United States National Ocean Policy – Relevant Documents (2009-2016)


On June 12, 2009, President Obama sent a memorandum to the heads of executive departments and Federal agencies establishing an Interagency Ocean

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Advancing Implementation of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (March 2016)


On 9 March 2016, the White House-led Arctic Executive Steering Committee (AESC) released the 2015 Year in Review—Progress Report on the Implementation

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Executive Order (E.O.) 13689 – Enhancing Coordination of National Efforts in the Arctic (January 2015)


In January 2015, President Obama signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13689, Enhancing Coordination of National Efforts in the Arctic, which created a

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Final Report and Implementation Plan of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (January 2015)


In April 2012, the Alaska State Legislature established the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission to “develop an Arctic policy for the

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National Strategy for the Arctic Region Implementation Report (January 2015)


In March 2015, the Obama Administration released a report highlighting progress made by the federal government in the Arctic during 2014. This

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NOAA’s Arctic Action Plan (April 2014)


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched its Arctic Action Plan in April 2014. This plan provides an overview of NOAA’s Arctic programs and

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Managing for the Future in a Rapidly Changing Arctic (April 2014)


On 4 April 2014, an interagency working group chaired by Interior Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes released a major report

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The United States Navy Arctic Roadmap for 2014 to 2030 (February 2014)


Executive Summary The United States is an Arctic nation through the state of Alaska and its surrounding territorial and Exclusive

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Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (January 2014)


On 10 May 2013, President Obama issued the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. This accompanying Implementation Plan, published in January 2014,

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US Department of Defense Arctic Strategy (November 2013)


In 2013, the US Department of Defense released its first Arctic Strategy. The strategy was unveiled by the then US Defense

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