Tuesday, June 9, 2015
With the 114th Congress underway and the White House moving forward in its second term, the nation’s ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes must remain a high priority for the nation’s leadership. Ocean policies have long been a source of strong bi-partisan efforts that transcend state and party lines. The new Congress—with only 186 of the current 535 Members of 114th Congress were serving a decade ago when the Pew Ocean Commission and U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy reports were released—and the Administration have ample opportunities to shape the future of ocean governance. CHOW 2015 will shape the U.S. Ocean Policy Agenda by examining the most pressing priorities to advance the nation’s policies on ocean management and conservation, empower coastal communities, and strengthen the national ocean economy.
Juliet Eilperin | White House Bureau Chief, Washington Post
John Holdren, Ph.D. | Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the Office of Science and Technology, Executive Office of the President of the United States
Christy Goldfuss | Managing Director, White House Council on Environmental Quality