The AWSC hosts a minimum of two meetings per year. Meeting materials and presentations from those meetings are provided below.

The AWSC has developed the following map identifying the area of responsibility for the Committee.

area of responsibility for the awsc

The AWSC was established in October 2014 as a self-governing multi-stakeholder group focused on creating or documenting best practices to ensure a safe, efficient, and predictable operating environment for all users of the arctic waterways. The committee is composed of a wide array of arctic maritime users and stakeholders that fall under three categories: Subsistence Hunters, Industry, and Other representatives. Each category has five seats, each with a vote in decisions made by the organization.


The AWSC Bylaws were adopted by the Committee in March 2015.

History & bylaws

Mission

The mission of the Arctic Waterways Safety Committee is to implement lawful best practices to ensure a safe, efficient, and predictable operating environment for all Arctic waterway users.

meeting Briefings

RECOGNITION IN REGIONAL & NATIONAL POLICY DOCUMENTS

The AWSC and its work is recognized in both regional and national policy documents. Below are a few samples of such documents.