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Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum's


Forum Participants

Forum Participation is for those dedicated to improving safe and environmentally sound marine operations in the Arctic as demonstrated by expertise and experience in Arctic shipping and/or related issues..

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Arctic State Administration pages

The Forum includes a section with information that each Arctic State and their relevant agencies consider important for operators, flag states, and other interested parties, to consider when applying Polar Code requirements.

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Fourth meeting of the Forum

shutterstock 214744963The fourth annual meeting of the Arctic Council's Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum, will take place on 11-12 May 2020 in London at IMO Headquarters.

Registration is by invitation only. Please contact the PAME Secretariat for more information (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The purpose of the Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum is to support effective implementation of the IMO Polar Code by making publicly available on a dedicated web portal information relevant to all those involved in safe and environmentally sound Arctic shipping, including shipowners and operators, regulators, classification societies, marine insurers, and indigenous and local communities. The Forum also draws on experiences from the Antarctic.

The theme of the fourth meeting is: The Polar Code: Trending Toward Success

A draft list of sessions at the meeting is as follows:
  • Session 1: PAME and the Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum
  • Session 2: Supporting Awareness, Interpretation and Implementation of the Polar Code
  • Session 3: International Organizations – Support Related to Safe Arctic Navigation
  • Session 4: Arctic Voyage Planning
  • Session 5: POLARIS review (Polar Operational Limit Assessment Risk Indexing System)
  • Session 6: Human Element of the Polar Code
  • Session 7: Update from IMO on Polar Code Implementation and other Related Developments
  • Session 8: Experiences from the Antarctic Polar Code Area