Special Session 1 (SS1): Tuesday September 19, 2017 13:30 – 15:00

 Climate Change: Adapting to a Changing Arctic Ocean

Tikahtnu Ballroom A

Name of Convener/Organizer: Dawn Roche, Journal of Ocean Technology, Canada

Email Contact of Organizer: Dawn.Roche@nullmi.mun.ca

Session Format: Presentations and Discussion, Town hall Panel

Attendance: Open to all attending Oceans’17 and Exhibition Pass Holders


The Journal of Ocean Technology – a publication of the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University – will host a panel discussion on adapting to a changing Arctic Ocean. Joe Singleton, assistant head with the School of Ocean Technology at the Marine Institute, will chair the session.

Speakers include Udloriak Hanson, CEO, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.; Heather Rasmussen, Policy Advisor, Nunavut Impact Review Board; Robert Briggs, C-CORE, SmartIce Project; and Ed Page, Executive Director, Marine Exchange of Alaska. Following the presentations, time will be available for audience questions and discussions.

This session complements an issue of the JOT prepared for the 2016 Ocean Innovation Conference – Adapting to a Changing Circumpolar North: Traditional and New Ocean Technologies, whose topics bear strong relevance to the Oceans’17 Anchorage agenda.

Please Link to the Journal for more details: http://www.thejot.net/?page_id=73&id=52