2016 Public Policy Forum 2017-10-24T00:03:16+00:00

March 9, 2016, 8:30am-6:00pm
Reserve Officers Association Building
One Constitution Avenue NE, Washington DC

Reception 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902

Summary
Program
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VIDEOS & PANEL PRESENTATIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS

Welcome Remarks

  • Dr. Rob Dunbar, Chair of Ocean Leadership Board of Trustees
  • RADM Jon White, Ocean Leadership President and CEO, President of Ocean Leadership

Keynote Address: Intergovernmental Resilience Planning Pilot Project (Ray Toll; Center for Sea Level Rise, Old Dominion University)

Keynote Address Presentation (Adobe PDF – 84MB)

Panel 1: Deep Sea

Panel 1: All Presentations Combined (Adobe PDF – 69MB)

The panel will consider the implications of changing ocean conditions on deep sea environments and why it matters in the domestic policy arena.

Panel 1 Introduction: RADM Jon White, Ocean Leadership President and CEO, President of Ocean Leadership


Introduction for Congressman David Jolly
Congressman David Jolly
(FL)

Introduction for Congressman Mike Honda
Congressman Mike Honda
(CA)


Panel 2: Science Solutions for Resiliency

Panel 2: All Presentations Combined (Adobe PDF – 7MB)

The panel will explore current science topics and projects contributing to better understanding the ocean’s resiliency and human’s role in it.

Panel 2 Introduction: RADM Jon White, Ocean Leadership President and CEO, President of Ocean Leadership

  • Moderator (Dr. Robert Corell, Global Environment Technology Foundation)
  • Nature’s Natural Inherent Resiliency, the Capacity to Adapt and Adjust to these External Forces of Change (Dr. Andrea Dutton, University of Florida)
  • Ecological Perspectives to Enhance the Resiliency of the Ocean (Dr. Nancy Rabalais, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium)
  • Societal Strategies to Enhance the Resiliency of the Ocean (Dr. David Cash, University of Massachusetts, Boston)
  • Ocean Resiliency, Legislation and Policy Processes (Scott Rayder, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)

Introduction for Senator Dan Sullivan
Senator Dan Sullivan (AK)

Introduction for Senator Ed Markey
Senator Ed Markey (MA)


Panel 3: Resilient Fisheries

Panel 3: All Presentations Combined (Adobe PDF – 8MB)

The panel will discuss the state of knowledge regarding a changing ocean environment’s influence on fisheries from a scientific, policy, and industry perspective.

Panel 3 Introduction: RADM Jon White, Ocean Leadership President and CEO, President of Ocean Leadership

  • Moderator (Thomas Bigford, American Fisheries Society)
  • Managing Resilience into Fisheries (Dr. Steve Murawski, University of South Florida)
  • Resilient Ecosystems and Communities Arise from Resilient Fisheries (Dr. Richard Merrick, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • Lobsterman to Sea Farmer (DJ King, King Lobsters and Montowese Shellfish)
  • Dr. Fern Gibbons, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Introduction for Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
(RI)


Closing Remarks (RADM Jon White, Ocean Leadership President and CEO)


WELCOME REMARKS

Dr. Rob Dunbar

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

President RADM Jon White

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Ray Toll; Center for Sea Level Rise, Old Dominion University

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Panel 1: Deep Sea

Panel 1 Introduction: President RADM Jon White

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dr. Tony Koslow – Moderator – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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Dr. Mark Abbott, Oregon State University

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Dr. Lisa Clough, National Science Foundation

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dr. Samantha Smith, DeepGreen Resources

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Introduction for Congressman David Jolly

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Congressman David Jolly (FL)

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Introduction for Congressman Mike Honda

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Congressman Mike Honda (CA)

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Panel 2– Science Solutions for Resiliency

Panel 2 Introduction: President RADM Jon White

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dr. Robert Corell, Global Environment Technology Foundation

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dr. Andrea Dutton, University of Florida

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dr. Nancy Rabalais, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dr. David Cash, University of Massachusetts, Boston

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Scott Rayder, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Introduction for Senator Dan Sullivan

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Senator Dan Sullivan (AK)

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Introduction for Senator Ed Markey

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Senator Ed Markey (MA)

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Panel 3: Resilient Fisheries

Panel 3 Introduction: President RADM Jon White

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Thomas Bigford, American Fisheries Society

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dr. Steve Murawski, University of South Florida

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dr. Richard Merrick, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

DJ King, King Lobsters and Montowese Shellfish

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Dr. Fern Gibbons, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Introduction for Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)

[TABLE OF CONTENTS]

Closing Remarks (RADM Jon White, Ocean Leadership President and CEO)

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AGENDA

8:15 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)
9:00 AM Welcome Remarks (Dr. Rob Dunbar, Chair of Ocean Leadership Board of Trustees; RADM Jon White, Ocean Leadership President and CEO)
9:30 AM Keynote Address: Intergovernmental Resilience Planning Pilot Project (Ray Toll; Center for Sea Level Rise, Old Dominion University)
10:00 AM Panel – Deep Sea
The panel will consider the implications of changing ocean conditions on deep sea environments and why it matters in the domestic policy arena.

  • Dr. Lisa Levin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Dr. Timothy Shank, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Dr. Lisa Clough, National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Samantha Smith, DeepGreen Resources
11:35 AM Congressman David Jolly (FL)
11:45 AM Congressman Mike Honda (CA)
12:00 PM Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM Panel – Science Solutions for Resiliency
The panel will explore current science topics and projects contributing to better understanding the ocean’s resiliency and human’s role in it.

  • Dr. Robert Corell, Global Environment Technology Foundation
  • Dr. Andrea Dutton, University of Florida
  • Dr. Nancy Rabalais, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
  • Dr. David Cash, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Scott Rayder, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
2:30 PM Senator Dan Sullivan (AK)
2:45 PM Senator Ed Markey (MA)
3:00 PM Break
3:30 PM Panel – Resilient Fisheries
The panel will discuss the state of knowledge regarding a changing ocean environment’s influence on fisheries from a scientific, policy, and industry perspective.

  • Thomas Bigford, American Fisheries Society
  • Dr. Steve Murawski, University of South Florida
  • Dr. Richard Merrick, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • DJ King, King Lobsters and Montowese Shellfish
  • Dr. Fern Gibbons, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
5:00 PM Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
5:30 PM Closing Remarks (RADM Jon White, Ocean Leadership President and CEO)
6:00 PM Reception (Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902)