The Guideline contains best practice methods and data sources for conducting regional and area-wide risk assessments concerned with ship traffic and operations in Arctic.
The Guideline aims to:
Intended users of the Guideline are stakeholders involved with, or responsible for, optimization of risk management strategies concerning prevention and preparedness for loss of life and acute environmental damage in the Arctic region, e.g.:
Although the Guideline is not intended for voyage planning purposes, ship owners and operators may use elements of the Guideline to obtain information about Arctic risk factors and data sources.
The Guideline targets methods and data sources used for Marine Risk Assessments (also referred to as Navigational-, Shipping- or Ship Traffic Risk Assessment) and Oil Spill/ environmental risk assessment:
This Guideline applies the risk management process as defined in ISO 31000:2018. The Guideline uses the six steps of risk management process with some customization to fit the objective of capturing the arctic risk influencing factors.