The Arctic is undergoing extraordinary transformations early in the 21st century. Natural resource development, governance challenges, climate change and marine infrastructure issues are influencing current and future marine uses of the Arctic. The Arctic Council, recognizing these critical changes and issues, at the November 2004 Ministerial meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, called for the Council’s Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) working group to “conduct a comprehensive Arctic marine shipping assessment as outlined under the Arctic Marine Strategic Plan (AMSP) under the guidance of Canada, Finland and the United States as lead countries and in collaboration with the Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) working group and the Permanent Participants as relevant.” The Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment, or The AMSA 2009 Report, is the product of that Arctic Ministerial decision in Reykjavik and was approved at the 2009 Ministerial meeting in Tromsø.
(2017) Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)
This documents describes how to access the ASTD data. The Cooperative Agreement among the Arctic States Regarding Arctic Ship Traffic Data Sharing (ASTD Framework) establishes who may access the ASTD System, how access is sought, what data may be accessed, whether a fee is charged, and how ASTD data may be used. The ASTD Framework defines three levels of access to the ASTD System. The graphic and table below describe these three access levels. Through PAME, Participating Arctic States have paid for the development and ongoing maintenance of the ASTD System and have full access to the System, subject to the terms of the ASTD Framework.
(2022) Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME);
The Cooperative Agreement among the Arctic States Regarding Arctic Ship Traffic Data Sharing outlines access to the Arctic Ship Traffic Data
(ASTD) System and the use of ASTD data. This document outlines and explains the ASTD data. The document is intended for all ASTD Users.