The Changing Maritime Arctic: Space Needs for Future Marine Operations
About the Speaker
Dr. Lawson Brigham is Distinguished Professor of Geography & Arctic Policy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of the North in Anchorage. During 2005-2009 he was chair and U.S. co-lead of the Arctic Council's Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) and Vice Chair of the Council's working group on Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME).
Dr. Brigham was a career U.S. Coast Guard officer from 1970-95, retiring with the rank of Captain. He commanded four Coast Guard cutters, as well as serving at Coast Guard Headquarters. In 1994, he commanded the polar icebreaker Polar Sea crossing the Arctic Ocean with the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Naval War College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University of Cambridge. His research interests for more than three decades have focused on the Soviet/Russian maritime Arctic, Arctic climate change, marine transportation, remote sensing of sea ice, Arctic environmental protection, and polar geopolitics.
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Brigham, Lawson W., "The Changing Maritime Arctic: Space Needs for Future Marine Operations" (2011). Space Studies Colloquium. 19.