Arctic Marine Tourism 2020 Workshop

forsidaThe Arctic Marine Tourism workshop was held on 3 February 2020. Read about the project here.


Workshop Objectives
The aim of this workshop is to seek input and generate discussion on the Arctic Marine Tourism: Development in the Arctic and enabling real change project which is composed of the following two work packages:

Work Package 1 (WP1): Arctic marine tourism knowledge and information
To compile data on tourism vessel statistics in the Arctic using the Arctic Ship Traffic Data (ASTD) database to better understand recent developments and identify gaps in data.
  1. Analyze the trends in the Arctic marine tourism based on information in the ASTD system, as well as other complementary databases with respect to the number of cruise ships, their size, pollution information etc.
  2. Identify where gaps in data exist, and potential ways to address these gaps.

Work Package 2 (WP2): Framework for Best Practice Guidelines
To summarize existing site-specific guidelines for near-shore and coastal areas of the Arctic visited by passengers of marine tourism vessels and pleasure craft.
  1. The aim is to identify common themes in existing guidelines for the purpose of creating a aspirational template for subsequent site-specific guidelines to refer to.
  2. Seek input from the Indigenous Peoples and local communities who are impacted by the marine tourism industry.
  3. Coordinate with the marine tourism industry, including the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO)

 shutterstock 1139055707Presentations: 

Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness (EMSA) initiative video: Tuktoyaktuk Hunters and Trappers Committee – Tuktoyaktuk, Inuvialuit Settlement Area (Northwest Territories)

The project gratefully acknowledges funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers.