Container ship (Photo: Getty Images)What is the future of shipping in the Arctic? Many are following the developments in the Arctic closely, not only the nature and its ways, but the legal regime and environment as well.
Amongst those are the shipping companies who could utilize the Arctic Shipping routes. Arctic Portal met up with a CEO of a shipping company in Norway, the Tschudi shipping company.
Tschudi Shipping Company is a privately controlled Norwegian shipowning company operating within the international maritime industry. The company focuses on active ownership and management of vessels and shipping related projects and companies.
Below is the interview with Jon Edvard Sundnes, CEO of Tschudi.
The Arctic Tern (Photo: APECS)Researchers have a unique opportunity to travel around the Arctic this summer. The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists invites researchers to join WWF and the Students on Ice Foundation on a summer expedition to the high latitudes of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic.
The mean of travel is the expedition sailboat Arctic Tern, which will sail between communities whilst researchers can do their research on land, the sea or in the communities themselves.
The Arctic Tern is a 50 ft. expedition sailing yacht with a retractable keel to meet the risks of sailing in ice-bound areas which also enables it to sail onto a beach.
The journey will include experiences polar sailors. It was acquired by Students on Ice in September 2009 to serve as a platform for education, science research, film and media.
Research areas will include ecosystem productivity, sea ice, flora and fauna, permafrost, ocean currents and cultural adaptations. Application deadline is May 21st and only seven places are available.
Mike presenting the findings at the IPY 2012 conference in Montreal.The Arctic Species Trend Index is the latest headline indicator by the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program. Arctic Portal talked to the chair if CBMP, Mike Gill, about ASTI and the lates key findings just released.
ASTI tracks trends in over 300 Arctic vertebrate species and they are presented in the reports, available on the ASTI website.
Mike presented the key findings report in Montreal at the IPY 2012 conference.