Clarkson prof part of Tuesday Smithsonian panel on Gulf oil spill one year later
Monday, April 18, 2011 - 4:59 pm

Clarkson University Prof. of Civil and Environmental Engineering James S. Bonner will speak at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Bonner is part of a panel presenting "One Year After the Gulf Oil Spill -- Where do things stand with wildlife, seafood and the clean-up?"

Experts will discuss what happened, what we have learned, and the current status of the Gulf of Mexico one year after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill began.

Bonner will discuss oil spill clean-up technologies, focusing on chemical and biological remediation technologies.

The presentation will be broadcast live at

The panel is part of "Changing Tides: A Series of Ocean Discussions," a series of talks by top ocean scientists about current research and how it is helping to change the tide in ocean science and conservation, presented by the museum and the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE).

Presenting along with Bonner will be David Hollander, chemical oceanographer from University of South Florida; Judilee Marrow, veterinarian at the Smithsonian National Zoo; and John Stein, acting science and research director of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries.

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