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08:15 - 09:15 60 mins
Registration and welcome coffee
09:15 - 09:25 10 mins
Chairman's welcome and introduction
  • Petri Aho - SVP, Arctia Offshore Ltd
09:25 - 09:40 15 mins
Planning and Strategy for Future Arctic Development
Welcome address
  • Kimmo Tiilikainen - Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing, Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Housing
09:40 - 10:05 25 mins
Planning and Strategy for Future Arctic Development
Opening address: current developments in Russian policy and regulation in the Arctic
  • Sergey Khrushchev - Director, Department for State Policy and Regulation of Hydrometeorology, the study of the Arctic, Antarctic and the World Ocean, Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation
10:05 - 10:25 20 mins
Planning and Strategy for Future Arctic Development
China's current activities in the Arctic and key priorities
10:25 - 10:45 20 mins
Planning and Strategy for Future Arctic Development
Understanding the importance of the Arctic to Korea
  • Climate change impacts
  • Contribution to Arctic R&D
  • Developing infrastructure
  • Focussing on changing trade routes
10:45 - 11:15 30 mins
Planning and Strategy for Future Arctic Development
Coffee and networking break
11:15 - 11:35 20 mins
Planning and Strategy for Future Arctic Development
US policy towards the Arctic: concerns and challenges
  • New US Arctic strategy
  • US security concerns
  • Russia/US cooperation in the Arctic
  • Bering Straits agreement
  • Infrastructure concerns 
  • Lawson Brigham - International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
11:35 - 11:55 20 mins
Planning and Strategy for Future Arctic Development
The US Polar Security Cutter project: current status and forward plans
  • Kenneth Boda - Deputy Chief of the Office of Cutter Forces, United States Coast Guard
11:55 - 12:20 25 mins
Planning and Strategy for Future Arctic Development
The view from Canada - priorities and projects
  • Oceans Protection Plan
  • Implementing the Polar Code
  • Permitting for voyages on the Northwest Passage
12:20 - 12:55 35 mins
Planning and Strategy for Future Arctic Development
Spotlight session: Assessing the current state of climate change research and observations of the Arctic
  • Latest research on ice conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic
  • Projections for 2030-2050
  • Impact on shipping routes and coastal states 
  • Panellist Professor Jari Haapala - Head of Marine Research Unit, Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • Panellist David Bailey - Associate Scientist, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research
12:55 - 14:00 65 mins
Networking lunch
14:00 - 14:05 5 mins
Afternoon chair's welcome
  • Tom Ekegren - Senior Vice President, Arctia Icebreaking Ltd
14:05 - 14:30 25 mins
Operational and Commercial Experiences on the Northern Sea Route
Analysis of 2018 operations on the Northern Sea Route and future plans
  • Details of the 2018 season, cargo and transits
  • Current status of the Russian icebreaker fleet and new builds
  • New venture with Novatek for LNG icebreakers and supply vessels 
14:30 - 14:55 25 mins
Operational and Commercial Experiences on the Northern Sea Route
Experiences with the Yamal LNG project
14:55 - 15:15 20 mins
Operational and Commercial Experiences on the Northern Sea Route
Case Study: Ship Traffic Analysis on the Northern Sea Route 2016-2018
  • Number and types of vessels working on the NSR
  • Number and nationalities of shipping companies
  • Shipping activities, shipping patterns and year-round shipping
  • Cabotage, destination and international transit shipping
  • Cargo volumes and future prospects


  • Bjørn Gunnarsson - Associate Professor, Centre for High North Logistics (CHNL), Nord University
15:15 - 15:40 25 mins
Operational and Commercial Experiences on the Northern Sea Route
Smart marine operations in the Arctic
  • Jörgen Strandberg - Director, Agile Business Development, Wärtsilä
15:40 - 16:10 30 mins
Operational and Commercial Experiences on the Northern Sea Route
Tea and networking break
16:10 - 16:45 35 mins
Operational and Commercial Experiences on the Northern Sea Route
Debate session: potential HFO ban in the Arctic - how will this impact shipping?
  1. IMO's MEPC73 has directed PPR6 to carry out work to assess the impact of reducing the risks of use and carriage of HFO on ships in the Arctic including developing proposals for a ban, on the basis of assessment of the impacts and appropriate timescale.

The proposal has strong international support but how would this impact shipowners?  What are their views?

  • Panellist Olof Widén - Senior Advisor, Finnish Shipowners' Association
  • Panellist Tim Keane - Senior Manager, Arctic Operations and Projects, Fednav Arctic Operations
  • Moderator Andrew Kendrick - Vice President, Vard Marine Inc
  • Panellist Sigurd Enge - Manager - Shipping and Arctic Issues, Bellona Foundation
  • Panellist Mikko Niini - Managing Director, Arctic & Maritime Consultancy
16:45 - 17:45 60 mins
Power hour surgeries: choose one of four breakout groups to discuss issues in closer detail
  1.  Modelling risk for black carbon in a coupled natural-human system at the Arctic ice edge
  2. Ice navigation training: how to achieve and maintain standards of crew training and pilotage for ice
  3. A guide to undertaking an operational assessment to comply with the Polar Code
  4. Digitalization: how will digital platforms develop in the Arctic?
  • Power hour surgery 2 Capt David (Duke) Snider - President, Martech Polar Consulting
  • Power hour surgery 2 Vladimir Kuzmin - Senior Lecturer, Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping
  • Power hour surgery 2 Thomas Bøggild - Project Manager, Greenland Pilot Service
  • Power hour surgery 1 Siri Veland - Senior Researcher, Nordland Research Institute
  • Power hour surgery 1 David Bailey - Associate Scientist, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Power hour surgery 1 Michael Goldstein - Professor of Finance, Babson College
  • Power hour surgery 3 James Bond - Senior Technical Advisor, ABS
17:45 - 17:50 5 mins
Close of day 1
18:20 - 20:20 120 mins
Networking drinks reception with presentation of the Arctic Shipping Award
08:15 - 09:15

Registration and welcome coffee

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09:15 - 09:25

Chairman's welcome and introduction

  • Petri Aho - SVP, Arctia Offshore Ltd
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Showing of Streams
12:55 - 14:00

Networking lunch

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14:00 - 14:05
Afternoon chair's welcome

Afternoon chair's welcome

  • Tom Ekegren - Senior Vice President, Arctia Icebreaking Ltd
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Showing of Streams
16:45 - 17:45

Power hour surgeries: choose one of four breakout groups to discuss issues in closer detail

  1.  Modelling risk for black carbon in a coupled natural-human system at the Arctic ice edge
  2. Ice navigation training: how to achieve and maintain standards of crew training and pilotage for ice
  3. A guide to undertaking an operational assessment to comply with the Polar Code
  4. Digitalization: how will digital platforms develop in the Arctic?
  • Power hour surgery 2 Capt David (Duke) Snider - President, Martech Polar Consulting
  • Power hour surgery 2 Vladimir Kuzmin - Senior Lecturer, Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping
  • Power hour surgery 2 Thomas Bøggild - Project Manager, Greenland Pilot Service
  • Power hour surgery 1 Siri Veland - Senior Researcher, Nordland Research Institute
  • Power hour surgery 1 David Bailey - Associate Scientist, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Power hour surgery 1 Michael Goldstein - Professor of Finance, Babson College
  • Power hour surgery 3 James Bond - Senior Technical Advisor, ABS
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17:45 - 17:50
Close of day 1

Close of day 1

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18:20 - 20:20

Networking drinks reception with presentation of the Arctic Shipping Award

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