2012 Public Policy Forum 2017-10-24T14:12:28+00:00

March 7, 2012 8:30am-5:30pm
Capitol Visitors Center SVC 210/212

Reception: 6pm-8pm
Senate Dirksen Building – Room 50

Program
Summary
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Panel 1: The role of science in restoration planning

  • Moderator – Nancy Rabalais
    • Executive Director, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
  • Baseline – Steve Murawski, presentation

    • Research Professor, University of South Florida
  • Assessments – Bob Haddad, presentation
    • Division Chief, NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration
  • Monitoring – Bill Boicourt, presentation
    • Professor, University of Maryland
  • Ecosystem services and role in economic recovery – Anne Guerry, presentation
    • Lead Scientist of the Natural Capital Project’s Marine Initiative, Stanford University

BOEM’s Restoration Activities

  • Alan Thornhill, presentation

    • Chief Environmental Officer, Bureau of Ocean Management

Panel 2: Lessons Learned and Challenges facing other National Restoration Efforts

  • Moderator and Great Lakes Panelist – Marie Colton, presentation
    • Director, NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
  • Chesapeake Bay — Rich Batiuk, presentation
    • Associate Director of Science, EPA Chesapeake Program Office
  • Puget Sound — Curtis Tanner, presentation
    • Project Manager, Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project
  • Arctic — Fran Ulmer, presentation
    • Chair of Arctic Commission

Update on the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

  • Margaret Leinen, presentation
    • Associate Provost of Marine and Environmental Initiatives, Florida Atlantic University

Panel 3: The future of restoration: Gulf of Mexico case study

  • Moderator — Don Boesch
    • President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • NRDA Update — David Kennedy, presentation
    • ssistant Administrator, NOAA’s NOS
  • Executive Branch activities — John Hankinson, presentation
    • Executive Director, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force
  • Extramural Gulf restoration research — R. Eugene Turner, presentation
    • Professor, Louisiana State University

Update on NOAA Research

The 2012 Public Policy Forum:
The Science of Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Restoration

Agenda

8:30 – Breakfast

8:40 – Opening Remarks – Robert Gagosian, President, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

8:45 – Congressional Speaker – Representative Castor, FL-11

9:00 – Congressional Speaker – Representative Cassidy, LA- 6

9:15 – Panel 1: The role of science in restoration planning

  • Moderator – Nancy Rabalais
    • Executive Director, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
  • Baseline – Steve Murawski, presentation
    • Research Professor, University of South Florida
  • Assessments – Bob Haddad, presentation
    • Division Chief, NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration
  • Monitoring – Bill Boicourt, presentation
    • Professor, University of Maryland
  • Ecosystem services and role in economic recovery – Anne Guerry, presentation
    • Lead Scientist of the Natural Capital Project’s Marine Initiative, Stanford University

10:45 – Break

11:15 – BOEM’s Restoration Activities — Alan Thornhill, presentation

  • Chief Environmental Officer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

11:45 – Congressional Speaker – Senator Murkowski, AK

12:00 – Lunch

1:15 – Congressional Speaker – Senator Begich, AK

1:30 – Panel 2: Lessons Learned and Challenges facing other National Restoration Efforts

  • Moderator and Great Lakes Panelist – Marie Colton, presentation
    • Director, NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
  • Chesapeake Bay – Rich Batiuk, presentation
    • Associate Director of Science, EPA Chesapeake Program Office
  • Puget Sound – Curtis Tanner, presentation
    • Project Manager, Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project
  • Arctic – Fran Ulmer, presentation
    • Chair of Arctic Commission

2:45 – Break

3:15 – Update on the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative — Margaret Leinen, presentation

  • Associate Provost of Marine and Environmental Initiatives, Florida Atlantic University

3:45 – Congressional Speaker – Senator Whitehouse, RI

4:00 – Panel 3: The future of restoration: Gulf of Mexico case study

  • Moderator – Don Boesch
    • President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • NRDA update – David Kennedy, presentation
    • Assistant Administrator, NOAA’s NOS
  • Executive Branch activities – John Hankinson, presentation
    • Executive Director, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force
  • Extramural Gulf restoration research– R. Eugene Turner, presentation
    • Professor, Louisiana State University

5:15 – Robert Detrick, NOAA’s OAR Assistant Administrator, presentation

5:45 – Closing Remarks – Robert Gagosian, President, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

6:00 – Reception – Honorary Host: Senator Begich, AK (location Senate Dirksen, room 50)