THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Transportation Research Board
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Committee on Polar Icebreaker Cost Assessment
Acquisition and Operation of Polar Icebreakers:
Fulfilling the Nation’s Needs
Requested by Congress in P.L. 114-120
, this letter report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine advises the U.S. Congress on strategies to minimize life-cycle costs of polar icebreaker acquisition and operations. The Committee recommends the number and type of polar icebreakers to fund and an acquisition strategy that achieves a lower cost.