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2nd Symposium:
Impact of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations
July 10-12, 2007

2007 Symposium Summary Report

Final Agenda

Day 1, Tuesday 10 July

Time Activity
0800 - 0900 Registration
0900 - 0905 Welcoming Remarks, CDR Raymond E. Chartier, Director and Commanding Officer, National / Naval Ice Center (NIC)
Chartier presentation, part 1 (PDF, 4.2MB)
Chartier presentation, part 2 (PDF, 3.9MB)
0905 - 0915 Symposium Logistics and Information - Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC
0915 - 0935 Oceanographic Implications of an Ice-Free Arctic - RDML Timothy McGee, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
McGee presentation (PDF, 2.1MB)
0935 - 0940 Introduction of Keynote Speaker
0940 - 1010 Keynote Speech, Hon. Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senator for Alaska
1010 - 1040 The USCG Strategy and the Arctic - ADM Thad W. Allen, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
1040 - 1100 Break and Refreshments
1100 - 1130 Rethinking America's Maritime Strategy - VADM John G. Morgan, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
Morgan presentation (PDF, 354KB)
1130 - 1150 NOAA Arctic Challenges - Mr. Scott C. Rayder, Chief of Staff, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Rayder presentation - part 1 (PDF, 2.9MB)
Rayder presentation - part 2 (PDF, 2.9MB)
1150 - 1210 U.S. Government Participation in the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report - Dr. Sharon Hays, Deputy Director for Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
1210 - 1340 Lunch
1340 - 1400 U.S. Arctic Research Policy - Hon. Mead Treadwell, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC)
Treadwell presentation (PDF, 2.2MB)
1400 - 1420 U.S. National/Naval Ice Center (NIC) Support for Naval and Maritime Operations, CDR Raymond E. Chartier, Director and Commanding Officer, NIC
1420 - 1440 Ice in the Canadian Arctic - Canadian Ice Service (CIS) Perspective on the Future - Mr. Douglas Bancroft, Director, CIS
Bancroft presentation - part 1 (PDF, 3.3MB)
Bancroft presentation - part 2 (PDF, 3.3MB)
Bancroft presentation - part 3 (PDF, 4.3MB)
Bancroft presentation - part 4 (PDF, 4.3MB)
Bancroft presentation - part 5 (PDF, 1.7MB)
1440 - 1510 From 2001 to 2007: What We Learned and What We've Done - Dr. Richard W. Spinrad, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)
Spinrad presentation (PDF, 3.8MB)
1510 - 1530 Break
1530 - 1550 Strategic Issues in an Opening Arctic - CDR Sean C. Maybee, Federal Executive Fellow
Maybee presentation (PDF, 4.6MB)
1550 - 1610 Research Needs in Support of Arctic Naval Operations - CDR Douglas Marble, Program Officer, Office of Naval Research (ONR) Physical Oceanography Program
Marble presentation (PDF, 819KB)
1610 - 1630 A NASA Look from Space at Changes in the Arctic - Dr. Seelye Martin, Manager, NASA Cryospheric Sciences Program
Martin presentation (PDF, 2.7MB)
1630 - 1650 UNCLOS and the Need and Opportunity for Mapping of the U.S. Arctic Bathymetry - Mr. George Newton, Advisor, USARC
Newton presentation (PDF, 376KB)
1650 - 1655 Closing Remarks - Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC

Day 2, Wednesday 11 July

Time Activity
0730 - 0830 Registration
0830 - 0840 Symposium Logistics and Information - Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC
0840 - 0900 NOAA Arctic Research - Dr. John Calder, Director, NOAA Arctic Program
Calder presentation (PDF, 2.9MB)
0900 - 0930 The State of the Arctic Report - Ms. Jacqueline Richter-Menge, Research Civil Engineer, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)
Richter-Menge presentation (PDF, 2.9MB)
0930 - 0950 IPCC Arctic Climate and Ice Projections - Dr. Jim Overland, Oceanographer, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
Overland presentation - part 1 (PDF, 1.6MB)
Overland presentation - part 2 (PDF, 1.6MB)
0950 - 1030 Changing Marine Access and the Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) - Dr. Lawson Brigham, Director, USARC Alaska Office and Chair, Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA)
Brigham presentation - part 1 (PDF, 2.5MB)
Brigham presentation - part 2 (PDF, 3.5MB)
1030 - 1050 Break
1050 - 1120 Arctic Change and the Future of the U.S. Icebreaking Fleet - CDR Thomas Wojahn, Manager, USCG Ice Operations Program
Wojahn presentation - part 1 (PDF, 2.8MB)
Wojahn presentation - part 2 (PDF, 3.4MB)
Wojahn presentation - part 3 (PDF, 4.0MB)
Wojahn presentation - part 4 (PDF, 3.4MB)
1120 - 1150 The Impact of Arctic Changes on Canadian Icebreaking and Marine Transportation - Mr. David Jackson, Manager, Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Icebreaking Program
Jackson presentation (PDF, 1.7MB)
1150 - 1320 Lunch
1320 - 1350 A New Generation Polar Research Vessel - Mr. Richard Voelker, Maritime Administration, DOT, Retired
Voelker presentation (PDF, 1.3MB)
1350 - 1550 Arctic Shipping and Transportation Panel - Lead by Dr. Lawson Brigham, USARC and Chair, AMSA

Panelists:

  • Mr. Douglas Bancroft, Director, CIS
  • Mr. David Dickins, Consultant, D.F. Dickins Associates Ltd.
  • Mr. Ben Ellis, Managing Director, Institute of the North
  • Mr. Peter G. Noble, Chief Naval Architect, ConocoPhillips
  • Mr. Richard Voelker, Maritime Administration, DOT (Ret)
1550 - 1630 Closing Remarks - Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC

Day 3, Thursday 12 July

Time Activity
0730 - 0830 Registration
0830 - 0840 Symposium Logistics and Information - Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC
0840 - 0910 Sea Ice Changes Affecting Alaskan Coastal Communities, Marine Ecosystems and Offshore Transportation, Dr. John Walsh, Chief Scientist, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Walsh presentation - part 1 (PDF, 3.5MB)
Walsh presentation - part 2 (PDF, 3.1MB)
0910 - 0940 NSF Role in Support of Science in a Changing Arctic -  Mr. Simon Stephenson, Director, Division of Arctic Sciences, National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP)
Stephenson presentation (PDF, 765KB)
0940 - 1010 The Development of a U.S. Arctic Observing Network (AON) and its Integration with International Observing Systems - Dr. Martin O. Jeffries, AON Program Director, NSF/OPP
Jeffries presentation (PDF, 1.4MB)
1010 - 1030 Break
1030 - 1100 Oil & Gas Exploration, Development, Production and Transportation in Arctic Regions - Mr. Peter G. Noble, Chief Naval Architect, ConocoPhillips
Noble presentation (PDF, 2.1MB)
1100 - 1130 Effects of Arctic Change on Energy Exploration and Exploitation - Mr. John Goll, Director, Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Region, Minerals Management Service (MMS)
Goll presentation, part 1 (PDF, 3.3MB)
Goll presentation, part 2 (PDF, 2.3MB)
1130 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1330 Increased Need for Arctic Oil Spill Prevention and Response Preparedness - Dr. Amy Merten, Co-Director, Coastal Response Research Center, NOAA Office of Response & Restoration (OR&R)
Merten presentation (PDF, 4.8MB)
1330 - 1400 The Effect of a Retreating Ice Edge on Fisheries Activities - Dr. Phillip R. Mundy, Director, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Auke Bay Laboratories
Mundy presentation - part 1 (PDF, 3.3MB)
Mundy presentation - part 2 (PDF, 3.9MB)
1400 - 1430 The State and Future of Mammal Populations in the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean - Mr. Dan James, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Status and Trends of Biological Resources Program
James presentation - part 1 (PDF, 3.3MB)
James presentation - part 2 (PDF, 3.7MB)
James presentation - part 3 (PDF, 1.4MB)
1430 - 1500 On a Thinning Ice: Polar Residents Face Arctic Climate Change - Dr. Igor Krupnik, Curator, Smithsonian Institution Arctic Studies Center
1500 - 1520 Break
1520 - 1630 Summary and Concluding Panel - Lead by Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, Chief Scientist, NIC

Panelists:

  • USARC representative
  • Hon. Mead Treadwell, Chair, USARC
  • Navy representative
  • NOAA representative
  • USCG representative
  • USGS representative
  • MMS representative
  • NASA representative
  • Industry representative



Sponsors:

National Ice Center

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U.S. Arctic Research Commission

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Participating organizations:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Arctic Program

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U.S. Coast Guard

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U.S. Navy
Chief of Naval Operations

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U.S. Office of Naval Research

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National Science Foundation
Office of Polar Programs

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Minerals Management Service
U.S. Dept. of the Interior

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U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Geological Survey

NASA
Cryospheric Sciences Program

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White House
Office of Science and Technology Policy

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