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INSIGHTS: MARITIME SECURITY on some critical issues since the ? rst within the areas of digitalization, auton- exercises and workshops involving a both undergraduate and graduate stu- event at the University of Southern Cali- omy and data analysis, this symposium diverse group of stakeholders, common dents.

fornia back in 2010. It has also grown provides an essential venue for discuss- strategic needs or key success factors The MRS 2019 program includes a in scope and impact.” The former Coast ing threats, vulnerabilities, and recent can be identi? ed across multiple plausi- judged session the evening of Nov. 13

Guard Atlantic Area Commander contin- advancements to marine transportation ble scenarios to better inform long-term where posters developed by students are ued, “I like the depth in which the sym- system risk research, and inspiring ideas strategic planning efforts. displayed, with the authors available to posium covers an issue. This has led to for innovative research that will de? ne Evergreen results help shape the Coast describe the reported work and answer research questions in the academic com- the next generation of maritime risk.” Guard’s strategy development. Noted questions from MRS attendees. Space munity, articles, and injects into issues The 2019 event features panels led by Cmdr. Kate Higgins-Bloom, director of for students and posters at MRS is limit- that policy makers consider.” national thought leaders including the Project Evergreen at Coast Guard Head- ed, so selection to present in this session

This year’s MRS will feature a wide RAND Corporation’s Dr. Henry Willis. quarters in Washington, D.C., “Project is competitive. In addition to best poster range of leaders from the federal gov- The symposium’s collaboration with the Evergreen has been running for about awards, after MRS 2019 there will be ernment, to academia, to think tanks and National Academy of Sciences (NAS) 20 years, but last year’s MRS at Oak opportunities to develop and publish industry. has enhanced the national prominence of Ridge (National Laboratory) was the short papers based on the posters.

Keynote speakers include: Retired the event. Scott Brotemarkle of the NAS ? rst time that the focus was not Coast Posters may have only one author. An

Rear Adm. Mark “Buzz” Buzby, who is will lead a panel entitled “Navigation Guard, but the whole maritime industry. author should prepare a three-to-? ve- the administrator of the Commerce De- Risk to the MTS.” MRS brought together a unique cohort page proposal describing the proposed partment’s Maritime Administration, and Besides the symposium itself, the of academics, industry leaders and pub- poster. The only programmatic require-

Rear Adm. Andy Tiongson, commander event will be host, for the second year lic servants. The diverse group produced ment is that the proposal address the of Coast Guard District One. Maritime in a row, to a Coast Guard “Evergreen” some really rich insights, informed by MRS 2019 theme of “Understanding and

College President Rear Adm. Michael event. The Evergreen Program is the the broad range of perspectives. In this Managing Risks to the Maritime Trans-

Alfultis will also deliver an address on Coast Guard’s Strategic Foresight Initia- iteration, we are building on the success portation System”; the lens through “Educating the Future Maritime Work- tive, tasked with looking over the hori- of last year to bring together industry, ac- which this theme might be approached force in a Sea of Constant Disruptors zon to inform current planning and better ademia and government to tackle com- could be economic, political, social or and Change” and stated, “Considering prepare the Coast Guard for an uncertain plex ‘collective action’ dilemmas.” technical. Submissions may be made the accelerated changes occurring in the and unpredictable future. The event will also feature, for the through the event web site: maritime and transportation industries Through the use of scenario-based fourth year in a row, a poster contest for

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