Special Session 15 Panel:


Dena’ina Convention Center Anchorage, Alaska

Tikahtnu Ballroom Section A

Thursday September 21

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Point of Contact:   Joel Cladouhos, Director, Alaska Ocean Cluster Initiative                   joel@nullalaskaoceancluster.com

Moderator:        Dr. S. Bradley Moran, Ph.D., Dean, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Expanded Program:   1:30 p.m. Overview of Alaska’s blue economy

1:40 p.m. Moderator remarks and panel introductions

1:50 p.m. Panel presentations on building Alaska’s blue economy

2:30 p.m. Q & A

2:55 p.m. Closing remarks

Panel Members:

Michael B. Jones, President of The Maritime Alliance

Molly McCammon, Executive Director, Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS)

RADM Jonathan W. White, USN (ret.), President and CEO,

Consortium for Ocean Leadership

Al Eisaian, CEO & Founder, IntelinAir, Inc.

Background:  The application and commercialization of technology in marine science and oceanography – OCEAN TECHNOLOGY – is one of the fastest growing sectors of the global blue economy. With over half the nation’s coastline and a third of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, Alaska holds enormous potential! This panel of diverse perspectives will explore the challenges and opportunities for building Alaska’s blue economy.