Revisiting Near-Term Recommendations to Prioritize Infrastructure Needs in the U.S. Arctic
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Revisiting Near-Term Recommendations to Prioritize Infrastructure Needs in the U.S. Arctic

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      The April 2016 report, A Ten-Year Prioritization of Infrastructure Needs in the U.S. Arctic (2016 CMTS report) identified critical requirements for a safe and secure Arctic MTS. Of the 43 recommendations identified, 25 were categorized as near-term recommendations, to be implemented between 2016-2018. At the time of the original report, these recommendations were considered well suited for near-term planning and near-term implementation, such as specific infrastructure needs that were previously identified as mission critical for safe navigation in Arctic waters or that would require immediate investment and action. These recommendations span five key categories integral to the Arctic MTS, including: (1) navigable waterways, (2) physical infrastructure, (3) information infrastructure, (4) emergency response, and (5) vessel operations. Each recommendation has been revisited and updates since the publication of the 2016 report are included. The updates included in this report demonstrate the tremendous strides made across the federal government to support a growing Arctic MTS, but also highlight remaining critical gaps, such as in weather forecasting and shore-side infrastructure. The Arctic IAT intends to revisit the recommendations outlined in the 2016 report periodically, as more information becomes available. To provide further context for these recommendations, this report also includes the third edition of the Current Status of MTS Infrastructure in the U.S. Arctic. This table documents the existing status of MTS infrastructure in the U.S. Arctic across the previously mentioned five key categories integral to a robust Arctic MTS. This inventory was first developed as part of the 2013 CMTS report, U.S. Arctic Marine Transportation System Overview and Priorities for Action and revisited in the 2016 report, A Ten-Year Prioritization of Infrastructure in the U.S. Arctic.
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