Arctic Security Initiative meeting

Monday, August 19, 2013
Arctic Security Initiative meeting.
Image credit: 
Janet Chang
Arctic Security Initiative meeting.
Image credit: 
Janet Chang

On August 15, the Arctic Security Initiative convened a Technology Working Group of policy and technical experts to discuss the continuing challenges of operating in the Arctic, one of a series focused on how best to help policy makers understand both the importance and the challenges of the US Arctic region. Today’s discussions focused on navigation, communications, and response systems, all important aspects of Arctic operations but currently not as functional as they need to be. The group also discussed the application of new communication, navigation, and unmanned systems technology in a complex and changing Arctic environment, with the intention of creating concise policy recommendations that can be implemented in the High North to support US interests.