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Testimony


Renewable Energy Opportunities and Issues on the Outer Continental Shelf

Porter Hoagland, Research Specialist Marine Policy Center Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution April 24, 2007 I have been asked to discuss the current regulatory structure for offshore wind, wave, and current projects, what Federal agencies are in charge, the role of States, and what Congress can do to clarify the existing regulatory structure.  My current understanding…

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Five Years After Deepwater Horizon: Improvements and Challenges in Prevention and Response

April 29, 2015 Christopher M. Reddy, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution April 29, 2014—U.S. Senate Committee on Science, Commerce & Transportation Salutation Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Nelson and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the invitation to participate in the hearing, “Five Years After the Deepwater Horizon:…

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Deep Sea Challenge: Innovative Partnerships in Ocean Observing

Dr. Susan K. Avery, President and Director Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution June 11, 2013 – Written testimony presented to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Ocean, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and U.S. Coast Guard Good afternoon Chairman Begich and Members of the Committee. My name is Dr. Susan K. Avery, and I…

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Oversight Hearing on “Ocean Science and Data Limits in a Time of Crisis: Do NOAA and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have the Resources to Respond?”

June 15, 2010 Christopher M. Reddy, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution June 15th, 2010—Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife Committee on Natural Resources Salutation Good morning Chairwoman Bordallo, Ranking Member Brown, and members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to speak today about the Deepwater Horizon…

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Hearing On “The BP Oil Spill: Human Exposure and Environmental Fate”

Christopher M. Reddy, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution June 10, 2010 Introduction Good afternoon Chairman Markey, Ranking Member Upton, and members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to speak today about the British Petroleum (BP) Oil Spill. My name is Christopher Reddy, and I am a scientist…

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Testimony on Acoustic Technology for Determining Oil Spill Size

Richard Camilli, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution May 19, 2010 Introduction Good afternoon Chairman Markey and members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today on marine acoustic measurement technologies. My name is Richard Camilli. I am a Scientist in the Woods Hole…

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Hearing on “Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia: Formulating an Action Plan”

Dr. Donald M. Anderson Senior Scientist, Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Director, U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms September 17, 2009 Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee.  My name is Don Anderson.  I am a Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where I direct the U.S. National Office for Harmful…

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Hearing on “How the Mission and Related Research of NOAA Contribute to The National Science Program”

Susan Avery

Dr. Susan K. Avery, President and Director Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MARCH 4, 2009 Good morning, Chairman Mollohan and members of the Subcommittee.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its important contributions to the social and economic well-being of our nation.  My name is Susan…

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Hearing on “Harmful Algal Blooms: The Challenges on the Nation’s Coastlines”

Dr. Donald M. Anderson Senior Scientist, Biology Department Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Director, U.S. National Office for Marine Biotoxins and Harmful Algal Blooms July 10, 2008 Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee. I am Donald M. Anderson, a Senior Scientist in the Biology Department of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where I have been…

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Hearing on Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of a Commercial Vessel

Christopher Reddy, Associate Scientist Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution June 12, 2008 Introduction Good morning Chairperson Johnson, Ranking Member Boozman and members of the Subcommittee.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today on discharges incidental to the normal operation of a commercial vessel.  My name is Chris Reddy,…

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The Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act: H.R. 4174

Scott Doney, Senior Scientist Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution June 5, 2008 Introduction Good morning Chairman Lampson, Ranking Member Inglis and members of the Subcommittee.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak with you today on ocean acidification and the proposed Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act, H.R.…

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Carbon Sequestration in the Deep Sea: Navigating the Knowns and Unknowns

November 13, 2007 When: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 from 11:30 to 12:30 pm Where: HC – 8 Capitol Building Speakers: Dr. James Barry, Senior Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Dr. Kenneth Buesseler, Senior Scientist, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution   The ocean plays a key role in regulating the…

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Briefing to the Senate Commerce Committee on Harmful Algae Bloom

October 9, 2007 Don Anderson briefed the Senate Commerce Committee on Harmful Algae Blooms in general, and ) about a new program to move into more applied research on HAB prediction, control and mitigation (see link on right).  The briefing was to begin preparing the staff for reauthorization of the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia…

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Effects of Climate Change and Ocean Acidification on Living Marine Resources

Scott Doney, Senior Scientist Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution May 10, 2007 Introduction Good morning Madame Chair, Ranking Member Snowe and members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak with you today on global climate change, ocean acidification and the resulting impacts on fisheries and living…

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Independent Panel Recommends Strong, Clear Guidelines for Development of Marine Aquaculture in the United States

WHOI Convenes Task Force of Business, Environmental, and Scientific Leaders January 8, 2007 Congress should enact legislation to ensure that strong environmental standards are in place to regulate the siting and conduct of offshore marine aquaculture, according to an independent panel of leaders from scientific, policymaking, business, and conservation institutions. At the same time, the…

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Caught in the Middle of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

A law designed to protect animals sometimes hinders research that could help them March 29, 2006 Conservation biologist Peter Tyack and acoustics expert Peter Stein were preparing to test a new sonar system designed to detect whales and help ships avoid collisions with them. Their work was halted by a federal court order. Oceanographers working…

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Joyce, Evans Give Testimony on Oceans to Congress

August 26, 2005 WHOI scientists Rob Evans and Terry Joyce testified June 8 before the House Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans, chaired by Wayne Gilchrest (R-Md.) in a continuing effort to help educate the U.S. House of Representatives on the oceans. “While many understand that the ocean supports diverse marine species,” said Rep. Gilchrest in…

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Testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

May 6, 2004 My name is William Curry. I am director of the Ocean and Climate Change Institute of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and a Senior Scientist in the Geology and Geophysics Department. I have served on the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council and on numerous advisory panels for the…

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The Ocean’s Role in Climate

Testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation July 18, 2000 My name is Raymond Schmitt, I am a Senior Scientist in the Department of Physical Oceanography at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. My research interests include the ocean’s role in climate, small-scale mixing processes, the global water cycle, and instrumentation for a…

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