The Committe on the Marine Transportation system in the USA has released the report, “A 10-Year Projection of Maritime Activity in the U.S. Arctic Region.”
It provides estimates of vessel traffic (numbers of vessels and transits) based on modeling of current vessel activity patterns, growth potential, and vessel projection scenarios, including diversion from other routes, and oil and gas development.
The report also completes the first milestone of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (NSAR) 2014 Implementation Plan, which is intended to guide Federal activities related to the construction, maintenance, and improvement of marine transportation Arctic infrastructure.
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The report: A 10-Year Projection of Maritime Activity in the U.S. Arctic Region
Executive Summary: Ten-Year Projection Study of Maritime Activity in the U.S. Arctic Region