Marine Renewable Energy Program Manager
California Ocean Protection Council
Chris Potter is currently the Marine Renewable Energy Program Manager for the California Ocean Protection Council (Council) and coordinator of the state Marine Renewable Energy Working Group. The Council was created under state law to coordinate state agency ocean and coastal policy development and research needs. The Council is located within the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) and is chaired by the California Secretary for Natural Resources. In addition to his marine renewable energy duties, Chris is a co-convener of the California Interagency Oil and Gas Decommissioning Work Group. Prior to coming to CNRA, Chris was a committee consultant for the California Senate Natural Resources Committee where he worked on a wide range of state legislation including water pollution, stream protection and restoration, and fisheries. In addition to working for state government, Chris has many years of experience working for private environmental consulting firms. His educational background at both the undergraduate and graduate level includes natural resources, environmental science and engineering.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM