Jason “Olaf” Roe

Jason “Olaf” Roe is the Media and Communications Specialist for the Ted Stevens Center. As part of the ACT1 team serving the Center, Mr. Roe provides graphic design, media, IT coordination, and web-design support. Prior to supporting the Ted Stevens Center, Mr. Roe served as the Associate Director and Senior Research Professional for the Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC), a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence in Arctic Maritime Research, hosted by the University of Alaska. During his tenure at ADAC, Mr. Roe assisted in the management of a nationwide network of research teams focused on a diverse range of Arctic issues including GIS systems, communications, underwater robotics, oil and ice modeling and detection, and pollution mitigation strategies. Mr. Roe retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2019 after 20 years of service, more than 10 of which involved operations planning of Search and Rescue (SAR), Maritime Environmental Response, and Maritime Law Enforcement operations in Alaska and the U.S. Arctic region.