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 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.

Council on Foreign Relations Expert Discussion on National Security Risks in the Changing Arctic

June 9, 2016 – Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC Speakers: Mark F. BrzezinskiExecutive Director, Arctic Executive Steering Committee, The White House Lisa Murkowski, Chairman, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senate (R-AK) Robert J. Papp Jr., Special Representative to the Arctic, U.S. Department of State This webinar on Next Generation Ecosystems Experiments-Arctic as a Case Study  […]

Asia's Evolving Role in the Arctic

TBD – Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C. This discussion on Asia’s increasing engagement in the Arctic region has not yet occurred, but will be included in an upcoming issue of The Arctic Report.   — You can subscribe to receive it and all other Arctic policy stories going on in Washington, DC here. […]

Ice Floes and Global Economic Woes: The Future of Arctic Shipping Considered

January 13, 2016 – Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C. This discussed the current and future state of play related to destination shipping and transshipment across the Arctic region. The conversation focused on a deeper dive into what is going on as it relates to Arctic shipping – whether there is a slow down as commodity prices […]

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.

Transportation Research Board's Fall Meeting – Focus Session: Responding to Emergencies in the Arctic

November 12, 2015 – National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. The following speakers spoke about responding to emergencies from their point of expertise, followed by a discussion involving all board members: Vice Admiral Charles D. Michel, Vice Commandant for the US Coast Guard (USCG) – Coast Guard Perspective  Commissioner Mark Myers with the Natural Resources Commission […]

U.S. Leadership in the Arctic: U.S. Special Representative to the Arctic, Adm. Robert Papp, Jr.

March 12, 2015 – Brookings Institute, Washington, DC U.S. Special Representative to the Arctic, Adm. Robert Papp, Jr., voiced his support for the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) treaty and touched on its impacts on a Yukon/ Alaska boundary dispute at a Brookings Institute event on March 12. Recognizing many […]

Senate Energy & Natural Resources hearing on U.S. Arctic Opportunities

March 5, 2015 – Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC Sen. Lisa Murkowski held the first full Senate committee hearing about the Arctic on March 5, 2015. This hearing focused on scientific, economic, environmental, national security opportunities for the U.S. in the Arctic. Testimony and opening statements largely echoed the discussion from the Consortium of […]