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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

House Committee on Transport Subcommitte on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation hearing "U.S. Coast Guard Overview"

  April 15, 2015 – Washington, DC The House Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation held an overview hearing on the U.S. Coast Guard’s missions on April 15.  Testifying before the subcommittee was Vice Admiral Charles Michel, the U.S. Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations. Though the Arctic has loomed up as an increasing concern […]

U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security: President’s FY 2016 Budget Request for the U.S. Coast Guard

March 24, 2015 – Washington, DC Admiral Paul Zukunft, the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), presented the President’s budget request to the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, chaired by U.S. Rep. John Carter (R-TX), on March 24. In oral testimony, Adm. Zukunft noted the U.S. status as an Arctic nation and […]