Tomorrow from 2-3pm EDT you can join the US Arctic Research Commission (USARC) and Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for an interactive “Webinar” to discuss issues concerning the Arctic. The Webinar will focus on initial efforts to develop a strategic action plan—called for by President Obama in his July 2010 National Ocean Policy—to address changing conditions in the Arctic.
National Ocean Council staff member Dr. Mary Boatman and Dr. Cheryl Rosa of USARC will offer the preliminary outline being considered by an interagency team that is in the process of putting pen to paper for the Arctic strategic action plan. Additionally, members of the public can offer their input on how best to address climate-induced and other environmental changes affecting the Arctic.
Instructions to register for the Webinar and to participate are available here. For those unable to participate, an archive of the slide presentation and a podcast of the Webinar discussion will be available here shortly after its conclusion.
This will be one of many such opportunities for the public to get involved in the implementation of our Nation’s first comprehensive National Ocean Policy, and your participation is encouraged!
Andy Lipsky is an Ocean Policy Advisor at the Council for Environmental Quality