• Gulf Oil Spill Presentation

Exploring the Gulf Oil Spill

Hear a first-hand account of the aftermath of the Gulf Oil Spill

Co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies and Environmental Science Programs, the Suffolk University Environmental Club, and the Suffolk University Sustainability Committee.

Time: 1-2:30pm

Location: Munce Conference Room, 1st Floor, Archer Building, 20 Derne Street, Beacon Hill

Lunch will be provided. 

Event Overview

Suffolk University adjunct professor Ken Finkelstein will discuss his experience in responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill along the Gulf of Mexico coastline. Ken is an employee of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and spent 4 weeks in Louisiana and Alabama assessing oil coverage and injury to the shoreline. The presentation will include a liberal use of photographs and web sites that will allow the audience to learn of the nature and extent of the oiling. Much of the presentation are his personal views and may not reflect NOAA's final scientific judgment. No recording - oral or video - is permitted.

About the Presenter

Ken Finkelstein is an environmental scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration working in the National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration. He represents NOAA as a natural resource trustee in New England and provides technical support to the EPA Region 1 staff. His position includes the assessment of marine and aquatic pollution events often leading to settlements with responsible parties resulting in natural resource restoration. He is also an adjunct professor at Suffolk University teaching environmental science and coastal geology since 1988. Ken received his Ph.D. in Marine Sciences from the College of William and Mary in 1986.

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