Our work includes:
Working as Special Advisor to Arctic Council’s Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group on shipping and regulatory implementation
Working as a Consultant to the International Maritime Organization on Polar Issues, and Fishing Vessel Safety
Representing International Union of Marine Insurance (world’s energy & marine insurers) at the International Maritime Organisation on the finalisation of the Polar Code;
Participant of Advisory Council of All Party Parliamentary Group on the Polar Regions;
Advising London Insurance Market Joint-Hull Committee on Polar matters;
Advising International Ice Charting Working Group;
Advising Arctic Council Shipping Expert Group of PAME;
Advising individual Arctic Governments;
Advising House of Lords Arctic Committee;
Advising World Meteorological Organisation on Arctic matters;
Advising European Union’s DG MARE on Arctic Policy;
Advising European Union’s Climate Change Applicate Assembly (on effect of Arctic changes on mid latitudes);
Advising UK FCO on Arctic matters;
Advising UK Department of Trade on Arctic positioning;
Advising various United States Agencies regarding Arctic positioning during Arctic Council Chairmanship (May 2015 – May 2017).
Advising indigenous community groups in the Arctic regarding Best Practice Standards;
Advising the world cruise line industry regarding the Polar Code; and
Advising Environmental organisations regarding Polar Regulation.
Advising the Indigenous Communities of the Arctic.
For further reading on this topic and our work please see the following:
November 2020 ‘Michael Kingston representing IMO and Arctic Council PAME Group, highlighting OCIMF and ICS Best Practice Recommendations 24th November 2020’
February 2021 Statement on behalf of IMO to Arctic Council’s Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group Meeting (virtual) regarding Polar Code, and ratification of Cape Town Agreement for Fishing Vessel Safety
October 2019 Participating as Panelist at NATO Arctic Conference in Session on ‘Environmental and economic drivers of change in the Arctic’
December 2020 Playing a Key role in Ireland’s current application to join the Arctic Council Southern Star
June 2019 Statement as part of Government of Iceland Delegation to IMO Maritime Safety Committee 102 Meeting, IMO HQ, London United Kingdom, regarding Polar Code, and ratification of Cape Town Agreement for Fishing Vessel Safety
April 2019 Talk Harvard University ‘Arctic Shipping and the Northern Sea Route, Shipping Trends, and The New Polar Code Regulations: The Concerns and Contributions of The International Insurance Industry’
March 2020 Statement on behalf of IMO at Ministerial Meeting Opatija, Croatia regarding ratification of Cape Town Agreement for Fishing Vessel Safety (PDF attached to email)
January 2019 Keynote talk The Reform Club, Pall Mall, London on the Occasion of the Arctic Encounter London Gala Dinner at the invitation of the United States and United Kingdom.
October 2018 Presentation, Vladivostok, Russia, as Special Advisor to Arctic Council’s Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group at Meeting of Arctic Council’s Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group at the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University, 01-04 October 2018.
September 2018 Organising Maine Trade Delegation to Ireland to sign Economic Partnership Agreement with Cork County Council– Inshore Ireland ‘Ireland’s Arctic momentum gathers pace’
May 2018 Talk Westminster ‘Plastics in the Ocean’
28th February 2014 Insurance Industry Presentation at IMO re Polar Code by Michael Kingston...
11th March 2014 & 12th March 2014 ‘Sustainable Shipping Conference Report’ on Swedish Polar Research Secretariat website and Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website
15 March 2014 Lloyd’s of London Press Release (repeated in several papers worldwide) following Arctic Ice Conference on 12th March
Insurance Day 20 November 2014 Article on Polar Code
Insurance Day 09 December 2014. ‘'Ice regime for Arctic Shipping Risks Welcomed'
Insurance Day 10 June 2015 'Coming in From the Cold’
Key Note Speech Institute, North Fairbanks Alaska 29th September 2015
Frontier Energy. 'Learning Lessons from History'. August 2016
Frontier Energy August 2016. 'Best Practice Breakthrough'
Lloyd’s of London 03 January 2017 ‘Polar Code sets new industry standards’
Riviera Media January 2017 ‘Decoding the Polar Code’
Video of Speech Arctic Council Summit Fairbanks Alaska May 2017 upon Declaration of Arctic Shipping Best Practices Declaration by Arctic States.
United States Coastguard ‘Proceedings’ Publication December 2017 ‘Why We Should Care? - The insurance market and changing maritime industry risks’
Tanker Shipping and Trade December 2017 ‘Rules are one thing: implementation another’
Arctic Council’s Website ‘Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum’
Lloyd's News 2017 Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum