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Arctic Shipping Routes

With less sea ice, Arctic shipping routes will be more accessible, accelerating economic and political impacts for the region.

With a decrease in Arctic sea ice thickness and duration, the potential of trans-Arctic navigation (e.g. Northern Sea Route) is expected to increase. This potential increase in the use of trans-Arctic navigation will have international economic and political impacts.


The final storylines will be selected based on their impact on certain environmental risks, such as trans-Arctic shipping routes. In this section you will find how one of our Arctic storylines impacts these shipping routes and what influence this has on an economic, political and environmental standpoint.