2011 Public Policy Forum 2017-10-24T14:14:15+00:00

Wednesday, March 9th

Capitol Visitors Center

Agenda
Summary
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National Commission on the BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Findings
Don Boesch, University of Maryland

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative
Michael Carron

Division of Ocean Sciences, NSF
David Conover, Director

Texas A&M University
Ann Jochens

NOAA
Jane Lubchenco, Administrator

USGS
Marcia McNutt, Director

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Chris Reddy

Conservation and Management, NOAA
Larry Robinson, Assistant Secretary

House Natural Resources Committee Staff
Ana Unruh-Cohen

The 2011 Public Policy Forum:
Lessons Learned and Opportunities from the
BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Agenda

08:30 Welcoming Remarks – Bob Gagosian, President and CEO, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

08:35 Update on the National Ocean Policy – Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality

09:00 Keynote Address – Honorary Host Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

09:30 National Commission on the BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Findings – Don Boesch, University of Maryland
(View Presentation)

10:00 Break

10:30 Panel 1: Fate, Effects and Implications of the Oil & Chemical Dispersants

11:45 Featured Address – Marcia McNutt, USGS Director (View Presentation)

12:15 Featured Address –Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL)

12:30 Featured Address –Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)

12:45 Lunch

02:00 Panel 2: Implications for Offshore Oil and Gas Regulations and Production

03:15 Featured Address – Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator (View Presentation)

03:45 Break

04:00 Panel 3: Gulf Ecosystem Restoration

05:15 Closing Remarks – Bob Gagosian, Ocean Leadership

06:00 Reception – Honorary Sponsor Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)