Governance of Arctic Shipping: Balancing Rights and Interests of Arctic States and User States.

Due to melting sea ice, new sea routes have opened up through the Arctic. Arctic coastal States and Asian States have different interests when it comes to shipping through these newly-created sea routes between Europe and Asia. How to balance these different interests?


These are the questions addressed in the book, Governance of Arctic Shipping: Balancing Rights and Interests of Arctic States and User States, published by Brill in September 2017. The book will be launched at a side event during the Arctic Frontiers 2018.  

At the Side Event the presentations will focus on potential cooperative mechanisms for balancing rights and interests of Arctic States and user States in light of experiences with Southeast Asian cooperative mechanisms.


Tentative program:                                                                          

“Governance of Arctic Shipping. An Introduction to the Book”, Professor Erik J. Molenaar JCLOS, UiT.

“The Rights and Interests of Arctic Coastal States, with special reference to Russia”, Research Fellow Jan Solski, JCLOS, UiT.

“The role of user States”, Dr. XUE Guifang (Julia), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

"The role of the Arctic Council in Arctic Shipping Governance", Research Fellow Piotr Graczyk, UiT

“The Cooperative Mechanism in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore: A Model for the Arctic?", Associate Professor Robert C. Beckman, National University of Singapore.


Commentator – Professor Ted Mc Dorman, Victoria University, Canada.


Panel discussion.

Venue: Radisson Blu, meeting room Sydspissen.

For registration:


Read more about the book here: Conference in Singapore resulted in book on Arctic Shipping.

Når: 24.01.18 kl 13.30–15.30
Hvor: Radisson Blu, Tromsø
Sted: Tromsø
Målgruppe: alle
Ansvarlig: Christin Skjervold
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