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Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) is very proud to announce that the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, home of the USS Cobia (SS-245) in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is the host for the 53rd Annual Conference. The Conference will take place from Tuesday through Friday, 17-20 September.
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Washington, DC - Arctic ice thickness and extent are diminishing at rapid rates and the ramifications are becoming clearer by the day. The 8th biennial symposium "Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations" (IDA-8), co-hosted by the US Arctic Research Commission, the Wilson Center's Polar Institute, and the US National Ice Center, will take an in-depth look at this changing region, and at how people and institutions are responding. Moreover, the Arctic region has become an important part of broader global, political, social, and geopolitical considerations and discussions. The event will be web streamed and recorded. Media registration is complimentary but requested.
IDA-8 speakers include senior leaders from the US Congress, military, and federal agencies, Alaska native communities, business and industry, science research, security, and emerging leaders. Participants from Canada, European Union, Finland, Iceland, Japan, Norway, Russia, will provide an international perspective.
Featured Speakers Include:
For further symposium and agenda details, please see the online version of the IDA-8 program.
Since the symposia series began in 2001, there has been a steady, long-term decline in Arctic sea ice thickness and extent. But in 2018 and 2019, the melting was extreme.
Resulting rapid and extensive changes in the Arctic are redefining ecosystems, landscapes, and communities, as well as economic and geopolitical interests. At the same time, the increasingly "open" Arctic has cleared the way for increased technology access, new marine transportation avenues to meet the global economic and tourism demand, and expanded search and production of marine resources for those who live throughout, work in, and study the Arctic region.
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