Posted On: September 03, 2018
Event Details: Wednesday, September 26, 2021, 1–3 EST
Please join the CMTS and the Wilson Center Polar Initiative on Wednesday, September 26, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. for a conversation about the intersection of marine transportation and ocean policy: "Ocean Policy Roundtable: What’s Marine Transportation Got to Do with It?"
The roundtable will take place at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Wilson Center Auditorium, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza,
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
In June 2018, President Trump released Executive Order 13840, which outlined the Administration’s ocean policy to advance the economic, security, and environmental interests of the United States. The Executive Order specifically calls for federal agencies to facilitate the economic growth of coastal communities and promote ocean industries. While not specifically mentioned in the Executive Order, the marine transportation system underpins vital components of ocean industries, including aspects of the Blue Economy.
Following an introduction by Mr. Deerin Babb-Brott, Principle Assistant Director of Oceans and Environment, Office of Science and Technology Policy, panelists will discuss their diverse perspectives on ocean policy and marine transportation in a conversation moderated by Ms. Helen Brohl, Executive Director of the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System.
RDML Shep Smith, Director of the Office of Coast Survey, NOAA
RADM Jon White, PhD, USN (Ret), President and CEO, Consortium for Ocean Leadership
RADM Dave Titley, PhD, USN (Ret), Director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk, The Pennsylvania State University
Mr. Pål Somdalen, Counselor for Trade and Industrial Affairs, Royal Norwegian Embassy
Mr. Malte Søndergaard, Maritime Advisor, Danish Embassy
This public event is free to attend. To attend in person, please register at https://engage.wilsoncenter.org/onlineactions/nDZwohs7IEiM1kXUEv3GcA2. For those unable to attend in person, a livestream of the event will be available at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/ocean-policy-roundtable-whats-marine-transporation-got-to-do-it.
For further information, please contact Sarah.Harrison@cmts.gov or 202-366-3612.