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Welcoming Remarks

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This chapter presents welcoming remarks of the conference from Mead Treadwell speaking on behalf of the US Arctic Research Commission headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. Commissioner Treadwell mentioned that Seward was named after the man responsible for the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. He encouraged participants to think of the Arctics national capital assetsair, land and water, habitat for biodiversityas being just as vital as oil, gas, fish and gold. The Thirty-Third Annual Conference of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy (COLP), University of Virginia School of Law was held in Seward, Alaska May 20-22, 2009. The primary co-sponsor in addition to COLP was the Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland.

Keywords: COLP; Mead Treadwell; US Arctic Research Commission



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