Capitol Hill Oceans Week 2009

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is coordinating the Capitol Hill Oceans Week 2009. The goal of this year's Capitol Hill Ocean Week is to highlight the inextricable link between the ocean and the economy, and to suggest tangible ways sound ocean policies might impact improvements in our economy.

Oceans Week 2009 is sponsored by a mix of public and private sponsors. The event takes place June 9- 11, 2009. The three-day event is focused on informing the Congressional Delegation on ocean issues and their effects on our nation's economy.

Panel discussions will occur each day on topics such as, data collection and information sharing, tools and technology, fishing, tourism, energy, agriculture and aquaculture, and corals.

The Capitol Hill Oceans Week: The Blue Economy—Understanding the Ocean's Role in Our Nation's Financial Future will be held at:

Reserve Officers Association, Fifth Floor, One Constitution Avenue, N.E. Washington, D.C.