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Arctic Senior Leader Summit

March 10-11, 2021

Workshop Overview

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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ALCOM Arctic Symposium 2019

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Nov 13-15, 2019

Workshop Overview

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.


Arctic Crisis Weather Coordination

Finding Better Meteorological Planner and Forecaster coordination

University of Alaska Anchorage, May 23, 2019

Workshop Overview

ADAC collaborated with Sandia National Laboratories and an array of U.S. Federal, State of Alaska and academic partners to provide an opportunity for professionals from the meteorological community participating in the Arctic IoNS event, to pause and examine ways to improve communication and coordination within the community through focusing on several Arctic scenarios. The workshop provides an opportunity to examine presented scenarios in terms of shortfalls in respective agencies, and opportunities to address improved coordination in response, from among those departments and agencies who normally are tasked in providing support of metrological conditions forecast of the response.

Arctic Senior Leader Summit 2019

National Defense University

Ft McNair Washington, January 18, 2019

Workshop Overview

ADAC supported Alaskan Command ALCOM (a subordinate unified command reporting to United States Northern Command-- USNORTHCOM) in hosting the Arctic Senior Leader Summit at the National Defense University on Ft. McNair, Washington D.C. 18 January 2019. The event drew upon the expertise of senior military leaders and Arctic subject matter experts (SMEs) to address the strategic challenges associated with Arctic operations and training. The event focused on providing participants with opportunities to engage with their cross-unified/combatant command (CCMD) and intergovernmental counterparts through panel discussions, and briefs led by experts in policy and joint operations. During ASLS 2019, panelists and speakers described the Arctic as a region abundant in natural resources, challenging terrains, complex ecosystems and cultural significance not readily described through a single strategic narrative. ASLS 2019 planners presented participants a series of background materials describing the Arctic from a geographic and geo-political vantage. ASLS 2019 comprised two keynote presentations by the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Assistant Deputy Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Planning and Capabilities. ASLS 2019 included two select panels: one for policy views on the Arctic from a security and defense vantage and the second from service and unified command “practitioners”...senior leaders who plan and conduct training and exercises of military forces.

International Cooperative Engagement Program for Polar Research (ICE-PPR) 2017

A Perspective from the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Sea Regions. Workshop in support of the U.S. Office of Naval Research

Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage AK, October 25-27, 2017

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The International Cooperative Engagement Program for Polar Research (ICE-PPR), hosted by the Arctic Domain Awareness Center in Anchorage, Alaska from 25 to 27 October 2017, discussed challenges resulting from a changing Arctic environment, in addition to seeking to encourage collaboration on maritime research. A significant outcome of the forum was advancing combined approaches between ICE-PPR nations in polar science and technology research and testing. The International Cooperative Exchange-Program for Polar Research (ICE-PPR) is a developing framework between the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden. This unique collaboration provides national delegations the opportunity to expand cooperation with Arctic nations in terms of mutual interests in science and technology research that enhances regional security. As ICE-PPR is an inclusive framework to both Polar Regions, the research collaboration benefits from the participation of not only Arctic nations, but also gains insights to applicable research efforts from New Zealand’s orientation to the Antarctic.