Arctic shipping highways.

Baird, Alfred (2011) Arctic shipping highways. In: Orkney International Science Festival, 2nd September 2011, Kirkwall. (Unpublished)

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Ships and sailors in the Arctic have traditionally faced fearsome hazards in the bitter winds and freezing waters, but today the ice is in retreat and the Arctic is opening up as a marine highway linking Europe, Asia and North America. Could that mean the revival of Orkney's old Arctic connections? Prof. Alfred Baird of Edinburgh Napier University looks at the challenges and opportunities that may lie ahead.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper given at the Orkney International Science Festival held in Kirkwall on the 2nd of September, 2011.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freight transportation; shipping; North Sea; Economic growth: Trade; Scotland; Orkney Islands; Regional development
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Item ID: 5187
Depositing User: Mr David Main
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 13:01
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 13:01

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