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 June 30, 2017

Report contains:

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

Arctic Report June 16, 2017

Report contains:

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

Arctic Report March 31, 2017

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

Arctic Report March 17, 2017

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

Arctic Report January 25, 2017

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.

Arctic Report November 30, 2016

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.

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