Each year, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership hosts a day-long public meeting that facilitates ocean policy discussions with representatives from Congress, the federal agencies, industry and the academic research community.
This day-long meeting is attended by Presidents, Deans and Directors from ocean research and education institutions from around the country, other external stakeholders, and Members of Congress and their staff. It provides an opportunity for collaboration and discussions on issues of national importance to the ocean advocacy community.
On Wednesday, March 6, Ocean Leadership will hold its annual Public Policy Forum at the Reserve Officers Association Building on Capitol Hill. This year’s theme is the economies of a changing ocean and will feature 3 panels with various speakers from around the country and remarks by Members of Congress, including Senators Begich and Murkowski. The topics to be discussed will include the economic impacts and science requirements for mitigating coastal inundation, the transforming Arctic and ocean acidification. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the day and a reception will follow the forum 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Please RSVP by emailing policyforum [at] oceanleadership [dot] org.