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 Tuesday, 1 May 2012

8:15-8:30 am: Welcome

Ballroom B

Michael McPhaden, President, American Geophysical Union

Christine McEntee, Executive Director/CEO, American Geophysical Union

8:30-10:00 am: Plenary: Governance, Security, Economy and the Ecosystem of the Changing Arctic

Ballroom B

Vera Alexander, President, Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. [opening remarks & moderator]

Alan Thornhill, Chief Environmental Officer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Fran Ulmer, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission

10:00-10:30 am: Poster Session/Refreshments (To view abstracts, click here)

10:30 am-12:00 pm: Session 1 Track Options

Arctic Forum 1: Changing Arctic Ecosystems: How local ecosystem response to climate change has international impacts

Ballroom A

Bruce Forbes, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland [convener and moderator]

Stanley Tom, Tribal Administrator

Astrid Ogilvie, Fellow, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado-Boulder

Raychelle Daniel, Senior Associate, U.S. Arctic Program, Pew Environment Group

Natural Hazards 1: Improving Public Safety: An overview of natural hazard impacts and the preparation and mitigation strategies currently being researched to improve public safety

Ballroom B

Kristin Jacobs, Vice Mayor,  Broward County Commission, District 2, Florida

Marcia McNutt, Director, U.S. Geological Survey

Timothy Manning, Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Natural Resources 1: Critical Minerals Shortage: The need for a long-term sustainable domestic supply and how government and industry are approaching the pending shortage of rare earth elements and other critical minerals [Read the Eos news article]

Horizon Room

Patrick Leahy, President, American Geosciences Institute [moderator]

Robert Jaffe, Jane and Otto Morningstar Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lawrence D. Meinert, Program Coordinator, Mineral Resources Program, U.S. Geological Survey

Karl Gschneidner, Jr., Anson Marston Distinguished Professor, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University

David Spears, State Geologist, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

12:00-1:30 pm: Lunch (included in registration fee)

1:30-3:00 pm: Session 2 Track Options

Arctic Forum 2: Energy Development in the Arctic: Oil, natural gas, coal, and methane hydrate resources in the Arctic and risk management on a community level for environment and cultural values

Ballroom A

Richard Coffin, Chief Scientist, Naval Research Laboratory [convener]

John Tichotsky, Alaska Cambridge Group [convener]

Jerry Comcowich, Associate Director, International Center for Climate & Society, University of Hawaii, Manoa [co-moderator]

Marilyn Heiman, Director, U.S. Arctic Program, Pew Environment Group [co-moderator]

Lorenz Magaard, Director, International Center for Climate & Society, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Brenda Pierce, Program Coordinator, Energy Resources Program, U.S. Geological Survey

Ming Liu, Department of Finance, Nankai University

Lanbiao Liu, Department of Finance, Nankai University

Natural Hazards 2: Decreasing the Economic Toll of Disasters: The latest research and best practices to understand and mitigate risk to protect people and property

Ballroom B

Edward Thomas, President, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association

Daniel Aldrich, Associate Professor of Political Science, Purdue University, and AAAS Fellow, U.S. Agency for International Development

Franklin Boteler, Assistant Director, Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Carl G. Hedde, Senior Vice President and Head of Risk Accumulation, Munich Re America

Thomas Karl, Director, NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center; Chair, U.S. Global Change Research Program

Natural Resources 2: Agriculture and Food Security: How a changing climate and increased severe weather affect national agricultural security and food prices [Read the Eos news article]

Horizon Room

Gary Pierzynski, President, Soil Science Society of America, and Professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Kansas State University [moderator]

Jack Hedin, Farmer/Owner, Featherstone Farms

Christopher Field, Director, Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institute of Washington and Professor, Stanford University

Michael Roberts, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University

Jerry Hatfield, Laboratory Director and Supervisory Plant Physiologist, United States Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Research Service

3:00-3:30 pm: Poster Session/Refreshments (To view abstracts, click here)

3:30-5:00 pm: Session 3 Track Options

Arctic Forum 3: Governance and Security in the Arctic: Security needs and practices to protect interests in a rapidly changing environment

Ballroom A

Jay Gulledge, Senior Scientist and Director for Science and Impacts, Center for Climate & Energy Solutions [convener]

Bob Corell, Principal, Global Environment & Technology Foundations [moderator]

Rear Admiral David Titley, Director, Maritime Domain Awareness and Space, Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy

Rob Huebert, Associate Professor, University of Calgary

Heather Conley, Senior Fellow and Director of the Europe Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Caitlyn Antrim, Executive Director, Rule of Law Committee for the Oceans

Natural Hazards 3: Mitigating the Threat of Space Weather to our Communications and Energy Infrastructure: An overview of how space weather affects us, and how we can mitigate the threats

Ballroom B

Dave Chenette, Chief Scientist, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center

Ronald Hatch, Director of Navigation Systems, NavCom Technology

Genene Fisher, Senior Advisor for Space Weather, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service

Jim Klimchuk, Research Astrophysicist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Louis Lanzerotti, Distinguished Research Professor of Physics, New Jersey Institute of Technology [moderator]

Natural Resources 3: Hydraulic Fracturing: A look at the energy research, economic projections, and potential water contamination issues associated with shale gas production

Horizon Room

Susan Phillips, Energy Reporter, WHYY [moderator]

Ann Codrington, Director of Drinking Water Protection Division, Environmental Protection Agency

Bernard Goldstein, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

Howard K. Gruenspecht, Acting Administrator and Deputy Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration

Robert Jackson, Professor and Nicholas Chair of Global Environmental Change, Duke University

5:30-7:00 pm: Evening Reception on Capitol Hill: open to the public


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

8:30-10:00 am: Plenary: U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea [Read the Eos news article]

Ballroom B

Ambassador David Balton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries, U.S. Department of State

Rear Admiral Frederick Kenney Jr., Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel, U.S. Coast Guard

10:00-10:30 am: Poster Session/Refreshments (To view abstracts, click here)

10:30 am-12:00 pm: Session 4 Track Options

Natural Resources 4: Water Management: The regional, national, and international issues facing our most precious natural resource

Horizon Room

Casey Brown, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst [moderator]

Brad Udall, Director, University of Colorado-National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Western Water Assessment

Gerry Galloway, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland College Park

Benjamin Hobbs, Professor, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Rod Schoonover, Analyst, Office of the Geographer and Global Issues, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State

Natural Hazards 4: The Need for a National Earth Observation Policy: Perspectives from government and private industry on the value of a national policy and its effects on our nation

Ballroom B

Peter Colohan, Senior Policy Analyst, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy [moderator]

Jim Geringer, Director, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. and former Governor of Wyoming

Robert S. Marshall, President & CEO, Earth Networks

Larry Atkinson, Eminent Professor and Samuel L. and Fay M. Slover Professor of Oceanography, Old Dominion University

Mike Freilich, Earth Science Division Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Oceans 1: The National Ocean Policy: An overview of science and the implementation, including how it will affect our society and economy

Ballroom A

Richard Harris, Science Correspondent, NPR News [moderator]

Steve Fetter, Principal Assistant Director for Environment, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Kevin Ranker, Senator, Majority Assistant Whip, and Chair of the Committee on Energy, Natural Resources and Marine Waters, Washington State Senate

Eric Schwaab, Acting Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Management and Deputy Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

12:00-1:30 pm: Lunch (included in registration fee)

1:30-3:00 pm: Session 5 Track Options

Natural Resources 5: Coastal Management for a Changing Future: How sea level rise, erosion, and changes in infrastructure will transform our coasts physically and socially

Horizon Room

Peter Schultz, Principal, ICF International [moderator]

Jerome “Zee” Zeringue, Executive Director, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana

Paul Kirshen, Research Professor, University of New Hampshire

John Haines, Program Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey

John Oliver, Senior Ocean Policy Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard

Natural Hazards 5: Mitigation and Resiliency to Severe Weather: Scientific research on local severe weather impacts, and how we can secure our resources and decrease losses

Ballroom B

Frank Nutter, President, Reinsurance Association of America [moderator]

Marianne Walck, Director, Geoscience, Climate and Consequence Effects Center, Sandia National Laboratories

Genevieve Maricle, Environment and Climate Change Policy Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development

Charles Chesnutt, Coastal Engineer, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Ryan Nicholls, Director, Springfield – Greene County, MO, Office of Emergency Management

Oceans 2: Ocean Acidification

Ballroom A

Margaret Caldwell, Executive Director for the Center for Ocean Solutions and Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program at Stanford Law School

Bill Dewey, Public Policy and Communications Director, Taylor Shellfish Company

Scott Doney, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Chad English, Director of Science Policy Outreach, COMPASS [moderator]

Richard Feely, Senior Scientist, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

3:00-3:30 pm: Poster Session/Refreshments (To view abstracts, click here)

3:30-5:00 pm: Session 6 Track Options

Natural Resources 6: Energy and Renewables: A look at the future of U.S. energy and the research and development of new technologies needed to forge the path to a sustainable tomorrow

Horizon Room

Michael Tubman, Senior Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions [moderator]

Ned Farquhar, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior

Bryan Hannegan, Vice President, Environment and Renewables, Electric Power Research Institute

Sue Ellen Haupt, Scientific Program Manager, Weather Systems Assessment Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Colin McCormick, Senior Advisor for R&D, U.S. Department of Energy

Natural Hazards 6: What the Future of Natural Hazards Looks Like in your State: Local mitigation of societal, economic, and security impacts

Ballroom B

David Verardo, Atmosphere Section Head, Geosciences Directorate, National Science Foundation [moderator]

Susan Cutter, Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography and Director of the Hazards Research Lab, University of South Carolina

Melissa Stults, Science Research Fellow – Adaptation, University of Michigan

Louis Gritzo, Vice President and Manager of Research, FM Global

Robert Leland, Director, Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics Center, Sandia National Laboratories

Oceans 3: Oceans Research: Ensuring Sustainable Oceans and how oceans research impacts oceans health, the economy, and national security

Ballroom A

Robert Gagosian, President, Consortium for Ocean Leadership [moderator]

Holly Bamford, Deputy Assistant Administrator, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Bruce Corliss, Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke; Chair of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System Council

David Gallo, Director of Special Projects at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Rear Admiral David Titley, Director, Maritime Domain Awareness and Space, Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy

5:00-6:00 pm: Closing Plenary: Science and the 21st Century Economy

Ballroom B

Phil Keslin, Chief Technology Officer, small lab within Google

Christine McEntee, Executive Director/CEO, American Geophysical Union [moderator]

**Please note, agenda subject to change**