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Congress holds maritime transportation in the Arctic hearing

By Heather McFarland   International Arctic Research Center researcher and retired U.S. Coast Guard captain, Dr. Lawson Brigham, testified to Congress during the Maritime Transportation in the Arctic hearing this week.   Brigham was called to testify on June 7 as part of the committee hearing addressing the United States’ lack of adequate infrastructure, research, and…

IARC’s Lawson Brigham pushes Arctic shipping safety forward

Lawson Brigham is a distinguished professor of geography and Arctic Policy at IARC. He’s also a former Coast Guard icebreaker captain and maritime-law expert who has spent the last 25 years helping work toward the recent adoption of the Polar Code by the International Maritime Organization and international shippers from many nations.