Alaska State Arctic Policy Advisor Craig Fleener spoke at the Arctic Research Commission of the U.S. headquarters about how he sees future Arctic policy and research.
Speaking at ARCUS in Washington, D.C. about rapid sea-ice changes in the Arctic, Dr. Hajo Eicken said the region is now the scene of increased uncertainty, poses higher risks for users, and will see greater impacts on its local communities, especially from increased maritime activity.
He stressed the importance of prediction networks, which can work from a variety of time scales ranging from a week or less to several months.
The Arctic Research Consortium of the United States hosted a panel discussion open to the public in conjunction with the Arctic Science Ministerial. The panel focused on citizen engagement and education about Arctic research and research improvements.
The House subcommittees for Coast Guard & Marine Transportation and Water Resources & Environment held a joint hearing on Sept. 7 to discuss the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Coast Guard maritime navigation programs and initiatives.
The hearing focused on charting, accurate navigational aids, and the potential rise of “e-navigation.” New electronic navigation technologies could change maritime transportation functions dramatically, and also pose new risks to the system.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
April 9, 2015 – Webinar Julie Raymond-Yakoubian of the Kawerak Social Science Program described the results of her project during this webinar. Kawerak is the regional Native nonprofit providing services in the Bering Strait region. The communities that participated in the study included Shishmaref, Diomede and Wales in Alaska, and Neshkan, Inchoun, Lavrentiya and Lorino […]