U.S. Naval War College organized a webinar on 19 January 2023 at 1800 hrs, intending to highlight the work of various U.S. naval community’s efforts in climate as well as international engagement. The program was designed keeping the theme ‘National Security Significance of a Changing Climate: Naval Climate Engagement’.
The webinar started with the welcome speech of the Chair of the session Stephen J. Mariano, Ph.D., Provost, U.S. Naval War College. Vice Admiral Ricky Williamson, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, N4, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations delivered the keynote speech. A high-level discussion on climate change was held between Rear Admiral Paul Beattie, Director of Naval Staff, Royal Navy and Ms. Deborah Loomis, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of the Navy (Climate Change). A panel of experts comprising three distinguished speakers, discussed three separate topics i.e., ‘Science and Technology’, ‘Contingency Engineering’ and ‘Public Health’.
Commander Andrea H. Cameron, Ph.D., Ed.D., Permanent Military Professor, National Security Affairs Department; Director, Climate & Human Security Studies Group, U.S. Naval War College moderated the whole session. Capt M Minarul Hoque, (H), BCGM, psc, BN, Director General, BIMRAD participated in the session.