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2013 EMEP Conference Presentations


Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation, and Protection in New York: Linking Science and Policy

Wednesday, November 6

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9:00 - 9:30 am  — Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Janet Joseph (Vice President for Technology and Strategic Planning, NYSERDA)
  • Jared Snyder (Assistant Commissioner, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation)

9:30 - 10:30 am — Keynote

  • Congressman Paul D. Tonko (U.S. House of Representatives, NY 20th District)

10:45 - 12:00 pm — Energy-Related Environmental Science and Policy: Challenges and Strategies
Moderator: Mark Watson (NYSERDA)

1:15 - 2:45 pm — Concurrent Session A: Air Quality and Health Effects
Moderator: Praveen Amar (Clean Air Task Force)

1:15 - 2:45 pm — Concurrent Session B: Ecosystem Effects of Acid and Mercury Deposition and Climate Change
Moderator: Doug Burns (U.S. Geological Survey)

3:15 - 4:45 pm — Concurrent Session C: Energy Efficiency and Production Improvements For Agriculture
Moderator: Dr. John C. Sager (NASA-Kennedy Space Center [retired], Independent Controlled-Environment Consultant)

3:15 - 4:45 pm — Concurrent Session D: Alternative Tools and Approaches for Environmental Research, Monitoring, and Data
Moderator: Stuart Findlay (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies)

Thursday, November 7

9:00 - 10:30 am — Effective Science Communication
Moderator: Peter Groffman (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies)

10:50 - 12:30 pm — Biomass
Moderator: Dr. Richard Gibbs (NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation [retired], Biomass Consultant)

1:45 - 3:15 pm — Climate Change: Moving Forward in New York State
Moderator: Alan Belensz (NYS Office of the Attorney General)