A quantitative assessment of Arctic shipping in 2010–2014

  title={A quantitative assessment of Arctic shipping in 2010–2014},
  author={V{\'i}ctor M. Egu{\'i}luz and Juan Fern{\'a}ndez-Gracia and Xabier Irigoien and Carlos M Duarte},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
Rapid loss of sea ice is opening up the Arctic Ocean to shipping, a practice that is forecasted to increase rapidly by 2050 when many models predict that the Arctic Ocean will largely be free of ice toward the end of summer. These forecasts carry considerable uncertainty because Arctic shipping was previously considered too sparse to allow for adequate validation. Here, we provide quantitative evidence that the extent of Arctic shipping in the period 2011-2014 is already significant and that it… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 18 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
8 Citations
3 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-3 of 3 references

Marine accessibility along Russia's Northern Sea Route

  • S. R. Stephenson, L. W. Brigham, L. C. Smith
  • Polar Geography
  • 2014

Shipping in Arctic

  • W Østreng
  • 2013

Sea Ice Index, Version 1. Boulder, Colorado USA

  • F. Fetterer, K. Knowles, W. Meier, M. Savoie
  • NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • 2002

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…