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Register for the Symposium Today!

This year, the symposium will be webcast live. Registration is required for those planning to attend in person. Please register soon, as the 250-seat auditorium is typically filled to capacity. As of May 17, registration stands at 100 people.


Confirmed speakers at the Symposium include:

  • ADM Paul Zukunft, US Coast Guard
  • Congressman Don Young (R-AK)
  • Hon. Fran Ulmer, US Arctic Research Commission
  • Dr. Martin Jeffries, Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee
  • Dr. S. Bradley Moran, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Dr. Larry Mayer, University of New Hampshire, USARC
  • Ms. Marie Greene, US Arctic Research Commission
  • Dr. John Walsh, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Ms. Elizabeth Pierce, Quintillion
  • Maj. General, (retired) Randy ("Church") Kee, Arctic Domain Awareness Center
  • Dr. Lawson Brigham, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Ms. Helen Brohl, Committee on the Marine Transportation System

Background:

Originating in 2001, this biennial symposium focuses on naval and other maritime operations in an "ice-free Arctic" and brings together experts on arctic marine operations, the environment, science, policy, law, and governance. High-level opening remarks are anticipated from members of the Alaska Congressional Delegation, NOAA, Navy, USCG, USARC, industry, and other representatives from the US, Arctic nations, and international community.

Topics:

The symposium talks are arranged to cover three general topic areas:

  • Latest research on observed and predicted changes in the Arctic sea ice environment
  • Present and future impact of these changes on Arctic operations
  • Emerging Arctic policy issues on national and international levels
 

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