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WOC partners with IMO, WMU and Arctic Council on Sustainable Arctic Shipping event

The World Ocean Council (WOC) is a Supporting Partner of the “ShipArc 2015” conference (Malmö, Sweden, 25-27 August 2015).

ShipArc 2015 is organized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the World Maritime University (WMU) and the Arctic Council‘s working group on Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME). Koji Sekimizu, IMO Secretary-General, will open the conference.

ShipArc 2015 will bring together regulatory, governance, industry, indigenous, civil society, academic, and research participants around the theme of “Safe and Sustainable Shipping in a Changing Arctic Environment”.

WOC has been invited to organize two industry panels to address: “Industry Developments, Opportunities and Challenges” and “Sustainable Arctic Business Development”.

Representatives from shipping, oil and gas, fishing, mining, tourism, submarine cable, aquaculture or other sectors interested in participating on these panels are encouraged to contact the WOC by 7 July.

More information on ShipArc 2015 can be found at:

The results of ShipArc 2015 will feed into the Arctic session of the 3rd WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (Singapore, 9-11 November, 2015).

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