Maritime Operations

Maritime traffic in the Arctic is increasing, and so is the need for active sea traffic management.

Vessel transits through the Bering Strait have doubled in the past decade. As the ice-free season lengthens, traffic is expected to continue increasing through this economically and geopolitically strategic waterway. A sea traffic management system, developed in collaboration with Arctic communities, would help ensure safe passage and protect the health and well-being of the region's people, wildlife, and food security.

Arctic Watch employs a network of vessel tracking sensors and communications that track and transmit information to vessels to aid maritime safety. Vessels that voluntarily enroll in Arctic Watch can send and receive information to and from the maritime operations center more reliably.