Event Type:
Webinars and Virtual Events
When: 
17 May 2019
Where: 
Washington, D.C. and Online: 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT

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.

Where:
Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Speakers:

The Honorable Richard Beneville
Mayor, Nome, Alaska

Sherri Goodman
Senior Fellow, Polar Institute, Wilson Center; and, former US Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security)

Sarah Harrison
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

Welcome:

Ambassador David Balton
Senior Fellow, Polar Institute, Wilson Center

Moderator:

Helen Brohl
Executive Director, U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System

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