Southern Ocean Decade & Polar Data Forum Week 2021

Online, 20 - 24 September 2021 An Ocean Of Opportunities

Arctic Sustainability and the Satellite Record of Maritime Ship Traffic

Paul Arthur Berkman

The oldest continuous satellite record of maritime ship traffic north of the Arctic Circle will be discussed with implications for sustainable development in the Arctic Ocean. The satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) big-data are being analyzed with extreme speed and cost-effectiveness in the cloud, applying 'space-time cube' methodologies. As a case study, emphasis of this oral presentation will be on global precedents that are being established with the "precautionary approach" that is entering into force for Arctic and non-Arctic States with the Agreement to Prevent Unregulated Commercial Fishing on the High Seas of the Central Arctic Ocean.