NOAA Announces Webinar Series on Salvaging Abandoned Vessels

NOAA Marine Debris Program’s online webinar series, Salvaging Solutions to Abandoned and Derelict Vessels announces its upcoming sessions.

Each month’s webinar features experts on a topic related to abandoned and derelict vessels. The goal of the series is to share perspectives from across the country on common issues arising from abandoned and derelict vessels, in hopes to help communities better deal with them. The webinar speakers are specialists from federal, state, and local governments; nongovernmental organizations; universities; and industry, and will discuss topics about communications, funding, policy, and successes and challenges under blue skies and hurricane conditions.

Attendance is open to anyone with an interest in abandoned and derelict vessels, particularly local, state, and federal agencies; tribal entities; nongovernmental organizations, and other organizations engaged in the issue.

The September 22 webinar will be Salvaging Solutions: Vessel Disposal and Recycling. Donna Morrow, director, Center for Marine and Coastal Stewardship, Chesapeake and Coastal Service Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Evan Ridley, director of Environmental Programs at Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will be the presenters.

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The October 27 session will be ADV Policies and InfoHub Reflections presented by Katie Register, executive director, Clean Virginia Waterways of Longwood University; Jefferson Flood, coastal planner, Office of Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program; and the Salvaging Solutions Team from the NOAA Marine Debris Program.

Sessions will be held the fourth Wednesday of the month, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. To connect click here .

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