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Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Time Presentations / Topics Video Link Speaker
0730 - 0830 Registration and Morning Refreshments    
0830 - 0835 Symposium Opening Remarks Video CDR Ruth Lane, Director and Commanding Officer, U.S. National/Naval Ice Center (NIC)
0835 - 0840 Logistics and Information Video Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Advisor, U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC)
0840 - 0900 Maine and the Arctic, (PPTX, 1.05 MB) Video Hon. Angus S. King, Jr., United States Senator for Maine
0900 - 0915 A Brief History of this Symposium and a Few Suggestions, (PPT, 9.36 MB) Video Hon. Frances Ann (Fran) Ulmer, Chair, USARC
0915 - 0935 Remarks from the Alaskan Senior Senator, (PPTX, 3.01 MB) Video Hon. Lisa A. Murkowski, United States Senator for Alaska
0935 - 0955 State of Alaska Economic Issues, (PPTX, 9.97 MB) Video Mr. Chris W. Hladick, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
0955 - 1015 Morning Break    
1015 - 1045 U.S Coast Guard (USCG) Keynote Address, (PPT, 1.12 MB) Video ADM Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant, USCG
1045 - 1115 U.S. Navy (USN) Keynote Address Video RADM Stuart B. Munsch, Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) for Operations Plans and Strategy, USN
1115 - 1145 NOAA Keynote Address, (PPTX, 6.14 MB) Video Mr. Craig McLean, Acting Chief Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
1145 - 1315 Lunch Break   Sea Blind Video Presentation
1315 - 1335 US National Ice Center: Providing Domain Awareness at High Latitudes, (PDF, 962 KB) Video CDR Ruth Lane, Director and Commanding Officer, NIC
1335 - 1355 Emerging Needs for Tactical Scale Ice Information in the North, (PPTX, 19.14 MB) Video Mr. David Jackson, Special Project Adviser, Canadian Ice Service (CIS)
1355 - 1415 The International Ice Patrol (IIP), (PPT, 15.54 MB) Video CDR Gabrielle McGrath, Commander, IIIP
1415 - 1435 Council on Foreigns Relations (CFR) Arctic Strategy for the U.S. Video ADM Thad Allen, Senior Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), USCG (Ret.)
1435 - 1455 Afternoon Break    
1455 - 1515 Comments from a Whaling Captain, (PPTX, 669 KB) Video Mr. Anthony E. Edwardsen, President and CEO, Ukpeavik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC)
1515 - 1535 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Arctic Opportunities, (PPTX, 5.68 MB) Video RADM David J. Hahn, Chief of Naval Research (CNR)
1535 - 1555 Arctic Marine Tourism, (PPTX, 11.89 MB) Video Mr. Aaron Lawton, Director of Operations One Ocean Expeditions
1555 - 1615 Sikuliaq, the Ice-strengthened US Academic Arctic Research Vessel, (PPTX, 20.05 MB) Video Dr. S. Bradley (Brad) Moran, Dean, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbank (UAF)
1615 - 1630 1st Day Closing Video Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Advisor, USARC
1645 - 1915 IDA Reception   Co-hosted by USARC and the Alaska State Society

Updated: 8-17-2022 5:45 pm

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Time Presentations / Topics Video Link Speaker
0800 - 0845 Registration and Morning Refreshments    
0840 - 0845 Logistics and Information   Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Advisor, USARC
0845 - 0905 The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee & the Arctic Executive Steering Committee: Marine & Maritime Issues, (PPTX, 2.79 MB) Video Dr. Martin Jeffries, Assistant Director-Polar Sciences, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President (OSTP)
0905 - 0925 NSF and its Portfolio of Arctic Ocean Research, (PPTX, 10.11 MB) Video Mr. Simon N. Stephenson, Head, Arctic Sciences Section, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation (NSF)
0925 - 0945 Long-term Changes in the Ice Retreat and Open Water Season in the Arctic: Potential Implications for Operations in the Region, (PPTX, 11.52 MB) Video Dr. Walt Meier, Senior Research Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
0945 - 1005 Geophysical Contradistinction between Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Change
Video Dr. Son Nghiem, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
1005 - 1025 Morning Break    
1025 - 1045 The Status of Extended Continental Shelf Activities in the Arctic, (PPTX, 47.64 MB) Video Dr. Larry Mayer, Director, School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering and The Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire and Commissioner, USARC
1045 - 1105 Reflections on Advancing Science and Technology in Support of the Arctic Operator, (PPTX, 34.62 MB) Video Maj. Gen. Randy 'Church' Kee, USAF (Ret.), Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC), Executive Director, University of Alaska
1105 - 1125 Remarks from the Alaskan Congressman, (PPTX, 3.01 MB) Video Hon. Don Young, United States Congressman for Alaska
1125 - 1145 Arctic Research in Russia, (PPT, 4.15 MB) Video Prof. Vladimir Pavlenko, Vice-President of the International Arctic Science Consortium (IASC) and Director of the Federal Arctic Research Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, Arkhangelsk, Russia
1145 - 1315 Lunch Break   Sea Blind Video Presentation
1315 - 1335 Arctic Broadband Installed Along North Slope, (PPTX, 12.47 MB) Video Ms. Elizabeth E. Pierce, CEO, Quintillion
1335 - 1355 U.S. Navy Arctic Roadmap Update Video CDR Kelly Taylor, Deputy Director, Task Force Climate Change (TFCC), Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy (OPNAV N2N6E6), USN
1355 - 1415 Danish Perspectives, (PPTX, 2.35 MB) Video RADM Niels Anders Kjær Olsen, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Denmark, Washington
1415 - 1435 The National Academies Polar Icebreaker Cost Assessment Study, (PDF, 1.17 MB) Video RADM Richard D. (Dick) West, Former President/CEO, Consortium for Oceanograhic Research and Education and Former Oceanographer and Navigator, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
1435 - 1455 Status and Outlook of the USCG Heavy Polar Icebreaking Program, (PPTX, 2.31 MB) Video Mr. David A. Raboy, Budget and Execution Manager, USCG Polar Icebreaking Program
1455 - 1515 Arctic Information Infrastructure: What's New, What's Next, (PPTX, 20.25 MB) Video Mr. David Millar, Vice President, Fugro (USA) Inc.
1515 - 1535 Divining the Future: How Arctic Shipping Projections Stack Up to Reality, (PPTX, 3.97 MB) Video Dr. Alyson Azzara, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD)
1535 - 1555 Afternoon Break    
1555 - 1655 Panel I on Arctic Marine Transportation and Q&A Session Panelists:
  • Panelist 1: CAPT Ed Page, USCG (Ret), Executive Drirector, Marine Exchange of Alaska Presentation
  • Panelist 2: Ms. Drue Pearce, Director, Government Affairs, Holland & Hart, Presentation
  • Panelist 3: CAPT Benjamin (Ben) Hawkins, Head, Office of Design and Engineering Standards, Commercial Regulations and Standards Directorate, USCG
  • Panelist 4: Prof. Vladimir Pavlenko, Vice-President, IASC, and Director, Federal Arctic Research Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, Arkhangelsk, Russia, Presentation
  • Panelist 5: Ms. Molly McCammon, Director, Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS), Presentation
Video Lead, Dr. Lawson W. Brigham, Fellow, Center for Arctic Study & Policy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
1655 - 1700 2nd Day Closing   Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Advisor, USARC

Updated: 8-17-2022 5:57 pm

Thursday, 20 July 2017
Time Presentations / Topics Video Link Speaker
0730 - 0830 Registration and Morning Refreshments    
0830 - 0835 Logistics and Information   Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Advisor, USARC
0835 - 0855 Results of the 2017 Arctic Council Ministerial, (PPTX, 20.66 MB) Video Amb. David A. Balton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
0855 - 0915 Preventing Unregulated Commercial Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean: An Overview, (PPTX, 22.69 MB) Video Dr. Peter Harrison, Professor Emeritus, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, Canada
0915 - 0935 NWS Alaska: Strategic Planning to Meet Emerging Arctic Maritime Operational Challenges, (PDF, 48.57 MB) Video Mr. Carven Scott, Director, NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) Alaska Region
0935 - 0955 NOAA Arctic Research Office Activities, (PPTX, 19.8 MB) Video Dr. Jeremy Mathis, Arctic Research Office, Climate Program Office (CPO), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), NOAA
0955 - 1015 Morning Break    
1015 - 1035 Sea Ice Variations In The Northern Alaska Navigation Corridor, (PPTX, 16.96 MB) Video Dr. John Walsh, Chief Scientist, International Arctic Research Center (IARC), UAF
1035 - 1055 Responses of Arctic Marine Mammals to Changing Sea Ice Conditions, (PPTX, 94.23 MB) Video Mr. David C. Douglas, Research Wildlife Biologist, Alaska Science Center (ASC) Biology Office, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
1055 - 1125 Arctic Environmental Response and Management Video Dr. Amy Merten, NOAA Office of Response & Restoration (ORR) and Dr. Alexey Knizhnikov, Head, Oil and Gas Programme at WWF-Russia
1125 - 1145 Activities of the Russian Marine Rescue Service in the Field of International Cooperation on Arctic Environmental Legislation, Shipping, and Emergency Response Issues, (PPT, 13.83 MB) Video Dr. Natalia Kutaeva, Counsellor to the Director, Marine Rescue Service (MRS), Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport of Russia (Rosmorrechflot)
1145 - 1315 Lunch    
1315 - 1335 Navigability Indicators for the Northwest Passage and the Northern Sea Route, (PPTX, 6.42 MB) Video Harry Stern, Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington
1335 - 1355 Perspectives from an Alaskan Native, (PPTX, 20 MB) Video Hon. Marie Greene, Commissioner, USARC
1355 - 1415 Local/regional perspective from the North West Arctic Region of Alaska, (PPTX, 267.91 MB) Video Ms. Shawn Gilman, City Manager, Kotzebue, Alaska
1415 - 1435 The 2016 Search for the Jeannette, (PPTX, 24.42 MB) Video Dr. Kathy Crane, Visiting Professor, University of Hawaii
1435 - 1455 NGA Arctic website and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Arctic Maritime Spatial Data Infrastructure Project, (PPTX, 10.05 MB) Video Mr. Keith E. Dominic, Chief, Maritime Navigation Division and Arctic Source Lead, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
1455 - 1515 Canadian Arctic Shipping Risk Assessment System (CASRAS), (PPTX, 23.31 MB) Video Ms. Anne Barker, Arctic Program Leader, National Research Council, Canada
1515 - 1535 Afternoon Break    
1535 - 1635 Panel II on Arctic Infrastructure and Q&A Session Panelists:
  • Panelist 1: Ms. Anne Barker, Arctic Program Leader, National Research Council, Canada, Presentation
  • Panelist 2: Ms. Kierstin M. Del Valle, Manager, Maritime Policy, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
  • Panelist 3: Dr. Natalia Kutaeva, Counsellor to the Director, Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot (MRS)
  • Panelist 4: Ms. Denise Michels, Director of Transportation, Kawerak, Inc. and former Mayor of Nome, Alaska, Presentation
  • Panelist 5: Mr. Matthew (Matt) Bush, Vice President, Global Macro and Investment Research, Guggenheim Partners
Video Lead, Ms. Helen A. Brohl, Executive Director, US Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS)
1635 - 1645 Symposium Closing   Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Advisor, USARC

Updated: 8-17-2022 6:00 pm