Welcome to SEDNA
SEDNA ("Safe maritime operations under extreme conditions: the Arctic case") is a research project that is developing an innovative and integrated risk-based approach to safe Arctic navigation, ship design and operation.
The SEDNA Vision
As more of the Arctic waters become navigable due to global warming, ship traffic in the Arctic regions is increasing. However, there are significant operational challenges in the Arctic. As a result, recent years have seen a sharp rise in marine casualties.
SEDNA will address the challenges of ensuring safe Arctic operation through 5 innovations:
A human-centred "Safe Arctic Bridge" for ice-going vessels
Optimised Arctic voyage planning, combining ice monitoring and weather forecasting, using Big Data and Data Management .
Anti-icing solutions for vessels
A 'risk-based design framework' to encompass all aspects of Arctic ship operation
Enhancing the safety of Methanol bunkering through the use of Low Flash Point Fuels in Arctic shipping