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Betsy Baker

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Associate Professor, Senior Fellow for Oceans and Energy at Institute for Energy and the Environment

Dr. Jur., Christian-Albrechts-Universitat, 2000;
LLM, Christian-Albrechts-Universitat, 1994;
JD, University of Michigan, 1982;
BA, Northwestern University, 1978

Phone: 802-831-1270
Email: bbaker@vermontlaw.edu

Presentations

Representative Presentations 2009 - 2013

PRESENTATIONS TO GOVERNMENT ENTITIES AND RELATED CONFERENCES

  • Gulf of Mexico-Western Gap, U.S. Pilot Submission Review Workshop, U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Task Force, April 2-4, 2013, NOAA/Department of Commerce, Washington, DC
  • Gulf of Mexico-Western Gap, Mock Regional Analysis Workshop, U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Task Force, January 29-February 1, 2013, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, Boulder, CO
  • Governing Resource Development in the Marine Arctic, NOAA Brown Bag Luncheon Speaker Series, December 13, 2012, Silver Spring, MD
  • “Arctic Ocean Review Phase II Report”, Co-lead author role at Authors Workshop, PAME, September 17-18, 2012 Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • “International and Comparative approaches to regulating offshore hydrocarbon activity,” to Department of the Interior: James Watson, Director, Bureau of Safety, Environment and Enforcement (BSEE) and Staff; and Walter Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Staff, (with R. Sidortsov), March 6, 2012, Washington, DC
  • “Offshore Oil and Gas: Opportunities and options to strengthen relevant Agreements,” Arctic Council, Protection of the Marine Environment (PAME)/Arctic Ocean Review Phase II Expert Workshop, September 20, 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • “Common Precepts of Marine Scientific Research in the Arctic,” invitation only presentation to the International Conference on Arctic Marine Science, International Law and Climate Protection, March 17-18, 2011, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany
  • “Implementing the PAME Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Guidelines in Canada, Greenland, Russia and the United States,” invitation only presentation to the Inuit Leaders Summit on Resource Development, hosted by the Inuit Circumpolar Council, February 23, 2011, Ottawa, Ontario
  • “Implementation of the Arctic Offshore Guidelines in Canada and the United States,” for Arctic Council, bi-annual meeting of diplomatic delegations to the Protection of the Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group, Panel: Follow-up on the 2009 Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Guidelines, September 14, 2010, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, DC
  • “Relevant Science Agreements—Existing and Emerging Issues,” for Arctic Council, Protection of the Marine Environment (PAME)/Arctic Ocean Review Phase I Expert Workshop, Panel: Status of the Arctic Marine Environment and Emerging Trends, September 13, 2010, Washington, DC (Host: U.S. Government)
  • Report to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission about a September 21, 2009, workshop at University of Alaska Fairbanks, “International scientific collaboration and legal regimes in achanging Arctic Ocean” and on plans for a white paper on Arctic Ocean access for scientific research with workshop collaborators, November 11, 2009, Cambridge, MA
  • Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, on “Northern Challenges facing Canada and the United States,” June 16, 2009, Senate of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • HSE Regulations in Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia and the United States, for Statoil-Det Norske Veritas (DNV) in-house workshop Arctic Competence Escalator, Safe Arctic Operations, September 17, 2013 (invited), Oslo, Norway
  • The North American Marine Environment: Assessing Assessment Platforms, NAFTA and Sustainable Development Workshop, McGill Faculty of Law-Vermont Law School, July 13, 2013, Montreal, Quebec
  • Legal and Policy Framework for Sea Ice Restoration, for White Arctic, Blue Arctic: Exploring Sea Ice Restoration, April 25, 2013, Columbia University, New York
  • Ripples in the Arctic Ice: Circumpolar Regulatory & Policy Responses to Deepwater Horizon, American Bar Association, International Law Section, Spring Meeting, Panelist for “Is it Still Leaking? Global Legal Impacts of Deepwater Horizon,” Chair, Michael Bromwich, April 24, 2013, Washington, DC
  • American Society of International Law: Panelist for “Polar Law: The Challenges of Governance in the Changing Arctic,” April 5, 2013, Washington, DC
  • Michigan State University School of Law, “Coastal States and oil and gas development in the Arctic Ocean,” East Lansing, MI, February 21, 2013
  • The Arctic and the Law of the Sea, panelist for: Thirty Years of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, AALS Section on Admiralty and Maritime Law, AALS Annual Meeting, January 4, 2013, New Orleans, LA (in absentia)
  • Governing Resource Development in the Marine Arctic, Ninth Annual Maritime Law Symposium, Roger Williams University School of Law, November 14, 2012, Bristol, RI
  • “Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas, Opportunities and Options to Strengthen Relevant Agreements,” Ecologic Arctic Summer College, Session: Energy and Resources, co-panelist Robert J. Blaauw, Senior Advisor Global Arctic Theme, Shell International Exploration and Production B.V., web based seminar, August 13, 2012
  • Marine Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Better Use of Science Information, at the Symposium “Securing the Ocean for the Next Generation,” sponsored by the Law of the Sea Institute, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley and the Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI), May 23, 2012, Seoul, Korea
  • “Regulating Offshore Oil and Gas Activity in the Arctic Ocean post-Deepwater Horizon,” Association of American Law Schools, 2012 Annual Meeting, Joint Session with “North American Cooperation” and “International Law” sections, Panel on Arctic Issues, topic: Mapping of the Extended Continental Shelf under the Law of the Sea Convention, January 5, 2012, Washington, DC
  • “Harmonizing Offshore Oil and Gas Regulation in the Arctic,” Fourth Polar Law Symposium, September 9, 2011 (in absentia), Nuuk, Greenland
  • “Regulating Offshore Oil and Gas Activity Around the Arctic,” University of Alaska Anchorage, Institute of Economic and Social Research, August 17, 2011, Anchorage, AK
  • “Regulating Offshore Hydrocarbon Activity in Canada and the U.S.: Room for Convergence?,” for Institute of the North’s Week of the Arctic, August 16, 2011, Anchorage, AK
  • “The Legal Status of Sea Ice: An Update in the face of (climate) change,” VIIth Annual Congress of Arctic Social Scientists, IASSA, June 24, 2011, Akureyri, Iceland
  • “Alaska, Offshore Energy and Marine and Coastal Area Management,” at Vermont Law School Conference, Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning: The Intersection between Energy, CMSP, and Our Future Needs, April 1, 2011, South Royalton, VT
  • “Improving Coordination with the International Community,” panelist and moderator for the workshop: Strengthening Institutions: Strategies for Cooperative, Ecosystem-based Management in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, co-sponsored by the University of Alaska, Anchorage and Fairbanks campuses, March 4-6, 2011, Anchorage, AK
  • “Implementing the PAME Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Guidelines in Canada, Greenland, Russia and the United States,” invitation only presentation to the Inuit Leaders Summit on Resource Development, hosted by the Inuit Circumpolar Council, February 23, 2011, Ottawa, Ontario
  • “Lessons from the U.S. and the Arctic Council: Drilling in the Arctic after the BP Deepwater Horizon Blowout Spill,” Canadian Council on International Law, October 30, 2010, Ottawa, Ontario
  • “U.S.-Canadian cooperation in the North American Arctic: Oil, Gas and Environment,” Woodrow Wilson Center - Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Governing the North policy briefings, September 21-22, 2010, Washington, DC and Ottawa, Ontario
  • “Rethinking the Importance of National Law for Natural Resource Development in the North American Arctic: Some Examples from the U.S. and Canada,” Canada’s and Europe’s Northern Dimensions, May 27, 2010, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Arctic Governance Project Summit, Rapporteur and participant, January 29-31, 2010, Tromsø, Norway
  • “Comparing Canadian Inuvialuit and Alaskan Inupiat participation in managing marine resources,” paper presented at Arctic Frontiers, January 28, 2010, Tromsø, Norway
  • Member of Science Crew on the icebreaker USCGC HEALY, August 16-September 7, 2009 (HEALY 09-05) deployment, mapping the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf, Arctic Ocean
  • State Sovereignty and the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, Invited Speaker, 3rd Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations, June 9-11, 2009, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
  • Canadian-U.S. Cooperation in the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Continental Shelf Mapping, Presentations to Canadian diplomatic and press corps with Michael Byers and Ron Macnab, and to the Nunavut Government, February 17-19, 2009, Ottawa, Ontario and Iqaluit, Nunavut
  • “Science-driven cooperation and policy: Addressing Canadian/U.S. diplomatic concerns in the Arctic“ (talk), Session T12: The Law and Politics of Canadian Jurisdiction on the Arctic Ocean Seabed, Arctic Change 2008 Conference, http://www.arctic-change2008.com/ in conjunction with the International Polar Year, December 10, 2008, Quebec City, Quebec
  • Member of Science Crew on the icebreaker USCGC HEALY, August 14-September 5, 2008 (HEALY 08-05) and August-September 2009 (HLY 08-09), mapping the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf, Arctic Ocean

For a complete list of presentations, including those before 2009, please contact bbaker@vermontlaw.edu