The Arctic Next Wave 2015

13:00–18:30 The Arctic Next Wave

Location: Victoria Room 1 & 2

The Arctic Next Wave Program is a focused Arctic orientation and networking event for seasoned energy veterans and professionals recently assigned to and/or anticipating responsibility for a project in the Arctic. The program of a keynote speaker, education panel, round table discussions and networking opportunities will educate, invoke thought and connect you with mentors and peers with varied Arctic experience. Learn from experts with specific knowledge and make contacts that will prepare you to tackle the future Arctic opportunities.

Program Agenda
13:00–14:00 Introductions and Keynote
14:00–15:15 Education Panel: The Future of Arctic Engineering Education: Needs, Challenges and Opportunities
15:30–17:00 Round table discussion with mentor of your choice
15:30–16:00 Breakout Session #1
16:00–16:30 Breakout Session #2
16:30–16:50 Breakout Session #3
16:50–17:00 Closing Remarks
17:00–18:30 ATC on Ice Reception

Keynote Address: Adventures in Arctic Technology
(Peter Noble, President and Principal Advisor, Noble Associates Inc.)

The Arctic Regions of our planet are still quite remote and isolated and northern residents are generally underserved with infrastructure, such as power generation, transport and communication systems and medical and educational services.

However, over the past 50 years there have been a number of significant Arctic projects involving mining and oil & gas developments that have allowed for accumulation of a sound Arctic technology knowledge base

Engineers have developed structures that have successfully withstood winter ice forces and naval architects have designed icebreakers and ice-transiting ships which can operate year round in Arctic waters. With that said, there are still many areas where new or improved knowledge is needed.

Peter Noble first crossed the Arctic Circle over 50 years ago and since then his professional career as a naval architect and ocean engineer has brought him north on many occasions for projects in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Norway and Russia.

He is still actively engaged in such work and will describe the history of Arctic Technology, starting in pre-Columbian times up to the present. Further he will discuss the challenges that remain for a future generation of Arctic engineers and technologists to address.