Thursday, June 3, 2004
Press Conference Media Alert
California's Response to U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy Report to Be Unveiled at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego
- California Resources Secretary Mike Chrisman
- Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Terry Tamminen
- Scripps Institution of Oceanography Director Charles Kennel
- California's formal response to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy report will be unveiled by the Governor's Cabinet Secretaries for Resources and Environmental Protection at a special presentation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a critical resource for ocean and earth science for California. This crucial ocean commission report focuses on ocean and coastal management priorities of common interest to Cal/EPA, the California Resources Agency, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, such as ecosystem management, ocean observation systems, watershed management, environmental education and literacy, and climate science. Experts from industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations advised the Governor's Cabinet Secretaries regarding California's reaction to the report. The Governor's comments document important examples of California's leadership in ocean and coastal management and is expected to call for action such as increased support for science-based environmental policies and education programs important to Californians.
- Friday, June 4, 2004 · 9:30 - 10 a.m. (Event will begin promptly.)
- Lawn area south of Scripps Pier, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla From La Jolla Shores Drive, enter Scripps campus by turning west onto Naga Way. Veer left/south toward Scripps Pier. Event will be on lawn just south of pier. Media parking is along west side of road only. Look for "media parking" signs. (See attached map.)
- Representatives will be available for interviews and photo opportunities.
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest,
largest and most important centers for global science research and education
in the world.
The National Research Council has ranked Scripps first in faculty quality among oceanography programs nationwide
Now in its second century of discovery,
the scientific scope of the institution has
grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical and
atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs
covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today in 65
countries. The institution has a staff of about 1,300, and annual
expenditures of approximately $155 million from federal, state and private
sources. Scripps operates one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four
oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide