Infrastructure Opportunities and Challenges before the Arctic Sealift. SUZANNE PAQUIN President & Chief Executive Officer Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping Inc. Delivered to: Northern Lights Conference 2010 Montreal. www.neas.ca. 1. NEAS: People. Community. Service.
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President & Chief Executive Officer
Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping Inc.
Northern Lights Conference 2010
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Weather: Extreme climates, winds, currents, and short navigational season
Communities: Remote, lack of marine infrastructure, no safe or secure work areas, customer dependence on marine transportation for re-supply.
Mining: generally remote and distant from population centres.
Government Contracting: Services are regulated monopolies by way of restrictive winner take all regional contract awards… limits customer choice, reduces competition and increases costs.
Tides: many communities have high tides resulting in operational delays.
Navigational Charts: Inadequate hydrographic navigational charts and data - Approximately 10% of the Canadian Arctic is adequately charted.
Mooring Buoys and Navigational Aids: Deficiency exists – few Navaids and 1 Mooring Buoy in Nunavut.
Each vessel has its own kit… sealift operations in Canada’s Arctic…
Marine Staging Areas sealift operations in Canada’s Arctic…
Defined Staging Areas would improve cargo handling sealift operations in Canada’s Arctic…
Need for “kid safe and secure” marine staging areas in each community…
Outside Lighting & Fencing… each community… a little will go a long way
Examples from Nunavik each community…
1 each community… st Priority - IQALUIT Phase 1:
The Arctic Algorithm
+ IMPROVED INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
= COMMUNITY MARINE INFRASTRUCTURE
People. Community. Service. each community…