AIBS member society Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) will host a briefing for policymakers on the environmental and societal impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The briefing, entitled “Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems One Year after the Deepwater Horizon,” will present the latest scientific information about the effects of the oil spill on Gulf ecosystems and communities, and lessons relevant to other coastal areas.

Speakers include Dr. Donald Boesch of the University of Maryland, Dr. Nancy Rabalais of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, and Dr. David Yoskowitz of Texas A&M University.

The briefing will be held on Monday, 6 June 2011 at 4 pm at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, DC. The event will also be webcast live. For more information and to RSVP, visit


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