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JUL 2017

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54 st / July 2017 Briefing on Climate Change And National Security The American Security Project (ASP) and the Center for Climate & Security held a briefing on Capitol Hill on cli- mate change and its implications for national security. The panel included VAdm. Dennis McGinn, USN (retired); BGen. Stephen Cheney, USMC (re- tired); and BG David McGinnis, USA (retired). The discussion was moder- ated by ASP's Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate Andrew Holland. McGinn began the conversation by explaining what climate security is, and the potential impacts it may have on U.S. military installations and mis- sions around the world. One such ex- ample was increased flooding of Nor- folk Naval Base, where sea level rise interrupts training and detracts from military readiness. Cheney discussed the global se- curity implications of climate change in areas such as Bangladesh, where a slight rise in sea level will flood an area inhabited by millions of people, thus forcing a mass exodus that will put tremendous stress on our allies in Europe. Additionally, he discussed one of the most clear examples of climate security: the Syrian civil war and the Arab Spring. As ASP has shown, the political unrest, which manifested in the Arab Spring, was directly tied to in- creasing global food prices. These food prices were sent skyrocketing because of a wheat shortage, which developed due to extreme weather events linked to climate change. McGinnis spoke on a range of is- sues, including the role of the National Guard, which can provide logistical, material and security assistance on a massive scale or in rapid fashion—es- sential to dealing with the effects of climate change. EU Funds Platform to Integrate Mediterranean Systems The European Union has awarded the international ODYSSEA consor- tium €8.4 million to develop an in- teroperable and cost-effective platform that fully integrates networks of obser- vation and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin. The ODYSSEA platform will col- lect information from databases main- tained by agencies, public authorities, research institutions and universities. The 4.5-year project is aimed at making Mediterranean marine data easily accessible and tailored to the needs of multiple maritime sector end-users. These include wind farms, mariculture, ocean energy, oil and gas extraction, undersea cables, ports and shipping, and policy. HydroCAT-EP Measures Water Quality for Long Deployments The new Sea-Bird HydroCAT-EP is designed to maximize sustained wa- ter quality measurement accuracy in high-fouling environments over long deployments. The HydroCAT-EP's conductivity, dissolved oxygen and pH sensors are protected within the pumped internal flow path by EPA- approved anti-foulant devices. The in- tegral pump minimizes the exposure of these sensors to environmental waters, significantly reducing the impact of biofouling on sensor performance and environmental monitoring S EA T ECHNOLOGY REPRINTS ® Sea Technology magazine Since 1963, Sea Technology has been the industry's recognized authority in providing information in design, engineering and application of equipment and services in the global ocean community. Let Sea Technology work for you by providing published editorial content to validate your marketing initiatives. For additional information, please contact: Compass Publications, Inc. T 703.524.3136 F 703.841.0852 Electronic Reprints Digital versions of ST articles in high-resolution PDF format can be posted directly on your company's website. Hard Copy Reprints Include high-quality glossy reprints in your kits, and/or distribute them at conferences, seminars, and trade shows. Enhance your direct mail.

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