International Ocean Science Day
On July 17th, 2000, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in conjunction with IUCN and the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation, Inc., hosted International Ocean Science Day, a special one-day exploration of the science of three key ocean issues: fisheries, gas hydrates, and ocean diseases. Our purpose in bringing together leading authorities was to provide all those concerned with ocean issues a close look at the important scientific findings that define these topics.
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for the New Millennium:
Developing and Implementing Ocean Policy
On July 18th, 2000, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) hosted a conference and reception entitled, Oceans for the New Millennium: Developing and Implementing Ocean Policy.
The event was organized in consultation with the House Oceans Caucus, a bi-partisan caucus formed earlier this year to foster awareness and develop policy on ocean issues. The Caucus is co-chaired by Representatives Tom Allen (D-ME), Sam Farr (D-CA), Jim Greenwood (R-PA), and Curt Weldon (R-PA) and includes approximately 50 members.
Ocean Policy Conference
July 18, 2000, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
House Cannon Caucus Room, U.S. House of Representatives
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A daylong forum to assist the House Oceans Caucus in developing a policy framework on the following four topics: Biology, Pollution, National Security, and Governance. Panels were composed of Caucus Members, representatives from federal agencies, and experts from the private sector, academia, and the non-governmental organization community. Keynote speakers included Dr. Sylvia Earle, leading marine biologist and author of Sea Change - A Message of the Oceans; Dr. Robert Ballard, noted researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; and Jean-Michel Cousteau, famed oceanographer and explorer.
Reception at the USNS
Bruce C. Heezen (T-AGS 64)
July 18, 2000, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Robinson Terminal, 1 Oronoco Street, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Organized along with the Oceanographer of the Navy, this reception honored the House Oceans Caucus and provided a showcase for the Navy's new, state-of-the-art survey vessel. A keynote speech was delivered by Admiral Donald L. Pilling, Vice Chief of Naval Operations.
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