2016 Public Policy Forum

2016 Public Policy Forum

Thank you for attending the 2016 Public Policy Forum:
Science and Solutions for a Resilient Ocean

March 9, 2016, 8:30am-6:00pm
Reserve Officers Association Building
One Constitution Avenue NE, Washington DC
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Reception 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902
Directions to the Reception
(Note: The Reception is located directly across the street from the Forum)

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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)

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