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Ocean Connector: Drilling down on oil spill response with Dr. Ken Lee

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27 Parker Street

Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4T5

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Join us in welcoming Dr. Kenneth Lee, Research Scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, at this month's Ocean Connector!

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Dr. Kenneth Lee is the science leader for the Multi-Partner Research Initiative (MPRI), a program led by DFO under Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan focuses on the generation of scientific knowledge for the regulatory approval of Alternative Response Measures (ARMs).

The research network established under MPRI involving academia, industry and government scientists from Canada and abroad, will provide the essential information required for decision making to select the optimal oil spill response strategies.

Chair of the Royal Society of Canada’s Expert Panel on the Behaviour and Environmental Impacts of Crude Oil Released into Aqueous Environments and Member of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the Academies) Committees on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on ecosystem services; Arctic oil spill response; and the use of chemical oil dispersants; Dr. Lee will provide a discussion on the risk of oil spills, technical advances in oil spill response strategies, his new program and opportunities for ocean tech companies to be involved.

Dr. Kenneth Lee is a Research Scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada whose expertise in microbial ecology is focused on the development and implementation of research programs to assess potential environmental impacts of oil spills, development of offshore oil industry, and ocean disposal.

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27 Parker Street

Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4T5

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