Fueling the Laurentian Great Lakes Region: Multiple Modes, Multiple Perspectives

Fueling the Laurentian Great Lakes Region: Multiple Modes, Multiple Perspectives
6/15/22, 12:00 pm - 6/15/22, 1:00 pm

Registration

This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend this webinar.

Description

Join the Hazardous Material Transport Outreach Network (HazMaTON) for the first installment of our 2022 summer webinar series. This panel presentation and discussion will explore the movement of hazardous materials, with a focus on crude oil and its refined products, throughout the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, Lake Champlain, and Hudson River regions from multiple perspectives. Panelists will provide background on multimodal crude oil transport pathways, the regional energy economy, environmental impacts of crude oil transportation, and social impacts of oil movement and spills. A facilitated question and answer period will follow the presentations.

The HazMaTON is a collaborative of specialists from the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain, Hudson River, and St. Lawrence River regions focused on reducing risks associated with multiple modes of oil and other hazardous material transportation. The collaborative is committed to the dissemination of accurate, neutral, and data-driven information through education, outreach, and relationship building in order to improve public safety, the region’s economy, and environmental stewardship of our water resources.

Presentations

  • The Relationship Between Crude Oil Transportation, the Blue Economy, and Existing Economic Development Policies - Presented by, Marcello Graziano.
  • Environmental Impacts Associated with Transport of Crude Oil and its Refined Products in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Watershed - Presented by, Michael W. Murray.
  • An Overview of Social Dimensions of Marine Oil Spills - Presented by, Liesel Ritchie.
  • Multimodal Transportation of Crude Oil and its Refined Products in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Watershed - Presented by, Richard Stewart.

Presenters

Marcello Graziano, Associate Professor, Southern Connecticut State University's Department of Management and International Business; Associate Director, Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis, University of Connecticut.

Michael W. Murray, Instructor, Augusta University's Department of Biological Sciences, and adjunct associate professor, University of Michigan, School for Environment and Sustainability.

Liesel Ritchie, Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of the Center for Coastal Studies at Virginia Tech.

Richard Stewart, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Superior's Department of Transportation and Logistics and the Director of the Transportation and Logistics Research Center.

Contact

Kelsey Prihoda, Sea Grant Great Lakes Transport Extension Educator, priho011@d.umn.edu.

Image credit: University of Minnesota Duluth