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 May 19, 2017

Report Contains:
The Future of Energy in America, American Council for Capital Formation
Hearing on Maritime Transportation and Administration, Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure
Overview Week of the Arctic and North by North, Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting
Fairbanks Declaration Overview, Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting
Arctic News Roundup

Arctic Report January 17, 2017

Dr. Amy Merten, Chair of the Arctic Council’s Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) Working Group and Chief of the Spatial Data Branch in NOAA’s Office of Response & Restoration, spoke about the working group’s accomplishments during an online seminar.
One of six Arctic Council working groups, EPPR addresses prevention, preparedness, response, and search and rescue (SAR) efforts for Arctic environmental emergencies, all with the goal of protecting the Arctic environment from pollution.

Commandant's Mid-term Report on the Coast Guard

June 13, 2016 – Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC This report 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. Or for more information please contact […]

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 […]

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. […]

National Security Challenges and Ice breaking Operations in the Arctic

January 13, 2016 – Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) held a high-level discussion in partnership with the U.S. Senate Arctic Caucus that examined the U.S.’s icebreaking capabilities in the Polar Regions, as well as identified emerging national security challenges specific to the Arctic.  The […]

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 […]

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 […]