Preliminary Agenda

Marine Debris in Alaska

In cooperation with Alaska Forum on the Environment at Egan Convention Center in Anchorage

Thursday, February 14, 2008
8:00 a.m. Opening remarks and introduction to the workshop goals
9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Marine debris clean-ups across Alaska. Local communities describe their marine debris programs
12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch break on your own
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 pm Current knowledge and expert discoveries in the field of marine debris research
4:45 p.m. – 5:00pm Closing remarks and introduction to next day's events
Friday, February 15, 2008
Marine Debris Workshop Participants
8:00 a.m. Opening remarks and introduction to breakout discussion groups
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Breakout sessions on the following topics:

  1. Where and how accessible are regional debris accumulations?
  2. Is standardized marine debris data collection possible?
  3. What to do with collected debris?
  4. How can we reduce marine debris sources through education and outreach?
  5. How to develop emergent programs statewide?
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wrap-up