The Future of Arctic Shipping Under IPCC Climate Scenarios

Organised by EU-PolarNet and ICE-ARC 14. July 2016

With the Polar Code coming into effect in 2017, this breakout session organised by the two EU-funded projects ICE-ARC and EU-PolarNet will address the environmental, social and economic impacts of increased shipping in Arctic waters in relation to different IPCC scenarios and propose necessary actions for developing sustainable Arctic shipping.

ICE-ARC (Ice, Climate, Economics – Arctic Research on Change) is a FP7 funded EU-Project that looks into the current and future changes in Arctic sea ice – both from changing atmospheric and oceanic conditions. The project also investigates the consequences of these changes both on the economics of the area and globally, and social aspects such as on indigenous peoples.

EU-PolarNet is a H2020 funded EU-project that will develop and deliver a strategic framework and mechanisms to prioritise polar science, optimise the use of polar infrastructure, and broker new partnerships with stakeholders that will lead to the co-design of a polar research programme that deliver tangible benefits for society.

EU-PolarNet

ICE-ARC

ICE-ARC (Ice, Climate, Economics – Arctic Research on Change)