Accession Number : ADA551003
Title : Arctic Planning Scenarios: Scenario #2 - Safety and Security Scenario
Descriptive Note : Contract rept.
Corporate Author : LANSDOWNE TECHNOLOGIES INC ONTARIO (CANADA)
Personal Author(s) : Mugridge, David ; Avis, Peter ; Race, Peter
Report Date : Jul 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 46
Abstract : With the change in Northern climate over the past decade, current policy and media discussions have focused on the future of the Arctic. DRDC CORA has taken on a number of thrusts, including the development of a Capability Inventory Tool (CIT) to identify and characterize legislation and policy on the Arctic, with a view to developing scenarios for future planning. This report presents one of two scenarios, focused on a public safety and security-centric response scenario. The scenario makes use of the CIT to present an overview of the current situation, presents a projection out to 2020 to set context for a security environment in which illegal trafficking via northern routes poses a significant challenge to security in the Arctic. It is designed to stimulate several functions and mandates involved in Canadian emergency response and management, focusing on eliciting a Whole of Government (WoG) response. While all efforts have been taken to present a plausible scenario, it is not based on any intelligence assessments and is not intended to be considered a likely future. Rather, it presents a context for testing a range of capabilities required for Canada to be able to meet its strategy and policy objectives.
Descriptors : *ARCTIC REGIONS , *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , CANADA , CLIMATE , LEGISLATION , NATIONAL SECURITY , PLANNING , POLICIES , PUBLIC SAFETY , SCENARIOS
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE