Capitol Hill Ocean Week

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CHOW 2015 Summary Report

June 9 - 11, 2015 | Washington, D.C.

Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) brings together hundreds of our nation’s government officials, business executives, academics, and conservation leaders in an annual forum in the heart of Capitol Hill to examine and discuss a broad range of vital ocean issues that must be addressed.

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Leadership Award

President and Mrs. George W. Bush

President and Mrs. George W. Bush are the joint recipients of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s 2015 Leadership Award for their collective leadership in ocean stewardship through advancing policies and laws in the US, raising the nation’s consciousness toward our national maritime heritage, and inspiring the world to take action.

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Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Jeremy Jackson

Dr. Jeremy Jackson is the recipient of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for his five-decade career spanning the disciplines of ecology, geology, marine biology, and paleontology.

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Volunteer of the Year

Richard Matzinger

Richard devoted more than 200 hours of service in 2014, volunteering for both the Beach Watch and the Seabird Protection Network programs at the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. In addition to being an enthusiastic volunteer in the field, Richard has used his expertise as a web developer to significantly improve the efficiency of both programs.

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CHOW 2014 Summary Report

June 10 - 12, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

Capitol Hill Ocean Week® plays an invaluable role in the national dialog on ocean policy and governance. It is a forum in which political leaders across federal, state, and local governments come together with industry leaders, conservation advocates, and academic experts.

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CHOW 2013 Summary Report

June 4 - 6, 2013 | Washington, D.C.

Now in its 12th year, Capitol Hill Ocean Week® is the premier ocean conference held annually in Washington, D.C. Over three days, more than 550 attendees heard from Members of Congress, researchers, industry, and state and local leaders about the most vital ocean issues that must be addressed by our society. Pulling from a broad range of ocean and coastal topics, sessions this year examined how cooperation in a variety of sectors helps build ecological, economic, and social resilience in and beyond America’s coastal communities.

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