2016 Industry Forum 2017-12-07T11:26:21+00:00

2016 Industry Forum

Sound in the Sea

October 26, 2016, 8:30am-6:00pm
JW Marriott – ASAE Conference Center
1575 I Street, NW, Washington DC

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome Remarks (RADM Jon White, Ocean Leadership President and CEO)
8:45 AM

Advancing our understanding of sound in the sea to improve broad decision-making (RDML Timothy Gallaudet)

9:00 AM
Defining the Ocean Acoustic Environment

What are the sources and characteristics of sound in the sea and its impacts, as we currently understand them? Where do we currently have scientific gaps to fully understand sound in the sea and its impacts? What ongoing programs, tools and/or initiatives are underway to better define and characterize sound in the sea? How should these programs, tools and initiatives be expanded or refined to meet national interests?

  • David Bradley (Moderator), Pennsylvania State University
  • James Miller, University of Rhode Island
  • Jason Gedamke, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Robert Gisiner, International Association of Geophysical Contractors
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM
Measuring the Ocean Acoustic Environment

What are the technologies we use to measure sound in the sea and its impacts? What (and where) are we not measuring what we need to? What are the new, emerging or wished-for technologies that would enhance our current knowledge base? How do we apply evolving technologies to ocean sound policy and decision-making? How can information regarding measurement and impacts be more effectively communicated? Where do pathways for collaboration exist between the private and public sectors (i.e. technology and sound research industries, energy industries, government research initiatives)?

  • Brandon Southall (Moderator), SEA, Inc.
  • Debra Hernandez, Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association
  • Kyle Becker, Office of Naval Research
  • Cynthia Pyć, JASCO Applied Sciences
11:45 AM Lunch
12:15 PM
The Future Ocean Workforce – Data and Perceptions: What are we missing?
  • S. Bradley Moran (Moderator), University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Carolyn Wilson, American Geosciences Institute
  • Susan Cook, The Oceanography Society
1:45 PM Break
2:00 PM
Resolving Conflict and Building Consensus

What can we agree upon in terms of science gaps, impacts, key principles and recommendations to decision makers and/or the broader ocean community? What are the specific science- and technology-based differences that we have across the community? What actions are we willing to take together to achieve improvements? What specific capabilities or initiatives might help resolve our differences?

  • Jennifer Miksis-Olds (Moderator), University of New Hampshire
  • Jill Lewandowski, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research
  • Sarah Tsoflias, E&P Sound & Marine Life Joint Industry Program
  • Margaret Cooney, International Fund for Animal Welfare (formerly)
4:15 PM Recommendations
6:00 PM

Reception at Acadiana | 901 New York Avenue, NW | 202.408.8848

Special thanks to our sponsors for their generous support!