their work.

The event is free of charge but prior registration is needed. If you have not already done so, please register for the seminar via this link by 13 March 2018. Researchers from academia and industry experts are invited to send poster proposals by 28 February 2018, via the same link. Approved poster sizes are A0 and A1. For further information, please contact Dr. Floris Goerlandt.

Please note that this is a SEDNA event organized in cooperation with other EU research projects.

For more information, please see the programme for the event.

Presentations from the Arctic seminar held in Brussels on the 20th of  March 2018 can be found here.