BOEM standing committee to discuss ocean energy

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold the first meeting of the BOEM standing committee on environmental science and assessment for offshore energy and mineral resources.

BOEM Director Abigail Hopper will welcome the new committee, whose members were selected through an independent process managed by the Academies this year.

Hopper will share her thoughts on the value the expert panel can bring to BOEM’s stewardship of offshore energy and non-energy mineral resources and related topics, according to an advisory issued by BOEM.

Following Hopper’s remarks, BOEM’s Chief Environmental Officer, William Brown, and other senior managers from headquarters and BOEM’s regional offices will brief the committee on priorities and programs.

The meeting will take place on December 8, 2015, at the National Academies building in Washington D.C.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) promotes economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through responsible, science-based management of offshore conventional and renewable energy resources.

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