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October 05, 2020

United States Air Force Arctic Strategy: Perspectives and Insights


The Polar Institute and the Arctic Domain Awareness Center are pleased to announce the creation of a new series of programs entitled Arctic Security Dialogues.

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September 23, 2020

Arctic Research Infrastructure and Capabilities in North America


Hosted in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories and the Wilson Center Polar Institute.

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ADAC News

September 01, 2020

Geofencing the Arctic

By: Joe Selmont

ADAC researcher Dr. Shawn Butler was featured in the latest edition of UAA Seawolf Weekly. With the support of ADAC, Dr. Butler is crafting new Geofencing tools for the United States Coast Guard to employ in the Arctic. According to Dr. Butler," in an area with low visibility, this can be the difference between life and death. Both for the crews and for the ecosystem ...

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ADAC News

August 21, 2020

Activity Updates from the Arctic Domain Awareness Center

By: Director Randy "Church" Kee, ADAC Executive Director

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology's University Programs (DHS S&T UP) established the Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) in summer 2014 to research and provide a scientific basis to address the challenges faced by U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and other DHS maritime missions in the Arctic region ...

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ADAC News

April 20, 2020

Snapshot: Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance in the Arctic


In the great white-and-blue expanse of the Arctic with miles and miles of ice and water, harsh wind and waves, human contact is sparse. The population density of the Alaskan Arctic circle is less than one person per square mile ...

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ADAC News

December 04, 2019

The Scope for Greater Five Eyes Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic


RIn the Arctic, the opening of sea lanes and increased access to natural resources are increasing the focus on the region. The Northern Sea Route has been described as a new maritime highway, a new resources frontier and a new military theatre ...

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ADAC News

December , 2019

Geostrategic Futures in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica


Rapid political, social and environmental change presents challenges for the management of Arctic and Antarctic regions. Climate change is already affecting national security and has implications for defence planning in Australia and the Antarctic region ...

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October , 2019

Arctic Circle 2019


Arctic Circle 2019 took place in Harpa, Reykjavik.

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ADAC News

September 25, 2019

All about the Ice

By: Catalina Myers

Each winter, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) monitors the 6,700 miles of shoreline, including 1,500 miles of shared international coastline with Canada, on the Great Lakes. USCG District 9 is responsible for ensuring the safe passage of commercial vessels, fishing boats and recreational users traveling on the lakes during the treacherous winter months, when ice can reach eight inches deep or more at the height of winter ...

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September 04, 2019

Arctic Futures 2050 Conference


The Arctic Futures 2050 Conference took place in Washington, D.C.

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July 31, 2019

COE Summit 2019


The Center of Excellence Summit 2019 took place at George Mason University

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July 17, 2019

The Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations

8th Symposium


The Center of Excellence Summit 2019 took place at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.

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April 25, 2019

Sixth Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium


Sixth Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium took place at Seattle, Washington.

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News

January 30, 2019

America is an Arctic Nation—It’s Time We Acted Like It

By: Jeremy M McKenzie

In 2007, the Russians helped to refocus global attention on the Arctic after planting a titanium Russian flag on the seabed of the Arctic Ocean at the North Pole. This event helped spark a new “Golden Age” of media and academic attention on the Arctic ...

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December 04, 2018

The Arctic and U.S. National Security


The Arctic and U.S. National Security event took place at Wilson Center Washington, D.C.

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ADAC News

December 04, 2018

Snapshot: More Tests for Arctic Oil-spill-mapping Robot


Environmental changes and economic incentives are transforming maritime activity in the Arctic region. As ice recedes and maritime activity increases, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for potential incidents involving oil and hazardous materials in U.S. Arctic waters through the U.S. Coast Guard ...

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April 19, 2018

Fifth Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium


Fifth Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium took place at Seattle, Washington.

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November 13, 2017

8th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium Program


The Maritime Risk Symposium Program took place at Tiffin University.

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July 19, 2017

7th Symposium of the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations


This Symposium took place at the Naval Heritage Center Washington, D.C.

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June 20, 2017

Regional Security in the North: Emerging Themes and Challenges


Regional Security in the North took place in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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April 13, 2017

Fourth Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium


Fourth Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium took place at Seattle, Washington.

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ADAC News

April 12, 2017

CoSSaR Spring Speaker Series


General Kee provides day-to-day direction of all Center activities and ensures that ADAC’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence (COE) goals are met, milestones achieved, technology development is proceeding, and that the end users are appropriately satisfied with the results. ...

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March 24, 2017

Anchorage Arctic Research Day

Randy “Church” Kee “Operationally Driven Science & Technology in Support of Arctic Maritime Responders


This event took place at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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ADAC News

August 26, 2016

Arctic Domain Awareness Center Leverages Technology to Assist Circumpolar Operations

By: Tim Ellis

It’s not unusual for mistakes to be made during a big, complex operation like the emergency-rescue training exercise the U.S. Coast Guard and its partners conducted this week in Northern Alaska ...

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ADAC News

February , 2016

Breaking the Ice: Survival Lessons from a Changing Arctic

By: McKenzie Funk

To make an expedition by icebreaker in the modern American Arctic, you fly to the gold-rush city of Nome, Alaska, our country’s former future Arctic port, in a commercial jet that is half taken up by cargo, half by passengers ...

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ADAC News

January 26, 2016

Retired General Opens Joint FAO Course

By: Patrick Bray

The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center hosted the Joint Foreign Area Officer Course Jan. 25-29 at the Weckerling Center on the Presidio of Monterey, California ...

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