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08:30 - 09:30 60 mins
Registration and coffee
09:30 - 09:40 10 mins
Chair's welcome
  • Tim Keane - Senior Manager, Arctic Operations and Projects, Fednav Arctic Operations
09:40 - 10:05 25 mins
Info
Keynote address: regulatory developments in the Canadian Arctic
  • Jane Weldon - Director General, Marine Safety and Security, Transport Canada
  • Progress with the Oceans Protection Plan
  • Incorporating the Polar Code into Canada's regulations
  • Guidelines for cruise shipping in the Canadian Arctic
  • Meeting the 2020 sulphur cap
  • Proposals for an HFO ban in the Arctic - Canada's view of the IMO initiative
10:05 - 10:25 20 mins
China and the Arctic: what is the potential impact of the 'One Belt, One Road' project on the Arctic?
  • Lee Carson, Norstrat Consulting
10:25 - 10:55 30 mins
Coffee and networking break
10:55 - 11:20 25 mins
Info
Shipping in the Russian Arctic: development of logistic schemes
  • Mikhail Grigoriev, GECON
  • Recent government changes and the impact on the Northern Sea Route (NSR)
  • Shipping needs for predicted increased vessel traffic on the NSR
  • Potential changes in the governance of the NSR
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Info
US priorities for the Arctic
  • Zachary Schulman - Arctic Policy Coordinator, Marine Transportation Systems Directorate (CG-5PW), US Coast Guard
  • Update on the new icebreaker renewal project
  • Implementation of the Polar Code in the US
  • US-Russia cooperation for the Bering Straits
  • Cooperation within the Arctic Coast Guard Forum and planned exercises
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Info
The Canadian Coast Guard perspective
  • Neil O'Rourke - Senior Director, Safe Shipping and Economic Intelligence, Canadian Coast Guard
  • Icebreaker renewal project and interim solutions
  • Search and rescue priorities
  • Progress with the Oceans Protection Plan
12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
NRC research to support Arctic shipping and offshore operations
  • Ms Ivana Kubat - Director of Research and Development, National Research Council
12:20 - 12:30 10 mins
Audience feedback
12:30 - 13:55 85 mins
Networking lunch
13:55 - 14:15 20 mins
UNDERSTANDING THE COMMERCIAL REALITIES FOR SHIP OPERATIONS IN THE ARCTIC
ABB propulsion technology supporting Arctic shipping in Canada
  • Andrew Eydt - Account Manager, ABB
14:15 - 14:35 20 mins
UNDERSTANDING THE COMMERCIAL REALITIES FOR SHIP OPERATIONS IN THE ARCTIC
Utilising 'walk to work' vessels in the Arctic
  • Floris Brands - Business Development Manager, Ampelmann
14:35 - 14:55 20 mins
UNDERSTANDING THE COMMERCIAL REALITIES FOR SHIP OPERATIONS IN THE ARCTIC
Dimension principles of Arctic propulsor
  • Olli Knihti - Sales Manager, Steerprop
  • Jari Vanhatalo - Chief Design Engineer, Steerprop
14:55 - 15:35 40 mins
Info
UNDERSTANDING THE COMMERCIAL REALITIES FOR SHIP OPERATIONS IN THE ARCTIC
Panel discussion: managing operational issues in ice conditions
  • Panellist Harry Flaherty - President, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation
  • Panellist Tim Keane - Senior Manager, Arctic Operations and Projects, Fednav Arctic Operations
  • Panellist Gary Bishop - Vessel Superintendent, 'Umiak I'
  • What are the operational needs for shipping in ice?
  • Engineering issues
  • Logistics requirements for safe operations
  • Infrastructure and port facilities: any progress?
  • Management of annual Sealift and resupply
  • Northwest Passage
  • Qikiqtarjuaq Port?
  • Future trends 
15:35 - 16:00 25 mins
Tea and networking break
16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
Special Interest Track 1: Managing environmental risks in the Arctic
Chair's welcome
  • Andrew Kendrick - Vice President, Vard Marine Inc
16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
Special Interest Track 2: Designing and building ice going vessels
Chair's welcome
  • Sampo Viheriälehto - Chartering Manager, Arctia Ltd
16:05 - 16:40 35 mins
Info
Special Interest Track 1: Managing environmental risks in the Arctic
Air emissions: preparing for the 2020 sulphur cap
  • Panellist Mark Keneford - General Manager, Marine Solutions Sales Canada, Wärtsilä Canada
  • Panellist Andrew Kendrick - Vice President, Vard Marine Inc
  • Preparing for 2020: what are the options for Arctic shipping?
  • What are viable alternative fuels for ice-going vessels?
  • What would be the technical and financial barriers to alternative fuels?
16:05 - 16:35 30 mins
Info
Special Interest Track 2: Designing and building ice going vessels
Developing ice class expedition cruise vessels to Polar Code standards
  • Jukka Salminen - Sales Manager, Aker Arctic Technology Inc
  • Designing for sustainability and safety
  • Meeting the Safe Return to Port provisions
16:35 - 17:00 25 mins
Info
Special Interest Track 2: Designing and building ice going vessels
National Research Council: Supporting the USCG Heavy Polar Icebreaker Program
  • John Wang - Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada
  • The NRC – USCG/DRDC/DHS agreement to develop a relationship to cooperate on the development of technologies relating to icebreaking vessels
  • The scope of work conducted so far
  • Future goals of the partnership
16:40 - 17:20 40 mins
Info
Special Interest Track 1: Managing environmental risks in the Arctic
Managing preparedness and response for oil spills in ice covered waters
  • Panellist Christopher King - Director of Operations, Petro-Nav
  • pa Craig Lingard - Civil Security Coordinator, Kativik Regional Government
  • Using local knowledge to improve preparedness and response
  • Community training
  • Shipowner preparedness
17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
Info
Special Interest Track 2: Designing and building ice going vessels
Autonomous vessels for the Arctic: a potential reality or a step too far?
  • Panellist Morten Mejlaender-Larsen - Director, Arctic Operation and Technology, DNV GL
  • Panellist Shelley Chapelski - Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada
  • Panellist David Snider - President and CEO, Martech Polar Consulting Ltd
  • Panellist Jukka Salminen - Sales Manager, Aker Arctic Technology Inc
  • Smart systems for ships operating in ice
  • Will use of unmanned vessels make shipping safer?
  • Current use of unmanned vehicles to work in ice
  • Insurance and regulatory issues
17:20 - 17:30 10 mins
Special Interest Track 1: Managing environmental risks in the Arctic
Close of day 1
17:30 - 17:40 10 mins
Special Interest Track 1: Managing environmental risks in the Arctic
Audience feedback
17:30 - 17:35 5 mins
Special Interest Track 2: Designing and building ice going vessels
Close of day 1
18:10 - 20:10 120 mins
Networking drinks reception kindly sponsored by IRI The Marshall Islands Registry - held at Christian's Bar with a traditional 'screech in'
20:10 - 20:20 10 mins
Audience feedback
08:30 - 09:30

Registration and coffee

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09:30 - 09:40

Chair's welcome

  • Tim Keane - Senior Manager, Arctic Operations and Projects, Fednav Arctic Operations
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09:40 - 10:05

Keynote address: regulatory developments in the Canadian Arctic

  • Progress with the Oceans Protection Plan
  • Incorporating the Polar Code into Canada's regulations
  • Guidelines for cruise shipping in the Canadian Arctic
  • Meeting the 2020 sulphur cap
  • Proposals for an HFO ban in the Arctic - Canada's view of the IMO initiative
  • Jane Weldon - Director General, Marine Safety and Security, Transport Canada
More
10:05 - 10:25

China and the Arctic: what is the potential impact of the 'One Belt, One Road' project on the Arctic?

  • Lee Carson, Norstrat Consulting
More
10:25 - 10:55

Coffee and networking break

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10:55 - 11:20

Shipping in the Russian Arctic: development of logistic schemes

  • Recent government changes and the impact on the Northern Sea Route (NSR)
  • Shipping needs for predicted increased vessel traffic on the NSR
  • Potential changes in the governance of the NSR
  • Mikhail Grigoriev, GECON
More
11:20 - 11:40

US priorities for the Arctic

  • Update on the new icebreaker renewal project
  • Implementation of the Polar Code in the US
  • US-Russia cooperation for the Bering Straits
  • Cooperation within the Arctic Coast Guard Forum and planned exercises
  • Zachary Schulman - Arctic Policy Coordinator, Marine Transportation Systems Directorate (CG-5PW), US Coast Guard
More
11:40 - 12:00

The Canadian Coast Guard perspective

  • Icebreaker renewal project and interim solutions
  • Search and rescue priorities
  • Progress with the Oceans Protection Plan
  • Neil O'Rourke - Senior Director, Safe Shipping and Economic Intelligence, Canadian Coast Guard
More
12:00 - 12:20

NRC research to support Arctic shipping and offshore operations

  • Ms Ivana Kubat - Director of Research and Development, National Research Council
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12:20 - 12:30

Audience feedback

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12:30 - 13:55

Networking lunch

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Showing of Streams
15:35 - 16:00

Tea and networking break

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Showing of Streams
18:10 - 20:10

Networking drinks reception kindly sponsored by IRI The Marshall Islands Registry - held at Christian's Bar with a traditional 'screech in'

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20:10 - 20:20

Audience feedback

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