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6th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations 14-16 July 2015

Final Program Agenda

 

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time Presentations / Topics Speaker
0800 - 0850 Registration and Morning Refreshments  
0850 - 0855 Symposium Opening, (PDF, 3.01 MB) CDR Kelly Taylor, 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 Remarks from the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, (PDF, 28.76 MB) Dr. John W. Farrell, Executive Director, U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC)
0910 - 0930 Remarks from the Alaska Congressional Delegation, (PDF, 196KB)
Video of speech
Hon. Lisa A. Murkowski, U.S. Senator for the State of Alaska and Member of the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region Standing Committee
0930 - 0950 U.S. Arctic Council Chairmanship Program, (PDF, 9.42 MB) Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG (Ret.), Special Representative for the Arctic, U.S. Department of State
0950 - 1010 State of Alaska Maritime Economic Activities , (PDF, 45.07 MB) Mr. Chris W. Hladick, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
1010 - 1030 Morning Break  
1030 - 1100 USCG Keynote Address ADM Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant, United States Coast Guard (USCG)
1100 - 1130 U.S. Navy Keynote Address, (PDF, 3.04 MB) RADM Mathias W. Winter, Chief of Naval Research (CNR), Office of Naval Research (ONR)
1130 - 1200 NOAA Keynote Address, (PDF, 30.83 MB) Dr. Richard W. (Rick) Spinrad, Chief Scientist, NOAA
1200 - 1330 Lunch Break  
1330 - 1350 U.S. National Ice Center Sea Ice Products and Services, (PDF, 23.31 MB) CDR Kelly Taylor, Director and Commanding Officer, NIC and Co-Director, North American Ice Service (NAIS)
1350 - 1410 The North American Ice Service (NAIS), (PDF, 3.07 MB) Mr. David (Dave) Jackson, Director, Canadian Ice Service (CIS) and Co-Director, NAIS
1410 - 1430 The International Ice Patrol (IIP), (PPT, 9.67 MB) CDR Gabrielle McGrath, Commander, International Ice Patrol (IIP) and Co-Director, NAIS
1430 - 1450 The Arctic Executive Steering Committee and the NOAA's Arctic Executive Committee and Arctic Action Team, (PDF, 1.34 MB) Mr. David (Dave) M. Kennedy, Senior Adviser for the Arctic Region, NOAA
1450 - 1510 Afternoon Break  
1510 - 1530 The R/V Sikuliaq - A New U.S. Arctic Research Platform, (PDF, 25MB)
Video file, (.mov, 757MB)
Photography by Roger Topp and Bern McKiernan, courtesy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North and School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Dr. Carin Ashjian, Senior Scientist, Department of Biology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1530 - 1550 The ONR Arctic Program, (PDF, 17.93 MB) Dr. Scott L. Harper, Team Lead, Arctic and Global Prediction, ONR
1550 - 1610 The USCG Icebreaking Program, (PDF, 11.08 MB) CDR Eric D. Peace, Manager, USCG Icebreaking Program
1610 - 1630 Kingdom of Denmark's Ice-Diminishing Arctic Challenges and Opportunities, (PDF, 13.75 MB) CDR Jakob D. Rousøe, Assistant Defense, Military, Naval & Air Attaché, Defense Section, Embassy of Denmark
1630 - 1635 1st Day Closing Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC and Oceanographer, NOAA


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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time Presentations / Topics Speaker
0800 - 0850 Registration and Morning Refreshments  
0850 - 0900 Symposium Logistics and Information Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC and Oceanographer, NOAA
0900 - 0920 The State of the Arctic Environmental System (The Arctic Report Card), (PDF, 30.88 MB) Dr. Martin Jeffries, Arctic Science Advisor & Program Officer, Arctic and Global Prediction, ONR
0920 - 0940 Arctic Sea Ice Prediction: Challenges and Opportunities, (PDF, 15.86 MB) Prof. Cecilia Bitz, Atmospheric Science, University of Washington (UW)
0940 - 1000 Navy Sea Ice Forecasting - Recent Updates and Future Plans , (PDF, 11.59 MB) Ms. Pamela G. (Pam) Posey, Oceanographer, Oceanography Division, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) at Stennis Space Center
1000 - 1020 PIOMAS and USIABP Status, (PDF, 19.44 MB) Dr. Mike Steele, Senior Principal Oceanographer, Polar Science Center (PSC), Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), UW
1020 - 1040 Morning Break  
1040 - 1110 Investigating the Beaufort Sea Marginal Ice Zone with Robotic Technology, (PDF, 69KB)
video file: mp4
Dr. Craig Lee, Senior Principal Oceanographer, APL, UW & Mr. Lee Freitag, Principal Engineer, Applied Ocean Physiscs and Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
1110 - 1130 Remarks from the Alaska Congressional Delegation Hon. Don Young, U.S Representative for the State of Alaska
1130 - 1150 The NSF Division of Polar Programs Arctic Update, (PDF, 5.22 MB) Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, Director, Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation
1150 - 1210 NASA Arctic Science Activities, (PDF, 10.14 MB) Dr. Thomas P. (Tom) Wagner, Manager, Program Scientist for the Cryosphere, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
1210 - 1330 Lunch Break  
1330 - 1350 U.S. Navy Arctic Roadmap Update, (PDF, 13.7 MB) RADM Jonathan White, Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, Director, Space and Maritime Domain Awareness, and Director, Task Force Climate Change (TFCC), U.S. Navy
1350 - 1410 NOAA Vessel Operations in Arctic Waters, (PDF, 2.71 MB) RADM David A. Score, Director, NOAA Corps and NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO)
1410 - 1430 Trends and seasonal variations in Arctic shipping activities from five years of satellite AIS data, (PDF, 2 MB)  
1430 - 1450 Operationalising the Polar Code in the Arctic Ocean Insurance Industry Contributions, (PDF, 17.08 MB) Mr. Michael Kingston, Partner Marine, Trade & Energy, DWF LLP
1450 - 1510 Afternoon Break  
1510 - 1530 USCG and the Implementation of the IMO Polar Code, (PDF, 4.87 MB) CAPT John W. Mauger, Commanding Officer, USCG Marine Safety Center
1530 - 1630 Panel I on Marine Transportation and the Polar Code and Q&A Session Panelists: Lead, Prof. Craig H. Allen, Director, UW Arctic Law & Policy Institute, Judson Falknor Professor of Law, and Professor of Marine and Environmental Affairs, UW School of Law
1630 - 1635 2nd Day Closing Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC and Oceanographer, NOAA


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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time Presentations / Topics Speaker
0800 - 0850 Registration and Morning Refreshments  
0850 - 0900 Symposium Logistics and Information Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC and Oceanographer, NOAA
0900 - 0920 Arctic Sea Ice, From the 1800s to Today, (PDF, 16.32 MB) Dr. John Walsh, Chief Scientist, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy and Chief Scientist, International Arctic Research Center (IARC), UAF
0920 - 0940 Remote Sensing of the Arctic Ocean using National Technical Means, (PDF, 7.37 MB) Ms. Melinda Webster, Research Assistant, Polar Science Center, APL, UW
0940 - 1000 NOAA Arctic Testbed for Sea Ice and Weather Forecasting, (PDF, 10.58 MB) Mr. Joseph (Joe) Sienkiewicz, Director (Acting), Ocean Prediction Center, NOAA National Weather Service (NWS)
1000 - 1020 NOAA Arctic Research Office Activities, (PDF, 17.38 MB) Dr. Kathleen (Kathy) Crane, Program Manager, Arctic Research Office, Climate Program Office (CPO), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), NOAA
1020 - 1040 Morning Break  
1040 - 1100 Loss of Sea Ice Impact on Alaska's Large Marine Ecosystems, (PDF, 10.27 MB) Dr. Lisa B. Eisner, Research Oceanographer, Auke Bay Laboratory, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
1100 - 1120 Distribution and movements of Arctic marine mammals in response to sea ice loss, (PDF, 51.37 MB) Mr. David C. Douglas, Research Wildlife Biologist, Alaska Science Center (ASC) Biology Office, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
1120 - 1140 Impacts of a Changing Arctic Ocean-Human Dimension, (PDF, 8.1 MB) Dr. Igor Krupnik, Curator, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution
1140 - 1200 The National Petroleum Council (NPC) Arctic Study Report, (PDF, 2.47 MB) Mr. Steven R. Laws, Supervisor, Development Planning - Arctic, ExxonMobil Development Company
1200 - 1330 Lunch  
1330 - 1350 U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Energy Development and Production Plans, (PDF, 11.62 MB) Dr. James (Jim) Kendall, Regional Director, Alaska OCS Region, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
1350 - 1410 NOAA's Arctic Environmental Response and Management, (PDF, 28.17 MB) Mr. Robb K. Wright, Geographer, Technical Services Branch, NOAA Office of Response & Restoration (ORR)
1410 - 1430 Infrastructure Investment for Resource Extraction in the Arctic, (PDF, 884 KB) Mr. Harry Bader, Lead, Polar Environmental Security Program, UAF
1430 - 1450 DHS Arctic Domain Awareness' Center of Excellence, (PDF, 16.59 MB) Dr. Helena S. Wisniewski, Vice Provost for Research, University of Alaska Anchorage
1450 - 1510 Afternoon Break  
1510 - 1610 Panel II on Safe Arctic Activities Beyond Marine Transportation and Q&A Session Panelists: Lead, Dr. James (Jim) Kendall
1610 - 1630 Symposium Closing Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC and Oceanographer, NOAA
 
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