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2019 - Wednesday-Friday, May 22-24

Conference: "Arctic Shipping Challenges"

The Union Club, Victoria, BC Canada

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2019 - Wednesday-Friday, May 22-24

Conference: "Arctic Shipping Challenges"

Members: $650

Non-members: $800. Be sure to take advantage of the early registration pricing,  $650 instead of $800. This ends on May 8, 2019.

An amazing set of speakers! A small sampling:

  • Tim Keane, VP Operations Fednav
  • Tero Vauraste, Chair Arctic Economic Council
  • Desmond Raymond, Transport Canada Ocean Protection Plan
  • Professor Also Chircop, Dalhousie University
  • Drs Laura Eerkes-Medrano and David Atkinson, University of Victoria
  • Brigadier-General Patrick Carpentier, Commander Joint Task Force North
  • Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie, Commander Maritime Forces Pacific
  • John Parker, Canadian Ice Service 

Do not miss informative presentations, interactive Q&A sessions, and panel discussions, bringing together key Canadian and international stakeholders in industry, environmental organizations, governmental transport authorities, coast guards, consultants, and technology providers. Social and professional networking opportunities are embedded in the program.

Join us in Victoria, BC, to participate with leading executives and experts as we discuss opportunities and challenges associated with the maritime Arctic.

See our external conference web page for detailed information

The Union Club, Victoria, BC Canada


Tour of the MV ASTERIX - Thursday, January 31, 2019


The NI BC Branch participated in a tour of MV Asterix, at Ogden Point in Victoria. MV Asterix is the vessel recently converted to act as a replenishment ship, and leased to the Canadian Government to support Canadian Navy operations.

Technical Seminar - Monday, February 18, 2019


The NI BC Branch held an afternoon Technical Seminar in Sidney, BC, Canada. The event was open to Nautical Institute Members and interested Non-Members to learn more about the variety of work and areas of expertise of branch members. See "Downloads" for a full event description.



NIBC_TechSeminar_Feb2019 (pdf)