National Academies-BOEM Committee to Cover Marine Mammal Research, Using High Quality/best Available Science, and BOEM’s Future Study Needs

Contacts: Marjorie Weisskohl
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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) will hold the fourth meeting of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Standing Committee on Offshore Science and Assessment on November 28 and 29, at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Avenue, 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 public session on November 28 is scheduled from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST. The committee will take comments and questions from the media and the public on November 28 from 3:45-4:15 p.m., including those submitted by email to osbfeedback@nas.edu by 3:30 p.m. that day.

The November 29 public session is scheduled from 9:45 a.m-3:45 p.m. The general discussion session, including comments and questions from the media and the public will take place from 2:30-3:45 p.m., including those submitted by email to osbfeedback@nas.edu by 2:15 p.m. that day.

The meeting will be live webcast both days at http://stream.sparkstreetdigital.com/player.html?id=dels-nov28&w=600&h=395.

The agenda will cover a recently published report by the National Academies Press on Understanding the Cumulative Effects of Stressors on Marine Mammals; the importance of using high quality and the best available science; and approaches and priorities for BOEM’s future studies plans.

Videos from the 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
Dr. William Brown, Chief Environmental Officer, BOEM

          WHAT:

Meeting of the National Academies-BOEM Standing Committee

          WHEN:

Monday, November 28, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EST)

Public and media participation, 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 9:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Public and media participation, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

        WHERE:

National Academies

2101 Constitution Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C,  20418
Contact: (202) 334-2138

         MEDIA:

Open press

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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management promotes economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through responsible, science-based management of offshore conventional and renewable energy and marine mineral resources.