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Testimonies & Briefings

Renewable Energy Opportunities and Issues on the Outer Continental Shelf

April 24, 2017

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…

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

April 29, 2015

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:…

Deep Sea Challenge: Innovative Partnerships in Ocean Observing

June 11, 2013

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…

Hearing on The Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2011

June 11, 2011

before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Committee on Science, Space and Technology U.S. House of Representatives June 1, 2011 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 active in the study of red…

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

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…

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

June 10, 2010

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…

Testimony on Acoustic Technology for Determining Oil Spill Size

May 19, 2010

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…

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

September 17, 2009

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…

Susan Avery

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

March 4, 2009

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…

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

July 10, 2008

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…