Mon, 2018-01-08 12:00

Event: Challenges in the Arctic: Managing an Expanding Ocean Frontier


We recently hosted a workshop and lunch forum focused on the Challenges in the Arctic: Managing an Expanding Ocean Frontier. This meeting brought together Arctic science and policy experts to build our joint initiative that seeks to understand and address the potential impacts of multiple, interacting stressors in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. #COSArcticForum participants led thought-provoking discussions during a day-long workshop focused on how to manage a rapidly changing Arctic Region. Researchers, environmental lawyers, and non-profit funders spent the day discussing how to study and regulate the impacts of shipping, oil exploration, fisheries and other activities on Arctic ecosystems and communities. COS continues to explore Arctic issues via its Catalyst project, using innovative technologies and data sources to answer challenging environmental questions. 

The workshop and forum were held on January 10, 2018.

Invited speakers included the following experts:

Janis Searles Jones (CEO, Ocean Conservancy)
Fran Ulmer (Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission)
Denny Kelso (Program Director of Marine Conservation, Moore Foundation)