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Climate changes will open new Arctic shipping lanes. A study from researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles says that the effects of global warming may open up two new shipping routes including across the North Pole as well as through the Northwest Passage, making travel in these areas of the Arctic Ocean a possibility for the first time. The Northwest Passage is a route that goes directly from Newfoundland to the Bering Strait along Canadian coastline. These routes have always been blocked by ice cover, but research predicts the level of summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean could decrease sufficiently to make seasonal travel possible by midcentury, saving shipping companies time and money. A route across the North Pole would be 20 percent shorter than the Nort...
Marcus Baker, chairman of Marsh's Global Marine Practice, discusses the latest Marsh Risk Management Research report 'Arctic Shipping: Navigating the Risks and Opportunities', which looks at the opportunities, and risks, for international marine transportation networks in the wake of climate change, specifically the melting of sea ice, in the Arctic. Read or download the full report for more insights: http://bit.ly/1qlP5L6
Check out the all-new Seeker.com! http://bit.ly/20hkdyq Subscribe http://bitly.com/1iLOHml With melting ice caps, the Bering Strait may become a new passage for global trade routes. So how will this new trade route impact Alaska? Learn More: Encyclopedia Britannica: Bering Strait http://www.britannica.com/place/Bering-Strait Der Spiegel: Northeast Passage: Russia Moves to Boost Arctic Shipping http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/russia-moves-to-promote-northeast-passage-through-arctic-ocean-a-917824.html Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: New Trans-Arctic shipping routes navigable by midcentury http://www.pnas.org/content/110/13/E1191/1 Kawerak Planning Department: 2008 Bering Strait Region: Data and Statistics Report http://www....
Melting glaciers mean more water to explore and profit from in the Arctic, but it can also mean danger for mariners. NewsHour producer April Brown reports that scientists from the NOAA who inform sailors how close they can get to the ice have not been able to keep up with the dramatic speed of climate change and new vessels.
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In an effort to characterize the effect of shipping on Arctic air quality during the 2013 shipping season, air-quality monitoring stations were installed in Cape Dorset and Resolute, Nunavut, Canada, to measure NOx, SO2, PM2.5, O3, and BC. Results indicate that on the order of 5--25% of local cumulative exposure to these pollutants is due to ship emissions. This approach is complementary to pollution measurements at the source and has wider applications for the impact of traffic on air quality. For more information or entire analysis please visit www.aaa-scientists.com
The ARCTIC SHIPPING container ship PINE VALLEY KONTOR sailed the Kanmon Strait to Osaka. PINE VALLEY KONTOR MMSI: 538005849 IMO: 9395604 Callsign: V7HM7 Type: General Cargo ship Size: 148m X 23m GT: 9,940 tons DWT: 13,809 tons Built: 2008 Yard: QINGSHAN SHIPYARD Flag: Marshall Islands Filmed date: 2016/02/11 Camera: Panasonic HC-V210M Thanks for watching. Feel free to click like and subscribe. I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (https://www.youtube.com/editor)
As the polar ice caps shrink, the international battle for control of the Arctic Ocean, a body of water surrounded by five countries, and its seabed, is escalating. http://icarusfilms.com/new2009/arc.html THE BATTLE FOR THE ARCTIC reveals the importance of an ice-free Northwest Passage, a shipping route between Asia and Europe 5,000 kilometers shorter than the Panama Canal route, and examines the competing claims over which nation controls these waters and the natural resources beneath the seabed. http://www.icarusfilms.com/new2009/arc.html
Reduced Sea Ice Bears Both Great Potential and Risk The Arctic encompasses a number of shipping routes, grouped into a Northwest Passage and a Northeast Passage. Each passage crosses a number of Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs), potentially impacting their large amount of wildlife species by disturbances and implications from shipping activity. This video illustrates how standardized data infrastructures allow the rapid integration of data from various sources, independently of their physical location. For the "New Shipping Routes" scenario, data from the US, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Russia has been integrated easily thanks to common standards. On the fly re-projection allows to visualize all data on a single virtual globe without unintended distortions or skews.