Scientific Basis for the Canadian Ice Regime System.

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Proceedings titleProceedings 18th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions, POAC'05
Pages663672; # of pages: 10
AbstractThis paper presents a summary of the work that was performed on behalf of Transport Canada to put the Arctic Ice Regime Shipping System on a more scientific basis. There are several aspects to the work. The paper briefly describes the seven Tasks for the scientific approach that were defined by the Canadian Hydraulics Centre (CHC). A summary of the results of the research into each Task is presented. In the final Task, the CHC made recommendations for a more scientifically-based system. The recommendations have an underlying principle that Operators with wellequipped ice-strengthened vessels with experienced Masters and accurate and timely ice information should be encouraged and rewarded. The data support this view.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre
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NPARC number12328529
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Record created2009-09-10
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