Help on the approach for seafarers in Arctic waters

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The increasing possibilities for shipping in a Arctic are opening adult new business opportunities in a North Atlantic. However, this final systematic, research-based believe pity and innovation. DTU will therefore be teaming adult with Copenhagen Business School and a business village to rise a height that will concede achievement of a blurb intensity for a country nautical industry.


An boost in nautical activities in a Arctic segment might potentially have a certain outcome on a comparatively vast suit of a country workforce. The Danish workforce employed in a nautical industry, including a prolongation side, is estimated during around 13 per cent of a sum workforce, while a total for Greenland and a Faeroe Islands are almost higher.

The partnership plan has been entitled a ‘Arctic Maritime Platform’ and centres on bringing dual specific measures into play: First, work will be finished to formalize operative relations between companies, investigate institutions and open zone players, with a perspective to compelling believe pity and new initiatives.

Second, a skills of both Danish and Greenlandic workforces are to be softened by education—in a fields of navigating a icy coastal waters, safety, and record designed privately for Arctic conditions, for example.

Polar DTU, DTU Maritime Center and DTU Management Engineering are to work together to emanate a height for initiatives in these categories. Ingrid Marie Vincent Andersen, Head of DTU Maritime Center, explains:

“Our height is a network partnership comprising member of a private zone business community, investigate and preparation institutions and open zone authorities of aptitude to a nautical industry. DTU has perceived a extend from a Danish Maritime Fund to control a rough work for this platform, and will be involving skills areas from several DTU departments.”

New ability for a future
Exploration activities in Greenland have been in decrease in new years. This relates to both onshore and offshore companies, that scaled behind their activities in Greenland and other Arctic regions final year for reasons including descending commodity prices.

However, this does not make a plan reduction relevant—quite a opposite, as Sune Nordentoft Lauritsen, Head of Secretariat for Polar DTU, explains.

“Experience dictates that such durations can be used constructively to build adult ability that will safeguard growth, efficiency, and jobs when a conditions turns enlightened once more. We wish to use this plan to minister to such expansion by identifying and substantiating specific positions of strength for a nautical attention via a commonwealth,” he says.

Source: DTU