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Arctic Alaska and icebreaking : an assessment of future requirements for the United States Coast Guard.

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Authors
Garrett, Jeffrey M.
Subjects
Alaska
arctic
arctic development
arctic marine transportation
Coast Guard
icebreakers
icebreaking
petroleum development
Advisors
Evered, Roger D.
Date of Issue
1981-03
Date
March 1981
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en_US
Abstract
Technological advances, increased energy demand, and political events have coalesced in recent years to make the extraction of hydrocarbon energy resources in the arctic attractive. U.S. efforts in this direction have begun on Alaska's North Slope and are poised to expand into offshore areas. These developments could have, particularly in conjunction with marine transportation, a dramatic impact on the U.S. Coast Guard and especially its icebreaking mission. Evaluation of this impact is approached by a background review of the Coast Guard's icebreaking role, and historical development in Alaska; and by evaluation of five issues which seem to be primary determinants of the relevant future. These include (1) energy development; (2) energy-related transportation; (3) concerns for the natural and social environment; (4) Canadian arctic developments; and (5) the international perspective. Trends in these five issue areas are then integrated to formulate a projection of future Coast Guard icebreaking requirements in the Alaskan Arctic.
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Administrative Sciences
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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