RMS Titanic: 100th Anniversary of its Sinking

  • 04 Apr 2012
  • 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • D.C. Bar Conference Center 1101 K Street, NW, Conference Center Washington DC 20005

RMS Titanic: 100th Anniversary of its Sinking

Time: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Description
The 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of RMS Titanic is April 14-15, 2012.   It is an appropriate time to review what has happened to the wreck since its 1985 discovery.  It is also an ideal time to discuss recent initiatives to better understand the wreck as an archaeological, historical, and memorial site, as well as to discuss opportunities for better managing and protecting the site in the future.  Dr. James Delgado, NOAA's Director of Maritime Heritage, will address the status of the wreck site based on the most recent expedition in August of 2010 as well as a plan of action for RMS Titanic that addresses the interests of the public, private enterprise, and the preservation community.  Ole Varmer of the International Section of NOAA's General Counsel Office will explore the legal status of the wreck site and the collection of artifacts recovered from it as well as the implications under international law arising from it becoming subject to the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage on the 100th anniversary of its sinking.  Dr. Delgado has been involved with RMS Titanic since 1986 in various aspects of his career as an archaeologist, museum director, and Federal official, participating in a 2000 dive to the wreck site and serving as chief scientist for the 2010 scientific mapping expedition.  He was also one of the authors of the International Titanic Agreement.  Ole Varmer has also long been involved with RMS Titanic.  He was NOAA's representative on the U.S. Delegation that negotiated the Titanic International Agreement and took a leading role in the development of NOAA's 2001 Guidelines for Research, Exploration and Salvage of RMS Titanic.  Mr. Varmer has published numerous articles on the international and U.S. law applying to RMS Titanic and other historic shipwrecks, and was an integral member of the interagency team that developed the Administration's proposed implementing legislation for the International Titanic Agreement.

This Brown Bag Program is sponsored by the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section.

Location
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street, NW, Conference Center
Washington DC 20005
Contact
Sections Office 202-626-3463
Speakers
James Delgado, Director of Maritime Heritage, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Peter Oppenheimer, Section Chief, International Section, General Counsel Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Ole Varmer, Attorney-Advisor, International Section, General Counsel Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
CLE Credit
No
Cost
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section $20.00
Government and Non-profit Employees $10.00
Law Students $5.00
Non-Section Members $25.00


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