Date/Time: Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 9:00 a.m. AKDT (1:00 p.m. EDT)

Speaker: Henry Huntington (Ocean Conservancy)

Presentation Title: Effects of Arctic Commercial Shipping on Environments and Communities: context, governance, priorities

To register for the event, go to:
ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series webpage

Henry's presentation will be held via Zoom.

Seminar Abstract:

We examined recent shipping trends and assessed their impact on Arctic environments and communities. We conclude that greater international co-ordination is needed to learn from experience, to share assets and capacities, and to guide responsible and sustainable development of Arctic shipping. Given the possibility for opening of the Transpolar Sea Route within the coming decades, further proactive steps, such as developing a governance framework, could help Arctic shipping avoid rather than attempt to correct problems.

Registration is required for this event. Instructions for accessing the webinar will be sent to registrants prior to the event.

For questions, contact:
Stacey Stoudt