2013 Public Policy Forum – Economies of a Changing Ocean


Thank you for attending the 2013 Public Policy:
The Economies of a Changing Ocean

March 6, 2013, 9am – 5:45pm
Reserve Officers Association Building
Reception 6-8pm – Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253

On Wednesday, March 6, Ocean Leadership held its annual Public Policy Forum at the Reserve Officers Association Building on Capitol Hill. This year’s theme is the economies of a changing ocean and featured 3 panels with various speakers from around the country and remarks by Members of Congress, including Senators Begich and Murkowski. The topics discussed include the economic impacts and science requirements for mitigating coastal inundation, the transforming Arctic and ocean acidification.

Summary Presentations Videos Photos Speaker Biographies


9:00 AM – Breakfast

9:30 AM – Welcome Remarks – Bob Gagosian, President of Ocean Leadership

10:00 AM – Representative Alan Lowenthal (D- CA 47)

10:15 AM – Coastal Inundation Threats to our Nation’s Economy and Security

11:45AM – Rear Admiral Jonathan White (Oceanographer of the Navy) – Update on US Navy’s Climate Change Task Force Activities

12:15 PM Lunch

1:15 PM – Senator Murkowski (R-AK) – Recipient of Ocean Leadership’s Admiral James D. Watkins Award

1:45 PM – Ocean Acidification Impacts on Sustainable Seafood Production

3:15 PM – Break

3:45 PM – Senator Begich (D-AK) — Recipient of Ocean Leadership’s Admiral James D. Watkins Award

4:00 PM — Representative Rob Wittman (R-VA 1)

4:15 PM – Economic Opportunities and Impacts in a changing Arctic

  • John FarrellModerator — U.S. Arctic Research Commission
  • Brendan Kelly – White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Frank Herr – Office of Naval Research
  • Bill Mowitt – Congressional Fellow, Senator Begich (D-AK)

5:45 PM – Closing Remarks and Adjourn – Bob Gagosian, President of Ocean Leadership

6:00 PM – Reception – Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253

A printable agenda can be found here.

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