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5th Symposium on the Impacts of an
Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations

July 16-18, 2013
Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Final Symposium Program & Agenda - updated 08-05-2013

 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Time Presentations / Topics Speaker
0800 - 0850 Registration  
0850 - 0855 Symposium Opening, (PDF, 8.97 MB) CDR Timothy B. (Tim) Smith, Director and Commanding Officer, U.S. National / Naval Ice Center (NIC)
0855 - 0900 Symposium Logistics and Information Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC and Oceanographer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
0900 - 0910 USARC Welcoming Remarks, (PDF, 21.49 MB) Hon. Fran Ulmer, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC)
0910 - 0930 Remarks from the Alaska Congressional Delegation, (PDF, 68 KB) Hon. Lisa A. Murkowski, U.S. Senator for the State of Alaska
0930 - 1000 Symposium Keynote Address, (PDF, 207 KB) Hon. Mead Treadwell, Lieutenant Governor of Alaska
1000 - 1020 Canada's Arctic Council Chairmanship Programme Ms. Sheila Riordon, Minister for Political Affairs, Canadian Embassy and Former Canada's Senior Arctic Official
1020 - 1040 Morning Break  
1040 - 1110 NOAA Keynote Address, (PDF, 152 KB) Dr. Kathryn D. (Kathy) Sullivan, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator
1110 - 1140 Navy Keynote Address, (PDF, 3.31 MB) Dr. Frank Herr, Head, Ocean Battlespace Sensing Department, Office of Naval Research (ONR) for RADM Matthew L. Klunder, Chief of Naval Research (CNR)
1140 - 1200 U.S. Arctic Policy and the Arctic Council (AC) Ms. Julia L. (Julie) 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)
1200 - 1330 Lunch Break  
1330 - 1350 The U.S. National/Naval Ice Center (NIC): Operational Changes in an Ice-diminishing Area of Responsibility, (PDF, 21.17 MB) CDR Timothy B. (Tim) Smith, Director and Commanding Officer, NIC and Co-Director, North American Ice Service (NAIS)
1350 - 1410 The North American Ice Service (NAIS), (PDF, 3.48 MB) Mr. David (Dave) Jackson, Director, Canadian Ice Service (CIS) and Co-Director, NAIS
1410 - 1430 The Future of the International Ice Patrol (IIP) Mission, (PDF, 6.37 MB) LCDR Michael S. Krause, Chief, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Mobility and Ice Operations Division and Polar Icebreaking and IIP Program Manager for CDR Lisa Mack, Commander, IIP and Co-Director, NAIS
1430 - 1450 A new U.S. Arctic Strategy , (PDF, 727 KB) Dr. Brendan P. Kelly, Assistant Director for Polar Sciences, , White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Environment & Energy Division
1450 - 1510 Afternoon Break  
1510 - 1530 The Russian Arctic Strategy, (PDF, 5.73 MB) Mr. Vadim A. Sokolov, Third Secretary, Political Section, Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United States of America
1530 - 1550 Arctic Awareness Through Data Collaboration, (PDF, 6.72 MB) Mr. Stephen L. Spehn, Deputy Science Advisor, U.S. European Command (USEUCOM)
1550 - 1620 The 2012 Report Card on the State of the Arctic, (PDF, 6.02 MB) Dr. Martin O. Jeffries, Program Officer & Arctic Science Advisor, ONR
1620 - 1630 1st Day Closing Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC and Oceanographer, NOAA


[Concurrent Press Conference from 9:40 -10:20 a.m. with Navy, NOAA, and USCG Leadership]
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Time Presentations / Topics Speaker
0800 - 0850 Registration  
0850 - 0900 Symposium Logistics and Information Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC and Oceanographer, NOAA
0900 - 0920 USCG Keynote Address ADM Robert J. Papp, Jr., Commandant, USCG
0920 - 0940 The Arctic - U.S. Navy Perspectives, (PDF, 6.79 MB) RADM Jonathan White. Oceanographer of the Navy and Director, Task Force Climate Change (TFCC) for Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)
0940 - 1000 The NOAA's Arctic Task Force Portfolio, (PDF, 3.56 MB) Mr. David M. Kennedy, Deputy Under Secretary for Operations, NOAA
1000 - 1020 An update on Arctic Climate and Ice Projections, (PDF, 4.52 MB) Dr. James E. (Jim) Overland, Oceanographer, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
1020 - 1040 Morning Break  
1040 - 1100 Remarks from the Alaska Congressional Delegation, (PDF, 102 KB) Hon. Mark P. Begich, U.S. Senator for the State of Alaska
1100 - 1120 Update on the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH): Sea Ice Theme Goals and Implementation, (PDF, 7.44 MB) Dr. Jennifer A. Francis, Research Professor, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science (IMCS), Rutgers University
1120 - 1140 NOAA Arctic Research Program: Status and New Challenges, (PDF, 14.54 MB) Dr. Kathleen (Kathy) Crane, Program Manager, NOAA Arctic Research Office, Climate Program Office (CPO), NOAA/OAR
1140 - 1200 A gridded database of Arctic sea ice extending back to the 1800s, (PDF, 20.81 MB) Dr. John Walsh, Chief Scientist, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy, and Chief Scientist, International Arctic Research Center (IARC), UAF
1200 - 1330 Lunch Break  
1330 - 1350 NASA IceBridge and Other Arctic Science Activities, (PDF, 16.49 MB) Dr. Thomas Wagner, Manager, NASA Cryospheric Sciences Program
1350 - 1410 U.S.-Canada Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Arctic Initiative, (PDF, 8.29 MB) Ms. Robbie E. Hood, NOAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program Director, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
1410 - 1430 Finnish Views on Arctic Operations and Capabilities, (PDF, 5.17 MB) CAPT Timo Junttila, Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché Embassy of Finland
1430 - 1450 Status of the U.S. Icebreaker Fleet, (PDF, 1.72 MB) LCDR Michael S. Krause, Chief, USCG Mobility and Ice Operations Program and Polar Icebreaking Manager
1450 - 1510 Afternoon Break  
1510 - 1530 The Challenges of Arctic Operations, (PDF, 14.76 MB) Mr. Bruce Harland, Vice President, Crowley Maritime Corporation
1530 - 1630 The IMO Polar Code Development, Status, and Impact Panel and Q&A Session Panelists:
  • Panelist 1: Mr. David Jackson, Director, CIS
  • Panelist 2: Mr. Peter Oppenheimer, Chief, International Section, NOAA General Counsel Office
  • Panelist 3: Mr. Bruce Harland, Vice President, Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Panelist 4: CAPT John W. Mauger, Chief, Office of Design and Engineering Standards, USCG and Lead, U.S. Delegation to the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment
Lead, Dr. Lawson, Brigham, Distinguished Professor of Geography and Arctic Policy, UAF
1630 - 1640 2nd Day Closing Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC and Oceanographer, NOAA


Thursday, July 18, 2013
Time Presentations / Topics Speaker
0800 - 0850 Registration  
0850 - 0900 Symposium Logistics and Information Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC and Oceanographer, NOAA
0900 - 0920 NWS Supporting Decision Making in the Arctic, (PDF, 8.24 MB) Mr. Eugene M. Petrescu, Regional Scientist, NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) Alaska Region
0920 - 0940 Expansion and Evolution of the Arctic Ocean Buoy Observing Network, (PDF, 28.28 MB) Dr. Ignatius Rigor, Coordinator, International Arctic Buoy Program (IABP), University of Washington Polar Science Center (PSC)
0940 - 1000 Comparative Analysis of Changes in the Arctic Sea Ice Pack and the Antarctic Seasonal Ice Cover, (PDF, 6.36 MB) Prof. Son Nghiem, Adjunct Professor, Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
1000 - 1020 The Regional Arctic System Model (RASM) - Progress and Plans, (PDF, 16.14 MB) Dr. Wieslaw Maslowski, Research Professor, Naval Postgraduate School
1020 - 1040 Morning Break  
1040 - 1100 A Review of the Extended Continental Shelf Mapping in the Arctic, (PDF, 68.9 MB) Dr. Larry Mayer, Director, University of New Hampshire (UNH) Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) and Co-director, NOAA/UNH Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC)
1100 - 1120 Energy Outlook: U.S Arctic Outer Continental Shelf, (PDF, 9.34 MB) Ms. Sharon Warren, Deputy Regional Director, Alaska OCS Region, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Department of Interior (DOI)
1120 - 1140 Arctic Challenges for the Energy Industry, (PDF, 26.54 MB) Dr. Gary H. Isaksen, Global Ocean Science & Policy Manager, ExxonMobil
1140 - 1200 NOAA's Arctic ERMA, (PDF, 32.07 MB) Dr. Amy Merten, Co-Director of the Coastal Response Research Center, NOAA Office of Response & Restoration (ORR)
1200 - 1330 Lunch  
1330 - 1350 Polar Ice as a New Arena for Conflicting Interests and Social Research, (PDF, 4.33 MB) Dr. Igor Krupnik, Anthropologist, Smithsonian Institution Arctic Studies Center (ASC)
1350 - 1410 Status of Sea Ice Associated Marine Mammals in Alaska, (PDF, 7.33 MB) Dr. Anthony (Tony) DeGange, Chief, Alaska Science Center (ASC) Biology Office, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
1410 - 1430 Status of NOAA's Arctic Fish Research: the Arctic Ecosystem Integrated Survey, (PDF, 10.03 MB) Dr. Edward (Ed) Farley, Jr., Program Manager, Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment (EMA), NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
1430 - 1450 DoD Arctic Search and Rescue Responsibility and Capability, (PDF, 6.03 MB) Mr. Joseph Sokol, Jr., Chief of Search and Rescue and Personnel Recovery, United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Future Operations
1450 - 1510 Afternoon Break  
1510 - 1610 Arctic Council Search and Rescue (SAR) and Oil Spill Response Agreements Panel and Q&A Session Panelists:
  • Panelist 1: Ms. Sheila Riordon, Minister for Political Affairs, Canadian Embassy and Former Canada's Senior Arctic Official
  • Panelist 2: CAPT Jonathan S. (Jon) Spaner, Director, USCG Office of Emerging Policy
  • Panelist 3: Mr. Paul Holthus, President, World Ocean Council (WOC)
  • Panelist 4: CAPT Timo Junttila, Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché Embassy of Finland - Response (PDF)
Lead, Ms. Julia L. (Julie) 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)
1610 - 1630 Symposium Summary Closing Remarks Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC and Oceanographer, NOAA
 
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