The CMTS was tasked by DOT Secretary Foxx to complete three tasks in the National Strategy on the Arctic Region Implementation Plan under Line of Effort 1. As part of the response to task three (1.1.3), the CMTS is hosting a webinar and conference call on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm (EST), to learn of existing or planned infrastructure public-private partnerships (P3) related to the marine transportation system and to receive recommendations and ideas regarding the use of P3s. CMTS Webinar: Public-Private Partnerships and the Federal Arctic MTS
A summary of CMTS efforts in support of Arctic policy development was included in the Obama Administration report highlighting progress made by the Federal government in the Arctic during 2014.
Over 60 participants joined the CMTS webinar Federal Arctic MTS Activities Update. Presentations were provided by Mr. Eric Cooper, Director, Arctic Region Policy, National Security Council, White House, regarding the recent Presidential Executive Order on the Arctic; CAPT John Mauger, Chief, Office of Design and Engineering Standards, USCG, regarding the IMO Polar Code; and Dr. Alyson Azzara, ICCT, and Mr. Gary Magnuson, CMTS, regarding the CMTS Ten-Year Projection of Maritime Activity in the US Arctic. View the presentations by CAPT Mauger and the CMTS by clicking the links below.
CMTS has completed the report, "A 10-Year Projection of Maritime Activity in the U.S. Arctic Region," which provides estimates of vessel traffic (numbers of vessels and transits) based on modeling of current vessel activity patterns, growth potential, and vessel projection scenarios, including diversion from other routes, and oil and gas development. The report also completes the first milestone of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (NSAR) 2014 Implementation Plan, which is intended to guide Federal activities related to the construction, maintenance, and improvement of marine transportation Arctic infrastructure.
CMTS U.S. Arctic Marine Transportation System Report Submitted by CMTS Chair Foxx to President Obama.