Scientific Basis for Ice Regime System: Final Report

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report; no. CHC-TR-020
Physical description35p.
AbstractThis report gives 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 report describes the seven Tasks for the scientific approach that were defined by the 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. These recommendations were discussed at a 1-day Workshop of all relevant AIRSS Stakeholders and were applied to a number of vessels to investigate the potential improvements. The recommendations have, as an underlying principle, that Operators with well-equipped ice-strengthened vessels with experienced Masters and accurate and timely ice information should be encouraged and rewarded. The data supports this view.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre
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NRC numberCHC-TR-020, TP14274E
NPARC number12327143
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Record identifierdbaeb0e7-0b4c-421d-865e-3c891080f1ec
Record created2009-09-10
Record modified2016-10-03
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