Institute of the North's 2012 Week of the Arctic
The Week of the Arctic aims to help Alaskans understand critical Arctic issues. The eight Week of the Arctic events remind all of us that America is an Arctic nation because Alaska is an Arctic state. With increased maritime traffic and new opportunities for development come ever-increasing reasons to understand and work toward safe and secure operations both on land and off Alaska's coast. The Week of the Arctic provides venues for learning more about, and contributing to, Alaska's role in the Arctic.
Specific events include: Monday, August 13 - Federal Research Priorities and Processes; Tuesday, August 14 - Arctic Council Strategic Planning and Luncheon; Wednesday, August 15 - Northern Energy Science and Technology Fair; and Thursday, August 16 - Bering Strait Port Authority Workshop. The Week of the Arctic's signature event is the annual Robert O. Anderson Sustainable Arctic Award Dinner on Friday, August 17th. This year we'll be recognizing Red Dog Mine as an fantastic example of responsible development in the North. This award was created in 2000 to recognize individuals and organizations that make outstanding contributions toward sustainable development in the Arctic.
More information can be found online at www.institutenorth.org or call Nils Andreassen at (907) 786-6324 for more information.