Welcome to the

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..

Click here to read more about the over 50 Forum Participants

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.

Click here to go to the Administration page

Second meeting of the Forum


group photoThe second meeting of the Arctic Council's Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum took place 14-15 May 2018 in London at the Irish Cultural Centre.

The purpose of the Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum is to support effective implementation of the 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 vessels owners/operators, regulators, classification societies, marine insurers, and indigenous and local communities.

The Forum will place particular emphasis on collecting information of use to maritime administrations and/or Recognized Organizations in issuing Polar Ship Certificates (PSC) and conducting Operational Assessments, as well as information to be used by the shipowners and operators in developing Polar Water Operational Manual (PWOM).

forsida copySummary Report from the 2nd meeting

Evening reception

Meeting photos


Press release
Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum Launches Public Web Portal

List of Participants (May 11th)

Final meeting agenda (May 7th)

Meeting Focus
Click here to download the Meeting focus outline.

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