Report on the 1st Joint Workshop of ArCS II Research Program on Arctic Sea Routes and JCAR Working Group on Ice Engineering Research
On August 9 and 10, 2023, the research program on ArCS II Sustainable Arctic Sea Routes in a Rapidly Changing Environment (Principal Investigator: Akihisa Kinno, Kogakuin University) and the JCAR Working Group on Ice Engineering Research (WG Chair: Shotaro Uto, Hokkaido University) jointly held the first meeting. The meeting was held in a hybrid format at Hokkaido University and online to (1) report and discuss the progress of the ArCS II research program and (2) enhancement of collaboration among researchers and engineers in the field of ice engineering. 12 presentations were made over the two days, and active discussions were held on each presentation. In the final session, there was a discussion on the Japanese designation of Arctic shipping routes. As a results, the joint workshop recommended the Japanese designations on Arctic Shipping Routes and Northern Sea Route. The next joint workshop is planned to be held later in 2023.