Seabed 2030: Quickfire Presentation & Panel Discussion

Seabed 2030: Quickfire Presentation & Panel Discussion

26 Feb 2019, 14:30 - 16:00

Room 33BC

This moderated panel discussion will introduce the context of Seabed 2030 and how NOAA, as a national hydrographic authority, is incorporating it into its plans / strategies. This will be followed by short presentations from the panellists that will provide elaboration on various aspects of Seabed 2030, its connection to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the role of industry in both. The presentations will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Chaired by:

  • David Millar, Director Government Accounts, Americas, Fugro
  • Admiral Shepard Smith, Director of Coastal Survey, NOAA


  • Dr. Vicki Ferrini, Research Scientist, Columbia University
  • Craig Mclean, Assistant Administrator OAR, NOAA
  • Jennifer Jencks, Physical Scientist, NOAA
  • Dr. Kelley Brumley, Science Manager of Ocean Mapping, Americas, Fugro
  • Kristina Woolston, VP - External Relations, Quintillion
  • Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director, XPRIZE 

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  • David Millar


    Director Government Accounts, Americas


    David Millar is based in the Washington, DC area and is Fugro’s Government Accounts Director for the Americas region. Prior to this, David was...

  • Jyotika Virmani


    Executive Director


    Dr. Jyotika Virmani is the Executive Director for the Planet & Environment Domain at XPRIZE and is the Prize Lead for the Shell Ocean Discovery...

  • Craig McLean


    Acting NOAA Chief Scientist & Assistant Administrator for NOAA's Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    Craig McLean is the Assistant Administrator for NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) and the Acting NOAA Chief Scientist. He is responsible...

  • Vicki Ferrini


    Research Scientist

    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

    Dr Vicki Ferrini is a Research Scientist at Columbia University\'s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO). Her work and research is focused on...

  • Jennifer Jencks


    Physical Scientist

    NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

    Jennifer Jencks is a Physical Scientist at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information in Boulder, Colorado and is actively involved with a...

  • Kelley Brumley


    Science Manager of Ocean Mapping, Americas


    Kelley Brumley is based in Houston, Texas and is Fugro\'s Science Manager of Ocean Mapping in the Americas. Prior to this Dr. Brumley was a lead...

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