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Pollution Response in Emergencies: Marine Impact Assessment and Monitoring Conference
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OR&R’s Gary Shigenaka gave the keynote address at the PREMIAM conference in London. Image credit: NOAA.

JUNE 22, 2018 — On June 21, OR&R biologist Gary Shigenaka gave the opening keynote address at the 4th biennial Pollution Response in Emergencies: Marine Impact Assessment and Monitoring (PREMIAM) conference at the Natural History Museum in London. 

The PREMIAM conference, sponsored by the UK’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), provides a forum for scientists, regulators, environmental advisors, and other professionals working in the marine oil/chemical spill monitoring and impact assessment to share experience, best practice, and knowledge with the wider marine emergency response community. 

Mr. Shigenaka shared his experiences from the Exxon Valdez oil spill and Deepwater Horizon monitoring and assessment activities across the last three decades and shared his perspective on lessons learned for the future. 

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