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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
Oversight Hearing on “Examining Policy Impacts of Excessive Litigation Against the Department of Interior” – House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Oversight Hearing on “Examining Access to Oil and Gas Development on Federal Lands” – House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Marine Sanctuaries: Fisheries, Access, the Environment, and Maritime Heritage – Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
A Conversation with Vidar Helgesen, Norwegian Minister of Climate and the Environment – CSIS
Aquaculture in the United States – Sea Grant
The Value of America’s Public Waters – Capitol Hill Oceans Week
Congressional Roundtable – Capitol Hill Oceans Week
Arctic News Roundup
Authorization of Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs- Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee
Hearing on King Cove Land Exchange Act – House Committee on Natural Resources
Are We Heading for a Crisis in Russia? – Brookings Institute
The North American Arctic: Building a Vision for Regional Collaboration – The Wilson Center
hearing to Examine the United States’ Increasing Dependence on Foreign Sources of Minerals and Opportunities to Rebuild and Improve the Supply Chain in the United States – Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources
Oversight Hearing on ESA Consultation Impediments to Economic Development – House Committee on Natural Resources
Hearing to Examine the Potential for Infrastructure Improvements to Create Jobs and Reduce the Cost of Living Through All-Of-The-Above Energy and Mineral Production in Alaska – Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Climate Change and the Corporate Interest: Catherine McKenna – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Roundtable Discussion – Infrastructure in Indian Country – Senate Indian Affairs Committee
Oversight Hearing Examining the Creation and Management of Marine Monuments and Sanctuaries – House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans
Oversight Hearing on Identifying Innovate Infrastructure Ideas for the National Park Service and Forest Service – House Committee on
U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke about the new Defense Department Arctic Strategy at CSIS on Jan. 24. The unclassified version has yet to be released, but the Senator talked the audience through much of its content.
The FY16 National Defense Authorization Act required the Department of Defense to write a new Arctic military defense plan in part to respond to recent Russian activity in the region.
Alaska State Arctic Policy Advisor Craig Fleener spoke at the Arctic Research Commission of the U.S. headquarters about how he sees future Arctic policy and research.
Speaking at ARCUS in Washington, D.C. about rapid sea-ice changes in the Arctic, Dr. Hajo Eicken said the region is now the scene of increased uncertainty, poses higher risks for users, and will see greater impacts on its local communities, especially from increased maritime activity.
He stressed the importance of prediction networks, which can work from a variety of time scales ranging from a week or less to several months.