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ADAC will be at the Coast Guard Headquarters this February to present to DHS and military personnel. More details will be released this winter.
Request for Proposal (RFP) in Association with ADAC's Arctic-related Incidents of National Significance
(Arctic IoNS) 2019 Workshops Seeking solutions to support the U.S. Coast Guard in managing a complex Arctic crisis ADAC announces a competitive search to address research challenges associated with multiple Arctic response capability gaps and shortfalls in science and technology discerned from a two part workshop conducted via "Stressing the System...managing a complex Arctic Crisis" Arctic-related Incidents of National Significance workshop, (Arctic-IoNS). These workshops were conducted at University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus, Nome Alaska on 18-19 April 2019 and at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 20-22 May 2019. These workshops were jointly led by the Arctic Domain Awareness Center and Sandia National Laboratories. The Nome Arctic IoNS 2019 workshop was chiefly focused in gaining Alaska Native and other rural Arctic Alaskan resident insights into specific concerns and needs associated with the workshop scenario. The Anchorage Arctic IoNS 2019 workshop was associated with examining shortfalls and gaps in science and technology oriented in conducting response to the workshop scenario, conducted via plenary scenarios, tabletop exercises and breakout group sessions.
For more information, please review the complete RFP using the link below.
On November 13-15th 2019, ADAC will be hosting the ALCOLM Arctic Symposium 2019 (AAS19) to discuss and discern the current and emerging challenges facing U.S. national interests in the Arctic. Through a series of breakout groups, field activities, and networking, ADAC seeks to develop new solutions to the growing challenges in Arctic safety, security, and defense operations.
Registration opens Aug 30th.
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ADAC's has a hard-working team of Polar enthusiensts. ADAC's team brings together a variety of unique backgrounds and experiences to contribute to the Center's mission. To learn more about our team or to contact them, visit our Team Page.
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ADAC is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence Network. ADAC was established in 2014 by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs 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.
ADAC's principal customer is the USCG. ADAC investigates capability shortfalls and gaps, and orients research activity to support the USCG mission needs. The particular areas that ADAC seeks to assist the USCG are related to missions in support of Arctic search and rescue, humanitarian assistance, disaster response, and security matters.
As a university-hosted research venue, ADAC supports student education. Through the Center's Fellows Program, ADAC provisions student research, internships, and entry into the Homeland Security Enterprise.
ADAC's research and development not only serves USCG and other DHS maritime missions, but also benefit an array of ADAC partners and collaborators and support the public good.
ADAC's Mission is to develop and transition technology solutions, innovative products, and educational programs to improve situational awareness and crisis response capabilities related to emerging maritime challenges in the dynamic Arctic environment.