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

June 20 - 22, 2011

Maps, Directions & Travel Information

The symposium is being held at:

The U.S. Navy Memorial & Naval Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 123
Washington, DC  20004-2608

The D.C. Metro's Green and Yellow Line stops at Archives-Navy Memorial, steps from the front door. The Memorial offers an Events Hotline at (202) 737-2300 ext. 768 for updated schedules or cancellations due to weather.

map of the location of the US Navy Memorial

If you should need assistance with hotel accommodations for the conference, please call Mance & Associates directly for more information at 202-667-9332.

Information for Uniformed Service Members

The uniform of the day for all active duty personnel attending the Arctic Symposium at the U.S. Navy Memorial is as follows:

  • US Navy & NOAA - Summer White (Officer/Enlisted)
  • US Coast Guard - Tropical Blue Long
  • International military - Equivalent to above


The Navy Memorial is served by DC Metrorail, DC Metro buses, and the DC Circulator bus system.

  • Metrorail

    The Navy Memorial is located above the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Metrorail Station.

    Metrorail system map

  • Metrobus

    Complete route map and schedule information, PDF, 4.1MB

  • DC Circulator Bus

    map: DC Circulator Bus systemThe D.C. Circulator, a public bus system that provides inexpensive, frequent service in downtown Washington, has six routes.

    One route is a continuous loop on the streets bordering the Mall (Independence Avenue, 4th Street NW, Constitution Avenue and 17th Street NW, designated in purple on the map), stopping at each of the Smithsonian museums as well as the two National Gallery buildings. The new loop buses will run every 10 minutes and cost $1 a ride. Another route operates north-south between the Convention Center and the waterfront via Chinatown and the Mall (red on the map). This route travels up 7th Street, NW which is adjacent to the United States Navy Memorial, located between 7th and 9th Streets, NW.

2011 Symposium Information

Symposium Hosts

Participating / Invited Agencies

image of text: Hosted By:
National Ice Center logo
U.S. Arctic Research Commission logo
image of text: Supporting Agencies:
The Office of Naval Research logo
NOAA Center for Satellite Applications & Research (STAR) logo
The U.S. Naval Academy logo
Canadian Ice Service logo
image of text: Other Participants:
U.S. Navy logo
The Oceanographer & Navigator of the Navy - Task Force Climate Change logo
The Naval Oceanographic Office logo
The Naval Research Laboratory logo
The U.S. Coast Guard logo
International Ice Patrol logo
NOAA logo
National Aeronatic and Space Administration (NASA) logo
U.S. State Department logo
University of Alaska Fairbanks - International Arctic Research Center logo
University of Alaska Fairbanks - Geophysical Institute logo
Environment Canada logo
Transport Canada logo
Shell Exploration logo
Kongsberg Satellite Services AS logo
Office of Naval Intelligence
Canadian Coast Guard
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
CNA - Analysis & Solutions
United States Senate
UNH Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping Joint Hydrographic Center logo
UNH Coastal Response Research Center logo
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) - Department of the Interior logo
U.S. Geological Survey logo

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