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The Necessity of Arctic Ship Monitoring

Posted by Nicole Schill on Feb 4, 2015, 9:50:02 AM


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.

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Shipping casualties on the rise?
 
Majority of Arctic waters unmapped?
 
It's evident why the IMO created the Polar Code to increase shipping safety measures in this largely uncharted, remote region.



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. 
 
 

 

Contact us today to find out how our ShipView platform can help you track all shipping activity in our Northernmost waters.

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Topics: Arctic, Arctic Shipping

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