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Arctic shipping highways.

Baird, Alfred

Authors

Alfred Baird



Abstract

Ships and sailors in the Arctic have traditionally faced fearsome hazards in the bitter winds and freezing waters, but today the ice is in retreat and the Arctic is opening up as a marine highway linking Europe, Asia and North America. Could that mean the revival of Orkney's old Arctic connections? Prof. Alfred Baird of Edinburgh Napier University looks at the challenges and opportunities that may lie ahead.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Orkney International Science Festival
Start Date Sep 2, 2011
End Date Sep 2, 2011
Publication Date 2011-09
Deposit Date Apr 2, 2012
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Freight transportation; shipping; North Sea; Economic growth: Trade; Scotland; Orkney Islands; Regional development
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5187
Publisher URL http://www.oisf.org/index.php?path=programme&call_event=2011-09-02