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ICE OPERATIONS IN THE ARCTIC SEAS

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To Russia, Norway and the entire international community, the High North represents an area of strategic importance. The Arctic is a source of business opportunities. In the context of the changing climate, to the foreground of the Arctic development comes cooperation.

It is important to be able to track trajectories and forecast the behavior of ice in order to ensure the safety of navigation in the Arctic Seas. Alongside with ships, here operate fixed oil and gas producing platforms, that too must be protected from possible collision with ice.

Dedicated to the study of sea-ice and, particularly, its formation, dynamics, drift and impact ice occurrences may have on economic operations in the Arctic, the course ICE OPERATIONS IN THE ARCTIC SEAS has particular relevance. The findings it presents can be conducive to lower environmental impact.

The course builds on the results of the Kolarctic-funded project Ice Operations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7c7mj4GLBY&feature=emb_imp_woyt and covers the following topics:

Module 1. BARENTS SEA. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Physical and Geographical Descriptions of the Barents Sea. The Barents Water Area: Ecological and Geographical Studies

2. The Barents Sea Ice Formation: Characteristics.

Module 2. BARENTS SEA ICE FORMATION: RESEARCH METHODS

3. The Barents Sea Ice Formation: Research Methods

Module 3. ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY OF MARINE ECONOMY AND BARENTS ICE CONDITIONS

4. Ice Conditions as a Risk Factor to Marine Economy

5. The Effect of Ice Conditions on Shipping and Offshore Mining

Comprising video lectures, prepared by experts and partners of NArFU, as well as practicals and course materials, the course ends with a final test.

We hope you will find our course useful and helpful in your future career.

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