Conference Proceedings

Arctic ConferenceThe two-day Leadership for the Arctic Conference convened April 12-13, 2012 under the joint auspices of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the Law of the Sea Institute of the University of California Berkeley brought together more than 100 international maritime history, science, safety, stewardship, law and governance experts from the academic, government, diplomatic and non-governmental sectors. They met to discuss and debate key issues facing global leaders tasked with shaping and implementing policies to address the opportunities, threats and challenges posed by changing Arctic conditions and the rapidly emerging human activities in the Arctic. The co-sponsoring institutions’ goal in convening this conference was to provide maritime affairs specialists with an opportunity to share their professional views with those charged with exercising leadership on Arctic policy formulation and implementation in the coming decade.