A Methodology for Developing a Scientific Basis for the Ice Regime System.

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Proceedings titleProceedings 7th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE'07
Pages498503; # of pages: 6
AbstractTransport Canada has developed an Ice Regime System which defines the conditions in which vessels can safely navigate in ice-covered waters. This System, which was developed in support of the Arctic Shipping Pollution Prevention Regulations, has important implications for ships operating in Canadian waters and potentially for polar navigation. To ensure that these regulations represent realistic guidelines for ship navigation in ice, it is necessary to have them based on a scientific approach. To this end, a logical approach has been developed to provide a platform for this scientific basis. The approach is based on an empirical evaluation of the behaviour of ships in ice-covered waters. It is developed in 7 different Tasks. This paper provides a short introduction to the existing Ice Regime System, and presents the methodology for developing a scientific basis for the Ice Regime System.
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