20 April 2020The Guideline aims to improve safety of Arctic marine operations by incorporating Arctic-specific risk factors not covered by existing guidelines.EPPR released a press release for lauching a Guideline for Arctic Marine Risk Assessment, which is a web based tool for conducting Arctic marine risk assessments. The guideline contains best practice methods and data sources for conducting regional and area-wide risk assessments concerned with ship traffic and operations in the Arctic. The guideline aims to improve and ease the process of conducting Arctic-specific risk assessments by creating a common ground and incorporating unique Arctic risk factors. The Guideline was developed in cooperation by EPPR, Norwegian Coastal Administration and DNV GL. Marine risk assessments were, until now, conducted based on information on generic conditions and risk factors found in waters around the world. However, to improve safety of Arctic marine operations, it is key that risk assessments are conducted to understand how Arctic-specific hazards can affect the operations.