Geophysical Association Articles

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IAGC attends National Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning workshop

On 21 June 2011, Walt Rosenbusch IAGC VP, attended a US National Ocean Council (NOC) workshop on “National Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning” held in Washington, DC. The workshop was also attended by representatives from federal, state, tribal and local ...
Walt Rosenbusch
Category: marine_enviro_government | Sub Category: us_ocean_policy

Summary of 2010 NMFS Arctic Ocean Open Water Meeting

The spring Arctic Ocean Open Water Meeting was held in Anchorage, Alaska on 22-24 March 2010. Although not widely publicized, the meeting was open to the public, and approximately 150 people were in attendance representing local, state, and federal government, Industry, ...
Sarah Tsoflias
Category: marine_enviro_government | Sub Category: us_alaska

Industry trade associations submit joint comments on Interim Framework for Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

As reported in a previous newsletter article on 14 December 2009, President Obama’s Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force (OPTF) released its Interim Framework for Effective Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning and initiated a 60-day public review and comment period. In ...
Sarah Tsoflias
Category: marine_enviro_government | Sub Category: us_ocean_policy

US Ocean Policy Task Force Issues Interim Framework

In the US, on December 14, 2009, President Obama’s Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force released its Interim Framework for Effective Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning and initiated a 60-day public review and comment period (previous newsletter articles on this topic). ...
Sarah Tsoflias
Category: marine_enviro_government | Sub Category: us_ocean_policy

IAGC submits comments on Colombian Offshore Seismic Exploration Environmental Guide

As reported in previous newsletter articles, the Colombian government is considering revising its procedure for permitting geophysical surveys. The Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development (MAVDT) might require that companies applying for a permit to conduct geophysical operations also ...
Sarah Tsoflias
Category: marine_enviro_government | Sub Category: colombia

IAGC participates in MMS Workshop on Acoustic Mitigation and Monitoring Systems

On 17-19 November 2009, the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) convened a Workshop on Status and Applications of Acoustic Mitigation and Monitoring Systems for Marine Mammals in Boston, Massachusetts. The MMS stated the objective of the Workshop was to “learn ...
Sarah Tsoflias
Category: marine_enviro_government | Sub Category: us_other

IAGC and OLF Develop New Guidelines for Fishery Liaisons onboard Seismic Vessels in Norwegian waters

In 2009 the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) requested IAGC and the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF) to jointly develop guidelines for fishery liaisons onboard seismic vessels in Norwegian waters. In November 2009, the IAGC Norway Committee and OLF released the ...
Sarah Tsoflias
Category: marine_enviro_government | Sub Category: norway

US FWS publishes proposed rule to designate critical habitat for the Polar bear

On 29 October 2009, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published a Proposed Rule for Designation of Critical Habitat for the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) in the United States. A FWS press release summarized the proposed rule as follows:   ...
Sarah Tsoflias
Category: marine_enviro_government | Sub Category: us_alaska

US initiatives to develop national ocean policy

  The Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force (led by the Council on Environmental Quality) held the first of five Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meetings on 21 August 2009 in Anchorage, Alaska. According to the press release announcing the meetings, “The ...
Sarah Tsoflias
Category: marine_enviro_government | Sub Category: us_ocean_policy

Industry Trade Associations Submit Joint Comments on US Ocean Research Priorities Plan

The National Science and Technology Council Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (JSOST) announced in a June 2009 FR Notice its intention to update the 2007 Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy and invited public comment on this ...
Sarah Tsoflias
Category: marine_enviro_government | Sub Category: us_ocean_policy

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