BOEM Releases Science Day Presentations
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released the presentations from Science Day, which was hosted at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership on December 13, 2011.
Federal agencies were invited to attend the day-long conference with the goal of becoming informed on the activities and research topics occurring within the Environmental Studies Program (ESP) at BOEM, and helping to encourage collaboration and develop partnerships among the agencies. The Environmental Studies Program was established in 1973 to help provide information to “predict, assess, and manage impacts from offshore energy and marine mineral exploration, development, and production activities on human, marine, and coastal environments.” In pursuit of these goals, research under multiple disciplines is managed with an ecosystem approach providing science for decision makers both within BOEM and outside regulators and policy makers. Research topics range from benthic biology, marine and avian biology, and mammals, to social sciences and archeology, atmospheric and oceanographic research, and oil spill research and modeling. Members of the ESP provided a brief presentation on the activities and research topics associated with each of these divisions.
Science Day was widely attended and provided great insight into the activities occurring within the ESP at BOEM. If you would like more information about Science Day or ESP, please contact Jennifer Ewald at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org. The presentations are linked below.