8th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations | Wilson Center
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8th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations

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The Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations symposium will be held this year on July 17 and 18 at the Ronald Reagan Building Amphitheater in Washington, D.C. This biennial, two-day symposium will feature experts addressing Arctic marine operations, ocean and environmental issues, policy, law, and governance. Speakers and panelists (listed in full detail below) will share their specific perspectives on the impacts of an ice-diminishing Arctic on marine transportation; federal, state, local, and international operations; security; scientific research; infrastructure; investments; and policy implications in the region. Please join the symposium co-hosts, the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, the Wilson Center's Polar Institute, the U.S. National Ice Center, the Arctic Domain Awareness Center, the Patuxent Partnership, St. Mary's College of Marylandand the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, for a reception following the symposium at 5:00pm on July 17.

Participants are invited to present posters on science, technology, operations, or other related subjects. The deadline for submitting a poster has been extended to July 10. For more information, please check here or contact LTJG Bryan Brasher.

This event will be streamed live and recorded. Information from prior symposia, including speakers, video clips, and presentations, is available here.

The uniform of the day for all active duty personnel attending is as follows: US Navy and NOAA: Summer White (Officer/Enlisted); US Coast Guard: Tropical Blue Long; Other: Equivalent to above.

Below is the public agenda, as of July 9. The full program is available as a PDF file, found here or at the bottom of this webpage. A PDF file of directions to the Ronald Reagan Building Amphitheater can also be found here or at the bottom of the page.

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