Transport Canada announces updated COVID-19 measures pertaining to cruise ships and passenger vessels in Canadian waters
To help limit the spread of COVID-19, cruise ships with overnight accommodations allowed to carry more than 100 persons are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until October 31, 2020.
The Nunavut Marine Council has provided advice to the Government of Canada regarding a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil as fuel by ships operating in Arctic waters.
The Record of Discussion from the Canadian Marine Advisory Council meeting held in Yellowknife from November 13-14, 2019 in Yellowknife, NT is now available in the “Documents’ tab.
The Government of Canada has released its first report on the state of the marine ecosystems in the Canadian Arctic.
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.
The Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group of the Arctic Council has launched a new video for the Arctic Ship Traffic Data initiative.
The International Maritime Organization is postponing further meetings due to COVID-19, including the 75th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee, scheduled to take place from 30 March to 3 April 2020. More information about IMO activitiescan be accessed at: imo.org/Coronavirus
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
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.
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