Webinar : Polar Maritime Issues
Off-event of the European Maritime Days
Webinar on polar maritime issues as an off-event of the European Maritime Days with:
- Roberto Rivas-Hermann (Kiel University-Germany) for: “Transshipment Hubs and Arctic shipping routes” by Roberto Rivas-Hermann
- Tony Cabus (Nord University – Norway) for: “Climate Change and Arctic Navigation: Balancing Progress and Preservation”
The webinar is organized by the AMURE laboratory as part of a partnership within SEA-EU, the European University of the SEAS, with the University of Kiel in Germany and the University of the North in Norway on polar issues
2 possibilities: webinar physically at the IUEM or online
Webinar animation by Daphne Buiron
Speaker : Tony Cabus
Graduated (Phd) from Kobe University, Japan, Dr. Tony Cabus is now a post-doctoral researcher at the university of Kiel, Germany where he teaches climate change mitigation and adaptation law. He is also involved in a project on the marine potential of carbon removal.
Research about climate change mitigation and adaptation law, and marine potential of carbone removal.
Talk: “Climate Change and Arctic Navigation: Balancing Progress and Preservation”
As climate change rapidly transforms the Arctic environment, navigation through this region has become a pressing issue that cannot be ignored. While technological advancements have made it easier to navigate through the region, they have also brought new risks to the fragile Arctic environment. This presentation will explore the challenges of navigating through the Arctic in the context of climate change, including issues related to changing ice cover, shifting sea routes, and increasing risks. It will discuss legal and regulatory frameworks, and adaptation strategies being developed to address these challenges, highlighting the need for a holistic and integrated approach to ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable navigation in the Arctic for the future.
Speaker : Roberto Rivas-Hermann
Roberto Rivas Hermann has 10+ years professional and academic experience in socio-economical aspects linked to environmental protection. Early research considered governance and political ecology of water resources in Nicaragua and Panama. During his Ph.D. research, Roberto merged his previous experience on governance aspects of the environment, with those of the industrial innovation dynamics in societies of the global North -with the case of the greening shipping industry. In his postodoctoral research, Roberto analyzed the relation between discourse and agency. How actors’ decisions are influenced by the surrounding discourse and how these decisions translated into entrepreneurial praxis lead to certain outcomes -with special emphasis on circular economy.
In April 2019, joined the Center for High North Logistics (Bodø, Norway) to carry out research and teaching in the areas of logistics and environmental planning linked to Arctic maritime infrastructure.
Talk: “Transshipment Hubs and Arctic shipping routes”
With a case study of the Northern Sea Route (NSR), this lecture will explore three key research lines to understand the development and impact of transshipment hubs along the NSR.
The first line of research will focus on the operational and design features of transshipment terminals, addressing the challenges and requirements of Arctic port infrastructure and exploring innovative design solutions and technologies tailored to the harsh Arctic environment.
The second line of research will delve into the geopolitical and governance aspects of Arctic transshipment hubs, analyzing the role of international collaboration in developing and managing port infrastructure and evaluating the impact of geopolitical tensions and interests on the development and utilization of these hubs. Finally, the lecture will investigate financing and sustainability issues related to Arctic transshipment hubs, exploring potential funding models, public-private partnerships, and the environmental and social impacts of increased commercial shipping along the NSR, highlighting the importance of sustainable development in port infrastructure planning.
Hermann, R. R., Lin, N., Lebel, J., & Kovalenko, A. (2022). Arctic transshipment hub planning along the Northern Sea Route: A systematic literature review and policy implications of Arctic port infrastructure. Marine Policy, 145, 105275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2022.105275affiche-22mai
Monday 22th of May 2023
IUEM – PNBI
and via Zoom
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