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.
Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
The Honorable Richard Beneville
Mayor, Nome, Alaska
Senior Fellow, Polar Institute, Wilson Center; and, former US Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security)
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
Ambassador David Balton
Senior Fellow, Polar Institute, Wilson Center
Executive Director, U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System