Information Item: "Reconnecting with Your Sanctuary" – Monterey Accelerated Research System (MARS) A new Way of Doing Oceanography MARS is a cabled observatory that allows scientists to design new types of oceanographic equipment and study the ocean in new ways.
Information Item: Promoting Volunteer Activities Highlight the various MBNMS volunteer groups and their accomplishments
Possible Action Item: Sanctuary Site Evaluation List (SEL) At the December 2011 advisory council meeting, Geoff and PJ agreed to draft a letter supporting reactivation of the SEL for advisory council review.
PJ Webb, Geoff Shester
Information Item: Working Group Updates Updates from working group chairs on recent working group meetings
Conservation Working Group
Sanctuary Education Panel
Research Activities Panel
Working Group Chairs
Update: Sanctuary Advisory Council Calendar Review calendar to select agenda items for future meetings.
***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***
Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Nicole Capps at (831) 647-4206 or by email.
From the North: Take Highway 1 South to Ocean Avenue. Take a right at the light. Take Ocean Avenue down the hill to Junipero Street. At 8th Avenue (first stop sign) take a right. At the next street, Mission Street, take a left. The back of Sunset Center and Carpenter Hall will be on your right hand side.
From the South:
Take Highway 1 North to Ocean Avenue. Take a left at the light. Take Ocean Avenue down the hill to Junipero Street. At 8th Avenue (first stop sign) take a right. At the next street, Mission Street, take a left. The back of Sunset Center and Carpenter Hall will be on your right hand side.
A city lot adjacent to the Sunset Center is available for all day parking, but there is a fee. Street parking along Mission Street is available at no cost all day.
MST bus 4 stops across the street from the front of Sunset Center on 9th Avenue.
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The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council was established by Federal law to assure continued public participation in the management of the Sanctuary. Since its establishment in March 1994, the Council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California Coast. The Council's nineteen voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public, plus seven local, state and federal governmental jurisdictions. In addition, the respective managers for the four California National Marine Sanctuaries (Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve sit as non-voting members. Members are appointed competitively by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and serve three-year terms. The Council meets bi-monthly in open sessions located throughout the 360-mile boundary of the Sanctuary.
The Council maintains a firm commitment to the goals and objectives of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Program. The Council appreciates the efforts of volunteers, non-profit organizations, businesses, and citizens, without whose support the mission of the Sanctuary would be difficult to realize.