As we look to reduce the risks to human health and avoid costly consequences of these threats, we will compare research on ocean pollution with other pollution studies, explore the role of public-private partnerships, and discuss cutting edge early detection technologies and sea-derived pharmaceutical products to prevent human illness and enhance human well-being.
D. Jay Grimes, Professor, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, University of Southern Mississippi
Frank Fang, Vice President, Process Research and Development, Eisai, Inc.
Donald Rice, Director, Chemical Oceanography Program , National Science Foundation
Samantha Simmons, Assistant Scientific Program Director, Marine Mammal Commission