Overview: The NOAA-led RESTORE Act Science Plan is now ready for public review and comment. Dr. Helm will provide an overview of the recently released science plan, which describes the priorities and science needed to increase understanding of the Gulf ecosystem and support its long-term sustainability. This Program is “Bucket 4” under the RESTORE Act and will receive 2.5% of designated Clean Water Act funds and 25% of the Trust Fund interest.
Presenter: Roger Helm works as a Senior Science Advisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and in 2010-11 he served as the Science Advisor on the natural resource damage assessment for the Department of the Interior on the Deep Water Horizon oil spill.