Ocean Planning: How Will it Affect the Maritime Industry?


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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Bay Theater

 Aquarium of the Bay

Pier 39, San Francisco, CA


Ocean Planning is vitally important to protecting the health of our oceans and the viability of industries that depend on ocean resources. It can also mean increased restrictions and regulations, with potential impacts on maritime trade and the wider economy. This workshop will examine the planning currently taking place, and develop awareness of possible impacts to maritime trade, what we need to do to protect the maritime industry, and how the maritime industry can contribute to the ocean planning process.


 In the Agenda below you will find links to all of the speakers’ and panelists’ Power Point presentations




8:30 – 8:45   Welcome – John Coleman, Executive Director, Bay Planning Coalition

                                                  Scott Warner, President, Bay Planning Coalition


8:45-9:10      What is Ocean Planning and What Does it Look Like on the West Coast?

John Stein, Director- Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA 
John Stein Power Point Presentation


9:10 –9:30  The National and International Legal Framework for Ocean Planning

John Briscoe, Partner, Briscoe Ivester & Bazel;Distinguished Senior Visiting Scholar at the Law of the Sea Institute, UC Berkeley
John Briscoe Power Point


9:30 – 10:50 Panel 1:  Possible Implications of Ocean Planning on Maritime Commerce – Challenges and Opportunities


David Ivester, Partner, Briscoe Ivester & Bazel


Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, Ocean Protection Council
Cat Kuhlman Power Point Presentation

Richard Sinkoff, Director of Environmental Programs and Planning, Port of Oakland
Richard Sinkoff Power Point Presentation

Dr. Will McClintock, Project Scientist, Marine Science Institute –  University of California Santa  Barbara
Will McClintock Power Point Presentation

Commander Jason Tama, Prevention Department Chief, US Coast Guard – Sector San Francisco
Jason Tama Power Point Presentation


10:50 – 11:10 BREAK


11:10 – 12:30 Panel 2: Lessons Learned from Other Ocean Planning Experiences



Brian Baird, Director – Ocean & Coastal Program, Aquarium of the Bay & The Bay Institute


Eric Poncelet, Senior Director, Kearns and West
Eric Poncelet Power Point Presentation

Michael Jones, President, The Maritime Alliance
Michael Jones Power Point Presentation

Michael Carver, Deputy Superintendent, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
John Berge, Vice President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association
John Berge-Michael Carver Power Point Presentation



Some literature and relevant websites and articles about Ocean Planning:


Thank you to this workshop’s sponsors:

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