Event Date: Tuesday, November 6
Event Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: The Battle House Hotel, Mobile, Alabama

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation hosts the annual Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon to recognize those in the community making outstanding contributions to marine environmetal sustainability in the Alabama Gulf Coast region. Click here to purchase your tickets for the luncheon. 

The keynote speaker for the 6th annual Marine Enviro``nmental Awards Luncheon will be Steven A. Murawski, Ph.D. is Professor and the Downtown Partnership – Peter Betzer Endowed Chair of Biological Oceanographyat the University of South Florida, College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dr. Murawski is a fishery biologist specializing in population and ecosystem dynamics, with 40+ years of professional experience. He worked for NOAA for 35 years, where he retired as the Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor for the National Marine Fisheries Service. Murawski was a principal author of the 2007 reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and the National Ocean Policy of 2010. Since coming to the Gulf of Mexico region he has been actively involved in assessing the environmental impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and its implications for fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, serving as Principal Investigator for the Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE). In addition to research on oil spill impacts, he and his graduate students have an active program to assess the status of fishery stocks and map their habitats in the Gulf of Mexico, with particular emphasis on reef fish stocks. He is a member of the National Academy of Science’s Ocean Studies Board and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the recipient of the Senior Executive Service Meritorious Service Award, conferred by President Obama, and the Department of Commerce Gold Medal, among other professional awards.  His Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology was conferred in 1984 from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.