Demystifying the increased vessel activity in the Arctic

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Recent research by a group of researchers from the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Environment Canada show that the increase in traffic in the Arctic Ocean is not only the result of a surge in freight transport by boat or even resource development, but rather a growing interest in visiting, experiencing, and understanding the region. Indeed, it denotes a slight increase in vessel activity supporting regional economic development (fishing, construction, supply, etc...) and a growing number of fleet for tourism, research and government support.

Professor Jackie Dawson and MA candidate Larissa Pizzolato have written an article about it in the Globe and Mail.

The uOttawa Gazette spoke to professor Jackie Dawson about her Arctic experiences.
 

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