The maritime dialogue meeting to which various maritime stakeholders have
been invited is part of this.
- Dialogue with the industry and the
Government of Greenland is of importance to our daily work. The maritime
dialogue meeting gives us an opportunity to discuss challenges in the maritime
field and to engage in dialogue about our regulations and requirements, says
Deputy Director General Troels Blicher Danielsen from the Danish Maritime
In addition to the Danish Maritime Authority, the DMI, which
operates the weather and ice services in Greenland, and the Danish Geodata
Agency, which develops charts of Greenland waters, take part in the meetings.
The Danish Maritime Authority is responsible for, inter alia, safety of
navigation and ship surveys in Greenland.
During the maritime dialogue
meeting, focus will, inter alia, be on the stricter navigational requirements
for cruise ships carrying more than 250 passengers that have entered into force
during 2016. During the Nautical Week, the participants will, thus, take stock
of the introduction of the new regulations in the first tourist
Furthermore, the IMO Polar Code, which will become effective on 1
January 2017, will be a major issue – not least as regards its impact on