6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Ocean Policy Roundtable: What's Marine Transportation Got to Do with It?

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Webcast Recap

In June 2018, President Trump released Executive Order 13840, which outlined the Administration's ocean policy to advance the economic, security, and environmental interests of United States. The Executive Order specifically calls for federal agencies to facilitate the economic growth of coastal communities and promote ocean industries. While not specifically mentioned in the Executive Order, the marine transportation system underpins vital components of ocean industries, including aspects of the Blue Economy.

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  • Michael Sfraga

    Director, Global Risk and Resilience Program and Director, Polar Institute
  • Deerin Babb-Brott

    Principal Assistant Director for Oceans and the Environment, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)


  • Helen Brohl

    Executive Director, U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System