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Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Time Presentations / Topics Speaker
0730 - 0830 Registration and Morning Refreshments  
0830 - 0835 Symposium Opening Remarks CDR Ruth Lane, Director and Commanding Officer, U.S. National/Naval Ice Center (NIC)
0835 - 0840 Logistics and Information Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Advisor, U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC)
0840 - 0900 Maine and the Arctic Hon. Angus S. King, Jr., United States Senator for Maine
0900 - 0915 A Brief History of this Symposium and a Few Suggestions… Hon. Frances Ann (Fran) Ulmer, Chair, USARC
0915 - 0935 Remarks from the Alaskan Senior Senator Hon. Lisa A. Murkowski, United States Senator for Alaska
0935 - 0955 State of Alaska Economic Issues 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 ADM Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant, USCG
1045 - 1115 U.S. Navy (USN) Keynote Address RADM Stuart B. Munsch, Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) for Operations Plans and Strategy, USN
1115 - 1145 NOAA Keynote Address 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 CDR Ruth Lane, Director and Commanding Officer, NIC
1335 - 1355 Emerging Needs for Tactical Scale Ice Information in the North Mr. David Jackson, Special Project Adviser, Canadian Ice Service (CIS)
1355 - 1415 The International Ice Patrol (IIP) CDR Gabrielle McGrath, Commander, IIIP
1415 - 1435 Council on Foreigns Relations (CFR) Arctic Strategy for the U.S. ADM Thad Allen, Senior Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), USCG (Ret.)
1435 - 1455 Afternoon Break  
1455 - 1515 Comments from a Whaling Captain Mr. Anthony E. Edwardsen, President and CEO, Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC)
1515 - 1535 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Arctic Opportunities RADM David J. Hahn, Chief of Naval Research (CNR)
1535 - 1555 Arctic Marine Tourism Mr. Aaron Lawton, Director of Operations One Ocean Expeditions
1555 - 1615 Sikuliaq, the Ice-strengthened US Academic Arctic Research Vessel Dr. S. Bradley (Brad) Moran, Dean, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbank (UAF)
1615 - 1630 1st Day Closing Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Advisor, USARC
1645 - 1915 IDA Reception Co-hosted by USARC and the Alaska State Society

Updated: 7-16-2017 1:33 pm


 
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Time Presentations / Topics 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 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 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 Dr. Walt Meier, Senior Research Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
0945 - 1005 Geophysical Contradistinction between Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Change 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 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 Maj. Gen. Randy “Church” Kee, USAF (Ret.), Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC), Executive Director, University of Alaska Executive Director
1105 - 1125 Remarks from the Alaskan Congressman Hon. Don Young, United States Congressman for Alaska
1125 - 1145 Arctic Research in Russia 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 Ms. Elizabeth E. Pierce, CEO, Quintillion
1335 - 1355 U.S. Navy Arctic Roadmap Update CDR Kelly Taylor, Deputy Director, Task Force Climate Change (TFCC), Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy (OPNAV N2N6E6), USN
1355 - 1415 Danish Perspectives RADM Niels Anders Kjær Olsen, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Denmark, Washington
1415 - 1435 The National Academies Polar Icebreaker Cost Assessment Study 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 Mr. David A. Raboy, Budget and Execution Manager, USCG Polar Icebreaking Program
1455 - 1515 Arctic Information Infrastructure: What's New, What's Next Mr. David Millar, Vice President, Fugro (USA) Inc.
1515 - 1535 Divining the Future: How Arctic Shipping Projections Stack Up to Reality 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
  • Panelist 2: Ms. Drue Pearce, Director, Government Affairs, Holland & Hart
  • 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
  • Panelist 5: Ms. Molly McCammon, Director, Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS)
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: 7-13-2017 2:17 pm


 
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Time Presentations / Topics 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 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 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 Mr. Carven Scott, Director, NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) Alaska Region
0935 - 0955 NOAA Arctic Research Office Activities 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 Dr. John Walsh, Chief Scientist, International Arctic Research Center (IARC), UAF
1035 - 1055 Responses of Arctic Marine Mammals to Changing Sea Ice Conditions 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 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 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 Local-Scale (People’s) Perspective: Living with the Changing Ice on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, 2000–2017 Dr. Igor Krupnik, Curator, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution
1335 - 1355 Perspectives from an Alaskan Native Hon. Marie Greene, Commissioner, USARC
1355 - 1415 Local/regional perspective from the North West Arctic Region of Alaska Ms. Shawn Gilman, City Manager, Kotzebue, Alaska
1415 - 1435 The 2016 Search for the Jeannette 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 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) 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
  • 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
  • Panelist 5: Mr. Matthew (Matt) Bush, Vice President, Global Macro and Investment Research, Guggenheim Partners
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: 7-13-2017 2:21 pm