Commercial shipping in the Arctic : new perspectives, challenges and regulations

Authors: Guy, Emmanuel; Lasserre, Frédéric
Abstract: Maritime traffic is increasing in Arctic seas in the context of climate change. The rapid melting of sea ice led to the widespread belief that traffic was set to rapidly expand, challenging Canadian and Russian-claimed sovereignties over their respective Arctic passage, and underlining the risk posed by such a traffic in a risky but fragile environment. If projections on potential traffic for the medium term are probably exaggerated, the increasing traffic nevertheless challenges the adequacy of the regulatory framework.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 12 January 2016
Open Access Date: 12 July 2016
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: The Polar Record (2016)
Alternative version: 10.1017/S0032247415001011
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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