PHMSA Pipeline Safety Research and Development Forum
The 2018 Pipeline R&D Forum will be held on September 11-12 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner
Harbor Hotel, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. The forum is a 2-day event held periodically
to generate a national research agenda that fosters solutions for the various challenges associated
with pipeline safety and with protecting the environment. The forum allows public, government and industry
pipeline stakeholders to develop a consensus on the technical gaps and challenges for future research.
It also reduces duplication of programs, factors ongoing research efforts, leverages resources and broadens
synergies. The national research agenda coming out of these events is aligned with the needs of the pipeline
safety mission, makes use of the best available knowledge and expertise, and considers stakeholder perspectives.
Specifically, the forum:
- Identifies key pipeline technical challenges facing industry and government;
- Disseminates information on current research efforts; and
- Identifies new research that can help to meet known challenges.
More Information and registration can be found on the PHMSA meeting webpage.