The Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum

Palace of Westminster
The first meeting of the Arctic Council’s Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum

This meeting took place 5-6 June 2017 at Lloyd’s Register Office, 71 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4BS

Documents:

Meeting summary Meeting agenda  Registrations
Meeting report (Final)  Meeting agenda (Final)   List of registration (Final)

The purpose of the Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum is to support effective implementation of the Polar Code by making publicly available at a web portal hyperlinks to information relevant to all those involved in safe and environmentally sound Arctic shipping, including vessels owners/operators, regulators, classification societies, marine insurers, and indigenous and local communities.

Examples of information that the planned web portal would hyperlink to are:
• Arctic Voyage Planning Guides (e.g., Canada’s Arctic Voyage Planning Guide);
• Sea ice information (e.g., U.S. National Ice Center’s Current Daily Ice Analysis);
• Marine insurance guidance (e.g., UK P&I Club’s Arctic Shipping: P&I Insurance FAQ);
• Industry guidelines for safe operations (e.g., the Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators Wildlife Guidelines); and
• Search and rescue guidance (e.g., IMO Guidance on Minimizing Delays in Search and Rescue Response to Distress Alerts (MSC.1/Circ.1248)).



Information Papers submitted  
Insurance industry - position paper Download
AECO Information paper   Download 
WWF/CCU Submission   Download 
ESA Polar Code Decision Support System   Download 
Arctic Coast Guard Forum   Download 
Navigation in Ice - The Natutical Institute   Download 
Danish Maritime Authority - Information Paper    Download
ICC - Arctic Shipping Forum Information Paper   Download
International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG) / JCOMM
Expert Team on Sea Ice (ETSI) - Information Paper
 Download 
A summary of how IALA expects to advance safe and environmental
sound Arctic navigation and suggested information to be considered for
the Information Forum web portal.
 Download
USA - Example of hyperlinks Download
WMO - Information Paper Download


Presentations from the meeting            
Arctic States: Denmark Download 
Permanent Participants/Indigenous Peoples: ICC  Download
Arctic Council Observers: Republic of Korea   Download
Industry: Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators   Download
Intergovernmental Organizations: International Association of Marine
Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities
  Download



IMO video: The Polar Code explained


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Event Properties

Event Date 06-05-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-06-2017 5:00 pm
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