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Future of the sea: implications from opening Arctic Sea routes

A report examining what the opening of Arctic shipping routes will mean for the UK.

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Future of the sea: implications from opening Arctic Sea routes

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This report summarises the evidence for the projected loss of Arctic sea ice and opening of shipping routes due to climate change. It explores how these changes will make trans-Arctic shipping routes more navigable and profitable, and explores the resulting challenges and opportunities for the UK.

It was commissioned as part of the Foresight Future of the sea project.

Published 3 August 2017
Last updated 3 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to Dr Nathanael Melia's blogpost.
  2. First published.