SALIENSEAS aims to enhance the saliency of climate services for marine mobility sectors in European Arctic seas. The workshop report is an important first milestone of the SALIENSEAS project. The 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 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, and with, end-users.
The workshop was inspired by a participatory approach, in order to give prominence to the perspectives and needs around climate services, of the various stakeholders involved in maritime activities in the (European) Arctic. Each participant brought a unique perspective to the workshop, which contributed to gaining a comprehensive view of marine mobile sectors’ metocean information needs. The participating Stakeholder Representatives have extensive expertise in Arctic marine operations, and their knowledge will be considered in the assessment of climate service needs throughout the SALIENSEAS project.
The report can be downloaded on the SALIENSEAS website www.salienseas.com.