Zukunft: Partnerships Needed in the Arctic

By MarEx 2016-08-30 11:17:10

Success in the Arctic depends on unity of effort among Arctic nations. Why? Because no single nation has the sovereignty, capacity or control over all the resources necessary to meet the emerging challenges in the Arctic, says Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft. 

While in Greenland, Zukunft and Senator Angus King met with the Joint Arctic Command, government dignitaries, leaders of indigenous communities and members of the scientific community to learn more about how our missions may change in this complicated operating environment. 

Success in the Arctic truly requires a united front, and the Arctic Coast Guard Forum is the body that facilitates the necessary cooperation, says Zukunft. The era of the Arctic is just beginning, and the Coast Guard stands alongside our international partners to ensure there is safe, secure and responsible maritime activity in the Arctic.

Zukunft discusses other Arctic issues whilst in Greenland here.