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Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
February 7th, 2013

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MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 7th, 2013

(directions below)

FINAL AGENDA

8:30 AM Coffee and Sign-in
8:45 AM Call to Order
  • Welcome from the Seymour Marine Lab, Lisa Rose (Friends of Long Marine Lab Executive Director)
  • Approval of December 13th, 2012 meeting minutes
Kirk Schmidt
  Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff

1/31/13 MBNMS Permit Report (20KB PDF*)   PDF
2/7/13 MBNMS Office Report (193KB PDF*)   PDF
1/30/13 Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (12KB PDF*)   PDF
1/11/13 Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (127KB PDF*)   PDF
1/24/13 Sanctuary Education Panel Meeting Notes (98KB PDF*)   PDF
9:30 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda  
10:00 AM Standing Item: Advisory Council Member Announcements/Agenda Topics/Comments Kirk Schmidt
  Information Item: West Coast Region Update William Douros
  Discussion Possible Action Item: Calendar Results
Updated calendar of suggested Agenda Topics
Jackie Sommers, Paul Michel
  Lunch  
  Discussion and Possible Action Item: Working Group Roles
Review roles and protocols for Working groups.
Dawn Hayes
  Standing 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
  Information Item: "The origin of California Leatherback Sea Turtles and trans-Pacific partnerships for recovery." Scott Benson
  Information Item: Ocean Acidification
Review West Coast OA Plan and notes/outcomes from "High Co2 Conference" and Educators Workshop
Karen Grimmer, Simona Bartl
  Standing Item and Possible Action Item: Superintendent Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last two months at MBNMS. Discussion and Possible Action Item: Regarding proposed SAC resolution in support of GFNMS/CBNMS expansion (Chris Harrold)
Lisa Uttal, Paul Michel
  Information Item: SAC recruitment update and recognition of outgoing members Jackie Sommers, Paul Michel
4:30 PM Adjourn  

***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***

Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Jackie Sommers at (831) 647-4206 or by email.

Directions:

From the North:

Take Highway 17 South from San Jose. Highway 17 ends at Highway One, as you reach the coast. As you approach the coast and the city of Santa Cruz, take Highway One North toward Half Moon Bay. (Highway One becomes Mission Street.) Continue north through town several miles. Turn left on Swift Street. Turn right on Delaware Avenue. Follow Delaware to the UC Santa Cruz Marine Science Campus entrance at the end of the road. The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is the final building located on the ocean bluff, next to the giant blue whale skeleton.

From the South:

Take Highway One (Mission Street) north. Continue north through town several miles. Turn left on Swift Street. Turn right on Delaware Avenue. Follow Delaware to the UC Santa Cruz Marine Science Campus entrance at the end of the road. The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is the final building located on the ocean bluff, next to the giant blue whale skeleton.


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Files

1/31/13 MBNMS Permit Report (20KB PDF*) PDF
2/7/13 MBNMS Office Report (193KB PDF*) PDF
1/30/13 Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (12KB PDF*) PDF
1/11/13 Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (127KB PDF*) PDF
1/24/13 Sanctuary Education Panel Meeting Notes (98KB PDF*) PDF
   

Correspondence

none  
   

About Sanctuary Advisory Council
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (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 advisory council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California Coast. The advisory 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 advisory council meets bi-monthly in open sessions located throughout the 360-mile boundary of the Sanctuary.

The advisory council maintains a firm commitment to the goals and objectives of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Program. The advisory 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.

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