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BOEM’s Environmental Studies Program 50th Anniversary Webinar Series

From BOEM:

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 the second virtual roundtable in the series on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern via Zoom.

Please join us for the second webinar, which will showcase the innovative partnerships between BOEM’s ESP and the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU), and the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) highlighting collaborative programmatic efforts.

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

Guest panelists include Alan Leonardi, Director, NOPP; Tom Fish, National Coordinator, CESU; and

Gabrielle Canonico, Biology Lead and U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observation Network Manager, IOOS.

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 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 jennifer.ewald@boem.gov


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