The MBNMS Research Activity Panel (RAP) is a working group of the MBNMS Advisory Council.
The RAP has several key objectives:
- Advise Sanctuary staff on conservation science issues that will influence policy (e.g. address research questions in the Joint Management Plan).
- Review of research issues and documents for SAC and Sanctuary staff.
- Facilitate the exchange of regional research information and create opportunities for project coordination.
- Convey regional research needs and opportunities to the SAC.
Currently, the RAP is presently composed of 25 representatives from regional research institutions and organizations. Administrative support of the RAP is provided by the MBNMS staff. Click on the links to the left to see current RAP members, agendas and minutes from meetings, information on the history of the RAP, and RAP policies.
Members of the RAP communicate chiefly by e-mail. Interested individuals can ask to be placed on the RAP Interests email list in order to follow topics being discussed by this group. For more information, contact:
Dr. Andrew DeVogelaere
MBNMS Research Coordinator
99 Pacific Street, Bldg. 455A
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 647-4213
Fax: (831) 647-4250