There is still time
to take part in the Institute of the North's second annual Week of the Arctic! A variety of five different events are on the slate to complete the 2012 Week of the Arctic, including:
- Thursday, August 16: A Perspective from Outside Alaska: National Ocean Policy
- Thursday, August 16: Bering Strait Port Authority Workshop
- Saturday, August 18: Governor Walter J. Hickel Day of the Arctic
The Week of the Arctic’s signature event is the annual Robert O. Anderson Sustainable Arctic Award Dinner on Friday, August 17th at the Hotel Captain Cook. This year we’ll be recognizing Red Dog Mine for their sustainable development in the North.
And on Saturday, August 18th, we hope you’ll join us at the UAA Wendy Williamson for the 2nd Annual Never Sets Film Festival – featuring Alaska films produced by Alaska’s filmmakers for Alaskans.
Halfway through the week, we've already had a suite of great presentations and discussions. If you missed any of the events, presentations are being posted on each event page and video will be coming soon. Monday evening's Federal Reserach Priorities and Processes event at the Anchorage Museum, sponsored by the North Slope Science Intiative, featured speakers from the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Arctic Research Center and the Canadian Polar Commission.
During Tuesday's Arctic Council Strategic Planning Workshop the North Slope Borough sponsored a lunch presentation by Julie Gourley, the U.S. State Department's Senior Arctic Official.
Wednesday's Northern Enery Science and Technology Fair began with a luncheon panel featuring energy subject matter experts from the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative and Alyeska Pipeline Service Company followed by the interactive science fair.