Polar Geography; Climate Change/Climate Change Impacts; Water Policy/Water Governance/Water Management; Environmental Management; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Physical Geography; Earth System Sciences; Water; Freshwater and Marine Ecology; Arctic cruise shipping; Arctic fisher safety; Climate change impacts in the Arctic region; Governance of the Arctic and Northwest Atlantic; Marine spatial planning; Northwest Atlantic and Canadian Eastern Arctic Gateway; Safe navigation and environment protection; Sea ice in the Arctic; Search and Rescue (SAR); Open Access; Physical geography & topography; Climate change; Environmental management,; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Hydrobiology
This open access book is a result of the Dalhousie-led research project Safe Navigation and Environment Protection, supported by a grant from the Ocean Frontier Institute’s the Canada First Research Excellent Fund (CFREF). The book focuses on Arctic shipping and investigates how ocean change and anthropogenic impacts affect our understanding of risk, policy, management and regulation for safe navigation, environment protection, conflict management between ocean uses, and protection of Indigenous peoples’ interests. A rapidly changing Arctic as a result of climate change and ice loss is rendering the North more accessible, providing new opportunities while producing impacts on the Arctic. The book explores ideas for enhanced governance of Arctic shipping through risk-based planning, marine spatial planning and scaling up shipping standards for safety, environment protection and public health.