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The Arctic Gateway and Transport Airships

The Arctic Gateway and Transport Airships

The hopes for an Arctic Gateway would be enhanced by transport airships Dr. Barry E. Prentice, June 20th, 2011. Wake up, northerners! Where is the money to pay for the promised road to Nunavut? Wake up, southerners! The price tag of between $2 billion and $3 billion is money not spent on the crumbling streets […]

An Airship-Cargo Service Would Transform the Economy of the North

An Airship-Cargo Service Would Transform the Economy of the North

Dr. Barry E. Prentice, June 20th, 2011. The “bold idea” Diane Gray outlines to use the CentrePort model for the development of Churchill deserves analysis. Most observers of Northern transportation would agree the Port of Churchill has seldom lived up to either expectations or economic potential. Consequently, an assessment of this Arctic Gateway vision is […]

There is a global need for airships

There is a global need for airships

By Dr. Barry E. Prentice What if a new vehicle could pick up almost anything and transport it almost anywhere? What if this vehicle could fly goods over land or sea at the lowest energy costs and the least environmental impact? How would that change the world? About once every 30 to 40 years since […]

Global Warming and Resupplying Remote Communities

Global Warming and Resupplying Remote Communities

Global warming forcing a rethink of how best to resupply remote communities By Dr. Barry E. Prentice, October 27th, 2007 MOST discussions of climate change, melting ice caps and global weather events are focused on measurement. The debate needs to shift to consider how we are going to cope with these changes. In no case […]

A Short History of Airships in the Arctic

A Short History of Airships in the Arctic

History provides proof that airships can operate in cold weather By Dr. Barry E. Prentice, January 5th, 2013 •The American airship pioneer Walter Wellman flew a dirigible inside the Arctic Circle as early as 1907. Wellman made two more attempts to explore the Arctic by airship in 1909 and 1910. •In 1926, the Norge was […]

Airships to the Arctic IV: Conference Proceedings

Held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – October 29 – 31st, 2007 Welcome By: Russ Wyatt, Councillor, City of Winnipeg It is an honour to bring greetings on behalf of his Worship, Mayor Sam Katz and all members of Winnipeg City Council to welcome the delegates who are attending the 4th International Symposium of ‘Airships to […]

Airships to the Arctic III: Conference Proceedings

Held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – May 31st – June 2nd, 2005 Foreword By: Dr. Barry E. Prentice, Transport Institute Professor, Supply Chain Management, I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba The Airships to the Arctic Symposia were created to provide a forum for the discussion of the supply of a new generation of […]

Airships to the Arctic II: Conference Proceedings

Held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – October 21 – 23rd, 2003 Forward By: Dr. Barry E. Prentice, Director, Transport Institute Professor, Transport and Logistics, I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba The second Airships to the Arctic Symposium builds on the progress made at the 2002 meeting. The conference opened with a very impressive […]

Airships to the Arctic I: Conference Proceedings

Held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – October 22 – 24th, 2002 Forward By: Dr. Barry E. Prentice Director, Transport Institute I.H. Asper School of Business University of Manitoba This Symposium was conceived as a means of bringing together all interested parties for a first hard look at the use of airships for northern transportation. The […]

Airship Transport of Minerals – A Vision of the Future

By: Dr. Barry E. Prentice & Dr. Edward Schiller, P.Geol. Mining development in remote areas has many challenges, but the cost of transportation has to be near the top of the list. Transportation infrastructure is expensive to build, particularly where environmental requirements, native land claims and permafrost soils are involved. The distances are long and […]

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