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2018 DoD Arctic Science & Technology Synchronization Workshop: May 16-18

Assistant Secretary of Defense  for Research and Engineering

 

The 2018 Arctic Science & Technology Synchronization Workshop will be sponsored jointly by NORAD USNORTHCOM and USD(R&E) to help represent DOD-wide science and technology with Arctic relevance. We are aiming for in-depth discussions of military-relevant Arctic S&T and policy, and would like to emerge with a stronger sense of potential requirements for Arctic S&T work as well as strengthened connections for DOD communities, including operational communities, who work in Arctic conditions and conduct research related to them.

AGENDA:

May 15
    1600-1800 Optional pre-registration > CRREL, 72 Lyme Rd, Hanover, NH

    1630-1830 Optional No Host Happy Hour & Pre-Registration > Salt Hill Pub, 7 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH

May 16 CRREL Main Auditorium 72 Lyme Rd, Hanover, NH
0800-0900 Registration and Coffee

         Introduction and Welcome
         Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

         Greetings and Introduction
         NORAD USNORTHCOM J8

         Opening Remarks
         USNORTHCOM

         Opening Remarks
         Research, OUSD(R&E)

         Arctic S&T Update: Lessons Learned and Emerging Challenges
         NORAD USNORTHCOM J8

1020-1040 Break

         ALCOM Overview: Arctic Roles & Responsibilities
         ALCOM J5

         USNORTHCOM Overview: S&T to Support Operations in Extreme Austere Environments
         NORAD & USNORTHCOM J2

         USEUCOM: International Collaboration on Arctic S&T
         USEUCOM

         DRDC Arctic Capability and Future Vision
         Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic

         U.S./Canada S&T Cooperation - Improving Arctic Capabilities by Leveraging Our Strengths
         National Research Council of Canada

1220-1330 Lunch

         Arctic Maritime Operations Panel
         Moderator: Naval Ice Center
         Panelists:
         - USS James E Williams (DDG 95)
         - International Ice Patrol
         - Submarine Forces
         - USCG District 17

         ICEX/Marine requirements
         ICEX

1450-1510 Break

         LC130 Operations in the Arctic
         Tactics, 109AW

         Expeditionary Infrastructure, DoD Installations in the Arctic, and Permafrost Engineering
         Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

         Arctic Infrastructure Resiliency and Domain Awareness Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage
         University of Alaska Anchorage College of Engineering

         Realizing Reliable and Robust Energy Systems for the Arctic
         Alaska Center for Energy and Power
         University of Alaska Fairbanks

1630-1650 Break

         Arctic Materials Development & Testing with Operational Applicability
         RDECOM

         NSF Collaborations and Basic Arctic Research for DoD Support, Logistics & Operations
         Arctic Research Support & Logistics
         National Science Foundation

         Wrap-Up


1735-1900 Icebreaker Social + Poster Session Ice Engineering Facility

         Dinner on Your Own


May 17 CRREL Main Auditorium
0800-0900 Registration and Coffee

         Overview: Arctic S&T and the Arctic Domain Awareness Center
         Arctic Domain Awareness Center
         University of Alaska

         All Domain Situational Awareness S&T
         Defence Research and Development Canada

         Research for Operational and Domain Awareness
         ERDC-CRREL

         Arctic Research and Operations with the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks
         Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks

1030-1100 Break

         Health Risks and Human Performance in the Arctic
         Defence Research and Development Canada

         Biomedical Performance Optimization in Cold Environments
         Science & Technology, Strategic Science Management Office
         US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

         Multi-Purpose Individual Heating Technology for the Meal Cold Weather
         Combat Feeding Directive
         US Army Natick RD&E Center

         Weathering the Cold: DND-NRC R&D for Successful Arctic Operations
         Future Capability and Integration Squadron
         CANSOFCOM

1220-1320 Lunch

1240-1320 Lunch Talk: University of Alaska Arctic S&T Research Collaborative
                   
         Training & Troop Movement in the Arctic
         TBD

         Synthetic Aperture Radar Cold Regions Hazard and Surveillance Monitoring
         Radar Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Center
         Sandia National Laboratories

         Atmospheric Research for Arctic Regions at the Naval Research Laboratory     
         Naval Research Laboratory

         Multi-Domain Superiority of the North (Sea Coast, Air Coast, Space Coast)
         AFRL/AFOSR/RTA

         The Opportunities for Advancing the DoD Arctic Strategy Resulting from Recent Rapid Advances in UAS Technology and Regulations
         Alaska Center for UAS Integration
         Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks

         ONR/ONR Arctic and Global Prediction Program and AMOS
         ONR

         Development and Utilization of the Navy’s Environmental Models to Support Polar Operations
         United States Naval Research Laboratory

         USCG Research and Development Center Overview
         US Coast Guard Research and Development Center

         Building a Modern Heavy Icebreaker: Balancing Security and Science Capabilities
         USCG Cutter Forces, CG-751

1600-1620 Break

1620-1730 Small Group Breakouts: Facilitated Gaps and Solutions Discussions

1800-1830 Posters available for viewing

1830 No-host Dinner
Jesse’s Steaks, Seafood & Tavern
224 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH


May 18 CRREL Main Auditorium
0730-0800 Coffee

         Breakout Summaries

         Summary of Arctic Science and Policy
         Office of Naval Research

         Lessons Learned from International Partners on Operating in the Arctic
         Embassy of Finland to the U.S.A.

         Panel: ICE-PPR: International Challenges and Opportunities in Arctic Operations
         Moderator: Office of the Senior National Representative, OPNAV-N94
         Panelists:
         - S&T Air 7, ADM(S&T), DRDC
         - U.S. Navy Reserve
         - Embassy of Finland to the U.S.A.

1015-1040 Break

         Unclassified information sharing for international Arctic SAR
         Louisiana State University

         Armchair Conversation:
         - Arctic Access Considerations
         Joint Resources & Readiness Division, NORAD & USNORTHCOM J74
         - Methodologies to Optimize Changing National Security Preparedness Demands Arising with Increasing Arctic Access
         Strategic Futures & Policy Analysis Dept., Sandia National Laboratories

         Facilitated Problem-Solving Discussion

         Closing Remarks

         Workshop Wrap-Up
         Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

1245-1400 Optional Bag Lunch

1400 Participants welcome to linger to discuss anything remaining

LOCATION:
The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory is a Department of Defense Facility located in Hanover, N.H. CRREL has unique core competencies in Arctic research and development, excellent facilities to showcase Arctic research capabilities and is well known internationally as a leader in the Arctic science and technology community. (Driving directions and more available at CRREL web site.) 

MEALS and REFRESHMENTS:
Refreshment and meal information is part of the registration form. Bag lunches, coffee and refreshments are available all three days. Additionally, we are planning both an ice breaker social (day 1) and an offsite group dinner (day 2). Please be advised that there are minimal options for food at the workshop, so we encourage you to take advantage of the offered food options.

REGISTRATION:
To officially register for this workshop, please follow the instructions sent in the invitation email you should have received. If for some reason you did not receive an invitation, please contact Cyan James, 571-372-6419) no later than April 13.

TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Individuals are responsible for their own travel arrangements and payment methods.

Airport Information:

  • Lebanon Municipal Airport (approximately 10 miles from CRREL)
    • Usually a nine-seater from Boston, requires good weather to fly
    • Taxi service and rental vehicles available
  • Manchester – Boston Regional Airport (approximately 80 miles from CRREL)
    • Limo service and rental vehicles available
  • Boston Logan International Airport (approximately 150 miles from CRREL)
    • A convenient shuttle service is available by reservation from Boston Logan to Hanover for $62 (roundtrip): Dartmouth Coach, 
      • www.dartmouthcoach.com, 800‐637‐0123; rental vehicles available

Lodging:   ~ Per Diem Rates: $131 – Lodging | $64 – M&EI ~
Rooms at the government rate are blocked at the locations below, but reservations must be made NLT April 15.
Numerous other hotels are also available at the government rate. (see Chamber of Commerce link below.)

  • Element (Westin) 25 Foothill Street, Lebanon, NH,; 603 448-5000 (5.0 miles)
    • Breakfast: Incl | Parking: Incl | Shuttle: Incl (Lebanon Airport, Dartmouth Coach, AMTRAK) 
    • www.elementhanoverlebanon.com/ 
  • Residence Inn (Marriott) 32 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon, NH; 603‐643‐4511 (4.6 miles)
    • Breakfast: Incl | Parking: Incl | Shuttle: Incl (Lebanon Airport, Dartmouth Coach, AMTRAK) \
    • www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lebri-residence-inn-hanover-lebanon/ 
  • Sixth South St Hotel 6 E South Street Hanover, NH 603 643-0600 (2.4 miles)
    • Breakfast: NOT INCL | Parking: $20/day
    • Downtown Hanover hotel with easy walking to restaurants and shops as well as the Hanover Inn, which is the bus stop for the Dartmouth Coach and Advanced Transit (rental cars not necessary).
    • www.sixsouth.com
  • Chamber of Commerce – www.hanoverchamber.org  (lodging, dining, more...)
Leaders discuss glacier monitoring at Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Lab
Leaders discuss glacier monitoring at Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Lab
Hanover, N.H. – Dr. Joe Corriveau, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Director discusses Light Detection and Ranging projects in the Arctic and subarctic with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Remote Sensing/GIS Center Director Dave Finnegan. Finnegan explained details of a specialized remote monitoring station designed, fabricated and tested at CRREL for use at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska. CRREL and the Corps of Engineers collaborates with the U.S. Forest Service and the state of Alaska to produce the system which provides near real-time monitoring of the glacier’s terminus position.
Phoenix Runway engineers take time to cheer their engineering success!  From left is U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Research Civil Engineer Terry Melendy, with National Science Foundation Operations Manager and former CRREL Engineer Maggie Knuth, and CRREL Research Civil Engineer George Blaisdell. The researchers and NSF operations manager recently completed a deep-snow, wheeled aircraft runway capable of landing heavy cargo planes safely. “With the successful completion of the Phoenix runway, we have done something that no one else has done, said Melendy.”
Globemaster is first to land on new Antarctic deep-snow runway
Phoenix Runway engineers take time to cheer their engineering success! From left is U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Research Civil Engineer Terry Melendy, with National Science Foundation Operations Manager and former CRREL Engineer Maggie Knuth, and CRREL Research Civil Engineer George Blaisdell. The researchers and NSF operations manager recently completed a deep-snow, wheeled aircraft runway capable of landing heavy cargo planes safely. “With the successful completion of the Phoenix runway, we have done something that no one else has done, said Melendy.”
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski speaks with U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Nahashon Almondmoss (right) and Lt. Cmdr Mike Angeli (middle-right) in route to Kotzebue, Alaska aboard a USCG C-130 Aug. 24, 2016. More than 60 distinguished visitors flew to Kotzebue to observe Exercise Arctic Chinook, which is a joint USCG and U.S. Northern Command-sponsored exercise on the U.S. State Department approved list of Arctic Council Chairmanship events. The Arctic mass rescue operation exercise scenario consisted of an adventure-class cruise ship with approximately 200 passengers and crew that experience a catastrophic event with the need to abandon ship. Arctic Chinook exercised elements of the Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement to include interoperability, cooperation, information sharing, SAR services, and joint exercise review.
Preparing for the worst through practice: Exercise Arctic Chinook 2016
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski speaks with U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Nahashon Almondmoss (right) and Lt. Cmdr Mike Angeli (middle-right) in route to Kotzebue, Alaska aboard a USCG C-130 Aug. 24, 2016. More than 60 distinguished visitors flew to Kotzebue to observe Exercise Arctic Chinook, which is a joint USCG and U.S. Northern Command-sponsored exercise on the U.S. State Department approved list of Arctic Council Chairmanship events. The Arctic mass rescue operation exercise scenario consisted of an adventure-class cruise ship with approximately 200 passengers and crew that experience a catastrophic event with the need to abandon ship. Arctic Chinook exercised elements of the Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement to include interoperability, cooperation, information sharing, SAR services, and joint exercise review.
FOX, Alaska - Gary Larsen, operations manager, of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s Alaska Research Office hosts a visit inside the  Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility.
Fairbanks operations manager honored for lifetime achievement in environmental stewardship
FOX, Alaska - Gary Larsen, operations manager, of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s Alaska Research Office hosts a visit inside the Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility.
On right, ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s Dr. Zoe Courville marks a crevasse snow bridge for blasting while on a recent Antarctic traverse to refuel the South Pole Station.
Polar traverse
On right, ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s Dr. Zoe Courville marks a crevasse snow bridge for blasting while on a recent Antarctic traverse to refuel the South Pole Station.
Engineer laboratory hosts National Guard's Arctic Interest Council
Engineer laboratory hosts National Guard's Arctic Interest Council
Dr. Chris Polashenski, research geophysicist, details some of the research solutions his team uses in the Arctic and high north regions to delegates of the National Guard’s Arctic Interest Council at the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, N.H. Sept. 25. Delegates included: Council Vice Chair, Lt. Col. Darryl Lyon, High North Action Officer for Maine’s Army National Guard and Council Secretary, Col. Rodney T. Freeman, Director of Strategic Plans and Policy for the N.H. Army National Guard. The delegates are building a support team to assist with strategic planning and operational solutions if deployed to high north regions. Col. Freeman said, "CRREL would be a superb choice to not only help us stay abreast of the latest technological challenges the Guard and the Department of Defense can expect to face in the High North, but to be ready with innovative solutions." The council was chartered in Jan. 2017.
Research mechanical engineer Dr. Zoe Courville displays a chunk of 60,000 year old ice to Advanced Studies Program students from St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, during a field trip to the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research Laboratory on July 12.
Summer school goes Arctic at Army lab
Research mechanical engineer Dr. Zoe Courville displays a chunk of 60,000 year old ice to Advanced Studies Program students from St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, during a field trip to the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research Laboratory on July 12.

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72 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 03755-1290