Maritime Issues On Tap for Arctic Encounter Symposium

The second annual Arctic Encounter Symposium gets under way
at the University of Washington and Museum of History and Industry in Seattle
on Jan 30, with a focus on the role of the US as an Arctic nation in its
upcoming council chairmanship. Participants, including industry leaders, policy
makers and regional stakeholders will tackle topics in the maritime, energy,
science and technology sectors.
The goal of the 2015 symposium is to facilitate a creative
environment for development of a proactive agenda, short and long term domestic
and international priorities, and a strategic execution plan.
Speakers will include Captain John Reeves of the US Coast
Guard Cutter Healy, and Vice Admiral Charles Ray, Pacific area commander for
the US Cost Guard Defense Force West, who will deliver a keynote address on the
first day of the two day event.

Symposium participants will also hear discussions on the
current status and continuing need for science-informed policy in the rapidly
changing Arctic and resource manager perspectives on energy development and
conservation in the US Arctic. The complete agenda is online at