Technical Agenda

Arctic Civil Infrastructure Workshop 

 
Goal: To outline a plan of action to address overarching, high priority research needs related to arctic civil infrastructure
 
Wed., 21 April

7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Workshop at the Akasofu Building, IARC Room 501

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Morning Session

Workshop Goals and Objectives

Setting the Stage: Identified Infrastructure Needs in Alaska

·         Public:

o    Trish Opheen, Member, Public Infrastructure Technical Working Group and Chair, Immediate Action Working Group, Alaska Governor’s Subcabinet on Climate Change

o    Clint Adler, Chair,  Research Needs Working Group, Alaska Governor’s Subcabinet on Climate Change

 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Morning Session Continues

·         Military: Jon Zufelt, Chair, Workshop on Climate Change Impacts on Defense Assets in Alaska, held in Anchorage, July 2009

·         Remote Rural Communities: Bob Pawlowski, The Denali Commission

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Afternoon Session

Breakout Session I (3 cross cutting groups): Overarching, high priority research needs

Objective: Identify common themes that appeared in the morning talks and resonant with the groups’ firsthand experiences

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Afternoon Session Continues

Report back on Breakout Session I

Objective for all reporting sessions: Develop a consensus reflecting input from the break out groups


Thursday, 22 April

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Morning Session

Breakout Session II: Addressing research needs

Objective: Identify key elements of a plan to address the research needs identified in the first break out session

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Morning Session Continues

Report back on Breakout Session II

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Afternoon Session

Breakout Session III: Roles and responsibilities

Objective: Building on the results of Breakout II, identify agencies that can lead the various elements

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Afternoon Session Continues

Report back on Breakout Session III
 

Friday, 23 April

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Morning Session

Bringing it all together: Outlining a plan of action

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Morning Session Continues

Workshop summary: Next steps

 

 

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