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Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
December 9th, 2010

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Pacific Grove Community Center
515 Junipero Ave
Pacific Grove, CA
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Thursday, December 9th, 2010

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8:45 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM Call to Order
  • Swear in new member
  • Review 2011 Schedule of meetings
Chris Harrold
  Approval of October 21st, 2010 Meeting Minutes

DRAFT SAC Meeting Minutes 10/21/10   PDF
  Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff

MBNMS Office Report (12/3/10)   PDF
9:15 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda  
9:45 AM Information Report: Superintendent's Report
Important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last two months.
Paul Michel
10:00 AM Sanctuary Advisory Councils and the Use of Science
An overview of research on how scientific information plays a role in management and an invitation/request for participation through interviews and a survey.
Lauren Garske
10:30 AM Update: Ecosystem Based Management Initiative (EBMI)
Update and further information on the EBMI.
Rikki Dunsmore
11:30 AM Review Draft Agenda Calendar
At the October advisory council meeting members provided input on agenda topics for the next two years. The advisory council may approve the calendar.
  • Possible Action Item
Karen Grimmer
12:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM Member Announcements  
1:15 PM Draft Southern Region Support Letter to Dan Basta
At the October meeting the advisory council agreed to send a letter to Dan Basta for more sanctuary support in the southern region.
  • Possible Action Item
PJ Webb
1:45 PM Draft Letter of Support for the Marine Interest Group
At the October meeting the advisory council agreed to send a letter in support of the Marine Interest Group in the sanctuary's southern region.
  • Possible Action Item
PJ Webb
2:15 PM Information Item: “Reconnecting with your Sanctuary": SCID/EcoViz
A demonstration of SIMoN tools for virtually visiting your Sanctuary.
Andrew DeVogelaere
3:15 PM Update: MLPA Update
Periodic update of the CA Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA).
Paul Reilly
3:30 PM ADJOURN - Optional Holiday Gathering at  


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


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From the South:

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Draft Agenda Calendar for 2011/2012 (147KB PDF*)   PDF
Assessing The Role of Scientific Information in SAC Recommendations & NMS Management Decisions (270KB PDF*)   PDF
Powerpoint of EMBI Presentation (2.1MB PDF*)   PDF
DRAFT SAC Meeting Minutes 10/21/10   PDF
MBNMS Office Report (12/3/10)   PDF

Draft Southern Region Support Letter to Dan Basta (53KB PDF*)   PDF
Draft Letter of Support for the Marine Interest Group (57KB PDF*)   PDF
Letter from Paul Michel to MBNMS Advisory Council re: EBMI Update 11/30/10 (463KB PDF*)   PDF

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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.