Marine Sanctuary advisors to meet in Bodega Bay, Thurs, Aug 12


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The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council is meeting Thursday, Aug 12. The public is invite to attend for discussions about the biological and maritime cultural resources of the National Marine Sanctuary, the federally protected waters outside the Golden Gate.

Topics will include the BP oil spill impacts, vessel impacts on wildlife  (e.g. ship strike of whales, noise, pollution), and gray whales (a familiar species but one which is already showing impacts of climate change).

Details after the jump.

Advisors to NOAA’s Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary meeting to discuss sanctuary-related issues.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bodega Marine Laboratories, South Lounge, 2099 Westside Road, Bodega Bay CA

GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
South Lounge, Bodega Marine Lab
2099 Westside Road, Bodega Bay, CA
Thursday, August 12, 9:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. 
 
Time
Topic
Lead
9:15
Members Arrive and Light Refreshments
 
9:30
Call to Order/Roll Call
-       Review Agenda
-       Approval of April 2010 Notes
Richard Charter, Chair, GFNMS Council
9:40
Tentative: Introductions and Swearing In of New Members
Maria Brown, Superintendent, GFNMS
 
10:00
Advisory Council Business
-       2010 Advisory Council Summit Debrief
-       Transition Notes to Key Meeting Outcomes
-       Council Charter Revisions
Kelley Higgason, Advisory Council Coordinator, GFNMS & Maria Brown, Superintendent, GFNMS
11:00
Superintendent’s Report
-       Tomales Bay Vessel Management Plan
-       Council Letter on Salmon as a Sanctuary Resource
-       Deep Sea Coral Cruise and Condition Report
-       BP Oil Spill
-       Emergency Response Working Group
-       End of School Year Education Report
-       3rd Quarter Permit Update and White Shark Permit
Maria Brown, Superintendent, GFNMS
12:00
LUNCH
 
12:45
PUBLIC COMMENT
 
1:00
Enforcement Technical Advisory Committee Update
Dayna Matthews, West Coast Enforcement Coordinator, NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
1:20
NOAA Twin Otter Update
Karen Reyna, Acting Resource Protection Coordinator, GFNMS
1:35
Ocean Climate Initiative
-       Public Release of GFNMS/CBNMS Climate Change Impacts Report
-       2010 Ocean Climate Summit
-       West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries Ocean Acidification Task Force
Kelley Higgason, Ocean Climate Initiative Coordinator, GFNMS
1:45
Greening the GFNMS Campus
-       2009 Emissions Audit
-       Progress on Green Operations Plan and Response letter from Dan Basta
-       Campus Renovation Update
Brian Johnson, Deputy Superintendent, GFNMS
2:05
Break
 
2:15
Tentative: Status and Trends of Gray Whale Populations in the GFNMS Region
-       Informational Briefing and Council Discussion
Speaker TBD
3:15
Working Group Update
-       Effects of Vessel Traffic on Sanctuary Resources
Bob Wilson, GFNMS Council
3:30
Member Reports
Richard Charter, Chair, GFNMS Council
4:30
Adjourn
 
 
The Advisory Council may take action on any of the above items on the agenda. Times of agenda items are subject to change. Public comment period will remain as advertised.
 
Upcoming GFNMS Council Meetings
·            October 14, 2010 – Council Retreat