February 2010: Complex Systems - Using Scenarios to Explore Arctic Navigation

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Today, Feb. 5, noon
CPISB, room 120

The UAA Complex Systems Group presents "Using Scenarios to Explore Arctic Navigation" with Dr. Lawson Brigham, Senior Fellow at the Institute of the North in Anchorage, Institute Associate at the Scott Polar Research Institute (University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom), former chair and co-lead for the Arctic Council's Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment, and recently appointed UAF faculty member.

The seminar will focus on the process of identifying the two key uncertainties and the significant wild card factors that might heavily influence and add considerable uncertainty to the future of Arctic marine navigation. Using scenarios within AMSA was one of the keys to developing future directions the Arctic states could pursue to build effective and appropriate governance of the global industries operating in the Arctic Ocean.  The use of scenarios thinking applied to this complex topic also provided significant insight in to how the maritime Arctic is linked to the entire planet in unforeseen ways.

Park in UAA's Integrated Science Building parking garage on Fridays at no charge. For more information, please contact Cheryl Wright at (907) 786-4748.

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