Arctic Report July 21, 2017

Report Contains:
Notes from the United State Arctic Research Commission’s 107th Meeting
Highlights from the 7th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations
Icebreaker Amendment Voted Down – House Appropriations Committee Homeland Security Appropriations FY2018 Markup
America’s Arctic Economic Ambitions: Opportunities and Limitations – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Hearing on Opening ANWR to Drilling – House Committee on Natural Resources
Arctic News Roundup

Arctic Report March 31, 2017

The North American Arctic: Building a Vision for Regional Collaboration – The Wilson Center
hearing to Examine the United States’ Increasing Dependence on Foreign Sources of Minerals and Opportunities to Rebuild and Improve the Supply Chain in the United States – Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources
Oversight Hearing on ESA Consultation Impediments to Economic Development – House Committee on Natural Resources
Hearing to Examine the Potential for Infrastructure Improvements to Create Jobs and Reduce the Cost of Living Through All-Of-The-Above Energy and Mineral Production in Alaska – Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Arctic Update March 24, 2017

Broadband: Deploying America’s 21st Century Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Report: Arctic Imperative, Reinforcing U.S Strategy on America’s Fourth Coast – Council on Foreign Relations
State of the Coast Guard: Ensuring Military, National Security, and Enforcement Capability and Readiness – Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard

Arctic Report August 4, 2016

Susan “Sudie” Hargis, Tribal Liaison for the U.S. Coast Guard’s 17th District (Alaska), spoke about tribal relations in Alaska—relating specifically to incident response, search and rescue, and subsistence hunting—as part of a speaker series sponsored by the Committee on Marine Transportation System in Washington D.C. on Aug. 4.
Hargis described the history and complex nature of government-tribal relations in Alaska.

Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2016

June 9, 2016 – The Newseum, Washington, DC The Arctic Report will report on the following panels, in addition to parts of other panels: Closing the Loop on Trash: A Call to Action Local Voices and Traditional Knowledge for a Sustainable Arctic Economy   — You can subscribe to receive it and all other Arctic […]

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing Marine Debris and Wildlife: Impacts, Sources, and Solutions

May 17, 2016 – Senate Dirksen Building, Washington, D.C. In his opening statement, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) stated that for coastal states, particularly those on the West Coast, the prevalence of marine debris on our shores is a chronic issue. In March 2011, a large earthquake stuck off the Japanese coast, causing a large tsunami […]

Arctic Economic Development Forum

April 6, 2016 – Wilson Center, Washington, DC The Wilson Center’s Polar Initiative and Institute of the North co-hosted a forum that addressed the potential for Arctic economic development, the barriers in regional development facing the Arctic, and the paths toward greater economic prosperity in the far north.  The goal of the forum was to […]

Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Oversight Hearing "Federal Interactions with State Management of Fish and Wildlife"

February 9, 2016 – 406 Dirksen, Washington, DC In his opening statement, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) said the purpose of the hearing is to examine the interactions of  the state and federal governments as they manage fish and wildlife resources.   — Please subscribe or sign in to read the full story.

National Academies of Sciences' Arctic Matters Day

January 14, 2016 – NAS building, Washington, DC On January 14th, The National Academies of Sciences held a public symposium “Arctic Matters Day” to provide an overview of the dramatic environmental changes affecting the Arctic region and the many ways these changes can affect the world’s population. — Please subscribe or sign in to read […]

Polar Research Board Fall Meeting

December 3-4, 2015 – Washington, D.C. The National Academies of Sciences convened its Polar Research Board in Washington, DC on Dec. 3-4 to review recent Arctic and Antarctic research. — Please subscribe or sign in to read the full story.