AK House Majority
The 28th Alaska State Legislature, 2009 - 2010  

Alaska Northern Waters Task Force - Presentations and Background Information

Alaska Arctic Policy Commission Description   [PDF:372KB]
Findings & Recommendations of Alaska Northern Waters Task Force   [PDF:4.97MB]
Full Report, January 30, 2012
Reps. Joule and Herron Op-Ed on Arctic Governance  External Link
Reps. Joule and Herron Op-Ed on Arctic Planning & Infrastructure  

November 16th, 2011 Meeting in Barrow:


Agenda for NWFT Meeting on Nov 16th   [PDF:182KB]
Oil Spill Research and other Arctic Research   [PDF:1.58MB]
Dan Fitzgerald and Robert Suydam, North Slope Borough
A Science and Technology Center for Oil Spill Prevention and Preparedness in the Artic   [PDF:951KB]
UAF National Science Foundation Project Proposal
UAF Arctic Oil Spill Program   [PDF:3.79MB]
Nettie La Belle-Hamer, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Alaska Fairbanks Arctic Oil Spill Prevention & Preparedness Research Program   [PDF:225KB]
A Collaborative Approach to Science in the Arctic Offshore   [PDF:6.55MB]
Michael Macrander, Shell Alaska, Venture Support Integration Group science team leader
Partnership to Develop Statewide Energy Solutions   [PDF:6.32MB]
Dan White, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Chukchi Sea Exploration Fall 2011 Community Update   [PDF:1.62MB]
ConocoPhillips


October 11th, 2011 Meeting in Anchorage:


Agenda for NWFT Meeting on Oct 11th   [PDF:102KB]
Anchorage Meeting Presenters   [PDF:13KB]
An Evaluation of the Science Needs to Inform Decisions on Outer Continental Shelf Energy Development in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska   [PDF:5.02MB]
Leslie Holland-Bartels, USGS Arctic OCS Team
USGS Arctic Gap Analysis Study  External Link
Full Report
USGS Arctic Gap Analysis Study  External Link
Fact Sheet
Arctic Infrastructure and Advocacy   [PDF:1.20MB]
An Initiative by the Institute of the North - Nils Andreassen


October 10th, 2011 Meeting in Bethel:


Agenda for NWFT Meeting on Oct 10th   [PDF:183KB]
Bethel Meeting Presenters   [PDF:12KB]
Impact of Climate Change on Alaska's Transportation Infrastructure   [PDF:7.95MB]
Michael J. Coffey, DOT&PF Statewide Maintenance and Operations Chief
The Big Thaw - Consequences of Permafrost Thaw on Communities of Northwestern Alaska   [PDF:11.36MB]
Michael Brubaker M.S., Director, Center for Climate and Health Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Important Subsistence Issues in the AVCP Region   [PDF:3.53MB]
Timothy Andrew, Director of Natural Resources for the Association of Village Council Presidents
Shoreline and Coastal Erosion: A Crisis for Historic Preservation - An Overview of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Region   [PDF:9.06MB]
Steven R. Street, Director/Archaeologist - AVCP Cultural and Environmental Sciences
Arctic Marine Synthesis: Atlas of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas  External Link
A multi-layered look at America's Arctic Ocean


August 24th, 2011 Meeting in Unalaska:


Agenda for NWFT Meeting on August 24th   [PDF:53KB]
Biographies of NWTF Presenters   [PDF:90KB]
August 24, 2011 - Dutch Harbor, Alaska
Presentation on Development and Implementation of an Arctic Fishery Management Plan   [PDF:1.19MB]
Steve MacLean, North Pacific Fisheries Management Council, Protected Species Coordinator and Fisheries Analyst
Fishery Management Plan for Fish Resources of the Arctic Management Area   [PDF:3.59MB]
by the National Marine Fisheries Service
Arctic Fisheries Research   [PDF:4.61MB]
Dr. Gordon H. Kruse, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UAF
Alaska Marine Pilots Presentation   [PDF:464KB]
by Captain Carter Whalen, President
Presentation on Arctic Salvage Operations   [PDF:17.67MB]
Dan Magone, Owner Magone Salvage
Presentation by City of Unalaska on Aleutian Islands Risk Assessment, Emergency Towing Systems, and the Mooring Buoy Project   [PDF:4.36MB]
Shirley Marquardt, Mayor of Unalaska
Presentation on Invasive Species and Border Control   [PDF:2.32MB]
Jeffrey J. Lisius, Assistant Port Director Trade
Presentation on Development and Implementation of an Arctic Fishery Management Plan   [PDF:1.76MB]
Steve MacLean, North Pacific Fisheries Management Council - Protected Species Coordinator and Fisheries Analyst
Bering Sea Fisheries Overview   [PDF:4.14MB]
Frank Kelty, City of Unalaska
Presentation by U.S. Coast Guard on United Nations Convention on Law of the Seas   [PDF:524KB]
Rear Admiral Kenny, Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel, U.S. Coast Guard


The Northern Waters Task Force meeting on August 24th in Unalaska will be streamed live and both audio and video will be available at www.alaskalegislature.tv


July 7th and 8th, 2011 Meeting in Kotzebue and Nome:


Agenda for NWFT Meeting on July 7th and 8th   [PDF:64KB]
Presenters   [PDF:35KB]


July 7th - Kotzebue:


Audio Recording of the Northern Waters Task Force Hearing - July 7, 2011 - Kotzebue  
Subsistence Mapping in the Northwest Arctic Borough   [PDF:2.27MB]
Oil Spill Prevention and Response in the U.S. Arctic Ocean   [PDF:6.56MB]
State/Federal Oil Spill Planning and Response in Northwest Alaska   [PDF:3.06MB]
Arctic Pollution Response   [PDF:4.99MB]
Deepwater - A View from Inside the National Oil Spill Commission   [PDF:3.99MB]
National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Report to the President   [PDF:404KB]
The Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment - Considering a Roadmap Forward   [PDF:5.98MB]
UAF - University of the Arctic Institute for Applied Circumpolar Policy
Shell Camden Bay and Chukchi Sea Program Update   [PDF:3.90MB]


July 8th - Nome:


Audio Recording of the Northern Waters Task Force Hearing - July 8, 2011 - Nome  
Alaska Regional Ports Study   [PDF:859KB]
Presentation by Jim Stotts, ICC Alaska President   [PDF:208KB]
Marine Exchange of Alaska   [PDF:11.14MB]
Arctic Search and Rescue   [PDF:14.66MB]
Bering Strait Port Access Route Study   [PDF:749KB]
NOAA's Arctic Research Program: National and International Goals   [PDF:9.11MB]
Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperatives   [PDF:8.28MB]
Alaska deep Draft Arctic Ports Study   [PDF:1.83MB]
Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities


March 14th, 2010 Meeting in Juneau:


Agenda for Meeting on March 14th   [PDF:39KB]


December 2, 2010 Joint Meeting in Barrow Between NWTF and PNWR's Arctic Caucus Leadership Forum:

Agenda for NWTF Meeting Dec, 2nd - 3rd 2010  
Meeting will be held in Barrow, AK in conjunction with PNWER and the Arctic Caucus
Northern Waters Task Force Meeting Audio - Barrow Meeting  
December 2, 2010
2010 Arctic Caucus Leadership Forum Action Items   [PDF:73KB]
Alaska Pipeline Labor Issues Survey (2009)   [PDF:485KB]
Canadian Perspectives on a Changing Arctic   [PDF:1.40MB]
NWT Priorities & Perspectives   [PDF:986KB]
by David Ramsay
Welcome to the Arctic Our Neighborhood, Your Neighborhood!   [PDF:4.29MB]
by Larry Hartig
Models of Cooperation in the North   [PDF:737KB]
by Colonel Todd Balfe
GCI Network   [PDF:2.49MB]
by Krag Johnsen
Yukon's Infrastructure Priorities   [PDF:2.89MB]
Arctic Wide Area Telecom Infrastructure   [PDF:2.19MB]
by Don Pumphrey
Marine Exchange of Alaska   [PDF:6.41MB]
by Captain Ed Page
Department of Wildlife Management   [PDF:3.38MB]
by Todd Sformo and Jason Herreman
Transportation Infrastructure   [PDF:432KB]
by Vice Admiral Tom Barrett
Life and People of the Arctic   [PDF:6.97MB]
Testimony of Debby Edwardson, Ilisagvik College   [PDF:59KB]

October 1, 2010 Meeting:

Task Force Agenda for October 1, 2010 Meeting   [PDF:80KB]
Anchorage Legislative Office
Audio from the Northern Waters Task Force Inaugural Meeting  
October 1, 2010
Actic Ocean & Climate Change   [PDF:28.48MB]
Presentation by Dr. Moran Whitehouse Office of Science and Technology Policy
US Maritime Zones and Boundaries Map   [PDF:2.13MB]
Notes for US Maritime Zones and Boundaries Map   [PDF:415KB]
NOAA's Arctic Vision and Strategy - An Overview for the Northern Waters Task Force - Oct 1, 2010   [PDF:2.22MB]
Laura K. Furgione & Douglas DeMaster
State of Alaska and State/Federal Executive Roundtable Activities Regarding the Arctic   [PDF:7.34MB]
Larry Hartig, Commission - Alaska Dept of Environmental Conservation
Oil & Gas Exploration in the Arctic   [PDF:1.01MB]
Marilyn Crockett, Executive Director AOGA
Why We Should Care About the Arctic   [PDF:8.77MB]
Molly McCammon, Executive Director Alaska Ocean Observing System
Shell Beaufort and Chukchi Sea Program - Oct 2010   [PDF:1.12MB]
Cam Toohey
Opportunities for Resource and Community Development   [PDF:2.37MB]
Jason Brune, Executive Director RDC
U.S. Coast Guard District 17 - Arctic Brief   [PDF:7.57MB]

Introductory Materials:

Alaska State Legislature Legislative resolve 54: Establishing and relating to the Alaska Northern Waters task Force   [PDF:126KB]
Arctic Policy, Indigenous, and Research Groups an Annotated List   [PDF:206KB]

Summary of Proposed Federal Legislation:

Senator Begich - Inuvikput Package Summary   [PDF:81KB]
Summary of Senator Lisa Murkowski's Arctic Bills   [PDF:25KB]
August 5, 2010

United States Arctic Policy:

National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 66 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-25  External Link

Information on the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force:

White House Council on Environmental Quality: Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force  External Link
July 19, 2010
Summary of Executive Order: Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes and the Final Recommendations of the Interagency Policy Task Force   [PDF:42KB]
Distributed by Representative Joule - August 4, 2010
White House Council on Environmental Quality - Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force   [PDF:3.81MB]
July 19, 2010

Information on the National Ocean Council:

Executive Order: Stewardship of the Ocean, Our coasts, and the Great Lakes  External Link
July 19, 2010
VanNess Feldman: Issue Alert July 22, 2010 Obama Administration Establishes National Policy to Protect Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes and Creates National Ocean Council to Oversee and Implement New Policy   [PDF:91KB]

Information on the Climate Change Adaptation Task Force:

Progress Report on the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force  External Link [PDF]
March 16, 2010
White House Climate Change Adaptation Task Force   [PDF:37KB]

Information on the Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment:

Arctic Council: Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment Executive Summary with Recommendations  External Link [PDF]
Arctic Council: Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2009 Report  External Link [PDF]
Report Details Next Steps in Arctic Shipping Policies   [PDF:146KB]
UAF News Release - Sept, 15, 2010
Considering a Roadmap Forward - The Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment - Brigham and Sfraga   [PDF:1.16MB]
UAF - October 22-24, 2009

United States Arctic Research Commission Report:

Link to the United States Arctic research Commission: Report on Goals and Objectives for Arctic Research 2009-2010  External Link [PDF]

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Report:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Arctic Vision and Strategy  External Link [PDF]
April 2010

Arctic Report Card:

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2009 Tracking Recent Environmental Changes  External Link

Arctic Impact Assessment:

Arctic Impact Assessment Policy Document issued by the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting Reykjavik  External Link [PDF]
November 24, 2004

United States Navy Report:

U.S. Navy Arctic Road Map  External Link [PDF]
October 2009

Governor's Subcabinet on Climate Change Reports:

Adaptation Advisory Group Draft Final Report  External Link
Immediate Action Work Group Final Report  External Link [PDF]
Research Needs Work Group Draft Final Report  External Link [PDF]

Press Releases:

Northern Waters Task Force Sets First Hearing  External Link
Overview Session Set to Kick Off Series of Meetings
Legislature Appoints Members to Northern Waters Task Force  External Link
State and Federal Interests Collaborate on Alaska Issues
Northern Waters Task Force Appointees Announced  External Link
Legislature and Executive Branch Positions Filled on 11-Member Arctic Policy Group

Other Publications of Interest:

Full Text of the Laws of the Sea  External Link
From the United Nations website
The Arctic Council's Arctic Climate Impact Assessment Full Report  External Link [EDU]
Governor's Climate Change Subcabinet Complete Documents  External Link [GOV]
From the Inuit Circumpolar Council Website Additional Documents of Interest  External Link
The Arctic Council's Arctic Human Development Report  External Link
The Aspen Institute Report  External Link
Changes in the Arctic - Background and Issues for Congress   [PDF:685KB]
Ronald O'Rourke, Coordinator - Specialist in Naval Affairs