1,200 participants gathered in Washington, DC on January 19th, 2011 for NCSE's 11th National Conference, "Our Changing Oceans". The first day of this three-day event was soley dedicated to discussing the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster; what lessons have been learned and the paths dictating future ocean policies.
Plenary 3: Impacts: Short-term and Long-term
Moderator: Richard Harris, National Public Radio
David Yoskowitz, Harte Research Institute's Chair of Socio-Economics, Texas A&M University
Charles "Pete" Peterson, Alumni Distinguished Professor, Marine Sciences, Biology and Ecology, University of North Carolina
Ed Overton, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, Louisiana State University's School of the Coast & Environment
John (Wes) Tunnell, Associate Director, Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M Corpus Christi