On July 17 and 18, 2019, the US Arctic Research Commission, Wilson Center's Polar Institute, and US National Ice Center hosted the 8th Biennial Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations (IDA). Speakers discussed a wide array of issues facing the Arctic region, including: marine transportation; federal, state, local, and international operations; security; scientific research; infrastructure and investments; governance; policy implications in the region; and much more.

During IDA, select speakers and attendees discussed these issues in further detail with John Milewski, Executive Producer of Wilson NOW. Please access these full interviews and brief descriptions via the links below--as they are released.

Interviews