Introduction

Governor Gregoire Keynote
Dr. Joe Gaydos Keynote

Oral Presentations

Poster Presentations
Speaker Biographies
Public Forum
Student Award Winners
Press Summary
Conference Co-Sponsors
Advisory Committee
Conference Program Booklet
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Georgia Basin Action Plan
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Proceedings of the 2005 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Research Conference


Public Forum
Wednesday Evening, March 30, 2005

Description: An interactive, moderated discussion of the Deployment of Science in the Transboundary region with elected officials and representatives of the scientific community. Open to the general public.

6:30 Reception
Welcome comments from Jeffery Parker, Consul General of Canada

7:30 Panel Discussion
Moderator : Brad Ack, Chair of the Puget Sound Action Team

  • Mike Harcourt, former Premier of B.C. and Mayor of Vancouver
  • Ron Sims, King County Executive
  • Tracy Collier, Acting Director of the Environmental Conservation
    Division, NOAA Fisheries
  • Jay Inslee, Washington's 1st Congressional District

Themes for the panel discussion:

  • Are policy makers getting the science information they need?
  • Is science helping drive public decisions?
  • Are we succeeding in educating US and Canadian federal leadership and the public about important science and management issues facing the Puget Sound Georgia Basin?
  • How can we close the gap between science and policy?

8:40 Questions welcomed from the audience.

9:00 Moderator summarizes the key issues identified through discussion.
Adjourn.