Title

Deep Water Port Security in the Arctic

Date

5-28-2015 11:10 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 1:30 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Politics, Policy, and Administration

Session Chair

Mary Pettenger

Session Title

Politics, Policy, and Administration Research Papers

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Mary Pettenger

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

As the Arctic passages open, an enormous and potentially game changing scenario is playing out among countries whose borders or continental shelves border or abut the Arctic region. Because of the vast amount of potential resources, virtually every major nation of the world is vying to either sit at the table, or partner into coalitions that are able to access a share of the possible rewards the Arctic may possess. Given the fragile nature of the Arctic Eco-system, how will the wonders of the Arctic be preserved, while allowing for trans-nation commerce. Most importantly, how will security measures be implemented to successfully ship these goods and services, and protect the new ports from external actions, such as terrorism, or war? What is the successful balance between protecting the environment, protecting Business opportunity and protecting both against acts of sabotage or terrorism?

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May 28th, 11:10 AM May 28th, 1:30 PM

Deep Water Port Security in the Arctic

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

As the Arctic passages open, an enormous and potentially game changing scenario is playing out among countries whose borders or continental shelves border or abut the Arctic region. Because of the vast amount of potential resources, virtually every major nation of the world is vying to either sit at the table, or partner into coalitions that are able to access a share of the possible rewards the Arctic may possess. Given the fragile nature of the Arctic Eco-system, how will the wonders of the Arctic be preserved, while allowing for trans-nation commerce. Most importantly, how will security measures be implemented to successfully ship these goods and services, and protect the new ports from external actions, such as terrorism, or war? What is the successful balance between protecting the environment, protecting Business opportunity and protecting both against acts of sabotage or terrorism?