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 […]

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.

House Committee on Foriegn Affairs Joint Subcommittee hearing on Charting the Arctic: Security, Economic, and Resource Opportunities

November 17, 2015 – Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC The House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a joint subcommittee hearing “Charting the Arctic: Security, Economic, and Resource Opportunities” where the committee explored how the State Department, Defense Department, and Department of Homeland Security are cooperating and coordinating to support U.S. interests in the far […]

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 […]

The Impact and Effects of Climate Change in a Rapidly-Changing Arctic: Insights from a Science-Policy Perspective

November 10, 2015 – Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. At a climate change presentation at Georgetown University in Washington DC on Nov. 10, Thomas R. Armstrong, President of the Madison River Group, used a science policy perspective to provide insights about the changing Arctic.  — Please subscribe or sign in to read the full story.