Oregon Sea Grant: Looking Forward


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    1. 1. Looking Forward<br /><ul><li>National Sea Grant
    2. 2. Regional
    3. 3. Statewide
    4. 4. Oregon State University
    5. 5. Oregon Sea Grant
    6. 6. Additional Director Goals</li></ul> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    7. 7. National Sea Grant<br /><ul><li>Climate Services
    8. 8. Planning, Implementation, Evaluation (PIE)</li></li></ul><li>a single, reliable and authoritative source for climate data, information, and decision-support services to help individuals, businesses, communities and governments make smart choices in anticipation of a climate changed future<br />
    9. 9. Climate Services:<br />Are there new opportunities for US to deliver climate services better?<br />Opportunities for regional/national initiatives or leadership?<br />How will this affect NOAA Research (OAR), the National Sea Grant Program and national budgeting priorities?<br />
    10. 10. National Sea Grant<br />Planning, Implementation, Evaluation (PIE)<br />???<br />
    11. 11. Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation (PIE)<br />Develop and deliver high quality programming and information for users<br />Plan strategic investments in science and education<br />Accountability as measured against performance measures, outcomes and impacts.<br />Strive for continuous improvement and responsiveness<br />
    12. 12. What is really new about THIS plan?<br /><ul><li>We are being evaluated on how well we do what we said we were going to do.
    13. 13. Your monthly/annual reports actually matter…A LOT
    14. 14. More attention to measures of our societal impact.
    15. 15. It may actually make it easier for you to report your successes</li></li></ul><li>What is really new about THIS plan?<br /><ul><li>All program activities and resources included
    16. 16. Based on integrated program impacts, not on functional areas
    17. 17. Encourages/rewards collaboration among programs
    18. 18. The evaluation process should be transparent, straightforward, and not burdensome</li></li></ul><li>Planning<br /><ul><li>National 4-year Plans
    19. 19. State 4-year Plans
    20. 20. Alignment</li></li></ul><li>
    21. 21. Evaluation (PIE)<br />Annual Review<br />Recommendations<br />Site Visit Review<br />Decertification<br />4 years - 2010<br />Performance Review<br />Rating<br />4 years - 2011<br />
    22. 22. Performance Review Panels and Merit Rating<br />2011<br />Annual Reviews<br />Site Visit Review<br />Program Summary<br />Assess overall impact on society from both an environmental and socioeconomic perspective based on our four year plan. <br />How well did the we achieve our stated outcomes, objectives and performance measures???<br />
    23. 23. Performance Review Panel (PRP)<br />Focus on overall impact on society<br /><ul><li>Evaluated against their 4-year plans for each focus area (national and state-specific)
    24. 24. Additional recognition for outstanding performance relative to available Federal resources
    25. 25. Ratings weighted by importance to each program (according to % of total resources allocated to each focus area)
    26. 26. Initial PRP in 2011 focused on demonstrated progress toward goals of 4-year plan
    27. 27. Separate working groups for each focus area</li></li></ul><li>Program Rating and Allocation: An Example<br /> If average rating for all programs was 3.5, total rating points = 32 x 3.5 = 112<br /> If merit funding pool was $4M, each rating point is worth $4M / 112 = $36K<br /> This program’s merit funding would be 4.0 x $36K = $144K <br />
    28. 28. Oregon State Sea Grant Program Plan<br />15<br />
    29. 29. OREGON SEA GRANT PROGRAM2010 NSGO WINTER REVIEW<br />Jim Murray<br />
    30. 30. Perf. Measure/Outcome Highlights<br />17<br />SCD: Increase number economists and social scientists involved in state spatial planning processes advisors and employees ($400% from 0 to 4)<br />HRCC: Percentage of coastal counties that implement plans to adapt to hazards (70% increase, 5 counties)<br />SSS: Percentage of fishermen trained in at sea genetic stock identification techniques (50% increase, 50 trained fishermen)<br />HCE: Percentage of Oregon coastal communities that utilize OSG watershed health and water resource planning tools (35% increase, 12 coastal communities)<br />
    31. 31. Network Activities - 2009<br />Nancee Hunter - Serves on Exec. Comm. on Sea Grant Education Network; Co-Chair of West Coast Governor’s Agreement on Ocean Health (Ocean Literacy Action Coordination Team)<br />Joe Cone – Member of HRCC Focus Team, National Climate Steering Committee (and Communicators liaison for both)<br />Evelyn Paret - Chair of SG Fiscal Officers Network, Member of SGA Network Advisory Committee and Program Mission Committee <br />Rasmussen/Brandt - Lead of West Coast Regional Marine Research Planning effort<br />Stephen Brandt- Appointed Chair on Oregon State University Marine Council; State of Oregon Scientific & Tech Advisory Committee; and Oregon Nearshore Legislative Task Force. Named to Oregon Coast Aquarium Board<br />
    32. 32. Highlights of Metrics<br />19<br />Volunteer hours: 7,359 [Oregon value @ $17.90 per hour =$131,726]<br />Total Students supported: 53 (includes 2 state fellows)<br />12,000 student attendees (K-12) participated in Sea Grant marine education programs, camps, lab & activities and 174 (K-12) educators attended SG professional development sessions<br />5950 people participated in133 SG sponsored extension workshops<br />5003 people attended 84 public extension outreach presentations<br /> 54 publications produced<br />150,000 visitors to the Visitor Center in 2009. Donation record set. <br />
    33. 33. Best Management Practices<br />20<br />Strong integration of Extension, Research, Education and Communications elements into the program and operational components of Sea Grant.<br /> Active advisory council, leadership team.<br />Involving extension, education, and communications in proposal selection process. Program funds dispersed only to projects the meet the high standards of our competitive process. <br />Rigorous recruitment, competition and selection processes for our several fellowships, and scholarships<br />Coordinating regional RFP involving other SG programs. <br />Regional Research Planning effort directly linked to the West Coast Regional Ocean Governance<br />SG Education linkage with Oregon Coast Aquarium, K-12 Ed, HMSC, VC, Lincoln Co. schools<br />Innovative and effective community engagement. Maintaining role as a trusted broker with all stakeholders. Building an maintaining robust and long term partnerships.<br /> Integration of social and economic sciences into Sea Grant, state, and regional efforts<br />Expanding opportunities through outside funding<br />
    34. 34. October 5 – 6, 2010<br />Every 4 years<br />5 members<br />Federal Program Officer<br />Sea Grant Director<br />Advisory Bd<br />Two others<br />1.5 days only<br />Meet with programs management team, Advisory council, stakeholders and OSU administration<br />Oregon Sea Grant Site Visit<br />
    35. 35. Site Visits<br />Evaluation focus is on:<br />Approach to Management and Organization<br />Scope & success of engagement with stakeholders<br />Collaboration with other Sea Grant and external partners<br />Not intended to assess impacts<br />Briefing Book NO LONGER THAN 20 pages<br /> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    36. 36. Site Visits<br />Particular Interest In:<br />Involvement of Partners<br />Omnibus proposal development process<br />Balance and integration of research, outreach and education<br />Stakeholder support and engagement<br />Collaboration with other Sea Grant programs<br />Directors engagement with the program, host university and the advisory board<br /> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    37. 37. Regional<br /><ul><li>West Coast Governors Agreement Fellows
    38. 38. Ocean Acidification Workshop
    39. 39. RISA Regional Integrated Science and Assessment (NW Climate Decision-Support Consortium)</li></ul> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    40. 40. Statewide<br /><ul><li>Presentations to sister universities - 2010
    41. 41. Coastal Trip
    42. 42. Nearshore Task Force</li></li></ul><li>Coastal TripMarch 20-28<br />
    43. 43. Overview of the Nearshore Research Task Force<br />OPAC January 29, 2010<br />Dr. Stephen B. Brandt<br />
    44. 44. HB 3106<br />Passed June 2009, effective July 1, 2009<br />Identified 7 specific positional members and 7 representative slots for community appointees <br />Overarching Purpose – create a Task Force on Nearshore Research to make recommendationson “a long-term funding and coordination strategy for implementing the nearshore priorities of the state.” <br />
    45. 45. Notes about HB 3106<br />Conceived by Rep Roblan and others to address the needs for coordinated and trusted nearshore research in Oregon, specifically:<br />How to use data and science to inform Oregon in moving forward<br />Trusted protocols for data collection and use of data and science in decisions<br />Process for data transparency, credibility and sharing<br />Effective collaboration and use of existing resources <br />Consider the need for a long-term nearshore organization<br />Systems for public involvement in research and decisions<br />Long-term research funding strategy<br />Recommendations for legislation due no later than August 1, 2010 <br />Task Force will be repealed January 2012<br />
    46. 46. Membership - Agencies/Institutions <br />Gil Sylvia - Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station<br />Craig Young - Oregon Institute of Marine Biology<br />Stephen Brandt - Oregon Sea Grant<br />Caren Braby - Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (MRP)<br />Bob Bailey - DLCD Ocean & Coastal Services Division<br />Onno Husing - Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association<br />Jeff Kroft - Department of State Lands<br />
    47. 47. Membership - Community<br />Terry Thompson - local government<br />Sybil Ackerman - conservation/environmental<br />Mike Lane - commercial fishing industry<br />Frank Warrens - sport fishing industry<br />Leesa Cobb - community-based fishing<br />Laura Anderson - nearshore industry (non-fishing)<br />Gus Gates - recreation (non-fishing) <br />federal non-voting <br />Cathy Tortorici – NOAA <br />Roy Lowe – USFWS <br />
    48. 48. NRTF Structure<br />Elected Chair and Vice Chair (Brandt/Ackerman)<br />Operations Team (Brandt, Ackerman, Braby, Sylvia)<br />Public Participation <br />Non-member staff <br />Jenna Borberg, Oregon Sea Grant Fellow in the Governor’s Office<br />Julie Risien, Oregon Sea Grant <br />Carol Cole, COMES<br />Andy Lanier, DLCD<br />Contractors (TBD)<br />Funds administered though COMES at OSU<br />
    49. 49. Strategy<br />Consider key documents, that consolidate and anticipate nearshore priorities<br />Identify funding needs<br />Determine transparent procedures and oversight to secure and administer public and private funds<br />Identify mechanisms for data sharing and coordination among institutions and stakeholders<br />Oregon<br />Territorial <br />Sea Plan<br />
    50. 50. Meeting Schedule (tentative)<br />December 2-3, 2009 – Newport<br />January 21-22, 2010 – Newport<br />February 18, 2010 - Newport <br />March 29, 2010 - TBD <br />May 3, 2010 - TBD<br />June 10-11, 2010 - TBD <br />July 22-23, 2010 - TBD <br />
    51. 51. Progress to Date<br />Elected a Chair, Vice Chair and established an Operations Team<br />Established a system for public involvement (meeting testimony, list-serve, website, outreach events) <br />Received over $150k to operate<br />Detailed review of existing nearshore priorities and planning documents<br />Examined Oregon’s current ocean and coastal research and management structure<br />Review and discussion of several statewide and regional science models for nearshore research and information (WA, CA, RI, MA, NZ)<br />
    52. 52. Progress to Date<br />January meeting results – Questions<br /><ul><li>Geographic area
    53. 53. Program history
    54. 54. Funding levels/sources
    55. 55. Key program elements
    56. 56. Coordination functions
    57. 57. Linkage of science to management
    58. 58. Data collection/sharing
    59. 59. Criteria for setting research priorities
    60. 60. Assessment of strengths and weaknesses</li></li></ul><li>Next Meeting<br />Core principals of:<br />Institutional framework for linking science <br />Setting research priorities for policy, management, monitoring, and education/outreach<br />Funding processes for research<br />Establish methods for generating, collecting, and sharing data and information<br />Processes for scientific review <br />
    61. 61. Nearshore Task ForceWhat does this mean for you?<br />New way for the state to integrate marine science into policy, management, education and outreach<br />New funding mechanism(s) <br />
    62. 62. www.OregonOcean.info/nearshore<br />
    63. 63. Oregon State University<br /><ul><li>Marine Sciences Display at February Ocean Sciences meeting
    64. 64. Marine Council</li></ul> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    65. 65. OSU Marine Council<br />Background<br />
    66. 66. OSU Marine Council<br />Membership: 18 Deans, Directors, Department heads of marine-related entities at OSU<br />Objectives:<br /><ul><li>Provide integrated and coordinated approaches that span research, education, outreach, partnerships, state and federal legislation, advancement, fund raising, and facilities to address key marine issues and opportunities;
    67. 67. Provide an initial point of contact on marine issues;
    68. 68. Increase external partnerships
    69. 69. Identify emerging opportunities
    70. 70. Enhance marine facilities
    71. 71. Enhance outreach/engagement to serve state, regional and stakeholder needs.</li></li></ul><li>OSU Marine Council<br />Action Coordination Teams<br />NOAA Fleet relocation to Newport<br />Nearshore Task Force<br />Institutional/research facilities<br />Ocean Observing Systems<br />New Federal Centers such as the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center<br />West Coast Governors Agreement on Ocean health<br />Emerging Issues<br />
    72. 72. OSU Marine Council<br />What does this mean to you?<br />What is the next “Action Issue’?<br />Single point of contact for major marine sciences issues<br />Integration across OSU campus<br />Formal way to get involved in OSU approach to these issues<br />Sea Grant Leadership - <br />Who’s on first!<br />
    73. 73. Oregon Sea Grant<br /><ul><li>Strategic and Implementation Plans
    74. 74. Directory
    75. 75. ODFW Fellows
    76. 76. Summer Fellows
    77. 77. Advisory Council membership
    78. 78. ORG structure and search for Extension Leader</li></ul> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    79. 79. Program Organizational Chart<br />46<br />
    80. 80. Oregon Sea Grant<br /><ul><li>Integration
    81. 81. Policy Guidelines
    82. 82. Proposal Process – November RFP?
    83. 83. State Budgets, Furlough
    84. 84. Extension Budget /processes (Jay)</li></ul> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    85. 85. Directors Goals for 2010<br />Success for Oct 5 -6 site review<br />Progress on Alignment<br />Selection of Extension and Other leadership<br />Staffing plan<br />Integration with OSU – Marine Council<br />Integration within state – STAC, Nearshore Task Force, Coastal Trip etc<br />Integration regionally<br />(something national)??<br />
    86. 86. Directors Goals for 2010<br />Administrative integration – then programmatic<br />One Sea Grant<br />Fill 3 advisory Council seats<br />New Grants competition<br />Program development and Growth ‘ gap analysis’?<br />
    87. 87. Questions?<br />
    88. 88.
    89. 89. External Funding<br /><ul><li>Sea Grant Faculty are encouraged to seek external funding to enhance their professional development, scholarly activities, and promote the goals of Oregon Sea Grant and OSU.
    90. 90. Senior Personnel working on external projects will receive 50% of the salary bought by the project on an accrued basis.
    91. 91. Accruals will be distributed in their IOB budget at the beginning of each fiscal year.</li></ul> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    92. 92.
    93. 93. <ul><li>What is the Vision for Oregon Sea Grant?
    94. 94. Where are we going?
    95. 95. How are we going to get there?
    96. 96. What’s the big plan?
    97. 97. What is the Directors Secret Plan?
    98. 98. How can I provide input?</li></ul> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    99. 99. ?????<br />
    100. 100. What is Oregon Sea Grant?<br />Mission is to develop and support an integrated program of research, outreach, and education that helps people understand, rationally use, and conserve marine and coastal resources.<br /> Our activities respond to the needs of ocean stakeholders and act to stimulate the Oregon economy. <br /> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    101. 101. What do we want to do?What is our longer-term goal?<br /><ul><li>Strengthen the base (strengthen our strengths)
    102. 102. Grow the program capabilities</li></ul> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    103. 103. Strengths<br /><ul><li>Long-standing well supported program
    104. 104. Partnerships (fed, state, universities, local, other SG programs)
    105. 105. Integrated research, extension, education and communications (have all the pieces).
    106. 106. Neutrality (ability to bring broad range of partners together without taking positions on issues – our role is as trusted broker)</li></ul> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    107. 107. Strengths<br /><ul><li>Nimbleness – ability to create new initiatives with new funds quickly
    108. 108. Breadth – faculty in 7 colleges (over a dozen Departments)
    109. 109. Competitive research selection process – fund only projects of both scientific excellence and societal relevance.
    110. 110. Strong evaluation – adaptive and constantly improving methods of research selection, education, communication and community engagement.</li></ul> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    111. 111. University Interests <br />and Priorities<br />National , Regional, State<br />Priorities<br />Stakeholder <br />Needs<br />Oregon Sea Grant<br />Experience, Knowledge, <br />And Capabilities<br />
    112. 112. Program Growth – Where?<br />How can we take advantage of our strengths/leadership in areas such as the social sciences, renewable energy?<br />Are there critical gaps in expertise e.g. Climate? Columbia River?<br />What is our #1 Programmatic priority?<br /> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    113. 113. BIG Ideas<br />What should OSG strive to accomplish?<br />Think About:<br />How can we apply the unique integrated capabilities of Sea Grant?<br />What trends will shape our future?<br />What challenges or opportunities will we face?<br />If we all put our efforts together, how can we help the people of this state and beyond?<br />What one topic would we spend a new $500k- $1M on?<br /> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    114. 114. Program Growth – How?<br />Action Coordination Teams<br />New initiatives<br />Integrated Proposals for Program Development<br /> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    115. 115. What can you do to help?<br />TALK TO US<br />Be involved <br />Action Coordination Teams with OSG and OSU<br />Partnerships<br />New ideas<br />Proposal Development<br />Integration<br /> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    116. 116.
    117. 117. Oregon Sea Grant <br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br /><ul><li> Improving Human Health and Safety Related to</li></ul> Ocean and Coastal Use<br /><ul><li> Promoting Social Progress and Economic Vitality
    118. 118. Enhancing the Sustainability of Coastal</li></ul> Ecosystems<br />66<br />
    119. 119. Oregon Sea Grant<br />Education: Formal <br />& Free-choice<br />Communications<br />Extension<br />Program<br />Development<br />and Partnerships<br />Research<br />
    120. 120. Criteria for Setting Priorities<br />Primarily Statewide and regional needs <br />Through assessment workshops and surveys<br />Regional Research and Information Needs report<br />Citizens Advisory Council<br />Alignment with National Sea Grant and NOAA priorities<br /> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    121. 121. Competitive Research<br />Two main criteria:<br /><ul><li>Societal relevance
    122. 122. Scientific excellence</li></ul> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    123. 123. 2010 RFP Process<br /><ul><li>Pre-proposal review process
    124. 124. An external review of scientific quality;
    125. 125. A Sea Grant and Advisory Council review to examine projectsocietal relevance and recommend project elements to improve relevance, transition of results to the public; and impact
    126. 126. Full proposal stage includes:
    127. 127. A key outreach or education point-of-contact devoted to each project to assist in development of meaningful outreach components.
    128. 128. External Mail Reviews (3 – 5 per proposal)
    129. 129. Eight member Science Panel to evaluate proposals largely for scientific excellence
    130. 130. Advisory Council to rate societal relevance of top ranked proposals. </li></ul> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    131. 131. Research Proposal ReviewsTimeline<br />Preliminary proposals due: February 6 <br />Invitations for full proposals: March 6 <br />Full proposals due: May 8 <br />Peer review period: May 9 to July 30 <br />Reviews to investigators: July 31 <br />Investigator responses to reviews due: August 7<br />Science Panel meeting:  August 12 – 13<br />Advisory Council meeting:  August 20 – 21<br />Notice of funding decisions: September 4 <br />Successful projects begin: Feb 1, 2010<br /> <br /> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    132. 132. Research Proposal ReviewsSummary<br />We received 63 preliminary proposals by 58 different investigators from 6 different Oregon institutions.<br /> <br />We encouraged 30 to submit full proposals.  <br />We received 31 Full Proposals by 30 different investigators from six different institutions.<br /> <br /> <br />                                                                                Sea Grant Cost Share<br />Preliminary Proposal total request:          $9.77M $2.63M <br />Full Proposal total request:                         $5.65M $1.81M<br /> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    133. 133. 2010 – 2011 Projects<br /><ul><li>Tsunami prediction
    134. 134. Climate change/salmon parasite
    135. 135. Natural products from the sea
    136. 136. Humbolt Squid
    137. 137. Hypoxia
    138. 138. Dike removal/wetlands
    139. 139. Nearshore Wave Predictions
    140. 140. Ecosystem services/marine resources
    141. 141. Invasive Species
    142. 142. Vibrio/shellfish</li></ul> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    143. 143. Linkage of Science to Management<br /><ul><li>Only fund science with relevance
    144. 144. PIs required to demonstrate how they will conduct needed outreach and transition results to management.
    145. 145. Extension agents as POC on research projects and linked into local management structures</li></ul> OREGON SEA GRANT<br />Coastal Science Serving Oregon<br />
    146. 146. spare<br />