The Polar Blog
IMO and the Polar Code 2014 – An Introduction
I am off to London in the next few hours to attend IMO SDC 1 Sub-committee on Ship Design and Construction. This is the first meeting under the re-engineered sub-committee structure. There has been somewhat of a streamlining achieved with the previous...
Arctic Routes Competition for the Canals?
I just watched an interesting YouTube video on the Panama Canal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Z4OnLCYIM One can’t help but wonder after watching the latest update from the Panama Canal Commission, how anyone could seriously believe either the Northern Sea Route...
Ice Navigation RV Mirai Arctic Deployment 2013 #25
Russian sources were obtained and used by the navigation and research teams onboard. These included analyses completed in the form of ice charts, as well as visual, radar and thermal satellite imagery. The ship and crew were able to complete a rigourous science...
Ice Navigation RV Mirai Arctic Deployment 2013 #24
The 2013 Arctic navigational season has not continued the recent trend of reduced ice cover that has been frequently reported by the media. This year we have experienced more, not less, ice. However, one measure using area only and not considering ice thickness ranks...
Ice Navigation RV Mirai Arctic Deployment #23
According to the Chief Scientist, today’s operation was the first time the RV Mirai dragged for a mooring. They had prepared to do so once before but in the end did not as they could not pin-point the mooring location because its transponder was dead. The transponder...
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