Program Update: Advocacy – May 2010
To date, the United States government has hosted two science summits to address and coordinate the federal response to the spill. Ocean Leadership will convene a third meeting at Louisiana State University (LSU) on Thursday, June 3, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ocean Leadership is working with NOAA and other government organizations as co-sponsors of this event.
The one-day meeting will be led by non-Federal scientists to discuss the urgent issues involved with both short-term response actions for the spill and long-term monitoring of the environmental and human health impacts. Federal representatives will provide an update on the response to date, and on the existing Federal research efforts, while also learning from the experience of the extramural research community.
Scientists will discuss the state of knowledge and identify information gaps and opportunities to improve understanding of the magnitude, fate, transport, and ecosystem and human impacts of the oil and the dispersants.