Landrieu to Keynote NAPEPA Environmental Conference

press release
Monday, April 09, 2012

Senator Mary Landrieu to Keynote Environmental Conference on the Deepwater Horizon Lessons; Industry, public and government to meet on second anniversary of accident.

 

Observing the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon accident off the Gulf Coast, Senator Mary Landrieu will be the keynote speaker at the North American Marine Environment Protection Association’s (NAMEPA) conference on April 20th. Entitled “Deepwater Horizon: two years after and beyond”, the conference will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans with registration beginning at 0800hrs.

 

The event will provide workshops on regulatory changes and implications, today’s conservation efforts and dealing with the public followed by a luncheon with a keynote address provided by Dr. Larry McKinney, the Executive Director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M who will focus on the impact f the Deepwater Horizon event on the environment.   The afternoon will feature a panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Steve Coan, on “Where do we go from here?” culminating by the keynote address by Senator Landrieu who will address the impact of the event on the region.

 

“It is important to reflect on the lessons from the Deepwater Horizon tragedy as we move forward with responsible exploration and production of deep sea oil and gas” stated NAMEPA Chairman Clay Maitland.  “Safety and environmental stewardship is mandatory to protect not only workers, the oceans and coastlines, but also the livelihoods of our citizens.  The Gulf region is a critical contributor to our national welfare, and we must collaboratively strive for the highest standards of excellence to protect it.”

 

One of the many highlights of the event will be the changes that have come through the newly created Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.  Director RADM James Watson (United States Coast Guard, Ret.) will update the delegates on developments coming out of this agency.  RADM Watson and Captain Peter Gautier (USCG) are also expected to provide highlights of the recently signed memorandum of agreement between their two entities on their roles and collaboration in offshore oil spill preparation and response.

 

Secretary Paul Rainwater, Commissioner of Administration for the State of Louisiana will address the important considerations when dealing with the public.  Open lines of accurate information delivered in a timely fashion are expected to head his list.

 

The Chief Scientist for Shell International Exploration and Production, Charlie Williams, will participate on the “Where do we go from here?” afternoon panel discussion.  Charlie will discuss the status of the Marine Well Containment Project, a response to the Deepwater Horizon event.  Also featured is USCG Captain Duke Walker, Chief of Response in District 8, where the event occurred. The conference is open to the public, but places are limited.  There is a charge, and registration is required.  To register, contact l.harris@namepa.net or call +203 255 4686 and ask for Lyn Harris.

 

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association was officially launched in 2007.  NAMEPA is a maritime industry led initiative which engages businesses, government and the public to “Save our Seas” by promoting sound environmental practices and welcomes members who share this mission. For more information, visit namepa.net.

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Aqueos Adds OSV to Service Line

Aqueos Corporation, a provider of subsea services to the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Coast, has entered into a long term time charter of the OSV Clean Ocean, a California

FVF Chenega Completes Sea Trials with MTU Engines

Over the past several months, FVF Chenega, a high-speed car ferry in the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) fleet, was repowered with four new MTU Series 4000 engines.

Diana Containerships Announces Time Charter Contract

Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, has announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary,

Offshore

Accident Reported on Offshore Rig off Mexico

An accident on an offshore rig in the southern Gulf of Mexico has injured 10 people, local media reported on Tuesday, but state oil company Pemex had no immediate details on the incident,

Hertel Offshore Renamed CKT Projects

Hertel has announced the acquisition of Hertel by Altrad  for its worldwide access solutions, insulation, corrosion protection and mechanical businesses. Hertel

SCHOTTEL to Bring Hybrid and Offshore Focus to Nor-Shipping

German propulsion specialist SCHOTTEL said it will showcase propulsion solutions with the focus on offshore-applications and hybrid concepts at Nor-Shipping 2015.

Environmental

Steel Cut for Middle East's First LNG Harbor Tug

Drydocks World and Maritime World marked a milestone at the steel cutting ceremony for the Middle East’s first LNG powered harbor tug Elemarateyah. Held in Drydocks

Shell's Arctic Return Faces Hurdle at Seattle Port

Royal Dutch Shell's quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city's port must apply for

Jotun Reports Boosted Interest in Mesh-Free PFP Coating

Jotachar JF750, the mesh-free Passive Fire Protection (PFP) for all jet fire scenarios, an epoxy coating system for structural steel, has generated industry interest,

Energy

Accident Reported on Offshore Rig off Mexico

An accident on an offshore rig in the southern Gulf of Mexico has injured 10 people, local media reported on Tuesday, but state oil company Pemex had no immediate details on the incident,

Odfjell SE Appoints CEO/President

The Board of Directors of Odfjell SE has appointed Kristian Mørch (48) as the Company’s new CEO / President. He will succeed CEO/President Tore Jakobsen (64) latest by November 1st 2015.

ExxonMobil's License for EON Reality

ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) today announced that ExxonMobil has awarded a global commercial license for Immersive 3D Operator Training Simulator technology to co-developer EON Reality Inc.

Maritime Safety

Accident Reported on Offshore Rig off Mexico

An accident on an offshore rig in the southern Gulf of Mexico has injured 10 people, local media reported on Tuesday, but state oil company Pemex had no immediate details on the incident,

IMCA Publishes Guidance on Simulator Usage

Simulators are used for many purposes in the offshore industry such as for work planning/mission planning purposes including engineering development, procedure development,

Turkish Coastguard Rescues 636 Migrants

Turkey's coastguard has rescued more than 600 people trying to cross the Aegean sea over the last five days, including women and children fleeing war-torn Syria in rubber boats,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1477 sec (7 req/sec)