Recently, the Northern Sea Route research group of the GI-CoRE Global Station for Arctic Research has analyzed ship tracks from 2014 to 2017. This figure shows ship tracks in 2016’s summer seasons (from July to November). Here, trajectory records of 2,773 ships were detected in the NSR area by Satellite-Automatic Identification System (Satellite-AIS). The Barents Sea and Kara Sea areas are the busiest areas among the Russian Arctic waters. And not only ocean-going ship but also many river ship activities can be found in the great rivers. These datasets enable us to analyze navigability of ships in ice infested waters. The first step of research result is going to be read more
The Global Station for Arctic Research, GI-CoRE is pleased to announce new members joining the Marine Unit upon 1 April 2018 as follows: – Assistant Professor Daiki Nomura, Faculty of Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University – Invited Faculty and Visiting Professor Hajo Eicken, GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University / Director and Professor, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks Also, Professor Natsuhiko Otsuka in the Northern Sea Route Unit has been appointed to the new Director of the Global Station for Arctic Research.
Global Station for Arctic Research (GSA) at Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE) will hold an international seminar on the Multidisciplinary Collaboration of Industry-Academia-Government toward Sustainable Use of the Arctic, on Thursday 22 February 2018, in cooperation with Hokkaido University’s Arctic Research Centre, Nord University Centre for High North Logistics, and Hokkaido Government Bureau of Transportation Policy (Office of Logistics and Posts). Advance registration by e-mail is highly appreciated. MULTIDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION OF INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA-GOVERNMENT TOWARD SUSTAINABLE USE OF THE ARCTIC Venue: Conference Hall Hokkaido University, N8 W5, Kita-ku, Sapporo Language: English Agenda: 13.00- Opening Address (by Prof Sei-Ichi SAITOH, Arctic Research Centre at read more