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  June 19-21, 2012            Omni Bayfront & Marina Towers         Corpus Christi, Texas
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Tuesday June 19, 2012
Thursday June 21, 2012 

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Omni Bayfront & Marina Towers 
900 North Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX 78401



Group Code:  14500811329


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~ Sponsors ~
HRIGMPOMS DMRNOAASea Grant logoUSFWS logoNational Park Service2The Nature ConservancyLSU Ag Center
Atkins logoTXPW logoMSI logoUSGSUniv of TexasMS Power

~   AGENDA  ~

  TUESDAY - JUNE 19, 2012

Opening Plenary                                               (8:30 am - 5:30 pm)
     Keynote Speakers                                               Nueces Ballroom
          Buddy Garcia - Commissioner, Texas Railroad Commission
             Jerome Zeringue - Director, Coastal Restoration & Protection Authority
             David Kennedy - Asst Administrator, NOAA National Ocean Service
             Eileen Sobeck - Deputy Asst Secretary, Department of Interior
             Ben Scaggs - Director, EPA Gulf of Mexico Program

     Regional Issues
           National Ocean Policy - Mr. Deerin Babb-Brott
              Gulf Restoration - Mr. John Hankinson
              Gulf of Mexico Summit - Dr. Larry McKinney
              Lower MS River Conservation - Mr. Ron Nassar

       Integration with Business & Industry (panel discussion)
           Ports & Shipping - Mr. John LaRue, Port of Corpus Christi
              Oil & Gas - Mr. Kent Satterlee, Shell Oil Company
              Tourism - Mr. Herb Malone, AL Convention & Visitors Bureau
              Fishing - Mr. Mike Colby, Florida Coast Charters, Inc.

      Public-Private Industry Partnerships
           Gulf Restoration Center - Dr. Quenton Dokken
              Gulf 360 - Dr. David Yoskowitz
              Gulf Seafood Coalition - Mr. Alex Miller and Ms. Joanne McNeely
        Monitoring in the Gulf
           Hypoxia Monitoring - Mr. Alan Lewitus 
              Large Marine Ecosystem Monitoring - Dr. Porfirio Alvarez
              Coastal & Marine Ecological Classifcation Standards - Mr. Kathy Goodin

Evening Social  - Texas State Aquarium      (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)    
                        Sponsored by Harte Research Institute  

 WEDNESDAY - JUNE 20, 2012

Closing Plenary                                                 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm) 
GOMA Reports & Achievements                        Nueces Ballroom
               Coastal Community Resilience - Wes Shaw
               Water Quality - Steve Wolfe
               Habitat Conservation & Restoration - Ryan Fikes
               Ecosystem Integration & Assessment - Larry McKinney

               Nutrients & Nutrient Reduction - Kim Caviness
               Environmental Education - Lee Yokel

               Data Management Advisory Committee - Dave Reed
    Research Activities in the Gulf
           Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative - Dr. Chuck Wilson
              Gulf Monitoring Network - Dr. Alyssa Dausman and Mr. Steve Wolfe
              Gulf of Mexico Univ Research Collaborative - Mr. Andy Shepard
              Mexican Monitoring Efforts for Deepwater Horizon - Ms. Margarita Caso

     Building Resilient Communities (panel discussion)
              Resilient Communities - Ms. Sidney Coffee
           Climate Change Community of Practice - Ms. Tracie Sempier and
                              Mr. Chad Leister
              Sea-Level Rise Data Platform - Dr. Jorge Brenner

 THURSDAY - JUNE 21, 2012

Priority Issue Team Meetings*                          (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
     Coastal Community Resilience                       Corpus Christi A
     Ecosystems Integration & Assessment           Padre C
     Environmental Education                               Kleberg
     Habitat Conservation & Restoration              Riviera 1
     Nutrient & Nutrient Impacts                           Riviera 3
     Water Quality                                                   Riviera 2

 *Specific agendas available soon - check back often!

~ Event and Sponsorship Contact ~

Laura Bowie 
Gulf of Mexico Alliance