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DRAFT Sanctuary Advisory Council Virtual Meeting
June 17th, 2022

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council Virtual Presentation

This was a web based virtual presentation due to the ongoing precautions related to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

9:00 AM – 1:45 PM
Friday, June 17th, 2022


9:00 AM Call to Order, Webinar Technology Check-in & Roll Call
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of April 15th, 2022 meeting minutes
Brian Nelson (Chair), Sarah Lopez (Secretary)
  Standard Reports from Staff

MBNMS Permit Report (167K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS Office Report (856K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (176K PDF*) PDF
Advisory Council Member Announcements (K PDF*) PDF
9:15 AM Standing Item: Superintendent's Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff since the last AC meeting
Lisa Wooninck (MBNMS), Maria Brown (CBNMS/GFNMS)
10:00 AM Information Item: MBNMS 30th Anniversary Activities Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s planned events around the MBNMS 30th Anniversary. Ginaia Kelly (MBNMSF)
10:15 AM Information Item: Ocean Acidification in Sanctuaries A sanctuary perspective on ocean acidification Katie Wubel (OCNMS)
10:45 AM Break (15 minutes)  
11:00 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda Brian Nelson (Chair)
11:15 AM Action Item: Diversification of the MBNMS Advisory Council Development of an Ad-hoc working group to formulate recommendations to increase the council’s diversity. Lisa Wooninck (MBNMS)
11:45 AM Information Item: Climate Change and Cultural Resources Outlining the effects of climate change on the sanctuary’s maritime heritage resources. Madeline Roth (ONMS)
12:30 PM Lunch (30 minutes)  
1:00 PM Information Item: Climate Vulnerability Assessment Discussion of what a climate vulnerability assessment is, how it is conducted, what GFNMS found in their initial assessment and what they are doing next. Sara Hutto (GFNMS)
1:45 PM Adjourn  



  • Public comment on agenda items will be heard prior to SAC discussion/deliberation
  • A motion for action may be made by a council member at any time, provided there is a quorum
  • Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Dawn Hayes at (831) 647-4256 or by email.


Virtual Meeting Directions:

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  1. This meeting will use Google Meet, a multi-platform program that's free to use.

    Join with Google Meet

    Meeting ID: hnm-cftd-qpw
    If you can not join online, you may call in using:
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  2. You will be asked to enter muted, but with your video on.
  3. Public Members: To give a public comment, use the "Raise Hand" feature, and when called upon by the meeting moderator you will need to unmute and and will be given 3 minutes for a verbal comment. Public comment will be received during the 15-minute public comment session beginning at 11:15 am or during the designated time for each agenda item.
  4. If you have trouble accessing the Google Meet, or problems during the session that you are unable to enter into the comment box, or just basic questions, you can send an email to or call/text (831) 236–6536.


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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