Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Even with a concerted global effort to replace carbon fuels
with other energy sources, oil continues to be used widely
around the world and will be transported by pipeline, rail,
tanker trucks and ship for decades to come. Despite advances
in technologies and safety protocols, future spills are
inevitable and may have profound effects on aquatic ecosystems.
The Royal Society of Canada invited Dr. Kenneth Lee and
six other experts to conduct one of the most comprehensive
investigations ever undertaken into spill impacts and response
measures. In this talk, Dr. Lee will discuss their findings.
Dr. Lee is the Director of Oceans and Atmosphere
at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
(CSIRO), Australia’s national science organization.
He is the author of more than 400 academic and technical
publications. In 2010, ScienceWatch.com identified him as
one of the top 10 scientists in oil spill research during
the previous decade. Prior to joining CSIRO in 2013, he
was the founding Executive Director of the Centre for Offshore
Oil, Gas and Energy Research, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
He has been awarded the “Prix d’Excellence”
for exemplary contributions in science (Fisheries and Oceans
Canada) and the Government of Canada’s “Federal
Partners in Technology Transfer - Leadership Award.”
Presentation will be in English.
Organized by: The Partnership Group for Science
and Engineering (PAGSE).
Supported by: CANARIE inc. and Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC)
The Speaker of the Senate
The Speaker of the House of Commons
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7:30 am - 8:30 am (Hot breakfast
is ready by 7am)
Location: Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre
Cost: No charge to Members of the House of Commons, Senators
and Media. All others $25. Payment must be made in advance
by credit card. No refunds for cancellations after June
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