Denmark Transfers ArcticWeb to Norway
Effective today, Denmark will transfer to Norway responsibility for the ArcticWeb, a web-based platform designed to improve navigational safety in the Arctic.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration will take over the ownership and operation of ArcticWeb, while the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) will continue as data-provider and advisory board member.
The free-to-use ArcticWeb platform has been in operation since 2014 as a joint regional project primarily funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and lead by the DMA. Its key functions include route sharing, sharing of schedules, ice charts, weather on route, forecasts of wave height and ice accretion, navigational warnings and a search and rescue tool.
ArcticWeb was developed in cooperation between The Government of Greenland, The Norwegian Coastal Administration, The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), The Danish Geodata Agency, Joint Arctic Command, Defense Centre for Operational Oceanography and the Danish Maritime Authority.
The platform’s main target group is cruise and passenger ships operating in Greenlandic waters. Approximately 250 users are currently active on ArcticWeb.