The one-day event brought together Arctic stakeholders from across government, academia, and industry to discuss a broad array of topics: U.S. Arctic defense strategy, international frameworks for cooperation, climate change, responsible resource extraction, energy development, tourism, territorial claims and defense issues.
12/1/2017: Summary of keynote address at 11th Annual Arctic Shipping Summit
Keynote speaker Mr. Mike Emerson, director of Marine Transportation Systems for the Coast Guard, discussed some of the issues associated with Arctic operations, such as limited infrastructure and the harsh environment, and how regulations and technical advancements will impact commercial waterways management.
8/14/2017: Recap of Coast Guard remarks at the 7th Symposium on Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic
Last month, Coast Guard members had the opportunity to present during the 7th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic at the Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C. The event, held biennially since 2007, brings together some of the world’s leading experts to discuss the ongoing and expected impacts on naval and maritime operations due to rapid change in the Arctic sea ice cover. Maritime Commons attended the symposium to bring you, our readers, the latest on Arctic-related topics affecting maritime industry.
9/29/2016: Recap of listening session – Heavy fuel oil in the Arctic
Recap from the recent listening session regarding heavy fuel oil (HFO) use by ships in the Arctic.
9/15/2016: Public listening session – Heavy fuel oil in the Arctic
The Coast Guard announced an upcoming public listening session on the topic of heavy fuel oil use by ships in the Arctic. The purpose of this public listening session is for the Coast Guard to gather information on issues relating to the use of heavy fuel oil by ships in the Arctic.