You’re Invited: BOEM’s Environmental Studies Program 50th Anniversary Showcase Event

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Washington, DC

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 showcase event to celebrate 50 years of the bureau’s research and scientific studies.   

Date: December 13, 2023  

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Eastern 

Please join us as we discuss topics including deepwater shipwrecks, deepsea corals, ocean acoustics, physical oceanography, submerged cultural resources, long-term monitoring partnerships and innovative technologies. 

Guest speakers include Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland (recorded remarks), BOEM Director Elizabeth Klein, ESP’s Dr. Rodney Cluck, BOEM scientists and federal partners, including the Smithsonian Institution.  

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

Please register for this event via the following link.  

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.