WHO: University of Alaska, U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
WHAT: Ribbon Cutting for Alaska’s Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence, housed at the University of Alaska Anchorage
WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 – 2 p.m.
WHERE: ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building (CPISB) – Atrium
3101 Science Circle, free parking in East parking garage, right behind CPISB Building
Two months ago, President Obama visited Alaska and set out an agenda to address the many challenges the U.S. faces in the Arctic. This week, Alaska begins taking a major role in finding solutions to the challenges of climate change, increased navigation, oil exploration and tourism in the Arctic with the opening of an Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Find out why the opening of ADAC is important to UAA, Alaska and the U.S. from:
Robert Griffin, DHS Deputy Undersecretary for Science and Technology
Rear Admiral Daniel Abel, Commander, 17th Coast Guard District
Tom Case, UAA Chancellor
Helena Wisniewski, UAA Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies and Executive Director, Arctic Domain Awareness Center
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz