OCIMF guidelines for the development of Polar Water Operational Manual

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New joint guidelines from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) aim to support shipping companies by providing advice on how to develop procedures that best suits their needs when navigating in polar waters. Maritime trade between Arctic destinations and the rest of the world is expected…

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Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) launches Arctic Shipping Database

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) launched a comprehensive Arctic shipping activity database. The launch is a significant milestone in PAME’s work to improve knowledge of historical Arctic ship traffic activity and various factors that affect such activity, such as sea ice extent, meteorological and oceanographic…

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Arctic Shipping – Position paper from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Reported changes to the world’s climate appear to be increasing the accessibility of the Arctic to international shipping. These changes are likely to increase shipping traffic navigating throughout the region. In view of this anticipated future increase in shipping, there is growing awareness within the international community about the potential sensitivity of Arctic ecosystems to the impact of…

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Infographic: Why Protect Antartica’s Ocean?

Antarctica’s ocean is home to thousands of marine species, many of these species can be found nowhere else in the world. All of these species rely on the Southern Ocean to survive. This is one of our fun infographics introducing some of these wonderful creatures. Click on the infographic and it will expand to a…

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