By Walter Thulin As a far northern state, Alaska is “at ground zero” in experiencing the impacts of climate… You must be logged in to view this content.
Trust, cooperation and respect are the characteristics of successful research projects with Indigenous people in the Arctic, according to two… You must be logged in to view this content.
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.
The Arctic Research Consortium of the United States hosted a panel discussion open to the public in conjunction with the Arctic Science Ministerial. The panel focused on citizen engagement and education about Arctic research and research improvements.
The House subcommittees for Coast Guard & Marine Transportation and Water Resources & Environment held a joint hearing on Sept. 7 to discuss the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Coast Guard maritime navigation programs and initiatives.
The hearing focused on charting, accurate navigational aids, and the potential rise of “e-navigation.” New electronic navigation technologies could change maritime transportation functions dramatically, and also pose new risks to the system.
Susan “Sudie” Hargis, Tribal Liaison for the U.S. Coast Guard’s 17th District (Alaska), spoke about tribal relations in Alaska—relating specifically to incident response, search and rescue, and subsistence hunting—as part of a speaker series sponsored by the Committee on Marine Transportation System in Washington D.C. on Aug. 4.
Hargis described the history and complex nature of government-tribal relations in Alaska.
The 7th Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference (WHTNC) brought together President Obama, tribal leaders from across the country, and key federal officials on Nov. 5 to discuss how they … Read More