Photo of the Tidal Canal in Alameda, CA By Eugene Zelenko (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Every two years the California State Lands Commission presents its Prevention First symposium. Prevention First is an onshore and offshore pollution prevention symposium and technology exhibition. Experts and professionals from academia, industry, and government from around the country gather at this important event to share information and introduce concepts in pollution prevention with a focus on marine invasive species management, environmental protection, marine oil terminal engineering and maintenance standards, pipeline safety, risk analysis, many other areas involving maritime safety and pollution prevention.

Below is a slideshow of photos taken at the 2018 Prevention First symposium. Presentations and reports will be posted as soon as they are available.


Prevention First 2018


Previous Symposiums

Agendas and materials from previous symposiums are available for review below:

2018 | 2016 | 2014 | 2012
2010 | 2008 | 2006 | 2004 | 2002