Increased Activity in the Arctic Calls for More U.S. Preparation, Leadership

Begich, Mark
January 2013
Sea Technology;Jan2013, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p34
The article discusses the increased activity in the Alaskan Arctic Ocean. In response to this, the U.S. Coast Guard implemented the annual U.S. Arctic Shield 2012 as from February to October along with preparations of Shell to explore wells in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. It discusses legislative initiatives that will upgrade of infrastructure and capabilities in the Arctic, increase U.S. international presence, and invest in research on developments in the Arctic ecosystem.


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