Today will be the first ever CCOM seminar to be streamed live. There are a limited number of spaces, but if you are signed in, you can even send questions online, and Monica will ask them for you. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to go, but hope to be logging in for future broadcasts!
(from Kurt’s blog…)
The Center for Ocean and Coastal Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center at
UNH (CCOM/JHC) has played a key role in collecting extended
continental shelf data for the United States under the Law of the Sea
Convention. Betsy Baker, a Vermont Law School professor, will talk
about how law and science interact in that process, based on her time
working with CCOM/JHC scientists on two USCGC Healy Arctic extended
continental shelf mapping deployments in 2008 and 2009. She will draw
connections between the origins of the LOS Convention and how the
continental shelf is regulated today, and touch briefly on the limits
of both science and law when it comes to addressing disasters like the
Deepwater Horizon/BP Macondo spill.
Betsy Baker is associate Professor, Vermont Law School and spent
2009-2010 as a Dickey Research Fellow at the Dartmouth College
Institute of Arctic Studies. Her current research examines Canadian
and U.S. federal-Inuit relations and their effect on environmental
protection; means to improve access to the Arctic Ocean for scientific
research (working with University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical
Institute colleagues); and analyzing arctic offshore oil and gas
regulatory regimes. She earned her J.D. at the University of Michigan
her LL.M. and Dr. iur at Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel,
Germany, where she was an Alexander von Humboldt Chancellors Fellow.