Canada's newly appointed Ambassador Kenneth Macartney and the Honorary Consul Per Jessing visited SSPA yesterday. The meeting had a special focus on Arctic issues and environmental impact, since it corresponds to The Arctic Council's ongoing work, where Sweden holds the Chairmanship (2011-2013).
- The experiences and knowledge of risk management in Arctic operations as well as oil spill management in ice was discussed, says Jim Sandkvist. The recent study for the Maritime Administration to use the Swedish icebreakers as essential components of an international rescue team during the summer in the Arctic, was presented, he continues.
ACCSEAS is a new EU INTERREG North Sea projects designed to improve accessibility for maritime traffic in the North Sea region through a coordinated implementation of e-Navigation among the nations in the region. An e-Navigation test-bed will be created to demonstrate and test solutions. ACCSEAS will develop new navigation and communication concepts and the platform is designed to alleviate traffic congestion, bottlenecks and accident risks. SSPA will implement the SSPA Dynamic Predictor into the platform and explore the possibility of exchanging the information between ships and tugs. The technique will be tested in a simulator.