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Capitol Hill Oceans Week 2006 Summary Report

When: June 13 - 14, 2006

Where: House Science Committee Room
2325 Rayburn House Office Building
Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

What: Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2006 brought together a wide-range of stakeholders to discuss current ocean and coastal issues. Panel speakers included Members of Congress, as well as representatives of the federal and state government, industry, academia, and nonprofits.

Invitees: Members of Congress, Capitol Hill staff, federal, state and local government representatives, industry, academia, non-profits and other stakeholders with an interest in ocean issues.

Hosts: Coordinated by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation in partnership with the Coastal States Organization, Coastal States Stewardship Foundation, and the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative. Congressional committee partners include the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; House Committee on Science; House Committee on Resources; and the House Oceans Caucus.

Capitol Hill Ocean Week was made possible through the generous support of our sponsors including our Presenting Sponsor--The Ocean Conservancy.

 Tuesday, June 13
2:00pm - 2:15pm
Introductory Remarks
Speaker Information

2:15pm - 4:30pm
State and Federal Role in Management of Ocean Resources: Addressing Emerging Demands for Liquid Natural Gas and Offshore Windfarms.
Panelist Information and Presentations
Session sponsored by Shell

6:30pm - 10:00pm
Fourth Annual National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Leadership Awards Dinner
Atrium Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building and Int’l Trade Center,1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW – Washington, DC

2006 Leadership Awards Dinner Photo Gallery

 Wednesday, June 14
9:00am - 10:30am
A Legislative Agenda for the Ocean:
Perspectives from Capitol Hill and Beyond
Panelists, including Congressional Members and staff discussed key ocean issues and the steps required to act on them.
Panelist Information

10:45am - 12:00pm
Keeping Our Oceans Clean:
From Marine Debris to Invasive Species
Panelists discussed current legislative efforts dealing with marine debris and invasive species.
Panelist Information and Presentations

1:00pm - 2:15pm

New Views of Ocean Life: Advances in Visualization from the Census of Marine Life
The Census of Marine Life is a 10-year national and international effort to account for a variety of ocean resources. Panelists provided updates on specific projects representative of the entire CoML project.
Panelist Information and Presentations
Session sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

2:15pm - 3:30pm
From Vision to Venture:
The Business Case for Ocean Observation
Panelists discussed developments in the Global Earth Observing System program, particularly efforts related to the Integrated Ocean Observing System.

Panelist Information and Presentations

3:45pm - 5:00pm
Innovations from the Gulf of Maine:
Bringing New Ideas to an Old Ecosystem
Panelists discussed ecosystem management innovations in the Gulf of Maine.

Panelist Information and Presentations
Session sponsored by HARRIS Corporation.

| 2005 Leadership Awards Dinner Photo Gallery |

| 2006 Leadership Awards Dinner Photo Gallery |

As of July 6, 2006