National Academies-BOEM Committee To Discuss Science-Based Decision-Making, And Environmental Studies And Assessment Loop

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Keck Center location for April 11-12 meeting
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Washington, DC
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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) will hold the seventh meeting of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Standing Committee on Offshore Science and Assessment on April 11-12 at the National Academy of Sciences, Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W. Washington, D.C., 20001. 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 are posted to the NAS website.

BOEM regional and headquarters scientists will give programmatic updates on the 2019-2024 National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program, renewable energy projects, and marine minerals. Discussion topics will include science-informed decision-making and updated studies development criteria. The connections between the Environmental Studies Program and Environmental Assessment will be introduced with examples of the feedback loop.

The April 11 public session will be from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT. The committee will consider comments and questions from the media and public. Comments or questions may be submitted throughout the day by email to

The April 12 public session is scheduled from 9:00 a.m-4:30 p.m., with the same arrangements for considering comments and questions from the media and the public.

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.


National Academies Committee on Offshore Science and Assessment (COSA);
Dr. William Brown, Chief Environmental Officer, BOEM


Meeting of the National Academies-BOEM Standing Committee


Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (EDT)
Thursday, April 12, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


National Academies
Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 208, Washington, D.C., 20001


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