UNH Scientists Participate
In Capitol Hill Oceans Week 2004
Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations
June 1, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. -- University of New Hampshire scientists will participate
in one of the most important events of the year for exchanging ideas
about ocean issues and policies.
UNH Professors Andy Rosenberg and Larry Mayer will travel to Washington,
D.C., June 9-10, 2004 to take part in Capitol Hill Oceans Week 2004.
In its fourth year, it is coordinated by the National Marine Sanctuary
Foundation and will focus on key ocean issues divided into two programs:
“Managing Our Marine Resources” and “Wonders of
the Ocean World: Exploring and Educating.”
Rosenberg, professor in UNH’s Department of Natural Resources
and Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, will be
a panelist during the June 9 session, “What is an Ecosystem
and Why is it Important?”
Mayer, director of UNH’s Center for Coastal Mapping, will
be a panelist during the June 10 session, “Exploring Our Oceans.”
This year’s keynote speakers will include Admiral James D.
Watkins (USN-Retired), chair of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy
and Jean-Michel Cousteau, trustee of the National Marine Sanctuary
Foundation and President of the Ocean Futures Society.
Capitol Hill Oceans week attracts a wide range of stakeholders,
including members of Congress and the Executive Branch, Capitol
Hill staff, leaders from industry and academia, experts from nonprofits,
and others concerned about the oceans.