North Olympic Tsunami Debris Symposium May 21st-23rd 2012

As we anticipate the arrival on our coast of debris pulled out to sea in the 2011 Japanese tsunami, many questions and concerns have arisen in the minds of the public.  These deal with everything from derelict “ghost” ships to what they might do with items they could encounter while beachcombing.

In an effort to encourage dialog between citizens and agencies about how to effectively deal with tsunami debris, Clallam Marine Resources Committee is partnering with Surfrider Foundation, hosting a Tsunami Debris workshop series and planning session led by renowned oceanographer, Curt Ebbesmeyer, to share information and science about tsunami marine debris.

The presentations and workshops will take place the week of May 21st in Port Angeles and Sequim.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Please follow Curtis Ebbesmeyer’s blog at the Beachcombers’ Alert!

SCHEDULE

Evening Presentation by Curt Ebbesmeyer

Monday, May 21st, 7:00 PM in Port Angeles at Peninsula College, The Little Theatre

Tsunami Debris Identification Workshop

Tuesday, May 22nd, 9:00 AM-Noon in Sequim at the Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.

Tsunami Debris Identification Workshop

Wednesday, May 23rd, 9:00 AM-Noon in Port Angeles at The Landing Mall, Upstairs Conference Room, 115 E. Railroad Ave

Tsunami Debris Planning Session

Wednesday, May 23rd, 1:30 PM- 6:00 PM in Port Angeles at The Landing Mall, Upstairs Conference Room, 115 E. Railroad Ave

Photo courtesy of Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward