BOEM to Showcase Proposed Ocean Studies at National Academies Meeting, June 28-29

Contacts: Marjorie Weisskohl
(703) 787-1304


WASHINGTON, DC - The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) will hold the eighth meeting of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Standing Committee on Offshore Science and Assessment on June 28-29 at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C., 20418. The meeting is open to media and the public, although seating is limited. The Academies require advance registration to attend in person. The advance registration, agenda, and live webcast link for both days will be posted to the NAS website.

Participants will focus on science questions to be addressed through new proposed environmental study ideas for Fiscal Year 2019. Areas of interest will include marine biology, avian studies, physical oceanography, and social science.

The June 28 public session will take place from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT; the June 29 public session is scheduled from 10:00 a.m-3:30 p.m. Comments or questions emailed from the media and public to osbfeedback@nas.edu will be accepted both days if time allows

Videos and slides from previous meetings are available on the NAS website. The committee encompasses a broad range of expertise in both natural and social sciences, relevant disciplines within those broad areas, and collective expertise from academia, industry, government, and the non-profit world in all four Outer Continental Shelf regions.

WHO: National Academies Committee on Offshore Science and Assessment (COSA); 
Dr. William Brown, Chief Environmental Officer, BOEM
WHAT: Meeting of the National Academies-BOEM Standing Committee
WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (EDT)
Friday, June 29, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
WHERE: National Academies 
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C., 20418.
Contact: (202) 334-2138
MEDIA: Open press

 

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