'Using scenarios to explore Arctic navigation' presented by Dr. Lawson Brigham

2010-03-04 by

The UAA Complex Systems Group offered this talk by Dr. Lawson Brigham, a senior fellow at the Institute of the North in Anchorage, institute associate at the Scott Polar Research Institute (University of Cambridge, UK), former chair and co-lead for the Arctic Council’s Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA), and recently appointed UAF faculty member.

The seminar focused on the process of identifying the two key uncertainties and the significant wild card factors that might heavily influence and add considerable uncertainty to the future of Arctic marine navigation. Using scenarios within AMSA was one of the keys to developing future directions the Arctic states could pursue to build effective and appropriate governance of the global industries operating in the Arctic Ocean. The use of scenario thinking applied to this complex topic also provided significant insight in to how the maritime Arctic is linked to the entire planet in unforeseen ways.

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 5, 2010.

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Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment
AMSA 2009 Report
Dr. Brigham drew from this report for his talk.