Upcoming Seminars, Conferences and Workshops

  • Alaska Marine Science Symposium, January 16-20, 2012.  This symposium provides a forum for marine scientists and local communities to present information on the changing marine environment in Alaska, provided a venue for BOEM’s Alaska OCS Region’s environmental studies research for the Arctic and Bering Seas, and provides a forum for the Alaska OCS Region’s scientists and Principal Investigators to communicate with other researchers who are conducting similar scientific studies within the Alaska OCS or adjoining areas of the Alaska marine ecosystem.
  • Outer Continental Shelf Scientific Committee Meeting, February 8-9, 2012. This meeting will be an orientation for new OCS SC members who were appointed September 29, 2011.  In June of this year, eleven members retired from the Committee and one member declined his reappointment, leaving only three original members.  This meeting will be held in the Herndon, Virginia, area, and will serve as a venue to introduce the newest members to the ESP and meet headquarters and regional staff.
  • 5th International Symposium on Deep Sea Corals, April 2-7, 2012. This symposium brings together scientists, resource managers, students, and policymakers from around the world who are actively involved in research and management of deep-sea corals and other deep-sea habitats.  Greg Boland will present information as an invited keynote speaker on management applications of science from Environmental Studies Programs projects and will discuss implementation of regulatory policy and the adaptive management of avoidance criteria over time.
  • 2012 NOSB Finals Competition, April 19-22, 2012.  The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, representing leading oceanographic institutions universities and aquaria, manages a national academic competition for high schools on topics related to the study of the oceans — the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®). The NOSB is a nationally recognized and highly acclaimed high school academic competition that provides a forum for talented students to test their knowledge of the marine sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology.  The NOSB was created in 1998 in honor of the International Year of the Ocean and, since its inception, the competition has grown to include 25 regional competition locations with 300 schools and over 2,000 students participating annually. 

Past Seminars, Conferences and Workshops