WHAT: William Y. Brown, Chief Environmental Officer for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will meet with students, faculty and researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, San Diego State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara during a west coast trip from Oct. 20-23.
Brown will focus on BOEM’s offshore energy mission and the role that the Office of Environmental Programs plays in ensuring the bureau meets its environmental stewardship responsibilities. He will also discuss Pacific environmental studies related to scientific assessment and environmental monitoring both offshore and on the coast, and the Pacific region’s work toward renewable energy development offshore the Pacific coast and Hawaii.
WHEN: 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 (Open Press, with media availability 1:10-1:30). Call Margaret Mattson, Scripps Oceanography Strategic Planning & Government Relations, 415-254-1940, for a parking pass.
WHERE: Scripps Seaside Forum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, CA 92037 (map)
WHO: William Y. Brown, Chief Environmental Officer for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BACKGROUND: BOEM is an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior. BOEM “promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of offshore conventional and renewable energy and marine mineral resources.”
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