“Arctic Marine Risk Assessment Launched”

Editor’s note: The Arctic Council recently posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“The Guideline aims to improve safety of Arctic marine operations by incorporating Arctic-specific risk factors not covered by existing guidelines.

EPPR released a press release for launching a Guideline for Arctic Marine Risk Assessment, which is a web based tool for conducting Arctic marine risk assessments. The guideline contains best practice methods and data sources for conducting regional and area-wide risk assessments concerned with ship traffic and operations in the Arctic. The guideline aims to improve and ease the process of conducting Arctic-specific risk assessments by creating a common ground and incorporating unique Arctic risk factors. The Guideline was developed in cooperation by EPPR, Norwegian Coastal Administration and DNV GL.”

More Time to Comment on 5-Year Arctic Research Plan

On April 3, 2020, the National Science Foundation, on behalf of the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC), announced a request for information regarding development of the next 5-year Arctic Research Plan: 2022–2026, originally open for a 90-day public comment period. In response to the challenges of providing input on the next 5-year Arctic Research Plan: 2022–2026 during the current global pandemic, IARPC is extending the public comment period for an additional 30 days. Click here for more information and relevant links.