On July 12, Coast Guard Vice Commandant Charles Michel will testify before a congressional hearing focused on Coast Guard Arctic operations and capabilities.
4/14/2016: New International Ice Patrol Products available on Coast Guard website
Machine-readable format shapefiles now available on the NAVCEN’s website which allows anyone with Google Earth or ARCGIS to easily plot the International Ice Patrol’s ice flow products on a daily basis
3/11/2016: New Arctic Executive Champion introduced
Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy, was introduced as the Coast Guard’s new Arctic Executive Champion.
2/10/2016: Guidelines for training of personnel on ships subject to the Polar Code
The Coast Guard published a policy letter to provide guidance for the training of personnel on ships subject to the international code for ships operating in polar waters and provide a level of safety taking into account the challenges specific to the unique polar environment.
11/16/2015: Congressional hearing alert
Tomorrow the Coast Guard’s Vice Commandant, Vice Adm. Charles Michel, will testify before a Congressional Hearing focusing on Coast Guard operations and the Nation’s resource needs in the Arctic. The hearing will be available via live-webcast.