The Arctic Policy staff is chartered to lead the
execution of the Coast Guard's Arctic Strategy and its Implementation Plan.
The Arctic staff coordinates the cross-programmatic initiatives
across the Coast Guard enterprise, incorporating all CG mission areas and in
conjunction with the operational commanders.
The Strategy and the Plan, in combination, guide critical execution
activities and milestones.
Highlights of initiatives and projects include: advancing an Arctic Coast
Guard Forum, supporting the Arctic Council Chairmanship, sponsoring the
Coast Guard's Center for Arctic Study and Policy (CASP), as well as efforts
to enhancing arctic operations, including strengthening marine environmental
response, enhancing maritime domain awareness and communications.
The Arctic staff represents the Coast Guard in numerous interagency
policy entities, including the Arctic Executive Steering Committee, the
Arctic Policy Group, Arctic Security IPC and arctic focused workgroups of
the Committee on Marine Transportation Systems and National Ocean Policy .
In addition, the Arctic staff serves as co-chair of the US Navy/US
Coast Guard Arctic Working Group.
The responsibility for these activities and maintenance of the Coast
Guard Arctic Strategy and Implementation Plan, is executed by a small staff
of two Arctic policy specialists, and the Commandant's Senior Arctic
Advisor. The Arctic Policy staff
reports directly to the Director, Marine Transportation Systems.
Together, they work to ensure the Commandant's vision of safe,
secure, and environmentally responsible maritime activity in the Arctic.
CG Arctic Strategy
Strategy Implementation Plan
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