National Academies-BOEM Committee to Hold Inaugural Meeting on Ocean Energy

The U.S. 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 on Tuesday, December 8, at the historic National Academies building.

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

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

The committee encompasses a broad range of expertise in both natural and social sciences, relevant disciplines within those broad areas, and collective expertise from academia, industry, government, and the non-profit world in all four Outer Continental Shelf regions.

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