Marine Technology and the North: Developing Industry Standards for Operating in the Arctic

August 30, 2016 Press Releases

(August 30, 2016) In response to increased travel and transportation in the Arctic, Verrill Dana, in partnership with the Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN) and in coincidence with The Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials meeting, will host, "Marine Technology and the North," a symposium on developing industry and other standards for operating in the Arctic on October 5, 2016 at the Portland Museum of Art.

The complimentary half-day event, taking place from 11:30am to 4:30pm in Portland, Maine, will feature a keynote presentation, "Opening of the Arctic: The International Maritime Context," by Capt. Andrew Norris, USCG (Ret.), Emeritus Robert J. Papp Jr., Professor of Maritime Security at the U.S. Naval War College. Other panelists include industry experts and professionals from the United States, Canada and Iceland engaged in three panel discussions: emerging operational challenges and need for new technologies and methods; development of technologies and standards for marine operations in the high latitudes; and Arctic opportunities.

The event will take place during the first week of October when more than 200 Senior Arctic Officials, along with representatives from non-government organizations and indigenous peoples' groups, will gather in Portland, Maine for the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials meeting.

Access the full event agenda and to RSVP. Complimentary lunch will be served. Please note space is limited.

About the North Atlantic & Arctic Group: Verrill Dana's North Atlantic & Arctic Group was assembled to provide a critical resource for businesses and institutions looking to do business in the North Atlantic. Verrill Dana's multi-disciplinary group of attorneys and governmental professionals continue to focus their skills, experience and governmental, international and industry relationships on the accelerating pace of commercial and technological innovation now happening in the North Atlantic countries and the Arctic. To learn more, visit

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