You’re Invited: BOEM’s Environmental Studies Program 50th Anniversary Webinar Series

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Environmental Studies Program (ESP). To commemorate this milestone, BOEM is hosting a virtual roundtable series that kicks off on Thursday, November 2, 2023, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern via Zoom.  

Please join us for the first webinar, which will showcase the long-term partnership between BOEM’s ESP and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) highlighting past, present and future studies. 

Guest panelists include Craig McLean, former NOAA Assistant Administrator of Research and Dr. Mark Monaco, Senior Scientist, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science.   

Space is limited, so registration is required via the following link. A recording of the webinar will be made available after the session on  

The ESP was authorized under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) (43 U.S.C. 1346) in 1973 and provides valuable information to predict, assess and manage impacts from offshore energy and marine mineral exploration, development and production activities on human, marine and coastal environments. This objective, unbiased science has helped inform the BOEM’s decision-making for 50 years and ESP looks forward to continuing this tradition for the next 50.  

For additional information on the virtual roundtable series, contact

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The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for America’s offshore energy and mineral resources. The bureau promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.