Effort to monitor traffic in Canada’s Arctic waters hits snags

Metro News quoted Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, about an eight-year effort to develop year-round surveillance capability in Canada’s Arctic waters.

Marine traffic was only remotely monitored twice during the hospitable northern summers. Byers questioned why Canada’s military agency needed underwater-sensing capabilities in that location in light of existing satellite capabilities and aerial monitoring of foreign vessels in the summer.