The Beyond the Border Maritime Commerce Resilience Atlantic Region Webinar will take place in two weeks on March 9th, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Please note the time change occurring the day before the webinar on Sunday March 8th.

If you have not yet had the chance we encourage you to download the WebEx Add-On and verify that your computer has one of the valid media players installed.  For detailed instructions on this process please see “Webinar Sign-On Information” document on the public Sector Southeastern New England HOMEPORT site,  https://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/portDirectory.do?tabId=1&cotpId=44, under “News & Events”.

BEYOND THE BORDER MARITIME COMMERCE RESILIENCE WEBINAR

ATLANTIC REGION

On behalf of the United States Coast Guard and Transport Canada, you are cordially invited to participate in the upcoming webinar regarding Canada-United States cooperation on Atlantic Region MCR (Maritime Commerce Resilience) scheduled for:

March 9th, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 

This information session will serve as a starting point for the future development of MCR Guidelines tailored to the Atlantic Region, a process that will be based on the knowledge and expertise of regional stakeholders.

This initiative stems from the Canada-United States Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan, which directs the development of regional bi-national plans to quickly restore maritime transportation system operations following a natural disaster, accident, security incident or other disruption.

Transport Canada and the United States Coast Guard previously facilitated the development of MCR Guidelines in both the Pacific Region and Great Lakes Region.  In order to leverage work already undertaken while ensuring that the Atlantic MCR Guidelines reflect local circumstances, the Pacific Northwest and Great Lakes MCR Guidelines will be used as a basis for discussion and amended as needed based on the advice of Atlantic Region stakeholders.

The purpose of this webinar is to introduce the project, discuss the path forward and to answer questions.  Subsequent in-person consultation sessions will provide the opportunity to discuss any specific amendments.

We invite you to please register well ahead of time using the following registration link:

Webinar registration link:

https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/j.php?RGID=r30a051ab91a8670675229ccac69118dd

 After registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail with all of the necessary information to join the meeting on March 9th, 2015.

There is a “PDF” version of the PowerPoint presentation to be used during the webinar also located at the Sector SENE HOMEPORT site.

Available also are the following online key MCR reference documents (Great Lakes and Pacific Northwest Guidelines):

http://www.theglhc.org/MCR%20Guidelines%20Great%20Lakes%20-%20ENGLISH.pdf (Great Lakes) http://www.theglhc.org/GUIDELINES%20FOR%20COMMUNICATION%20AND%20INFORMATION%20SHARING%20-%20PACIFIC%20GUIDELINES%20-%20ENGLISH.pdf  (Pacific Northwest)

If you have any questions please contact Roderick Meier of Transport Canada at:

Roderick.meier@tc.gc.ca, or (613) 991-9858.

 

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