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Gerald  participated in the highly successful Clean Pacific Conference and Exhibition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 16-18, 2015.  At that conference, Gerald was actively engaged in a dozen workshops and sessions over a two day period.  Click here for a brief video clip Gerald took of the Sail Past of marine oil spill response vessels and equipment which took place alongside the Vancouver Conference Centre at Canada Place June 18, 2015.

CEAA has announced that additional Participant Funding is being made available for the review of the marine shipping component of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project in the Salish Sea. Worldocean Consulting Ltd would be pleased to discuss our active engagement with Intervenors on the marine oil spill aspects of the project review.

Click here for a podcast of Dr. Gerald Graham's April 10, 2015 appearance on CBC Radio's BC Almanac call-in show, on the subject of the English Bay oil spill in Vancouver Harbour.

In a similar vein, here's a link to a podcast of Gerald's April 9, 2015 appearance on CBC Radio's On the Coast, also on the topic of  the oil spill in Vancouver's English Bay.

Also, on April 10, 2015 Gerald was interviewed by talk show host Terry Moore of CFAX 1070 about the English Bay incident.


Gerald was pleased to participate in the T'Souke Nation Marine Safety and Risk Reduction Summit in Sooke, British Columbia, Canada, March 25 and 26, 2015. Click here for photos of him at this event.

On March 18, 2015 Gerald made a presentation entitled The Risks of Tanker Spills along the BC Coast to the University of Victoria Commerce Students' Society.

Gerald also looks forward to reviewing the marine transportation components of the Energy East tanker project for the Bay of Fundy, which is currently under preliminary review by the National Energy Board.
 
Dr. Gerald Graham is the President of Worldocean Consulting Ltd, a Canadian company specializing in marine oil spill prevention and response planning, including the development of the On Scene Coordinator's Advisor for Responding to oil spills (OSCAR), a prototype Marine Oil Spill Expert System.

As an example of Worldocean's influential marine oil spill consulting work, Gerald provided expert advice to the Living Oceans Society and Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative on the joint environmental assessment of Enbridge's Northern Gateway project which was undertaken in acordance with the National Energy Board Act and Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. He was tasked with reviewing the marine oil spill prevention and response aspects of the application. Coastal First Nations subsequently submitted his report, entitled Marine Oil Spill Aspects of the Northern Gateway Project, as Expert Testimony to the Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel.
 
Gerald has a long history of involvement in the marine environmental field, and has traveled extensively on BC's North Coast ( including a week spent on Gil Island ), Haida Gwaii and elsewhere. His work has taken him all over Canada, including  the Arctic. He has also worked extensively in Europe ( where he lived for more than six years and where he was a Visiting Scholar at Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University ), in Africa ( where he has made seven trips to a total of eleven coastal countries ), and in Latin America. He has taught at Canadian and American universities, and published widely.
 
In terms of his technical accreditation, Gerald is a Canadian Coast Guard-trained On Scene Commander for oil spill response, which means that he is trained to direct the response to a major marine oil spill incident, such as a tanker casualty or offshore blowout. As examples of his professional experience, in 1990 Gerald was  seconded as a full-time, in-house Consultant to the Public Review Panel on Tanker Safety and Marine Spills Response Capability, the so-called Brander-Smith Panel. The following year, he spent a month in Mauritania advising the Mauritanian government on international treaties relating to protection of the marine environment.

Gerald was also Principal Consultant on a program review of the entire federal Environmental Assessment and Review Process (EARP_), served as a Technical Expert to a public review panel, and has been commissioned to write submissions to various other panels, including the SETAC panel which reviewed the issue of Victoria sewage. His report to SETAC is entitled
"Is Victoria Sewage Contaminating Southern Resident Killer Whales?" 

As an example of Gerald's professional marine oil spill prevention and planning work, in 2004 he was invited to make a presentation in Campbell River, Vancouver island, British Columbia, Canada on the threat of oil spills in the Queen Charlotte Basin. This two-day workshop, organized by the Province of British Columbia brought together First Nations representatives from northern Vancouver Island and offshore oil and gas experts to discuss the implications of the possible lifting of the BC North Coast offshore exploration ban.

In addition, Gerald has worked for the House of Commons on marine, energy and environmental policy issues, for the Government of Canada on Arctic offshore oil and gas policy, and for the Royal Commission on the Sealing Industry. Both his Masters ( International Affairs, Carleton University ) and Ph. D. ( International Affairs, Graduate Institute, Geneva ) theses are on the marine environment. His client list includes DFO, EC, INAC, EA, ICOD, Transport Canada and CIDA in Canada, and The World Bank, FAO, OECD, EU , IOC and GTZ abroad.

Aside from making a Marine Oil Spill Expert Systems PowerPoint presentation at the 2004 AMOP Technical Seminar in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Gerald presented a paper entitled Expert Systems for Marine Oil Spill Response Operations at the 2003 Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Other marine oil spill conferences Gerald has attended over the years in Canada and abroad include: the IMO's 2nd International Conference on High Density Spills at IMO HQ in London, England in 1996, as well as the Third such conference held in Brest, France in 2002; IOSC 2003 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; the 2002 AMOP Technical Seminar held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; as well as two Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force meetings, the first being the 2002 AGM  which was held in Tacoma, WA, USA, and the second being the 2008 AGM which was held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Over the course of the past quarter century, Gerald has made many TV and radio appearances, been interviewed extensively by print journalists, lectured many times, and made a number of submissions to various public consultation processes relating primarily to the marine environment. Links to a random selection of those TV and radio appearances, print appearances and public submissions follows:

Interviewed on Global BC 1 TV on Dec. 3, 2013 about the Tanker Safety Expert Panel report.

Interviewed March 21, 2007 on The A Channel on the first anniversary of the sinking of the MV Queen of the North ferry off the North Coast of BC.

Participated in a panel debate on August 13, 2003 on the A Channel on the topic of the possible lifting of British Columbia's Offshore Oil Moratorium. This was less than seven years before the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Happily, the BC moratorium still holds.

Spoke at a Victoria rally against the lifting of BC's offshore oil and gas moratorium on January 12, 2002. The rally was covered by VI Land News.

Interviewed on May 14, 2004 on the French language Radio Canada TV in Victoria following the local hearings of the Priddle Panel which reviewed the BC offshore oil and gas moratorium issue.
 
Interviewed on January 6, 1993 on the CBC's Newsworld TV network about the MV Braer tanker incident off the United Kingdom's Shetland Islands.
 
Public lecture entitled The Threat of Marine Oil Spills in the Queen Charlotte Basin at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, B. C. on January 27, 2010. 

Subject of an article entitled  "A Significant Risk" in the February, 2013 issue of Focus Magazine.

Subject of a January 12, 2013 Vancouver Sun
 article by Larry Pynn entitled "Tankers too Risky on BC's North Coast, Oil-Spill Consultant Says", about Gerald's marine oil spill prevention and response research critique of Northern Gateway's marine transportation Quantitative Risk Assessment.

Subject of an April 29, 2004 Vancouver Sun article entitled by Stephen Hume entitled "Expert in oil-spill response outlines the risks for B.C.", about a presentation Gerald gave on the threat of oil spills in the Queen Charlotte Basin.
 
Oral Statement to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project Joint Review Panel January 7, 2013. Click here for a video reenactment of Gerald's appearance before the Panel. Also, Gerald submitted a Letter of Comment to the Joint Review Panel.

2010 TV interview, at the time of the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, with Susan McGinnis of Clean Skies TV.
Around the same time, interviewed by Paul Workman on
Daily Planet TV  on the Discovery Channel. Also, a Market Watch article about Gerald's contribution to stemming the flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon leak. Click here for links to 21 of the 28 interviews that Gerald gave at the time of the Deepwater Horizon disaster five years ago.
 
Comments with respect to the proposed Terms of Reference for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project public review.
 
Interviewed March 21, 2007 on The A Channel on the first anniversary of the sinking of the MV Queen of the North ferry off the North Coast of BC.

Participated in a panel debate on August 13, 2003 on The A Channel on the topic of the possible lifting of British Columbia's Offshore Oil Moratorium. This was less than seven years before the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Happily, the BC moratorium still holds.

Spoke at a Victoria rally against the lifting of BC's offshore oil and gas moratorium on January 12, 2002. The rally was covered by VI Land News.

Among those interviewed on May 14, 2004 on the French language Radio Canada TV in Victoria following the local hearings of the Priddle Panel which reviewed the BC offshore oil and gas moratorium issue.

Interviewed on January 6, 1993 on the CBC's Newsworld TV network about the MV Braer tanker incident off the United Kingdom's Shetland Islands.

2004 submission to the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel on BC's offshore oil and gas moratorium entitled "Probability and Consequence".

Re-enactment of his August 15, 2013 sewage treatment presentation to the Capital Regional District Board in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Op-ed piece entitled "Why I'm In Favour of Sewage Treatment for Victoria".

We're on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SalishSeaFuture and Skype. Our Skype name is geraldgraham.
 
Click here for a convenient link to each of the forty-three subpages on the Worldocean Consulting web site.

See Gerald's professional profile on Ocean Expert.

Check out our BC Marine Environmental Policy blog. Check out Gerald's YouTube videos,  as well as his Vimeo videos.
 
Also, read from an extensive selection of Gerald's publications and PowerPoint presentations on Scribd. The collection includes Gerald's latest publication, a brief analysis entitled "The Risks of Oil Spills from Tankers along the Coast of British Columbia, Canada" .
 
Finally, check out Gerald's sewage treatment expertise.
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