NOAA Shares Regional Activities with Port of Seattle at Western Regional Center
NOV. 25, 2019 — On Nov. 1, 2019, a delegation of 12 senior leaders from the Port of Seattle visited the NOAA Western Regional Center in Seattle to learn more about NOAA and areas of common interest in the Puget Sound.
Sandra Kilroy, director of Maritime Environment and Sustainability, and Stephanie Jones Stebbins, managing director of the Maritime Division, presented information on the Port and how they are interested in collaborating on projects and in venues that advance interests for both the Port and NOAA. All of NOAA’s line offices presented brief overviews of their activities nationwide and specific to Puget Sound. Five of the eight program offices in the National Ocean Service were represented in the room, with 25 NOAA employees in attendance.
Mark Dix, deputy chief of the Emergency Response Division, along with Nir Barnea, the Northwest Marine Debris Program regional coordinator, spoke about the activities of the Office of Response and Restoration and outlined the main lines of service. The Port’s visit to the campus included a tour of one of the Office of Coast Survey’s trailer rigged survey vessels as well as a brief visit to a working lab in the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory complex. The visit concluded with a general discussion facilitated by Timi Vann, regional coordinator for NOAA West, of at least a half dozen areas in which the Port and NOAA are interested in exploring as areas for future collaboration.
For more information contact Mark.Dix@noaa.gov.