U.S. Coast Guard Academy to Host Academic Workshop

Marinelink.com
Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy will host an academic workshop, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy entitled “Resilient Ports, Marine Transportation Systems and Maritime Communities in an Era of Global Environmental Change.”


This one-day workshop will bring together a diverse group of scholars, practitioners and stakeholders from across the country to discuss how to achieve resilient ports and marine transportation systems in an era of extreme storms, rising seas and the melting Arctic ice sheet.


The workshop features two panels that highlight research currently being conducted by postdoctoral fellows at the center. A keynote speaker will then deliver an address that places both topics within the broader context of the need to achieve resiliency within the maritime domain.


The first panel will explore the potential effects of climate change, sea level rise and extreme storm events on ports and maritime communities; potential adaptations to these threats; and the attributes of a resilient port. This panel will be moderated by Dr. Tiffany Smythe, who has been conducting academic research on these issues under the auspices of the Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy in coordination with Coast Guard Sector New York.  


Panelists include:

  •     Ms. Bethann Rooney, Manager of Port Security, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  •     Coast Guard Cmdr. Linda Sturgis, Senior Military Fellow, Center for a New American Security
  •     Retired U.S. Army Colonel John R. Boulé II, PE, Vice President and Senior Manager for Priority Project Delivery, Northeast Region, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  •     Dr. Radley Horton, Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University

 

The second panel will examine the ways in which increased Arctic shipping, facilitated by the melting Arctic ice sheet, may impact Alaska native livelihoods and subsistence practices. This panel will be moderated by Dr. George Stetson, who has been conducting research on this issue under the auspices of the Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy.


Panelists include:

  •     Ms. Raychelle Daniel, Program Associate, Oceans North Arctic Program, Pew Charitable Trusts
  •     Dr. Henry Huntington, Senior Officer, International Arctic Campaign, Pew Charitable Trusts
  •     Mr. Austin Ahmasuk, subsistence hunter and Land Management Specialist, Kawerak, Inc.
  •     Ms. Julie Raymond-Yakoubian, Social Science Research Director, Kawerak, Inc.
  •     Ms. Jordan Diamond, Staff Attorney and Deputy Director, Ocean Program, Environmental Law Institute


The workshop begins Friday at 9 a.m. in the Coast Guard Academy’s Officer’s Club and will close with a walking tour of the Academy at 2:30 p.m.  At 4 p.m., participants may choose to observe a cadet regimental review on the Academy Parade Field.

 

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Homecoming Scotland 2014 Fireball Championships

Lerwick Harbour is ready for an exciting week of sailing with the 2014 Fireball European Championships taking place at the port next week. As a warm-up to the main event,

Iraqi Kurdish Oil Nears US Port Despite Concern in Washington

A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan is just one day away from arriving at a U.S. port, according to ship tracking satellites, despite Washington's

Phillips 66 Marine Fueling Facility Nears Completion

Phillips 66’s previously announced marine over-the-water fueling facility at its Richmond, Calif. terminal is nearing completion. The facility, located on Canal Boulevard, and known as Pier No.

Environmental

MOL Commended with Quality Ship Awards

MOL Commended for ‘FY2013 Best Quality Ship Award’; MOL president Koichi Muto meets with captain and chief engineer, exchanging views and working to establish a more solid safe operation system.

Danos Adds Environmental Services

Danos recently added an Environmental Services Division to the company’s collection of oilfield related services, which includes production workforce, construction,

Danish Bunker Trader Joins GAC in London

GAC Bunker Fuels says it has appointed former GAC Denmark Shipping Assistant Ida Ryberg as a Bunker Trader with its UK team. Ryberg joins Andy Boichat and Resham

Education/Training

HydroComp to Hold Propeller 'Mini-Workshop'

A special version of HydroComp's intensive Propeller Workshops will be brought to Tampa before the start of IBEX 2014.   The Mini-Workshop is a special version

USCG Leadership Development Center Change of Command

The Coast Guard’s Leadership Develop Center will have its first change of command ceremony Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m. in front of Yeaton Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

Seafarers Beware – Social Media Ahead

Videotel, part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched a new program, Social Media at Sea, addressing the unique dangers of inappropriate use of social media by shipboard

News

Police Kill 2 Kenyans Suspected of Planning Ferry Attack

Kenyan police said on Friday they shot and killed two armed men suspected of planning an attack on a ferry in the port city of Mombasa after one of them tried to hurl a grenade at approaching police.

Jones Act Tanker Chartered for Airline Refinery

Delta Air Lines Inc's refining unit has chartered a U.S.-flagged oil tanker for the first time, allowing it to tap directly into cheap Texas shale oil as the company overhauls its supply strategy.

Canal Project Slows Panama Economy Growth

Panama's economy expanded in May at its slowest pace since 2009 as major public works projects, including an expansion of the Panama Canal, slowed or wrapped up,

Coast Guard

USCG Change of Command in Galveston

A Coast Guard lieutenant commander and graduate of Hastings High School in Houston, took command of Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston during a ceremony in Galveston Thursday.

Cause of S.Korea Ferry Businessman's Death Remains Unknown

Yoo's body too badly decomposed to determine cause of death; mystery surrounding final days of de-factor owner of doomed ferry deepens. Yoo's son arrested in latest capture of family members.

USCG Leadership Development Center Change of Command

The Coast Guard’s Leadership Develop Center will have its first change of command ceremony Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m. in front of Yeaton Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

Arctic Operations

Study: An Arctic Oil Well Blowout Could Spread More Than 1,000km

Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in the Arctic waters of Canada's Beaufort Sea could easily become trapped in sea ice and potentially spread more than 1,000 kilometres to the west coast of Alaska,

House Subcommittee Hearing Highlights “Dismal State” of U.S. Icebreaking Capability

At the July 23, 2014, hearing of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on “Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic” the committee chairman, Rep.

GTT Wins DSME Order for 9 More Icebreaking LNGCs

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), announced

 
 
Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1903 sec (5 req/sec)