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 these challenges with 5 key 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
Project Objectives and Methodology
SEDNA will test the outputs of the project in a variety of ways:
Usability testing in a simulated Arctic ship environment (Safe Arctic Bridge)
Field testing on real Arctic-going vessels (anti-icing coating)
End-user demonstration (Arctic Voyage Optimiser)
Test case study for a vessel in the Russian Arctic (Design Framework)