DATE: 23 – 25 April 2013

LOCATION: Helsinki Congress Paasitorni

Highlights and New Features of ASF Arctic Shipping 2013 conference include:

Six Industry spotlight panels

  1. Planning, strategy and costs for renewal of icebreaker fleets
  2. Protection of the Arctic environment and the impact of climate change on shipping operations,
  3. Competitiveness of the Suez Canal v. the Northern Sea Route,
  4. Identifying, forecasting and warning of areas of ice pressure,
  5. Update on the latest progress of the Polar Code, and
  6. Arctic communications:  trends and impacts of new space mission requirements

Case studies: experiences from offshore Arctic operations in summer 2012

Lessons learned from operations in the Chukchi Sea and Baffin Bay in 2012

Four problem-solving clinics with small group sessions for more in-depth discussion on:

  1. development of a Technical Arctic Council,
  2. ice class rules for icebreakers,
  3. using SEEMP for ice-going vessels and
  4. search, rescue and survival in icy waters –

Four champagne roundtable discussions provide an opportunity for feedback and discussion on specific areas of interest in small groups including:

  1. ballast water management systems for ice-going vessels,
  2. ice charting and forecasting for the North Atlantic and Greenland
  3. OSV operations in ice, and
  4. Arctic oil and gas projects this is an

Planning, strategy and costs for renewal of icebreaker fleets

An industry panel discussion on the processes for renewing and updating icebreaker fleets

Two new breakfast briefings including

  • designing for effective station-keeping in ice and
  • coatings for ice-going vessels

The event this year is designed to increase networking time and audience feedback sessions

For more information contact: or telephone:+44 (0) 20 7017 5510