2015 Public Policy Forum 2017-10-24T14:04:34+00:00

March 4, 2015, 9:00am-6:00pm
Reserve Officers Association Building
One Constitution Avenue NE, Washington DC

Reception 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902

Program
Summary
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Featured Speakers – PowerPoint Presentation

  • Hon. Fran Ulmer U.S. Arctic Research Commission (20MB)
  • Dr. Fran Cordova – National Science Foundation (45MB)
  • Senator Lisa Murkowski – AK
  • Senator Angus King – ME
  • Director John Holdren – Office of Science and Technology Policy (16MB)
  • Jack Omelak – The Alaska Nanuuq Commission

Forecasting a Changing Arctic – PowerPoint Presentation

Note: Above PPT file contains all presentations for this panel combined (175MB)

  • Dr. Larry Mayer – Moderator – University of New Hampshire
  • Dr. Cecelia Bitz – University of Washington
  • Dr. Fiamma Staneo – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Dr. Jackie Grebmeier – University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Dr. Kevin Schaefer – National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • Charles “Kolo” Rathburn – Senate Appropriations Committee

Science Needs for Arctic Operations – PowerPoint Presentation

Note: Above PPT file contains all presentations for this panel combined (10MB)

  • Randall Luthi – Moderator – National Ocean Industries Association
  • Erik Milito – American Petroleum Institute
  • Gary C. Rasicot – U.S. Coast Guard
  • RADM Jonathan White – U.S. Navy
  • RADM Craig Bone (ret.) – American Bureau of Shipping
  • Dave Benton – Consultant to the Alaska Seafood Industry

Why the Arctic Matters to the Lower 48 – PowerPoint Presentation

Note: Above PPT file contains all presentations for this panel combined (21MB)

  • Dr. Mark Abbott – Moderator – Oregon State University
  • Dr. Jim Overland – NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
  • Dustin Whalen – Canadian Geological Survey
  • Dr. Greg O’Corry Crowe – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University
  • Steve Feldgus, House Natural Resources Committee

VIDEO TABLE OF CONTENTS

Welcome Remarks

Hon. Fran Ulmer, U.S. Arctic Research Commission

Panel 1: Forecasting a Changing Arctic

The panel will discuss the state of knowledge in predicting major changes occurring in the Arctic as well as identifying research and observational gaps. Moderated by Larry Mayer, University of New Hampshire.

Congressional Perspective

Dr. France Cordova, National Science Foundation

Panel 2: Science Needs for Arctic Operations

The panel will consider the science needs of commercial and community stakeholders living and working in the Arctic. Moderated by Randall Luthi, National Ocean Industry Association.

Senator Lisa Murkowski, AK

Senator Angus King, ME

Director John Holdren, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Panel 3: Why the Arctic Matters to the Lower 48

The panel will debate emerging issues involving how changes in the Arctic are impacting communities and regions beyond the Arctic. Moderated by Mark Abbott, Oregon State University.

  • Influence on Mid-Latitude Extreme Events (Dr. Jim Overland, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory)
  • Coastal Zone Impacts (Dustin Whalen, Canadian Geological Survey)
  • CMigrating Species (Dr. Greg O’Corry-Crowe, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University)

Congressional Perspective

Jack Omelak, Alaska Nanuuq Commission


WELCOME REMARKS

Dr. Rob Dunbar

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President Sherri Goodman

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HON. FRAN ULMER – U.S. ARCTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION

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PANEL 1: FORECASTING A CHANGING ARCTIC

Dr. Larry Mayer – Moderator – University of New Hampshire

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Dr. Cecilia Bitz -University of Washington

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dr. Fiamma Straneo – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Dr. Jackie Grebmeier – University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dr. Kevin Schaefer – National Snow and Ice Data Center

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Kolo Rathburn – Senate Appropriations Committee

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DR. FRAN CORDOVA – NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

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Panel 2– Science Needs for Arctic Operations

Randall Luthi – Moderator – National Ocean Industry Association

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Erik Milito – American Petroleum Institute

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Gary C. Rasicot – U.S. Coast Guard

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

RADM Jonathan White – U.S. Navy

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

RADM (ret.) Craig Bone – American Bureau of Shipping

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dave Benton – Alaska Seafood Industry

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SENATOR LISA MURKOWSKI, AK

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SENATOR ANGUS KING, ME

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DIRECTOR JOHN HOLDREN – OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

PANEL 3: WHY THE ARCTIC MATTERS TO THE LOWER 48

Dr. Mark Abbott – Moderator – Oregon State University

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dr. Jim Overland – NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dustin Whalen – Canadian Geological Survey

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dr. Greg O’Corry Crowe – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Steve Feldgus – House Natural Resources Committee

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

JACK OMELAK – ALASKA NANUUQ COMMISSION

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AGENDA

8:15 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)

9:00 Welcome Remarks (Dr. Rob Dunbar, Chair of Ocean Leadership Board of Trustees; Sherri Goodman, President of Ocean Leadership)

9:30 Hon. Fran Ulmer, U.S. Arctic Research Commission

10:00 Panel – Forecasting a Changing Arctic
The panel will discuss the state of knowledge in predicting major changes occurring in the Arctic as well as identifying research and observational gaps. Moderated by Larry Mayer, University of New Hampshire.

• Sea Ice Minimums (Dr. Cecilia Bitz, University of Washington)
• Glacier Melt Predictions (Dr. Fiamma Straneo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
• Nutrient/Carbon/Freshwater Cycling (Dr. Jackie Grebmeier, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science)
• Permafrost Thaw/Methane Emissions (Dr. Kevin Schaefer, National Snow and Ice Data Center)
• Congressional Perspective

11:35 Dr. France Cordova, National Science Foundation

11:50 PM Lunch (provided)

12:40 Panel – Science Needs for Arctic Operations
The panel will consider the science needs of commercial and community stakeholders living and working in the Arctic. Moderated by Randall Luthi, National Ocean Industry Association.

• Response and Readiness (Gary Rasicot, U.S. Coast Guard)
• National Security (RADM Jonathan White, U.S. Navy)
• Shipping (RADM (ret.) Craig Bone, American Bureau of Shipping)
• Fishing (Dave Benton, Consultant for the Alaska Seafood Industry)

2:15 Senator Lisa Murkowski, AK

2:30 Senator Angus King, ME

2:45 Stakeholder Panel Q&A

3:00 Break

3:30 Director John Holdren, Office of Science and Technology Policy

3:45 Panel – Why the Arctic Matters to the Lower 48
The panel will debate emerging issues involving how changes in the Arctic are impacting communities and regions beyond the Arctic. Moderated by Mark Abbott, Oregon State University.

• Influence on Mid-Latitude Extreme Events (Dr. Jim Overland, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory)
• Coastal Zone Impacts (Dustin Whalen, Canadian Geological Survey)
• Migrating Species (Dr. Greg O’Corry-Crowe, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University)
• Congressional Perspective

5:15 Jack Omelak, Alaska Nanuuq Commission

5:30 Closing Remarks (Dr. Rob Dunbar, Chair of Ocean Leadership Board of Trustees; Sherri Goodman, President of Ocean Leadership)

6:00 Reception (Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902)