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Governance of Arctic Shipping: Rethinking Risks, Human Impacts and Regulation
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  • Aldo Chircop, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law
  • Floris Goerlandt, Dalhousie University
  • Claudio Aporta, Dalhousie University
  • Ronald Pelot, Dalhousie University

This open access book is a result of the Dalhousie-led research project Safe Navigation and Environment Protection, supported by a grant from the Ocean Frontier Institute’s the Canada First Research Excellent Fund (CFREF). The book focuses on Arctic shipping and investigates how ocean change and anthropogenic impacts affect our understanding of risk, policy, management and regulation for safe navigation, environment protection, conflict management between ocean uses, and protection of Indigenous peoples’ interests. A rapidly changing Arctic as a result of climate change and ice loss is rendering the North more accessible, providing new opportunities while producing impacts on the Arctic. The book explores ideas for enhanced governance of Arctic shipping through risk-based planning, marine spatial planning and scaling up shipping standards for safety, environment protection and public health.

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  • Arctic cruise shipping,
  • Arctic fisher safety,
  • Climate change impacts in the Arctic region,
  • Governance of the Arctic and Northwest Atlantic Marine spatial planning,
  • Northwest Atlantic and Canadian Eastern Arctic Gateway,
  • Safe navigation and environment protection,
  • Sea ice in the Arctic,
  • Search and Rescue (SAR),
  • Open Access

© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020.

This book is an open access publication. This book is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format.

Citation Information
Aldo Chircop et al, eds, Governance of Arctic Shipping: Rethinking Risks, Human Impacts and Regulation 1st ed (Cham: Springer, 2020).