American Geophysical Union presents:
Science Policy Conference
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
8:15 - 8:30 am: Welcome
Michael McPhaden, President, American Geophysical Union
Opening Remarks and Moderator:
Vera Alexander, President, Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S.
Fran Ulmer, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Alan Thornhill, Chief Environmental Officer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, U.S. Department of Interior
Rapidly changing Arctic conditions require constant evaluation of economic, social, and security considerations for the most northern portion of the United States. Our speakers will address the risks and rewards related to the evolving energy landscape of the region and the many inherent social considerations related to energy development in the Arctic landscape, including lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.