Proceedings of the 2005 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Research Conference
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.
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.