The 21st Century — Turning Point for the Northern Sea Route?

Proceedings of the Northern Sea Route User Conference, Oslo, 18–20 November 1999

  • Claes Lykke Ragner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Opening Session

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kåre Willoch
      Pages 3-3
    3. Yohei Sasakawa
      Pages 5-6
    4. Tadakiyo Nomura
      Pages 17-18
    5. Artur Chilingarov
      Pages 19-19
    6. Nikolay Aksyonenko
      Pages 21-22
  3. The Northern Sea Route Basics: What is Known? What is Needed? What is Possible?

  4. INSROP’s Main Findings

  5. The INSROP Simulation Study

  6. The Commercial Advantages and Disadvantages of the Northern Sea Route

  7. Actual Experience of Northern Sea Route Navigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-152
    2. Alexander P. Ushakov
      Pages 153-156
  8. Technology and Infrastructure for the NSR

  9. Securing a Stable, Profitable and Responsible Administrative Regime for the Northern Sea Route — Political Problems to be Solved

  10. Parallel Workshops

About these proceedings


by Claes Lykke Ragner, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute Marking the end of the International Northern Sea Route Programme (INSROP), the Northern Sea Route User Conference was organized in Oslo on 18-20 November 1999. The purpose of the Conference was two-fold. First, it was the intention of the organizers to present to the potential users of the Northern Sea Route - i. e. the international shipping industry and relevant cargo owners - the results of six years of multidisciplinary INSROP research. Second, it was the organizers' intention to create a unique meeting place for the different Northern Sea Route stakeholders - a forum where users, the Russian NSR administrators, the researchers and other interested parties could discuss the status and future of the route. In these Conference Proceedings, you will fmd the manuscripts of the speeches presented during the Conference: The manuscripts can roughly be divided into three groups with widely different focuses: On one hand, you will fmd the representatives of shipping and other commercial interests, focusing on the NSR's potential for profit in the short term, and on the shortcomings of the route. On the other hand, you will fmd representatives of different levels of Russian authorities, presenting the possibilities offered by the route, and emphasizing Russia's long experience in using and administrating it. In between these two groups stand the researchers, presenting a multi-faceted and hopefully balanced picture of the NSR and its possibilities vs.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Claes Lykke Ragner
    • 1
  1. 1.The Fridtjof Nansen InstituteLysakerNorway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5479-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3228-4
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