Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Planning and Decision-Making Frameworks for Ecosystem Restoration

Date and Time
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Online Webinar


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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused significant environmental, ecological, and economic damage to the Gulf of Mexico region. Since the spill, multiple projects have been funded to restore and conserve the Gulf region's natural environment. This webinar, organized by the GRP’s Offshore Situation Room planning committee, will focus on the decision-making frameworks for ecosystem restoration and economic recovery.

More information about this webinar series, focused on progress made since the Deepwater Horizon, points of strength, and the current state of resilience to offshore oil disasters, can be found on the Offshore Situation Room website.


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Moderator: Dr. Francis Wiese, National Technical Lead for Marine Science, Stantec


  • Dr. David Yoskowitz, Senior Executive Director and Endowed Chair for Socio-Economics, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies
  • Dr. Lydia Olander, Director, Ecosystem Services Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
  • Mr. Carl Ferraro, Senior Environmental Scientist, Stantec
  • Dr. Karen Hyun, Vice President, Coastal Conservation, National Audubon Society