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NOAA Marine Debris Program Participates in Inaugural DOC Talks Event

MAY 13, 2016--On May 5, the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) participated in the inaugural DOC Talks event put on by the Department of Commerce (DOC).

The event included 22 speakers from throughout the DOC, sharing stories of “how they help” as public servants. Occurring during Public Service Recognition Week, the presentations served to celebrate the hard work and positive impact of DOC employees around the globe.

The Marine Debris Program’s presentation was chosen from more than 150 submissions back in January. MDP Communications and Education Specialist Krista Stegemann participated in training, facilitated by the Commerce Performance Team and the Performance Improvement Council, and worked to refine the MDP talk over the past months before delivering the presentation last week. The MDP story discusses the problem of marine debris and how the NOAA MDP works to address it. You can view the recorded DOC Talks sessions here to see the MDP presentation (1:03:30) and the rest of the inspiring DOC Talks stories.

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Krista Stegemann presents on marine debris at the Department of Commerce talks. (NOAA)