World-Class Portland Welcome

After a glorious day sailing beside the Bowdoin to kick off three days of international meetings on the Arctic last week in Portland, it was wonderful to hear from Dana Eidsness, the chair of the state-wide host committee.  Thanks to Dana for her gracious words – and for her tireless work over many months to organize this world-class welcome.  And our gratitude too for the global leadership of Adm. Robert Papp and Ambassador David Balton of the U.S. State Dept. that we were able to witness first-hand.