Prevention First: Onshore and Offshore Pollution Prevention Symposium and Technology Exhibition October 19-20, 2010

* Note: Some presentations and/or papers do not appear here as they were not submitted by the author(s) for publication.

Marine Terminal Risk and Safety
Moderator: Kevin Mercier, California State Lands Commission

  • Process Safety Management for Marine Terminals and Human Factors* (William Bridges and Ginette M. Collazo, Ph.D., Process Improvement Institute, Inc.)
  • Shiftwork Design and Safety* (George Brogmus, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group)

California’s Marine Invasive Species Program
Moderator: Maurya B. Falkner, California State Lands Commission

Vessel Fouling as a Vector of Invasive Species I
Moderator: Maurya B. Falkner, California State Lands Commission

Vessel Fouling as a Vector of Invasive Species II
Moderator: Gail Ashton, Ph.D., Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Vessel Fouling as a Vector of Invasive Species III
Moderator: Christopher Brown, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Marine Oil and LNG Terminal Engineering Standards and New Terminals
Moderator: Martin L. Eskijiam, P.E., California State Lands Commission

New Structural Analyses Methodologies for Piers/Wharves
Moderator: William Bruin, P.E., Halcrow

New Analyses Methodologies for Piers/Wharves
Moderator: Omar Jararat, Ph.D., P.E., Moffatt & Nichol

New Seismic Standards for Piers and Wharves and Offshore Wind Turbines
Moderator: Ted Trenkwalder, S.E., Ben C. Gerwick

Learning from Recent Earthquake and Tsunamis
Moderator: Kendra Oliver, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Managing Response
Moderator: Scott Schaefer, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Integrating Emergent Communication Technologies
Moderator: Alexia Retallack, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

  • Public Information* (Carol Singleton, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR)
  • Social Networking* (Ingrid Martin, Ph.D., California State University, Long Beach)
  • Blogging* (Michael Ziccardi, DVM, MPVM, Ph.D., University of California, Davis, Wildlife Health Center OWCN)

Regulatory Program Updates      
Moderator: Steve Sawyer, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
Moderator: Mike Anderson, Ph.D., California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Harbor Safety Committee Prevention Issues
Moderator: Ted Mar, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Pipeline Safety             
Moderator: Chandra Basavalinganadoddi, P.E., California State Lands Commission

  • Piping Risk Management System* (Kathye Griffis, THUMS Long Beach Company)
  • Best Safety Practices in Onshore Pipeline Construction (Orval Williams, Willbros)
  • OCS Pipeline Integrity – Platform Irene Oil Platform Case Study* (Theresa P. Bell, U.S. Dept. of the Interior – Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement)

Environmental Protection
Moderator: Mark Le Clair, California State Lands Commission

  • Eliminating Spills with Advanced Technology* (Lee Sherwood, Frontline Environmental Technologies Group, Inc.)
  • Environmental Protection and Development of Spill Prevention Technologies* (William A. Morris, Aera Energy LLC)
  • Boosting Oil Boom Performance through Bubble Enhancement* (Ira Leifer, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara)

Alternative Energy Concepts and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Moderator: Madhu Ahuja, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Decommissioning Offshore Oil Facilities Concepts
Moderator: Greg Pelka, California State Lands Commission

Platform Safety        
Moderator: Craig Webster, California State Lands Commission