Maritime Futures and the Bering Strait Region
The shared U.S.-Russian maritime border and the narrow Bering Strait will very likely see an increase in economic activity as nations and the private sector explore natural resource development, develop shipping routes and vessel traffic lanes, and pursue fishing stocks in the Arctic. A new CSIS report, Maritime Futures: The Arctic and The Bering Strait Region, describes the impact of the increased connection of distant economies through Arctic maritime routes and the urgent need to enhance protection of U.S. Arctic coastline and territorial waters.
We are delighted to welcome Rear Admiral Michael F. McAllister, Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Seventeenth District, who will discuss current Coast Guard efforts and initiatives in the Bering Strait region to better manage this maritime future, with a focus on enhancing maritime domain awareness and search and rescue capabilities and cooperation, as well as vessel traffic management with Russia.
This event is made possible by support from the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.