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Arctic Security Policy and Law in an Age of Climate Change

Conference: In September, 22-23, 2009 government and academic experts convened at the United States Naval War College (NWC) for a two-day conference “Arctic Security Policy and Law in an Age of Climate Change”, organized by the International Law Department in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies.

The NWC Arctic conference included scholars and government officials from the eight Arctic nations (Canada, United States, Denmark/Greenland, Norway, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Iceland) and near Arctic countries, as well as speakers from Asia. They addressed Arctic security issues for Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, the Russian Federation, Canada and the United States. Participants heard also about prospects for rule of law in the Arctic, military operations, maritime security and a marine shipping assessment. 

Rear Adm. David W. Titley, the Oceanographer and Navigator of the US Navy, delivered the keynote address discussing the Navy’s recently-formed Task Force Climate Change. TFCC is to explore the impact of climate change on Arctic security for the Chief of Naval Operations.

Participants of the program “Geopolitics in the High North”, Rolf TamnesKatarzyna Zysk, Lawson W. Brigham, Valur Ingimundarson, Franklyn Griffiths and Rob Huebert were represented among the conference’s speakers.



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