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Marine Board


Project Scope:

The Marine Board operates as part of the Transportation Research Board. As such, the Board enhances and is supported by TRB's Technical Activities standing committees, particularly those involved with ports and channels, inland water transport, ferry transportation, freight systems, marine safety and human factors, and the marine environment. This partnership enables the Marine Board to develop activities that encourage discussion and the examination of maritime transportation, marine research, policy issues, and technology developments in a broad context. The Marine Board also works closely with other boards in areas of mutual interest.

Status: Current

PIN: TRB-TA-21-P-434

RSO: Brotemarkle, Scott

Topic(s):

Transportation and Infrastructure


Parent Project(s): N/A


Child Project(s): N/A



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership


Events



Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Focus Session Topic
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Marine Transportation

Technical Tours
Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Focus on Supply Chain, Automation, Decarbonization, and DEI in seaport/freight system planning context


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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

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Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

The 2021 Marine Board Fall Meeting will be held online.  The Marine Board is chaired by Dr. Martha Grabowski with vice-chair Dr. Craig Philip.  

The 2021 Marine Board Fall Meeting will be delivered as a virtual event with a focus session and discussion catalyzed by guest speakers addressing maritime decarbonization and alternative fuels.   Many marine operators, ship owners, and other stakeholders have affirmed their commitments to pursue zero emissions shipping by certain dates.  Major cargo owners increasingly demand sustainable options for transportation services.  The marine sector presents special challenges for reducing emissions, as energy-dense fuels are required for long-distance ocean shipping, extended-duration military applications, and operations in remote areas with limited refueling options.  Accordingly, access to energy-dense fuels and investments in supply infrastructure for alternative, low-emission energy sources are important to ensuring worldwide availability.  Potential new energy sources for marine use include cleaner fossil fuels and biofuels; compressed or liquefied natural gas (CNG, LNG); hydrogen; ammonia; methanol; on-board wind and solar energy; and electrification for propulsion and shore power using improved batteries and fuel cells.  The preferred low- and zero-emissions energy sources often vary by location, application, cost and availability.  Fuel changes will also require major vessel modifications and full vessel replacement in some cases.  Public perception of risks of new energy sources can also be critical considerations for some alternatives, such as LNG, ammonia, hydrogen, and nuclear.

If the international governance structures around establishing goals and standards proceeds slowly or sporadically, this may lead some governments, port authorities, and companies to take individual action to address the most pressing climate and near-port health concerns within their jurisdictions. Some major shippers’ aggressive climate goals could potentially create conflicting strategic drivers.

This Marine Board focus session titled Toward Decarbonization: The Future of Marine Energy and Propulsion will seek to elicit the viewpoints of major shipping industry players and regulatory agencies in the U.S. with respect to the roles and purviews of the public and private sectors in stimulating the necessary conditions for decarbonization and alternative fuel adoption in the marine transportation system.   The framing elements and ensuing discussions are intended to surface the technical, policy and economic opportunities and barriers to U.S. leadership in decarbonizing shipping.  The Marine Board intends to probe in three areas: pathways, economics, and public sector roles.


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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

The 2021 Marine Board Spring Meeting was held online.  The Marine Board is chaired by Dr. Martha Grabowski with vice-chair Dr. Craig Philip.  The focus session was Emerging Challenges in the Maritime Domain.


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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

The 2019 Fall Meeting was held at the Jonsson Center at Woods Hole, MA.  The Marine Board is chaired by Edward Comstock with vice-chair Martha Grabowski.  The meeting sessions were on the topics of Autonomous Ships - Industry Perspective and Challenges & Risks; Block Island Wind Farm, America’s First; and Building a Safe and Effective Regulatory Framework for the Offshore Wind Industry.

 


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Contact Name:  Tess Austin
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Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2000

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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:


600 N 4th St
Paducah, KY, 42001
USA

Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

The 2019 Spring Meeting was held at the both the Seamen's Church Institute and Holiday Inn Paducah Riverfront.  The Marine Board is chaired by Edward Comstock with vice-chair Martha Grabowski.  The meeting sessions were on the topics of Inland Waterways – Institutional Considerations; Inland Waterways – Operational Resilience Factors; Commercial Challenges and Opportunities; and System Infrastructure Challenges and Opportunities.

 


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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

The 2018 Fall Meeting was held at The Keck Center in Washington, D.C.  The meeting focus sessions were on the topics of Future Marine Navigation Technology: Advantages and Challenges and Paths Towards Zero Emissions Shipping Operations.


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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

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Location:


2 W Bay St
Savannah, GA, 31401
USA

Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

The 2018 Spring Meeting was held at the both the Port of Savannah, Georgia and Hyatt Regency Savannah.  The Marine Board is chaired by Dr. Mary Brooks with vice-chair Mr. Edward Comstock.  The meeting sessions were on the topics of Georgia Ports Authority – Savannah Port and Trade Corridor Growth Strategies; Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) Update – Deepening Project/Navigation Considerations/Waterways Management; Perspectives on Beneficial Cargo Owner Port and Trade Gateway Choices; and Future of Navigation.


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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

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Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

The 2017 Fall Meeting was held at the The National Academies building in Washington, D.C..  The Marine Board is chaired by Dr. Mary Brooks with vice-chair Mr. Edward Comstock.  The two focus sessions were on the topics of Safety Culture in Offshore Oil and Gas Operations and Impacts of Extreme Coastal and Ocean Events on Civil and Military Marine Transportation Infrastructure.

Shipbuilding/Shipyard Operations 
James Bennett recently retired from full time employment after a distinguished twenty-five year career as a practicing naval architect, manager and director at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Corporation and eleven year career in increasing responsibility at Raytheon Company. Prior to joining Bath Iron Works in 1981 he was employed by the University of Michigan as a research associate and as a naval architect supporting ship operations for Moore McCormack Lines. During his twenty-five-year career as a naval architect Jim acquired extensive expertise ship production planning, production management, design, engineering, project management and leadership.

Marine Transportation Infrastructure/Civil Engineering 
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Thomas P. Bostick is a Senior Vice President at Intrexon, a Bio-Engineering company, where he leads the Environment Sector. He served as the 53rd Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he was responsible for most of the Nation’s civil works infrastructure, military construction and ecosystem restoration projects. Lt. Gen. Bostick was also responsible for the Army’s entire personnel program; Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command; and served as the Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division. He deployed with the Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before commanding the Gulf Region Division of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, where he was responsible for more than $18 Billion in reconstruction in Iraq. Lt. Gen. Bostick also served as an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at West Point and was a White House Fellow, working as a special assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Liner Operations 
Lee Kindberg is Head of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability for Maersk Line in North America. She served for six years on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee and the Mobile Source Technical Review Subcommittee, and co-chaired the EPA Ports Workgroup in 2014-2016. She chaired a Transportation Research Board NCFRP panel on Sustainable Approaches to Supply Chain Air Emissions Regulation. She is also active in Business for Social Responsibility’s Clean Cargo Working Group, a global group dedicated to assessing and improving the environmental impact of shipping. 

Tug/Tow/Inland Waterway Operations 
Dale Sause is President and CEO of Sause Bros., Inc., which is headquartered in Coos Bay, Oregon. He is the third generation of his family to own and operate Sause Bros., which was launched in 1936 to tow log rafts along the Oregon and Washington Coasts. Today, Sause Bros.’ fleet of tugs and barges serves customers along the Columbia River system and throughout the Pacific Rim. Sause began his business career in 1974 when he joined the management of Crescent City Marine Ways & Drydock Company, which provided contract union stevedoring services in Oregon, Washington and California. Sause later returned to the family company serving as Executive Vice President of Sause Bros. from 1980 – 1983 until he was named President in 1984. Sause also oversees a shipyard and stevedoring company, as well as an aviation company, all of which are based in Oregon.


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Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2009

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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

The 2017 Spring Meeting was held at the Keck Center in Washington, D.C..  The Marine Board is chaired by Dr. Mary Brooks with vice-chair Mr. Edward Comstock.  The two focus sessions were on the topics of Funding Marine Transportation Infrastructure and Autonomous Ships, Vehicles, and Shipping.

 


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Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2009

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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

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Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

This conference served as a forum to examine the use of emerging and innovative technologies and practices in marine transportation and waterways management. It fostered partnerships between federal, state, private sector, and academic institutions with a shared interest in technological innovations and improved performance of the Marine Transportation System.

 


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Agenda
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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

At its 2016 Spring Meeting at the Jonsson Center in Woods Hole, MA, the Marine Board chaired by Vice Admiral James Card (USCG, Ret.) and vice-chair Mary Brooks held focus sessions on topics of Navigation Technology - Current State, Future Possibilities, Gaps and Barriers.


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No

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Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

At its 2015 Fall Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C., the Marine Board, chaired by Vice Admiral James Card (USCG, Ret.), held focus sessions on the topics of Responding to Emergencies in the Arctic and Human and Intellectual Capital in Marine Transportation.

The Board also welcomed two (2) new members:

Arctic Research, Risk Assessment and Shipping
Martha Grabowski is the Distinguished McDevitt Chair in Information Systems, and Professor and Director of the Information Systems program in the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. She is also a Research Professor in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. A member of the American
Bureau of Shipping, she is a Lifetime National Associate of the National Academies/National Research Council, and most recently chaired the National Academies’ policy study assessing the U.S.’ Arctic Oil Spill Response capabilities for 8 sponsoring agencies.

Dr. Grabowski’s research focuses on the impact of technology on individuals, groups and organizations in complex, safety-critical systems; risk analysis and risk mitigation in largescale systems; and the role of human and organizational error in high consequence settings.

Dr. Grabowski is a licensed former merchant officer and retired LCDR in the US Naval Reserve. She received a B.S. in Marine Transportation/Nautical Science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and an M.B.A., an M.S., Industrial Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Management/Information Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Hydrographics
RADM Samuel P. De Bow, Jr., was the Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Commissioned Corps and NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations. RADM De Bow was Chief of the Hydrographic Services Division, where his primary responsibility was to provide overall guidance and leadership for NOAA’s national hydrographic survey program. RADM De Bow’s active duty career focused on NOAA’s mission to ensure safe navigation. He served aboard three NOAA hydrographic survey and mapping ships that acquired data to update the nation’s nautical charts. During his career, RADM De Bow conducted hydrographic surveys throughout the coastal waters of the United States and in Norway as an exchange hydrographer.

RADM De Bow retired from active duty in 2007 after close to 30 years of service and in 2008 became the Director of the Center of Excellence for Research on Offshore Renewable Energy at the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography. There he was the Co-Principal Investigator for a comprehensive state funded $10 M Marine Spatial Planning effort to site offshore renewable energy in Rhode Island waters (Ocean SAMP) while also managing the National Science Foundation owned oceanographic Research Vessel Endeavor until August 2011.

RADM De Bow was a member of a group awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Medal (the Department's highest award), and received two individual Department of Commerce Silver Medals, a Bronze Medal (NOAA's highest award) and the NOAA Administrators Award for his achievements. He has also received a U.S. Coast Guard and three NOAA Corps Commendation Medals in addition to numerous other medals and ribbons.

RADM De Bow holds a B.S. degree in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University and a M.S. in Hydrographic Sciences from the Naval Postgraduate School. He was a Senior Executive Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and attended the Leadership for a Democratic Society curriculum at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA.


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Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

At its 2015 Spring Meeting at the Beckman Center in Irvine, CA, the Marine Board, chaired by Vice Admiral James Card (USCG, Ret.), held a focus session on Cyber in the Marine Transportation System. The Board also conducted a technical tour of the Port of Long Beach and visited various facilities which related to the theme of cyber security and cyber dependency.
The Board also welcomed two (2) new members:

Captain John W. Murray is President and CEO of Hapag-Lloyd USA, LLC, a leading global liner shipping company. The company operates about 150 modern container ships and transports more than five million containers per year. Captain Murray joined Lykes Lines in 1979, going to sea as a third mate and progressing through the ranks to Master, last commanding the SS BRINTON LYKES in 1987. He came ashore that same year to open and manage the Charleston office for Lykes. He moved to Norfolk in 1990 as Regional Operations Manager for the Mid- Atlantic Division. In 1992, Captain Murray moved to the Lykes Lines head office in New Orleans as Assistant Vice President, Marine Division, in charge of all vessel fleet operations. He later was named Vice President Operations prior to the company’s relocation to Tampa in 1994. After Canadian Pacific bought Lykes Lines in 1997, Captain Murray was appointed to the senior management team as Vice President Operations, responsible for all container logistics, marine and insurance activities at Lykes Lines. He was named President and CEO of Lykes Lines in 2000 and has remained President and CEO through a number of transitions in ownership (CP Ships, Hapag-Lloyd USA) over the past 15 years. Captain Murray serves on the Joint Planning Advisory Group (JPAG) as a representative for Hapag-Lloyd. He is also a current Director with the National Cargo Bureau and a member of both the National Defense Transportation Association and the Propeller Club of the United States. Captain Murray holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nautical Science from the Maine Maritime Academy.

Richard D. Steinke serves as Moffatt & Nichol’s Ports Practice Leader. In this role, he supports and implements the firm’s global strategy related to marine facilities worldwide. Mr.Steinke also chairs the firm’s Port Practice Leadership team, which is responsible for driving companywide port practice strategy and growth initiatives. He leads a global team of planners, designers, port operations specialists, financial analysts and economists, located in the firm’s 28 offices worldwide. From 1990 – 2012, Mr. Steinke was employed by the Port of Long Beach where he served a 22-year tenure, including 14 as the port’s Executive Director. Under Mr. Steinke's leadership, the Port of Long Beach nearly doubled cargo volume and in 2010 launched a $4-billion capital improvement program to strengthen the regional economy and create jobs, while cementing the Port's competitive position among the world's leading ports. During his tenure, the Port responded to post 9/11 security issues and emerged a leader in security facilities, procedures and technology benefiting the entire region. Working with a top-notch professional team, Mr.Steinke transitioned the Port, making it both a builder of modern cargo terminals and a leading environmental steward. He implemented a pioneering Green Port Policy in 2005 that included the extremely successful Clean Trucks Program, which set in motion a sweeping modernization of the truck fleet by reducing pollution from short-haul trucks. Before being named Executive Director, Mr. Steinke was Deputy Executive Director of the Port for two years. In that capacity, he oversaw the Port's functions of transportation, environmental and long-range planning; construction, design and traffic engineering; marketing and customer development; real estate management and community, media and public relations. Mr. Steinke’s leadership extends throughout the port industry. He has been the chief spokesman for the U.S. West Coast Collaboration, a partnership of West Coast ports and the major western railroads. He has been chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities, an alliance of more than 150 port authorities in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, and the California Association of Port Authorities. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility Joint Powers Authority, the Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce, and the Intermodal Transportation Institute. Before joining the Port, Mr. Steinke served five years as Airport Property Officer at Stapleton International Airport in his native Denver, Colorado.
 


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Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

At its 2014 Fall Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C., the Marine Board expressed appreciation to the outgoing chair; Dr. Thomas Leschine from the University of Washington, who passed the gavel to incoming chair, Vice Admiral James Card (USCG, Ret.). Dr. Mary Brooks, Professor Emerita at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, assumed the position of vice chair. The focus session topics covered at this meeting were Liquefied Natural Gas as a Marine Fuel and Cruise Ship Safety

The Board also welcomed two (2) new members:

Captain Thomas A. Jacobsen has more than 30 years of experience in the maritime industry and brings his vast expertise in vessel operations and pilotage to the Marine Board. As the third-generation President of Jacobsen Pilot Service, Inc., his company exclusively serves the Port of Long Beach, as well as all of the San Pedro Bay area and the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Base. Under Captain Jacobsen’s leadership, Jacobsen Pilot Service (JPS) became the first and only ISO 9001 certified piloting service in the United States -a quality management system and customer service distinction. JPS has been instrumental in developing and implementing state-of-the-art technology routinely used in daily piloting operations, such as: shore based radars, highly accurate sector range lights, and high precision carry aboard Differential Global Positioning System. Captain Jacobsen was instrumental in starting NOAA’s P.O.R.T.S. weather system in LA/LB, enabling real time access to wind, tidal, and air-gap data for commercial waterway users. Captain Jacobsen graduated the California Maritime Academy in 1988 with USCG Unlimited Third Mates License and a Bachelor of Science in Nautical Industrial Technology.

Rear Admiral Richard D. West (USN, Ret) brings a strong expertise and background in marine environmental policy to the Marine Board. He is currently a Board member of the Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, Massachusetts and serves on the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography Dean’s Advisory Council. Previously, Admiral West served as President and CEO of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE), where he led efforts to promote ocean research and education within the U.S. federal government on behalf of the academic and private ocean research community. While with the U.S. Navy, Admiral West served as Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy from 1999 to 2002, where he managed a $400 million program providing oceanographic, meteorological, geospatial and navigation support to the U.S. Navy. As the first Navigator of the Navy, he led the Navy’s transition to electronic navigation. As Oceanographer of the Navy, he was the Department of Defense representative to the U.S. Ocean Commission.
Admiral West graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in math and chemistry. He holds three masters degrees: Business Management from Salve Regina University, International Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and Acquisition Program Management from the National Defense Acquisition University.


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Location:


201 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

The conference focused on best practices of Harbor Safety Committees (HSCs) and Area Maritime Security Committees (AMSCs) as well as new ideas and technology to address critical safety and security issues.


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No

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Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

This conference served as a forum to examine the use of emerging and innovative technologies and practices in marine transportation and waterways management. It fostered partnerships between federal, state, private sector, and academic institutions with a shared interest in technological innovations and improved performance of the Marine Transportation System.


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No

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Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

The Marine Board held its 2014 Spring Meeting at the National Academies NAS Building on April 8-9, 2014 with three focus sessions on Coastal Resilience, Near Miss, and Offshore Oil & Gas Worker Training and Certification.


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Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

The Marine Board held its 2013 Fall Meeting at the National Academies NAS Building on November 18-19, 2013 with a focus session on The Future of Navigation in the United States


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Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

The Marine Board held its 2013 Spring Meeting at the Washington, D.C. National Academies building on April 10-11, 2013 with a focus session on Building a Positive Culture of Safety in a Regulatory Organization and a discussion regarding the NAS Gulf of Mexico Program / RESTORE Gulf of Mexico Science Program.


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Registration for in Person Attendance :   
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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Tess Austin
Contact Email:  TAustin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2445

Agenda
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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Publications