2023 Annual Meeting

Below are links to all available video and slide files presented at the 2023 Annual Meeting.

Visit our 2022 Annual Meeting page for links to presentations from that event.

Links to previous Annual Meetings

The 34rd Annual Meeting of the Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force was held virtually on November 16th, 2023. The Annual Meeting offers an opportunity for the Task Force members to share updates on our work on current issues in spill prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.


Speakers Bios

Opening Session

Session 1: Executive Coordinator Update

Meg Harris, Executive Coordinator, Triangle Associates (slide presentation, pdf)

Session 2: Jurisdictional Updates

Presentation of 2023 Legacy Awards

Video of the presentation of this year’s Legacy Awards.
We recognized four individuals who have been selected as 2023 Award recipients for their exemplary work in the areas of oil spill prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Legacy Award winner biographies (pdf)

Session 3: Environmental Justice in Spill Response

Oil spills can often disproportionately impact remote, vulnerable, or underrepresented communities. This session will explore considerations for environmental justice in oil spill prevention, preparedness, and response, with an emphasis on equitable access to information and building two-way channels of communication.

Session 4: Communication Challenges of Remote Locations

Remote locations provide unique challenges for spill responders. This session will explore the safety and communication needs when working in physical or technologically remote areas and the tools used to address these constraints.