Near the end of the 20th century PAME concluded that based on conclusions of previous work, sufficient information was not readily available with regard to present and future shipping activities in the Arctic, nor in the relation to associated potential effects to the marine environment.
The project included the tasks to:
- outline a draft snapshot analysis of shipping activities in the Arctic including future trends
- identify and prioritize the environmental problems related to current and potential shipping activities in the Arctic
- identify and assess the adequacy of current measures for addressing the problems identified and identify the possible gaps
- consider appropriate measures to fill the gaps identified and provide recommended actions
The snap shot analysis is produced by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate and the Norwegian Ministry of Environment for PAME.