About the Guest Speaker

Ole Varmer
An attorney-advisor with NOAA’s Office of General Counsel for International Law since 1998, Ole has worked on a variety of international issues and is primarily responsible for providing advice on the subject areas involving cultural and historic resources, maritime zones and boundaries, coastal zone management, ocean dumping and polar issues.

Ole also worked on international issues for NOAA General Council in his previous position in the Office of the General Counsel for Ocean Services which he joined in 1990. Ole helped draft guidelines and the international Titanic agreement. He was the lead negotiator for NOAA in the development of covenants and conditions to preserve the public interest in the collection of artifacts salvaged from Titanic, including those now being auctioned.

To see a video about protecting the Titanic, click here.

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