Dr. Arye Janoff, 2021 Knauss Fellowship Update

July 26th, 2021

Dr. Janoff attended the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee Hearing, “Review of Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs.”

Dr. Janoff led all hearing preparations, including pressing the Coast Guard, Federal Maritime Commission, and Maritime Administration on their budget requests, setting the list of hearing topics, writing the Summary of Subject Material for Members/Member staff on the subcommittee and full committee.

Dr. Janoff attended the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee Hearing – “Impacts of Shipping Container Shortages, Delays, and Increased Demand on the North American Supply Chain.” He scoped/brainstormed hearing topics, interviewed potential witnesses, curated multiple witness panels, wrote opening speeches for Chairs DeFazio and Carbajal, drafted witness questions for Chairs DeFazio and Carbajal, printed and prepared binders with all hearing materials for Chairs DeFazio and Carbajal, and the Staff Directors for both the committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.

He attended the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association of Ocean Observing Systems (MARACOOS) High Frequency Radar launch at Lewes, DE by invitation from ESP Advisors.

Christophe Tulou, Senior Counsel/Policy
Director for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Left); Dr. Arye Janoff,
Knauss Marine Policy Fellow for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation (Right).

He reviewed, tracked, and provided feedback on Member Designated Projects for Chair DeFazio’s INVEST in America Act, a $715 billion surface transportation reauthorization and water infrastructure bill. Provided policy guidance to member offices on climate change adaptation and mitigation legislative language for amendments to the INVEST in America Act.

He participated in a roundtable strategy/tracking discussion on possible legislative provisions for the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022 with CGMT subcommittee staff.

He staffed the CG&MT subcommittee on various agency briefs and held numerous informational interviews.

He volunteered as a notetaker/participant for NOAA’s Science Advisory Board Leadership in Coastal Resilience workshop with coastal scientists, practitioners, managers, and policymakers.

He serves as a professional mentor for undergraduates in NOAA Sea Grant’s Community Engagement Internship (CEI) program.