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Meeting 21st Century Maritime

Challenges in the U.S. Arctic

A Virtual Seminar

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

9am – 12pm (ADT)

 

Event co-sponsored by Alaska Chadux̂ Network and
North American Marine Environment Protection Association.

Meeting 21st Century Maritime Challenges in the U.S. Arctic

The Arctic is truly the world’s ultimate frontier, a convergence of multipolar governance, unique climate, and unprecedented challenges. As the U.S. Arctic continues to become more accessible and traversed, it is critical  stakeholders have a holistic understanding of the region and issues affecting policy.

Join us for a special seminar during which subject-matter experts in the maritime industry, and U.S. Arctic policy will educate and update you on new technologies, operational advances, and frameworks to advance the collective strategic goals the Arctic will bring to the forefront.

This informative event will be held on September 8, 2021, at 0900(ADT)/1300(EDT) and will address a series of topics including a keynote address focusing on the role of the U.S. Arctic in national policies; current issues being confronted by stakeholders in the region; and future challenges. Three panel discussions – focused on unique opportunities & threats in the U.S. Arctic, today’s operating challenges in the dynamic U.S. Arctic Region, and adapting strategies to rapidly evolving U.S. Arctic maritime activities – will be featured. This seminar will bring together expert insight from across the maritime sector, Arctic specialists, and government officials.

PROGRAM AGENDA

Welcome and Program OverviewCarleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director, North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA)

Introduction of Keynote SpeakerRADM Duncan Smith, USCGR (Ret.), President, Smith Advocacy Group LLC

Keynote –  U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) [Invited]
“The role of the U.S. Arctic in national policies; current issues; future challenges”

Unique Opportunities & Threats in the U.S. Arctic. Panel
Moderator: Dr. Mike Sfraga – Director, Polar Institute, The Wilson Center

Today’s operating challenges in the dynamic U.S. Arctic Region
Moderator: Buddy Custard – President and CEO, Alaska Chadux̂ Network

Adapting strategies to rapidly evolving U.S. Arctic maritime activities
Moderator: Rachel Kallander – Managing Partner, Kallander & Associates

U.S. Arctic maritime challenges & opportunities in context with international conventions & initiatives

  • Michael Kingston – Managing Partner, Michael Kingston Associates, International Maritime Organization Consultant on Polar Issues and Fishing Vessel Safety / IUU Fishing, and Special Advisor to the Arctic Council’s Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group

Closing remarksCarleen Lyden Walker

SPEAKER BIOS

Join us for a special seminar where subject matter experts in the maritime industry, the U.S. Arctic, and U.S. Arctic Policy will help you understand the exciting new technologies, operation advances, and frameworks to advance collective strategic goals the Arctic will bring to the forefront.

Buddy Custard

Buddy Custard

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alaska Chadux̂ Network

Commissioner Jason Brune

Commissioner Jason Brune

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

Charles (Bud) Darr

Charles (Bud) Darr

Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group

Rachel Kallander, J.D.

Rachel Kallander, J.D.

Managing Partner of Kallander & Associates, Founder & Executive Director of Arctic Encounter

Maj Gen Randy “Church” Kee USAF (Ret)

Maj Gen Randy “Church” Kee USAF (Ret)

Senior Advisor, Arctic Security, U.S. Department of Defense & Commissioner, U.S. Arctic Research Commission

Michael Kingston

Michael Kingston

Managing Director, Michael Kingston Associates, IMO Consultant, Special Advisor to PAME

Honorable Kevin Meyer

Honorable Kevin Meyer

Lieutenant Governor of Alaska

Rear Admiral Nathan A. Moore

Rear Admiral Nathan A. Moore

United States Coast Guard Alaska District Commander

Ms. Gail R. Schubert

Ms. Gail R. Schubert

President & CEO, Bering Straits Native Corporation

Dr. Mike Sfraga

Dr. Mike Sfraga

Director, Polar Institute // Director, Global Risk and Resilience Program

RADM Duncan Smith, USCGR (Ret.)

RADM Duncan Smith, USCGR (Ret.)

Smith Advocacy Group LLC, Founder

Sean P. Thomas, PMP

Sean P. Thomas, PMP

Vice President of Crowley Maritime

Honorable Mead Treadwell

Honorable Mead Treadwell

Chairman CEO, Qilak LNG, former Alaska State Lt Governor, and former Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission

Carleen Lyden Walker

Carleen Lyden Walker

Co-Founder/Executive Director, North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA)

Primary Event Sponsors

Alaska Chadux̂ Network is an industry-led and funded nonprofit organization headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. Its mission is to provide regulatory compliance for vessels and facilities with federal and state oil spill prevention and response requirements while advancing innovative solutions to the unique challenges of operating in Alaska and the U.S. Arctic region.

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led 501(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Weston, Connecticut. Its mission is to preserve the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students, and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake, and river resources.

Our Contributing Sponsors

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