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Public Meeting
October 30, 2002
Washington, DC

Below is a brief description of the twelfth public meeting. The agenda, minutes, testimony and responses to follow-up questions will be posted when they become available.

(including links to speakers' written statements and follow-up questions)
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The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy held a meeting on Wednesday, October 30, 2002, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to hear and discuss ocean-related issues of concern in the development of recommendations for a coordinated national ocean policy. The meeting was held in the Jefferson Auditorium, Department of Agriculture, South Building, 14th and Independence Ave, SW., Washington, D.C. This was the 12th public meeting held by the Commission.

Issues highlighted at the meeting included:

  • International Panel
  • Satellite and Data Management

Meeting Location

Jefferson Auditorium, Department of Agriculture, South Building *
14th and Independence Ave, SW.
Washington, D.C.

* The Public Should Use Entrance #4

Agenda (Posted October 24, 2002)


8:30 – 9:20 a.m. Convene

9:20 – 10:20 a.m.

10:20 – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • Dr. Robert White (pdf 100kb) – Principal, The Washington Advisory Group; President Emeritus, National Academy of Engineering; First Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and Former Member of the Stratton Commission
  • Dr. John Knauss (pdf 88kb) – Dean Emeritus, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island; Former Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and Former Member of the Stratton Commission

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 2:50 p.m. International Panel

2:50 – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00- 3:30 p.m. Commission Business

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Public Comment

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Satellite and Data Management

6:00 p.m. Adjourn


Commission Follow-up Questions

Based on testimony received at the meeting, the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy posed specific follow-up questions to many of the presenters. The responses received by the Commission become part of the record for the meeting. The list of current responses includes only the electronic files received by the Commission. To access these documents, go to the individual’s name listed above, or use the links provided below. Please note that the current list of responses does not include responses received in hard copy by the Commission.

Responses to Follow-up Questions:


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