Enhancing the saliency of climate services for marine mobility sectors in European Arctic seas (SALIENSEAS): Stakeholder Advisory Group Workshop Report
EditorLamers, Machiel; Knol, Maaike; Müller, Malte; Blair, Berill; Jeuring, Jelmer; Rasmussen, Till Andreas Soya; Sivle, Anders Doksæter
This report provides an overview of the activities and discussions that took place during the first SALIENSEAS Stakeholder Advisory Group workshop, held on 25 January at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Norway. The workshop was inspired by a participatory approach, in order to give prominence to the perspectives and needs of the various stakeholders involved in maritime activities in the European Arctic. The core purpose of the workshop was twofold: 1) to identify the most pressing issues around metocean information availability and access, in terms of sector-specific needs to increase safety and efficiency of operations; and 2) to formulate a plan for efficient and relevant data collection from end-users. Invited stakeholder representatives have extensive expertise in Arctic marine operations, and their knowledge will be considered in the assessment of service needs throughout the project. Each participant brought a unique perspective to the workshop, which contributed to gaining a comprehensive view of marine mobile sectors’ metocean information needs in the European Arctic. Though two stakeholder representatives were not able to join workshop activities, they were consulted separately. Their insights are also included in this report. The structure of the report follows the agenda of the workshop. Each section of the report covers one agenda point and ends with a short summary of key insights. The final section connects these insights in an overall reflection and summarizes potential avenues for further collaboration.