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10th International Arctic Shipping Seminar 2021

Due to unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19, the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries is going to have a live-streaming conference this year, and all the sessions will be streamed live on YouTube.

With the theme of "Arctic Shipping Infrastructure: Key Issues and Prospects" this year's seminar will explore into the 2021 NSR operation, NSR infrastructures for transit, ports and communication, and international joint research in three different sessions.

Presentations and discussions will be given by domestic and foreign experts from Russia, Norway and Japan.

Date: 9th December 2021, 13:00 - 18:00

Place: Room 205 2nd FL. APEC Hall, Busan Exhibition & Convetion Center (BEXCO), Busan, Korea



  • 12:30 - 13:00: Registration
  • 13:00 - 13:20: Opening Ceremony
  • 13:30 - 13:50: Keynote Speech, Energy Shipping in the Arctic: Sovcomflot's Experience - Vladislav Zhibul, Site Team Head, Sovcomflot, Russia
  • 13:50 - 14:30: Session 1
    • Evaluation of 2021 NSR Operation, - Nikolay Monko, Acting Head, NSRA, Russia
    • Russia's Development Policy of NSR Infrastructure - Mikhail Belkin, State Policy Director, Rosatom, Russia
  • 14:30 - 14:50: Break
  • 14:50 - 16:50: Session 2: NSR Transit Infrastructures: Ship, Communication and Weather - Moderator Hochul Park, KMOU
    • Arctic Resource Project Trends and Transportation Infrastructure on the NSR - Mikhail Grigoryev, Director, GECON, Russia
    • Integration of Satellite Data and Weather Information for Arctic Operations - Børre Pedersen, Sales Director, KSAT, Norway
    • Winterization Concept & Application of Arctic LNG - Mingi Han, Senior Engineer, SHI, Korea
  • 14:50 - 16:50: Session 3: International Joint Research
    • Application of Ice Routing Services to Solve Practical Tasks of Ship Navigation in the Arctic - Alexander Buyanov, Deputy General Director, CNIIMF, Russia & Alex Topaj, Deputy Director for Science, Bureau Hyperborea, Russia
    • The Construction of Transshipment Hubs on the NSR and Role of Korea - Sungwon Hong, IAL YSU, Korea
  • 16:50 - 17:00: Break
  • 17:00 - 17:50: Panel Discussion
    • Moderator: Sungwoo Lee, KMI
    • Bjørn Gunnarsson, Nord University, Norway
    • Otsuka Natsuhiko, Hokkaido University, Japan
    • Soktae Park, Sinokor, Korea
  • 17:50: Closing