As the ice cover reduces in the Arctic, this area becomes more important as fishing, tourism, mineral exploitation and shipping routes become more accessible.
With these new openings from the receding ice, ship traffic will surely increase. Vessels travelling the Arctic need to follow the best practices and acquire the latest technology to avoid or minimise possible environmental incidents and life-threatening accidents.
But what can be done to ensure these ships and the seafarers aboard remain safe in these harsh waters?
Here's our infographic exploring the many reasons why live Arctic ship monitoring is so critical.
While the receding ice in the summer months opens up the waterways for ships to travel through the Arctic, the area is still dangerous and with limited search and rescue infrastructure in the area it is crucial to take precautions to avoid incident. exactEarth has dedicated polar coverage to provide near real-time monitoring for all Arctic shipping to provide safety and security to vessels traversing through these notoriously dangerous waters.