Marine Minerals Program Webinar with the Gulf of Mexico Sand Management Working Group


InterContinental New Orleans
444 St Charles Ave.
Treme Room
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States

Location Information

A recording of the webinar ​will be posted at a future date.


Meeting Purpose/Objectives:

  • Receive update on BOEM Marine Minerals Program (MMP) and Sand Management Working Group (SMWG) efforts
  • Share information on gulf-wide sand inventory initiatives
  • Discuss lessons learned from recent sand management efforts
  • Identify opportunities for continued Gulf of Mexico (GOM) SMWG activities




9:00-9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

  • Welcome and introductions of new MMP  staff and Headquarters staff (Mike Miner,BOEM)
  • Review agenda, meeting objectives, and process approach (Facilitator)

For Webinar Participants (will send this out in advance as well):

  • Please select *6 or the mute button to mute your audio to the phone
    • Please do not put the line on hold!
  • Click the “raise hand” icon in the top of the webinar window to enter the discussion queue
  • You can also share questions using the chat pod in the bottom left of the webinar window
  • Click the “full screen” button – top right of the presentation pod – to make the presentation bigger


MMP Program Update

  • Mission, Vision, and Strategy (Bridgette DuplantisBOEM)
  • Project Updates (Mike Miner, BOEM)



Environmental Science Updates

  • Overview (Jessica MallindineBOEM)
  • A Comparison of Morphology and Infilling of Muddy and Sandy Dredge Pits, (Kevin Xu, LSU)
  • Benefit-Cost Analysis of Using OCS vs. Nearshore Sand for Coastal Restoration (Daniel PetroliaMSU)

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Pipeline Coordination Update Panel & Discussion

  • Mike Miner, BOEM (moderator)
  • Brian Cameron, BOEM
  • Jessica Mallindine, BOEM
  • Angie Gobert, BSEE
  • Charles Reulet, DNR

11:45-1:15 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:15-1:20 p.m.

Introduction to Afternoon Session (Facilitator)

1:20-1:40 pm

Overview of Gulf-wide Sand Inventory Initiative (Mike Miner, BOEM)

1:40-2:40 pm

Gulf-wide Sand Inventory Initiative Updates

  • MMP GIS Database Updates and Demo (Bridgette Duplantis, BOEM)
  • Texas Offshore Sediment Resources Inventory: Geophysical Data Collection, Analysis and Development of Post-Processing Tool (Sean Gulik, UTIG)

2:55-3:50 pm

Gulf-wide Sand Inventory Update (cont.)

  • Mississippi Offshore Sediment Resources Inventory: Late Quaternary Stratigraphic Evolution of the Inner Shelf (Davin Wallace, USM)
  • Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Analog Seismic Data Conversion and Preservation (James Flocks, USGS)
  • Gulf-wide Sand Inventory Next Steps (Mike Miner, BOEM)

3:50-4:00 p.m.

Wrap Up & Next Steps (Mike Miner, Facilitator)