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2011 Symposium Information

4th Symposium on the Impacts of an
Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations

June 20 - 22, 2011
Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Program & Agenda

 
Monday, June 20, 2011
Time Presentations / Topics Speaker
0800 - 0900 Registration  
0900 - 0910 Opening and Welcoming Remarks CDR John W. Simms, Director and Commanding Officer, National / Naval Ice Center (NIC)
0910 - 0915 Navy Memorial Greetings Ms. Cindy Collins, Vice President for Operations, United States Navy Memorial
0915 - 0930 Symposium Logistics and Information Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC
0930 - 1000 Changing Conditions in the Arctic and the U.S. National Ocean Policy's Strategic Action Plan, (PDF, 2.88 MB) Dr. John Farrell, Executive Director, USARC
1000 - 1025 Symposium Opening Address, (PDF, 109 KB) ADM Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)
1025 - 1045 Morning Break and News Conference  
1045 - 1110 USCG Keynote Address, (PDF, 134 KB) ADM Robert J. Papp, Jr., Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
1110 - 1135 NOAA Keynote Address Hon. Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator
1135 - 1200 Navy Keynote Address, (PDF, 9.93 MB) Dr. Frank L. Herr, Head, Ocean Battlespace Sensing Department, Office of Naval Research (ONR) for RADM Nevin P. Carr, Jr., Chief of Naval Research
1200 - 1330 Lunch Break  
1330 - 1350 An Update on NRL and ONR Arctic Research Initiatives, (PDF, 5.64 MB) CAPT Paul C. Stewart, Commander, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
1350 - 1410 US Navy Task Force Climate Change and the Navy's Arctic Roadmap, (PDF, 2.36 MB) CAPT Tim Gallaudet, Deputy Director, Task Force Climate Change, Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy
1410 - 1430 The U.S. National/Naval Ice Center (NIC): Increasing Arctic Requirements with a Diminishing Ice Cover, (PDF, 1.41 MB) CDR John W. Simms, Director and Commanding Officer, NIC and Co-Director, NAIS
1430 - 1450 The North American Ice Service (NAIS): U.S-Canada Coordinated Ice Monitoring and Forecast in the Arctic, (PDF, 1.01 MB) Mr. David Jackson, Director (Actg.), Canadian Ice Service (CIS) and Co-Director, NAIS
1450 - 1520 Afternoon Break  
1520 - 1540 IIP Future Path for Iceberg Reconnaissance and Tracking, (PDF, 2.33 MB) CDR Lisa Mack, Commander, International Ice Patrol (IIP) and Co-Director, NAIS
1540 - 1600 Challenges of Climate Change: Climate and Energy Imperatives for Future Naval Forces, (PDF, 767 KB) Dr. Ronald J. Filadelfo, Director, Environment & Energy Research Group, Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
1600 - 1620 Arctic Views from the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) , (PDF, 676 KB) Dr. Kathryn (Kate) Moran, Assistant Director, OSTP
1620 - 1640 NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Arctic Spotlight, (PDF, 1.52 MB) Dr. Steven Fine, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)
1640 - 1700 1st Day Closing Discussion/Remarks Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC


Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Time Presentations / Topics Speaker
0800 - 0850 Registration  
0850 - 0900 Symposium Logistics and Information Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC
0900 - 0920 NOAA's Arctic Vision & Strategy, (PDF, 3.31 MB) Ms. Monica Medina, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and U.S. Commisioner to the International Whaling Commission
0920 - 0940 Remarks from the Alaska Congressional Delegation Hon. Lisa A. Murkowski, U.S. Senator for the State of Alaska
0940 - 1000 A Report Card on the State of the Arctic, (PDF, 1.61 MB) Dr. Martin O. Jeffries, Program Officer & Arctic Science Advisor, ONR
1000 - 1020 Arctic Climate and Ice Projections: What has Changed?, (PDF, 2.23 MB) Dr. Jim Overland, Oceanographer, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
1020 - 1040 Morning Break  
1040 - 1100 U.S. Senate Keynote Address, (PDF, 161 KB) Hon. Mark P. Begich, U.S. Senator for the State of Alaska and Chair, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard - U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
1100 - 1120 Enhancements to the NWS Alaska Region Sea Ice Program, (PDF, 1.28 MB) Dr. Francis (Frank) P. Kelly, Director, Alaska Region, NOAA National Weather Service (NWS)
1120 - 1140 Arctic Focus of the NOAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program, (PDF, 1.86 MB) Ms. Robbie E. Hood, NOAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program Director, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
1140 - 1200 Status of Arctic Science at NASA Dr. Thomas Wagner, Manager, NASA Cryospheric Sciences Program
1200 - 1330 Lunch Break  
1330 - 1350 Near-Real Time Imagery and Navigation Support for Vessels Operating in Arctic Waters, (PDF, 1.97 MB) Mr. Richard Hall, Business Development Manager, Kongsberg Satellite Services AS (KSAT)
1350 - 1410 Challenges for Marine Civil Infrastructure in the Arctic, (PDF, 2.66 MB) Dr. Andrew T. Metzger, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering and Mines, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
1410 - 1430 State and Outlook of the U.S. Icebreaker Fleet, (PDF, 1.63 MB) LCDR Michael Krause, Manager, USCG Mobility and Ice Operations Program
1430 - 1450 State and Outlook of the Canadian Icebreaker Fleet, (PDF, 1.34 MB) Mr. Brian LeBlanc: Director, Fleet, Central & Arctic Region, Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)
1450 - 1510 Afternoon Break  
1510 - 1530 The U.S. Position on Recent Arctic Council Activities, (PDF, 864 KB) Ms. Julia (Julie) L. Gourley, U.S. Senior Arctic Official, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs (OPA), Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental & Scientific Affairs (OES), U.S. Department of State (DOS)
1530 - 1550 Activities in the Arctic Maritime Region: The Russian View, (PDF, 625 KB) Mr. George E. Fedoroff, Senior Intelligence Officer - Russia/Eurasia, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
1550 - 1650 Arctic Search and Rescue (SAR) Panel and Q&A Session , (PDF, 1.2 MB) Lead, Mr. Victor Santos-Pedro, Director Design, Equipment and Boating Safety,Transport Canada (TC)
Panelists:
  • Mr. Brian LeBlanc, Director, Fleet,Central & Arctic Region, CCG
  • Mr. George E. Fedoroff, Senior Intelligence Officer - Russia/Eurasia, ONI
  • Ms. Julia (Julie) L. Gourley, U.S. Senior Arctic Official, OES/OPA, DOS
  • LCDR Michael Krause, Manager, USCG Mobility and Ice Operations Program
 
1650 - 1700 2nd Day Closing Remarks Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC


Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Time Presentations / Topics Speaker
0800 - 0850 Registration  
0850 - 0900 Symposium Logistics and Information Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC
0900 - 0920 NOAA Arctic Research Program: Observations in Support of NOAA's Arctic Vision & Strategy, (PDF, 3.25 MB) Dr. Kathleen (Kathy) Crane, Senior Researcher, NOAA Arctic Research Office, Climate Program Office (CPO), NOAA/OAR
0920 - 0940 Observed Changes in Surface Conditions of the Arctic Ocean based on Buoy Observations, (PDF, 5.22 MB) Dr. Ignatius Rigor, Coordinator, International Arctic Buoy Program (IABP), University of Washington Polar Science Center (PSC)
• Video - Sea Ice, 1979-2010, (avi, 130MB)  
0940 - 1000 Linking Arctic Sea Ice Retreat to Changes in Weather, (PDF, 1.57 MB) Dr. John Walsh, Chief Scientist, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy, and Chief Scientist, International Arctic Research Center (IARC), UAF
1000 - 1020 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Investments in Arctic Ocean and Sea Ice Modeling and Climate Prediction, (PDF, 2.85 MB) Dr. Gerald (Gary) L. Geernaert, Director, Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, DOE
1020 - 1040 Morning Break  
1040 - 1100 Update on SNAP: Scenarios Network for Alaska Planning, (PDF, 1.57 MB) Dr. John Walsh, Chief Scientist, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy, and Chief Scientist, IARC, UAF for Dr. Michael Sfraga, Associate Dean, School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences and Director, University of Alaska Geography Program, UAF
1100 - 1120 Impacts of Sea Ice Changes on Coastal Populations in Alaska, (PDF, 2.61 MB) Dr. Hajo Eicken, Professor, Geophysical Institute (GI), UAF
1120 - 1140 Status of the Joint U.S.-Canada Mapping of the Extended Continental Shelf in the Arctic, (PDF, 60.97 MB) Mr. Andrew (Andy) A. Armstrong, Co-Director, NOAA/University of New Hampshire (UNH) Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC)
1140 - 1200 Status of U.S. Energy Exploration on the Arctic Continental Shelf, (PDF, 9 KB) Mr. Jeffery Loman, Deputy Director for the Alaska Region, Department of Interior Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Alaska Region
1200 - 1330 Lunch  
1330 - 1350 Shell Oceans and Sea Ice Science Program in the Arctic [Tentative], (PDF, 4.47 MB) Dr. Michael Macrander, Science Lead for Alaska, Shell Global Solutions
1350 - 1410 Present State of Preparedness for Oil Spill Response in Arctic Waters, (PDF, 2.09 MB) Dr. Nancy E. Kinner, Co-Director, NOAA Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), NOAA Office of Response & Restoration (ORR)
1410 - 1430 Status of Mammal Populations in the Arctic Ocean, (PDF, 1.73 MB) Dr. Anthony DeGange, Chief, Alaska Science Center (ASC) Biology Office, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
1430 - 1450 Arctic Fisheries Status and Response to Climate Change, (PDF, 2.38 MB) Dr. Mike F. Sigler, Program Leader, Habitat and Ecological Processes Research (HEPR) Program, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
1450 - 1510 Afternoon Break  
1510 - 1610 Oil Spill Research and Response in the Arctic Panel and Q&A Session, (PDF, 682 KB) Lead, Mr. David Jackson, Director (Actg.), CIS and Co-Director, NAIS
Panelists:
  • Dr. Michael Macrander, Science Lead for Alaska, Shell Global Solutions
  • Dr. Nancy E. Kinner, Co-Director, CRRC, UNH
  • Mr. Larry Trigatti, Superintendent of Environmental Response, CCG
  • CDR Eric J. Miller, USCG Coordination and Outreach Division and Executive Director of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR)
 
1610 - 1630 Symposium Summary & Closing Remarks Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC
 
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Canadian Coast Guard
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