Story posted September 11, 2012
Dr. Brenda Pierce, Program Coordinator of Energy Resources, U.S. Geological Survey, will be speaking at Bowdoin College on Thursday, September 13, 2012, in Searles Room 315 at 7:00p.m.
The Arctic is an area of high petroleum resource potential, low data density, high geologic uncertainty and sensitive environmental conditions. The quality, quantity and distribution of these resources are poorly understood. Dr. Pierce will discuss the intricacies surrounding Arctic exploration and the development and findings of a multi-year USGS research effort. She will also provide a perspective on the politics surrounding offshore claims and other issues regarding resources of the Arctic.