The 21st Century — Turning Point for the Northern Sea Route?
Proceedings of the Northern Sea Route User Conference, Oslo, 18–20 November 1999
Proceedings of the Northern Sea Route User Conference, Oslo, 18-20 November 1999
Ragner, Claes Lykke (Ed.)
2000, XXX, 308 p.
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by Claes Lykke Ragner, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute Marking the end of the International Northern Sea Route Programme (INSROP), the Northern Sea Route User Conference was organized in Oslo on 18-20 November 1999. The purpose of the Conference was two-fold. First, it was the intention of the organizers to present to the potential users of the Northern Sea Route - i. e. the international shipping industry and relevant cargo owners - the results of six years of multidisciplinary INSROP research. Second, it was the organizers' intention to create a unique meeting place for the different Northern Sea Route stakeholders - a forum where users, the Russian NSR administrators, the researchers and other interested parties could discuss the status and future of the route. In these Conference Proceedings, you will fmd the manuscripts of the speeches presented during the Conference: The manuscripts can roughly be divided into three groups with widely different focuses: On one hand, you will fmd the representatives of shipping and other commercial interests, focusing on the NSR's potential for profit in the short term, and on the shortcomings of the route. On the other hand, you will fmd representatives of different levels of Russian authorities, presenting the possibilities offered by the route, and emphasizing Russia's long experience in using and administrating it. In between these two groups stand the researchers, presenting a multi-faceted and hopefully balanced picture of the NSR and its possibilities vs.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »East Asia - Nation - development - environment - organization
Notes on Contributors. Abbreviations. Foreword; C.L. Ragner. Introduction: The Northern Sea Route - What is it, and why should the international maritime community care about it? C.L. Ragner. Session 1: Opening Session. Session 2: The Northern Sea Route Basics: What is Known? What is Needed? What is Possible? Session 3: INSROP's Main Findings. Session 4: The INSROP Simulation Study. Session 5: The Commercial Advantages and Disadvantages of the Northern Sea Route. Session 6: Actual Experience of Northern Sea Route Navigation. Session 7: Technology and Infrastructure for the NSR. Session 8: Securing a Stable, Profitable and Responsible Administratieve Regime for the Northern Sea Route - Political Problems to be Solved. Sessions 9 and 10: Parallel Workshops. Session 11: Closing Session. Special Session: The Northern Sea Route's Importance for the Development of the Northern Russian Regions. Selected Additional Papers.