Mr Pablo Izquierdo

pizquierdo@wwf.no

WWF Norge, Norway

WWF has long experience in conducting analysis pertaining to conservation interest in general and in the Arctic in particular. We are organized in a network connecting research and advocacy effort between all arctic countries. WWF is moreover the only none-governmental organization that enjoys an observer status in the International Maritime Organization and the Arctic Council. For this inquiry, we will be using the data to further our analysis related to investigating the possible effect of ship traffic has on key ecological values in the Arctic. This will be embedded in our ArkGIS project (www.arkgis.org) which receives funding from the Norwegian government and that are endorsed by Arctic Council working group.