Bob Papp, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, and Marc Gregoire, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, listen to a presentation about on large-scale response to maritime threats and disasters at the annual Summit in Boston, Feb. 17, 2011.

The Summit provides a unique opportunity for the agencies to solidify and expand upon bilateral agreements and engagements and develops joint positions on issues discussed at multilateral forums.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Clayton.