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Wednesday, June 20

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8:45 AM 9:30 AM
Keynote Address: Are We Prepared? Lessons Learned from the Puerto Rico Response
Room: B115
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Speaker:
William (Brad) Richy, Director of the Joint Staff; Director Idaho Military Division, Idaho Office of Emergency Management

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
1A: Prevention and Early Intervention Response
Room: B111
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Chair:
Michael Moore, Vice President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association
Co-Chair:
Capt. John Veentjer, Executive Director, Marine Exchange of Puget Sound
Speakers: Preventing Maritime Incidents Via a Virtual “Safety Net”
Abstract
Steven Gabelein, Planning & Technical Services Coordinator, Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network
Co-Author(s):
Brett Farrell, Assistant Director, Marine Exchange of Alaska
  Emergency Vessel Attachment and Towing System (EVATS)
Abstract
Peter Soles, Marine Consultant, Glosten
Co-Author(s):
Jim Butler, Director Regulatory and External Affairs, Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network
  Response Compliance and Alternatives – Is it Time for a Federal Advisory Committee?
Abstract
Norman "Buddy" Custard, President & CEO, Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network
  Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan – Pacific Coast Update
Abstract
Yvette Myers, Executive Director, Oceans Protection Plan Pacific Region, Transport Canada

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
3A: Better, Faster, Newer: Innovations in Creating and Updating Geographic Response Plans
Room: B113
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Chair:
Bob Patterson, Managing Director, Witt O'Brien's
Moderator:
Don Pettit, Sr. Emergency Response Planner, OR - Dept. of Environmental Quality
Speakers: Inland Waterway Oil Spill Programs (Geographic Response Plans to Inland Oil Spill Response Organization Training)
Abstract
Dominic (Nic) Winslow, Manager, Hazmat Planning, BNSF Railroad
Co-Author(s):
Cody Harris, Director, Whitewater Rescue Institute
  Creating a Geographic Response Planning System for Oregon: Challenges, Status, and Opportunities
Abstract
Sarah Idczak, NOAA Coastal Fellow, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Co-Author(s):
Don Pettit, Sr. Emergency Response Planner, OR - Dept. of Environmental Quality
  Geographic Response Plan Development – An All-Encompassing Approach
Abstract
Jamie Kereliuk, Director, Emergency Management & Business Continuity, Trans Mountain Corporation
  Howe Sound Geographic Response Strategy Development - Case Study
Abstract
Stefan Ostrowski, Response Readiness Supervisor, Western Canada Marine Response Corp
Co-Author(s):
Peter MacKenzie, BGIS, GISP, Geomatics (GIS) Specialist, Hemmera

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
4A: Emerging Technology
Room: B116
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Chair:
Mark Dix, Deputy, Emergency Response Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Speakers: Ice Floe Tracking System (IFTS)
Abstract
Benjamin Schreib, Lead Systems Engineer, AECOM
Co-Author(s):
Mark Hinders, Professor of Applied Science, The College of William & Mary
  Detection and Mapping of Non-Floating Oil, as well as Minerals, Pipelines, UXO, and other Polarizable Materials in Marine and Fresh Water Environments
Abstract
Kari Walker, Principal Oceanographer, IntelliSense Marine
Co-Author(s):
Jeff Wynn, Ph.D., Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey
  The Detection and Recovery of Non-Floating Oil
Abstract
Jim Elliott, President, American Salvage Association
  New Developments in NOAA's Web Based Oil Spill Modeling Tools
Abstract
Christopher Barker Ph.D., Oceanographer, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
Co-Author(s):
Amy MacFadyen, Oceanographer, NOAA/OR&R-Emergency Response Division

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
1B: Prevention of Groundings
Room: B111
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Chair:
Pete Pawlicki, Port Captain, Kirby Offshore Marine
Moderator:
Ross McDonald, remove request received, Sause Bros
Speakers: Dynamic Under Keel Clearance Project for the Port of Long Beach, CA
Abstract
Capt. J. Kip Louttit, Executive Director, Marine Exchange of Southern California
  Dynamic Under Keel Clearance Project for the Columbia River Bar
Abstract
Capt. Dan Jordan, Ship Pilot, Columbia River Bar Pilots
  LOADMAX Keeps Tabs on a Constantly Changing River System – Columbia River
Abstract
Fred Myer, Senior Manager, Marine Security & Waterways, Port of Portland

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
3B: Creating Realistic Exercises to Improve Emergency Management Team Response Capabilities
Room: B113
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Chair:
Bradly Chapman, Emergency Response Coordinator, Chevron
Moderator:
CDR Kelly Thorkilson, Deputy Commander, National Strike Force and Executive Officer, U.S. Coast Guard
Speakers: Using Exercises to Improve Team Performance and Proficiency Levels
Abstract
Ron Cantin, President, EMSI
  Developing Realistic Salvage and Marine Firefighting Exercises
Abstract
Jim Elliott, President, American Salvage Association
  Incorporating a Joint Information Center (JIC) into Incident Command Post (ICP) During Exercises to Maximize Realistic Training Opportunities
Abstract
Sam Sacco, President, Strategy & Communications

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
4B: Applied Response Technologies
Room: B116
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Chair:
Tom Coolbaugh Ph.D., Oil Spill Response Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
Speakers: Enhancing Oil Spill Response: A Summary of BSEE’s Spill Response Research
Abstract
Kristi McKinney, Engineer - Research Program Manager, The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Co-Author(s):
Karen Stone, Engineer - Research Program Manager, The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Suzanne Chang, Engineer, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
  Ice Remediation of Vertical Rope Mop Oil Skimmer Operation in Arctic Climates
Abstract
Nathan Lamie, Research Engineer, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
  Evolution of Aerial Dispersant Application Systems – The Science and Engineering behind the Technology
Abstract
Tom Coolbaugh Ph.D., Oil Spill Response Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
Co-Author(s):
Geeva Varghese, Country Manager - Australia, Oil Spill Response Limited
Robert Limb, CEO, Oil Spill Response Limited
  Oil Herding with ROV Mounted Bubbler
Abstract
Nathan Lamie, Research Engineer, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

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3:30 PM 5:00 PM
1C: Derelict and Abandoned Vessel Prevention
Room: B111
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Chair:
Sarah Brace, Executive Coordinator, Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force
Speakers: Interagency Response to Oil and Hazmat on Deteriorating Vessels
Abstract
LCDR Drew Madjeska, Incident Management Chief, U.S. Coast Guard
Co-Author(s):
Chief Kevin Ouyoumjian, Marine Science Technician, U.S. Coast Guard
  Suggestions for a Consistent National Policy for Derelict and Abandoned Vessels
Abstract
Kyle Watson, Director of Casualty Response, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.
  Overview of Canada's Abandoned and Wrecked Vessels
Abstract
Éric Huberdeau, Manager/Senior Policy Analyst, Transport Canada
  Abandoned and Derelict Vessels: A National Response System Response
Abstract
LCDR Rhianna Macon, Response Officer, U. S. Coast Guard

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3:30 PM 5:00 PM
3C: Volunteer Management
Room: B113
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Chair:
Stephen Pepper MS, CSP, CFPS, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66
Moderator:
Brett Lowe, Polar Tankers - Director, Emergency Response, ConocoPhillips
Speakers: Affiliated Volunteers in Oil Spill Response
Abstract
Rhonda Murgatroyd, Managing Director, Wildlife Response Services, LLC
  The Integration of Citizen Science in Oil Spill Volunteers
Abstract
Jerry Joyce, Environmental Consultant, Moon Joyce Resources
  Micro Volunteering
Abstract
Stephen Pepper MS, CSP, CFPS, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66

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3:30 PM 5:00 PM
4C: Surveillance and Visualization
Room: B116
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Chair:
Maria Hartley Ph.D., Technical Lead, Chevron
Speakers: Incident Response Utilizing Surface Slick Analyses
Abstract
Maria Hartley Ph.D., Technical Lead, Chevron
  Wave Characterization Modules (WCMs)
Abstract
Benjamin Schreib, Lead Systems Engineer, AECOM
Co-Author(s):
Mark Hinders, Professor of Applied Science, The College of William & Mary
  Technical Management and Tactical Usage of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) within the Incident Command System Organization
Abstract
Jeff Williams, Director - Operations, W6 Emergency Response Tech Services
Co-Author(s):
Christian Haselwimmer Ph.D., Environmental Remote Sensing Scientist, Chevron
Matt Dorsey, GIS Specialist, NOAA

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