Arctic Ship Traffic Data (ASTD) Project Plan

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Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)
PAME , Arctic Ship Traffic Data , ASTD , Project plan , Fairbanks , SAO Meeting , 2016 , Information Document
Purpose: "The Arctic Ship Traffic Data (ASTD) project is an initiative from The Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME), a working group of the Arctic Council. The project will collect historical information about shipping activity in the Arctic from the Arctic Council member governments to use for trend analysis and related purposes under the realm of the Arctic Council". Objective:"To develop a long-term, sustainable collection of Arctic shipping activities consisting of a data repository with selected ship traffic information provided by the Arctic Council governments and a web application/tool to extract information from the repository, allowing for periodic trend analysis"