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Arctic Petroleum: Let Science Inform Decisions

Story posted September 13, 2012

Event date(s): December 01, 2010 — December 01, 2010

Dr. Brenda Pierce, Program Coordinator of Energy Resources, U.S. Geological Survey, will be speaking Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Searles Room 315 at 7:00 PM.

The Arctic is an area of high petroleum resource potential, low data density, high geologic uncertainty and sensitive environmental conditions. The quality and distribution of these resources are poorly understood. Dr. Pierce will discuss the intricaceis surrounding Arctic exploration and the development and findings of a multi-year USGS research effort. She will also rovide a perspective on the politics surrounding offshore claims and other issues regarding resources of the Arctic.