"The New Maritime Arctic:
Global Connections and Changing Access"
2012 Wilkommen GeoFocus Lecture
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Lawson Brigham, Distinguished Professor of Geography and Arctic Policy, University of Alaska Fairbanks, gave the 2012 Edward Wilkommen GeoFocus Lecture on November 8, 2012 in the American Geographical Society Library.

The title of his lecture was “The New Maritime Arctic: Global Connections and Changing Access.”

Before earning his MPhil and PhD from Cambridge University, Brigham was a Coast Guard officer for 25 years, and was captain of the polar icebreaker Polar Sea on expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic.

He is a Councilor of the American Geographical Society and has served as a research fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; faculty member of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Naval Postgraduate School; Deputy Director of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission; and Chair of the Arctic Council’s Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment.

His research interests include polar environmental change, marine policy and ocean security issues, satellite remote sensing of sea ice and permafrost, marine navigation systems, coastal oceanography, polar environmental management and sustainable use.

This was the fifth presentation of GeoFocus: The Edward Wilkommen Geology and Geography Lecture Series, sponsored by Wilkommen, a retired engineer and longtime AGS Library supporter.