Bering Strait Maritime Symposium
Mini Convention Center
February 5–6, 2013
Contact: Gay Sheffield, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bering Strait Maritime Symposium will link Tribal and city government representation from nine Bering Strait communities with federal and state agencies, to talk about the top concerns the communities have regarding increased large vessel traffic in the region.
Topics to be discussed include response procedures to oil spills and other pollution, changes in the availability and accessibility of marine resources for subsistence harvest, boating safety and search and rescue, international border issues, and other potential ship issues as they relate to the Bering Strait.
Several agencies will participate: U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA Office of Navigation, International Maritime Organization, Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, University of Alaska Fairbanks Seward Marine Center, Eskimo Walrus Commission, Norton Sound Health Corporation, and others.
The symposium is funded by a Sea Grant—NOAA Regional Team Collaboration Grant.
For more information
Marine Advisory Agent
400 E. Front St.
(907) 443-2397 (office)
(907) 434-1149 (cell)
- Gay Sheffield (Chair), Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Agent
- Bob Metcalf, Interim Director, University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus
- Rose Fosdick, Director, Reindeer Herders Association, Kawerak, Inc.
- Julie Raymond-Yakoubian, Social Scientist, Kawerak, Inc.
Partners and sponsors
- Sea Grant—NOAA Regional Team Collaboration Grant
- Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus
- Pew Environment Group
- Kawerak Inc.
Gift bag materials are provided by Kawerak Inc., Nanuuq Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus, University of Alaska Fairbanks Seward Marine Center, and others.