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Aquarium of the Pacific’s Offshore Oil Rigs Forum

January 14 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on January 13, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on January 14, 2020 at 8:30 am

On January 12 to 14, 2020, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host a forum to examine the afterlives of decommissioned oil rigs off the coast of California. At the Aquarium’s forum, experts will gather to discuss sustainable options for decommissioned oil rigs in Southern California. Forum participants will include representatives from federal and state agencies responsible for the decommissioning process, industry experts, and academic scientists. The forum will be open to the public, allowing local residents to learn about those platforms, what the decommissioning options are, and how the decisions will be made.

The event will begin on the evening of January 12 at 7:00 p.m. with a reception and a keynote address by three ocean experts. These include Dr. Sylvia Earle, oceanographer, National Geographic Society explorer in residence, and president and founder of ocean conservation organization Mission Blue; Betty Yee, California State Controller and commissioner with the State Lands Commission; and Mark Gold, executive director of the Ocean Protection Council and deputy secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy for the California Natural Resources Agency. A student poster exhibit will also be on display that evening. The cost to attend the sessions on January 13 and 14 is $125 for the public and $75 for students. Discounted prices of $85 for the public and $50 for students are available for those who register before December 18. To see the full agenda, visit and click on the forum event page.

The forum is co-sponsored by the Aquarium of the Pacific, California’s Ocean Protection Council, California’s State Lands Commission, the California Coastal Commission, and the Honda Marine Science Foundation and is operated in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The public can RSVP by visiting or calling (562) 590-3100. Press can RSVP to Marilyn Padilla by calling (562) 951-1684 or sending an email to [email protected]

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January 14
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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(562) 590-3100

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