The National Academies’ Gulf Research Program is seeking subject matter experts for a knowledge-sharing opportunity between the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf of Alaska. From the Gulf Research Program:
“The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is seeking nominations for experts to assess the potential value of a knowledge-sharing mechanism among researchers, technical practitioners, and other stakeholders on topics related to oil spill recovery and the resilience of coupled human-environmental systems in the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf of Alaska.
As the sites of the two largest oil spills in U.S. history, there is an opportunity to share knowledge to reduce the risk of harm to human health, the environment, and natural-resource-dependent economies due to future disasters. The National Academies is asking the expert committee to plan and participate in a workshop to address whether a sustained mechanism for knowledge sharing would be novel and provide substantial value for stakeholder communities in both regions. The committee would further be tasked with generating a consensus report based on the workshop providing conclusions on the goals of such a knowledge exchange program or alternative strategies for strengthening cooperation between the regions.”
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