Leadership Roundtable


Thursday, June 11, 2015

CHOW culminates with its signature Leadership Roundtable to focus on the nexus of ocean science, policy, management, and security. Science shows significant impacts on the marine environment from overfishing, marine pollution, and climate change. These impacts can affect and jeopardize the prosperity and security of our coastal communities, infrastructure, and economies. CHOW 2015 brings together world renowned marine scientists, Administration leadership, and military officials to discuss challenges and solutions as our nation’s leaders look to support science-based policies and decisions; empower communities; address national security threats; and strengthen the nation’s economy.


Mark J. Spalding, J.D., M.P.I.A.
President, The Ocean Foundation


The Honorable Sam Farr 
U.S. House of Representatives, CA-20 and Co-Chair, U.S. House Oceans Caucus

The Honorable Dennis McGinn
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment, U.S. Navy

Jeremy Jackson, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Institution and Scripps Institution of Oceanography; 2015 NMSF Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Kristen J. Sarri
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, U.S. Department of the Interior    

Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, U.S. Department of Commerce

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