Infrastructure in the Arctic: Building for 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 of National Infrastructure Week 2019.
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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.
The Honorable Richard Beneville
Former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security)
Jeff San Juan
Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders. Read more