Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 22, 2010

U.S. and Canadian officials will hold a technical briefing via teleconference call to preview the third joint scientific survey of the Extended Continental Shelf in the Arctic on Monday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. This bilateral mission will continue the collaboration in extended continental shelf data collection in the Arctic started in 2008. The joint operations will be conducted from August 7 to September 3.

U.S. officials participating in the technical briefing will include: Margaret Hayes, Chair of U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Task Force, U.S. Department of State; Dr. Brian Edwards, Chief Scientist on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, U.S. Geological Survey; and Jon Childs, Lead for the Seismic Data Operations Team for the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Project, U.S. Geological Survey.

Canadian officials participating will include: Dr. Jacob Verhoef, Science Director responsible for the extended continental shelf at Natural Resources Canada; Dr. David Mosher, Chief Scientist on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent; as well as representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

Media representatives wishing to participate should use the following information:

Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

Time: 1:00 PM EDT

Phone number: 1-877-413-4814 or 1-613-960-7526

Password: 8328280

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PRN: 2010/997