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Save the Date: Atlantic Ocean Energy and Mineral Science Forum

Mark your calendars for an exciting forum about ongoing research in the Atlantic Ocean. 

Join us on January 23-24, 2019 at the Atlantic Ocean Energy and Mineral Science Forum.  Participants will hear updates about ongoing and recently completed studies funded by BOEM in the Atlantic region in support of the Renewable Energy, Marine Minerals, and Conventional Energy Programs.

Topics to be covered include: fisheries and post construction monitoring, South Atlantic and deepwater studies, social and cultural resources, environmental stressors, data sharing, and research supporting the Marine Minerals Program. Participants will have ample time to ask questions and provide suggestions for future study areas.
The forum will take place at: 
Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles International Airport
45425 Holiday Drive
Sterling, VA 20166 

Update: A government rate is available for a block of rooms.  The group identification is "BOEM – Atlantic Ocean Energy & Mineral Science Forum" and must be provided at time of reservation to receive the rate.  Reservations for the hotel must be made no later than Dec. 21. 

Please register for the forum from here:  While the forum is free, space is limited. 

The agenda is now available


The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) sees public input as a critical component of the safe and responsible exploration and development of offshore resources. Public engagement and comment is solicited in our environmental review and regulatory programs for both oil and gas, and renewable energy proposals.

In addition to accepting public comments online, BOEM interacts with stakeholders and partners in state, local and tribal governments through task force meetings and small community meetings on specific issues, see the Calendar of Upcoming Events. We also publish an online newsletter and informative notes for stakeholders.

Visit the following links to find out how BOEM serves the public with outreach and tools for public engagement.