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ADAC is involved in a variety of events, many of which focus on enhancing operator capabilities in the Arctic region or strive to anticipate needed future policy, strategy and plans. Principally, ADAC focuses its research upon the needs of the United States Coast Guard, while in general addressing safety, security and crisis response in the Arctic region. Workshops, exercises, assessments and a variety of other activities and events are conducted to better understand capability gaps in order to improve the U.S. Coast Guard’s response in the Arctic. Additionally, conferences and activities allow the Center to collaborate and gain additional knowledge that may further apply to advance ADAC’s mission, contribute to improved capabilities of the U.S. Coast Guard and other Department of Homeland Security needs, and to support U.S. interests, and as suitable, America's Security and Defense Allies and Partners.

All ADAC supported and sponsored events are oriented to the community of Arctic-oriented professionals and invited guests and unless specifically announced, are not open for media/reporting activities.

Portrait of 		ADAC Customer and Partner’s Roundtable (Rescheduled)

2021

ADAC Customer and Partner’s Roundtable (Rescheduled)

Year 7 - 2nd Quarter

Virtual Workshop

Jan 29, 2021

Due to a video and teleconference call system failure that unexpectedly hit just a few minutes prior to the start of the scheduled ADAC Program Year 7 2nd Quarter Customers and Partner’s Roundtable, Center leaders were forced to postpone the meeting.

We sincerely apologize for any and all inconveniences this caused our planned participants.

ADAC respectfully announces it will host a rescheduled Customer and Partner’s Roundtable via webinar on Friday, 29 January 2021, with Center update, Project Reviews and associated Customer and Partner Feedback Discussions from 1:00-4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (9:00 AM-12:00 Noon Alaska Standard Time).

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Meeting ID: https://meet.google.com/bjk-vkca-epq
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Portrait of 	ACCUSARS II

2021

ACCUSARS II

Advancing Collaboration in Canada-U.S. Arctic Regional Security

Invitational Virtual Workshop

Feb 25-26, 2021

ADAC and NAADSN (The North American and Arctic Defense and Security Network at Trent University, Peterborough Ontario), kindly invite participants to join us in a follow-up meeting from the Advancing Collaboration in Canada-U.S. Arctic Regional Security (ACCUSARS) conference in September 2020.

The purpose of ACCUSARS II is to create a subset Strategic Foresight Assessment (SFA) for the North American Arctic, by specifically focusing on Alaska and Western Canada.

ACCUSARS I provided an initial SFA for the Canadian Arctic, which provided an initial baseline to be further developed. We plan to conduct ACCUSARS II as a virtual meeting and kindly invite Canadian and American participants from ACCUSARS I to rejoin us for the meeting. Note, later in 2021, ADAC and NAADSN plan to conduct “ACCUSARS III” focusing on Eastern Canada and Greenland to complete a comprehensive Analysis to North American Arctic Security.

ADAC will post the conference connections on the first week of February 2021.

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Portrait of 	Arctic Senior Leader Summit

2021

Arctic Senior Leader Summit

A Virtual Engagement

March 10-11, 2021

Save the date, in support of U.S. Northern Command's Arctic mission, please consider joining Lt General David Krumm, USAF, Commander Alaska Command, Alaska NORAD Region and 11th Air Force and a host of Defense and Security Leaders for Arctic Senior Leader Summit 2021 (ASLS 21) 10-11 March 2021. This event is oriented to addressing senior leader strategic views on the developing range of security and defense matters affecting the Arctic region. Due to the on-going complications of in-person meetings as a result of COVID 19, Arctic Senior Summit 2021 will be conducted via electronic conference call. Day 1 of ASLS 2021 is focused on Plenary presentations and follow-on strategic discussions. Day 2 ASLS 2021 is a planned tabletop exercise. Further details and registration to be provided soon.

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Portrait of 	C-ICE

2021

C-ICE

March 16-17, 2021

The Arctic region is increasingly recognized as a domain of economic opportunity. However, a critical gap exists between the innovative and entrepreneurial minds capable of capitalizing upon the region’s opportunities, and the commercial and industry entities needed to transition those opportunities into realities. In response to this gap, the Arctic Domain Awareness Center’s (ADAC) Arctic Challenges, Innovations, and Commerce Expo (Arctic CICE) seeks to explore the networks, resources, and infrastructure needed to enable the commercial entrance of Arctic-related products and technologies into the Arctic domain. Drawing from ADAC’s vast experience in federally funded operational research and design, this expo will use an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to foster conversations around Arctic-centered business pressure points, state-of-the-Arctic-focused R&D, gap analysis of investment and innovation, and the future of business in the region. Participants will be exposed to the latest hardware, software, and people-ware emerging to advance domain awareness, risk mitigation, exploration, Arctic operations, and overall, Arctic security. Please consider joining the virtual event on March 16-17, 2021. Information regarding the conference plan, agenda, and registration coming soon.

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Portrait of 	Arctic Air 2021

Arctic IoNS 2021

Arctic Air 2021

University of Alaska Anchorage

Spring 2021

Exercise tabletop observers and evaluators collect and record participation insights, assessments and conclusions across the exercise in order to conduct post exercise analysis as part of the DHS S&T UP required Arctic IoNS Rapporteur’s report. This post exercise report will summarize exercise activities as well as assess shortfalls and gaps in science, technology and response capabilities associated with the exercise scenario.

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Portrait of 		Arctic Maritime Horizons Workshop

2021

Arctic Maritime Horizons Workshop

Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage Alaska

May 4-6, 2021

In partnership with HQ USCG Director of Maritime Transportation Systems and Senior Arctic Policy Advisor, are creating a tabletop exercise planned as an in-event for 4-6 May 2021 in Anchorage Alaska focused organized to address policy, plans and initiatives to support HQ USCG and the Coast Guard Enterprise in addressing the 2019 USCG Arctic Strategic Outlook (ArcSO) task to “Advance and Modernize the Arctic Marine Transportation System.” Due to COVID19, ADAC has been forced to reschedule this exercise 5 times, seeking to make this an in-person event. Since COVID immunizations are now underway, ADAC and USCG are hopeful this fifth scheduling will finally result in being able to proceed with the event.

Arctic Maritime Horizons Exercise will provide an orienting and deliberative plenary forum to prepare participants followed by a 3-move exercise to challenge assumptions, gain insights and organize follow-on items of consideration to guide USCG Arctic and Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook implementation tasks.

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Portrait of 	Annual Meeting

2021

Annual Meeting

Year 7

Conducted Virtually

May 26-27, 2020

Due to an uncertain opening of non-assigned personnel at HQ U.S. Coast Guard, ADAC will conduct the Center’s Program Year 7 Annual meeting, focused on U.S. Coast Guard Project Champions, key stakeholders and the community of Arctic science and technology researchers on 26 and 27 May 2021. Included in the Program Year 7 Annual meeting are planned guest speakers from HQ U.S. Coast Guard, DHS S&T and senior Arctic Research leadership in Washington D.C. Due to the success of ADAC’s Program Year 6 Virtual Annual meeting, ADAC will once again create an “Event Hub” that showcases each program and project review with videos and other materials sequenced to the Annual Meeting agenda.

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Portrait of 	Rising Geopolitical Tensions in the Arctic

2020

Rising Geopolitical Tensions in the Arctic

Responses of the U.S. Administration

Live Stream

Dec 15, 2020

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion of how the newly elected U.S. administration will deal with the geopolitics of the Arctic and the consequences of rising tensions for the operations and tasks of the U.S. and its allies and adversaries. The conversation will be moderated by Senior Fellow, Liselotte Odgaard.

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Portrait of 	Arctic Security Dialogues

2020

Arctic Security Dialogues

Toward a U.S. Army Arctic Strategy

Webcast Live

Dec 11, 2020

The Arctic Security Dialogues, hosted by the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute and Arctic Domain Awareness Center, address a broad spectrum of security issues to include, but not limited to, national security, homeland security, and the many components of civil security. “Toward a U.S. Army Arctic Strategy” is the second program in the series, following the inaugural discussion on the U.S. Air Force Arctic Strategy. The U.S. Army has yet to publish an Arctic Strategy, though one is currently in development.

Please join us for an expert conversation on the developing challenges, emerging opportunities, strategic priorities and essential components that could influence an upcoming U.S. Army Arctic Strategy. A panel of retired U.S. Army General Officers and security experts will contribute perspectives and suggestions on policy, planning and/or operations for drafters to consider in the development of the U.S. Army’s Arctic Strategy.

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AMSM 2020

AMSM

Arctic Maritime Oil Spill Modeling

Virtual Workshop

Nov 16th, 23rd, & 30th, 2020

This event is conducted in accordance with ADAC’s “Year 6 Work Plan” ADAC conducts quarterly Customer and Partner’s Roundtables.

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Portrait of 	United States Air Force Arctic Strategy

2020

United States Air Force Arctic Strategy

Perspectives and Insights

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Oct 5, 2020

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. The Dialogues will address a broad spectrum of security issues to include, but not limited to national security, homeland security, and the many components of civil security.​​​​​​​ United States Department of Air Force Arctic Strategy: Perspectives and Insights is the first program in the Arctic Security Dialogues series.

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Portrait of 		ADAC Customer and Partner’s Roundtable

2020

ADAC Customer and Partner’s Roundtable

Year 7

Virtual Workshop

Sep 30, 2020

The Center will host its First Program Year 7, Customer and Partner’s Roundtable via webinar on Wednesday, 30 September 2020, with Center update, Project Reviews and associated Customer and Partner Feedback Discussions from 1:00-5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (9:00 AM-1:00 PM Alaska Daylight Time).

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Meeting number:142 704 4671
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Portrait of 	ACCUSARS

2020

ACCUSARS

Advancing Collaboration in Canada-U.S. Arctic Regional Security

Invitational Virtual Workshop

Sep 17-18, 2020

Building upon a June 2017 workshop on Security in the Arctic Borderlands Region, the North American Marine and Environmental Security Workshop hosted by ADAC in September 2018, and the Arctic Command Arctic Symposium held in November 2019 in Fairbanks, NAADSN and ADAC are pleased to co-host a follow-on workshop to focus on specific initiatives that will improve understanding and enhance collaboration between Canada-US Arctic security professionals.

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Portrait of 	ADAC Customer and Partner’s Roundtable

2020

ADAC Customer and Partner’s Roundtable

Conducted Virtually by Cisco Webex

June 25, 2020

The Center will host its Final Program Year 6, Customer and Partner’s Roundtable via webinar.

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Portrait of 	Annual Meeting

2020

Annual Meeting

Year 6

Conducted Virtually by Cisco Webex

May 14, 2020

Due to the recent quarantine, ADAC's Annual Meeting will be held online.

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Event Hub

Documents, Web Pages, and Videos for the meeting.

Portrait of 	AAS19 Arctic Symposium

2019

AAS19 Arctic Symposium

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Nov 13-15, 2019

The principal outcome sought in AAS19 is to improve understanding of the challenges in the complicated risk environment that describes the new circumpolar north. Symposium planners seek AAS19 to create thoughtful discussions in order to gain needed solutions to address and potentially reduce the associated defense and security risks.

To register, please use the registration link below. All those in attendance will be expected to pay $225 upon arrival at the workshop to cover meals, snacks, and beverages.

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