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Thursday, February 25, 2010

FW: Call for Presentations: California and the World and Ocean 2010 Conference

California and the World and Ocean 2010 Conference – September 7-10, 2010

On behalf of the co-chairs of the international California and the World  Ocean Conference 2010 (CWO '10), Secretary for Natural Resources Lester  Snow, State Controller John Chiang, and Secretary for Environmental  Protection Linda Adams, you are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. This conference, organized by the California Ocean Protection Council, the California Natural Resources Agency, and the California Environmental Protection Agency, will be held September 7-10, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. The
Call for Presentations can be downloaded from the CWO '10 Web site at:
(Instructions for online submission of an abstract are also provided on this Web site.)

As with the previous CWO conferences, CWO '10 will seek the experience, views and innovative ideas of experts throughout California, the United States, and the international community in addressing ocean and coastal resource management issues facing California, other states, or nations. In addition, the conference will provide an opportunity to bring together representatives from government, academia, industry, and the public to share ideas and formulate action strategies for the 21st century. CWO '10 will take place as President Obama begins the implementation of a new national ocean policy and national framework for marine spatial planning. This is an exciting time for ocean and coastal policy in this nation and throughout the world, and participants should use this conference as an opportunity to help stimulate creative approaches to address the ecological, environmental and economic challenges that we face.

Presentations at CWO '10 will address all ocean and coastal subjects that can be applied to resource management and policy. Emerging topics such as climate change impacts, marine spatial planning, marine protected areas, regional ocean governance, and renewable offshore energy will be featured, among other important topics. Presentations should focus on actions that can be taken at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels. We hope to use this conference to help build on work accomplished through Governor Schwarzenegger's Ocean Action Plan and help lay out the vision for the next California Ocean Protection Council strategic plan. We believe it will also help inform our actions with Oregon and Washington in the West Coast Governors' Agreement on Ocean Health and nationally with President Obama's new national ocean policy. This information exchange should be useful to participants from California, other states, and other nations.

Information regarding the OPC Strategic Plan can be found at:
Information regarding the President's National Ocean Policy can be found on the Council of Environmental Quality's Web site at:

If you have any questions regarding the Call for Presentations or the conference in general, please contact Chris Potter by e-mail at or by phone at (916) 654-0536.

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