Coast Guard Announces "Leadership for the Arctic" Conference Slated for Wednesday and Thursday
The United States Coast Guard announced today that there will be a conference held at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
The conference is set up to take place at 8am to 4pm on Wednesday and to continue at 8am and carry on until 1pm on Thursday.
The "Leadership for the Arctic" conference will address marine safety, environmental protection and law enforcement in the arctic.
The Coast Guard is proposing increased operations in the Arctic in light of the increase in traffic for the region since 2009. Traffic has doubled since that year.
The people slated to sit on the panel at that conference are:
- Adm. Robert J. Papp, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard
- David Balton, Ambassador of Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science, Department of State
- Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Lisa Speer, Program Director of International Oceans from Natural Resources Defense Council
- Peter E. Slaiby, Vice President of Shell Alaska, Exploration and Appraisal
The media is invited to the event. Media interested in attending must have valid press and are required to RSVP prior to the conference by calling 860-531-8724.