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Infrastructure in the Arctic: Building for Tomorrow

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The United States Arctic's extreme operating environment poses unique challenges to land and coastal-based infrastructure development, with receding sea ice, coastal erosion, and thawing permafrost, among other effects of climate change, complicating efforts. This panel will discuss these challenges and how they affect projections of future maritime traffic, existing development activities, and the emerging vision of the Alaska of tomorrow.

 

Please join the Polar Institute and the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) for a conversation on "Infrastructure in the Arctic: Building for Tomorrow" in support on National Infrastructure Week 2019.

 

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Speakers

Introduction

Moderator

  • Helen Brohl

    Executive Director, U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System

Speakers

  • The Honorable Richard Beneville

    Mayor, Nome, Alaska
  • Sherri Goodman

    Public Policy Fellow
    Former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security)
  • Sarah Harrison

    Arctic Marine Transportation Specialist, U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System
  • Jeff San Juan

    Senior Infrastructure Development Finance Officer, Alaska Industrial Development & Export Authority