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    Report Published

    The Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment launched its first Arctic Shipping Status Report to facilitate awareness of and share information about Arctic shipping activities. Access the report at: storymaps.arcgis.com/stories

    Report Published

    The National Research Council of Canada’s Arctic Program, along with their partners from governments, Indigenous and northern communities, industry and academia, seeks to address opportunities and challenges to support sustainable and low-impact development of the North, while increasing the quality of life for Northerners.

    News Release

    The 7th Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response was held February 17-21, 2020. Information on the outcomes of the meeting is available at: imo-newsroom.prgloo.com

    Update Received

    ArcticNet has added a dedicated COVID-19 page to its website providing useful and current information such as regional advisories regarding field work restrictions, project timelines and budgets, as well as external links of interest. Questions can be sent to arcticnet@arcticnet.ulaval.ca. More information and regular updates can be found at: https://arcticnet.ulaval.ca/covid-19-update

    News Release

    The global limit on sulphur content in ships’ fuel oil will be reduced from 3.5% to 0.50% on 01 January 2020. The regulation is intended to substantially reduce harmful sulphur oxide emissions from ships, bringing significant benefits for both human health and the environment. Full story

    News Release

    The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, the Nunavut Planning Commission, the Nunavut Impact Review Board and the Nunavut Water Board are pleased to announce that Colleen Parker has recently been selected to serve as Policy Advisor to the Nunavut Marine Council (NMC).

    News Release

    On August 1, 2019, Canada surpassed its 10% marine conservation target with the establishment of the Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area (MPA) under the new ministerial authority of the Oceans Act. The Tuvaijuittuq MPA protects 5.55% of Canada’s marine territory, bringing the total of protected Canadian oceans and coasts to nearly 14%. More…

    Correspondence Received

    The Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area Planning Committee (represented by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, the Government of Nunavut, and Parks Canada) provided an update on the status of the draft Interim Management Plan for the proposed Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area (TINMCA). The associated correspondence is available in the “Documents’ and ‘Other Resources’ tabs .

    Update Received

    Through the Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness initiative, Transport Canada is partnering with Indigenous communities across Canada’s coasts for a pilot project to test a web-based and user-friendly system that will enhance the availability of information and data on maritime activity, including vessel traffic, and support local decision-making related to marine safety and…

    Report Published

    In 2019, the Canadian Coast Guard published its annual Radio Aids to Marine Navigation report. Access the report at: https://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/publications/mcts-sctm/ramn-arnm/docs/RAMN-ARNM-2019-eng.pdf