More about our three panellists:
(1) Jim Morris – Witt O’Brien’s
Jim is Witt O’Brien’s Acting Regional Manager of Response for the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining Witt O’Brien’s, Jim was a Commander in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – sailing aboard oceanographic research vessels and working on the agency’s hazardous materials response team alongside the US Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency and coastal states.
(2) John MacDonald – Memorial University
John is a PhD Candidate at the Marine Institute of Memorial University as well as a Senior Analyst for the Office of Incident Management with the Canadian Coast Guard. As a researcher, he investigates how to effectively train first responders for situation awareness and emergency decision-making. John comes from a professional firefighting background and was formerly an Instructor and a Disaster Response Team Leader for the Canadian Red Cross.
(3) Michael Lowry – Western Canada Marine Response Corporation
Michael is the Senior Communications Manager for Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC). He is a strategic communications and public relations expert with more than 15 years’ experience in domestic and international settings. He has designed and developed successful communication campaigns for some of western Canada’s most influential industrial organizations, including Harbour Air and Columbia Power.
Date & Time: 23 May at 15:00 UTC