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www.sea-technology.com May 2018 | ST 17 T he CLEAN PACIFIC Con- ference & Exhibition will take place June 20 to 21 in Portland, Oregon, at the Or- egon Convention Center. It is a must-attend event for those involved in spill prevention and response for oil and hazardous materials in the marine and inland environment. CLEAN PACIFIC brings togeth- er stakeholders from government and the environmen- tal, emergency planning and emergency response indus- tries to share lessons learned, hear best practices and view new products and services. The goal of CLEAN PACIFIC is to deliver a valuable event that covers the most pressing issues in the western Unit- ed States and Cana- da and offers ample time for attendees to network and cultivate the relationships that are crucial to a suc- cessful response. Show Program Four concurrent tracks will take place at CLEAN PA- CIFIC: Prevention, Case Studies, Planning and Prepared- ness, and Response and Recovery. Over a two-day pe- riod, each track will hold multiple educational sessions led by spill prevention and response experts. On Wednesday, June 20, the day will begin with the welcome and keynote address. Conference sessions will be held throughout the day, including: Derelict and Abandoned Vessel Prevention; Better, Faster, Newer: Innovations in Creating and Updating Geographic Re- sponse Plans; Emerging Technology; Prevention of Groundings; Creating Realistic Exercises to Im- prove Emergency Management Team Response Capabilities; Applied Response Technologies; Prevention and Early Interdiction Response; Volunteer Management; and Surveillance and Visualization. The day will conclude with a welcome reception located on the exhibit floor. On Thursday, June 21, the day will consist of conference sessions, in- cluding: Natural Disas- ters - How Prepared Are We Really?; Regulated Community Challenges - Changing Focus of Fed- eral Preemption; Wildlife Response Issues; Oil Spill and HAZMAT Case Stud- ies; Transboundary Issues - Mounting a Successful Response, Funding the Response; Risk Assess- ments as a Tool for Pre- venting Spills; Communi- cations: Who's Doing It?; and Environmental Restoration and Recovery Promotion. The Exhibition The CLEAN PACIFIC exhibit hall will feature spill response organizations, regulatory agencies, suppliers/ manufacturers and service companies showcasing their latest solutions and technologies. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet face- to-face with all of the exhibitors to discuss their unique challenges. For more information, visit www.cleanpacific.org. ST ST Conference Preview CLEAN PACIFIC

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