Canada, Norway, Russia to provide Arctic sea weather warnings


Norway, together with Canada and Russia, will soon provide navigation and meteorological warnings for ships crossing the Arctic sea, a new maritime route which has opened up due to global warming, a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) expert said Sept 23, reports AFP.

Previously, no country had been assigned to provide weather and navigation information in the Arctic seas.

A revised Manual on Maritime Safety Information (MSI) which is to come into force in 2011 now includes the Arctic as a new zone, writes AFP.

The Arctic Ocean, located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the smallest, and shallowest of the world’s five major oceanic divisions.

Read the AFP article here

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