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Focus Area History and Reports

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Focus Area History and Reports

  1. 1. Welcome Nikola Garber Focus Team Annual Meeting October 14, 2010
  2. 2. Perspiration • Reviewing impact statements – 2008: 2787 impacts (1585 cleaned) • Improved impact guidance – 2009: 670 impacts
  3. 3. Appreciation • National Sea Grant Implementation Plan • Identifying national stories • Strategic investments • Aquaculture ($10.8M in 2010-12) • Invasive species ($2M in 2010 and 2011) • Providing national leadership and support • Energy Use in Fisheries Symposium • Big ideas • Small Business and Innovative Research (SBIR) • Budget initiatives
  4. 4. Inspiration • NOAA Reorganization • New NOAA Climate Service • Hallmark of new OAR is innovation • NOAA Next Generation Strategic Plan • National Ocean Policy • Deepwater Horizon • Interagency disaster planning • Renewed NOAA/EPA MOA • SBIR
  5. 5. Vision for the future • Big ideas – SBIR – NOPP – NOAA annual budget initiatives • Ground truthing • Innovation
  6. 6. Evolution of Focus Teams Jim Murray Deputy Director National Sea Grant Office
  7. 7. Beginnings • National Research Council recommendations • NOAA National Sea Grant College Program Strategic Plan 2009-2013: Meeting the Challenge • Four focus areas • Healthy Coastal Ecosystems • Hazard Resilient Coastal Communities • Safe and Sustainable Seafood Supply • Sustainable Coastal Development • Three cross-cutting goals • Research, Education, Extension • Purpose • To help the National Sea Grant College Program develop and accomplish the goals and strategies outlined in the four focus areas described in the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program Strategic Plan.
  8. 8. Focus Team Report: Safe and Sustainable Seafood Supply Jim Murray National Sea Grant Office Focus Team Annual Meeting October 14, 2010
  9. 9. Members National Sea Grant Office Jim Murray (Chair) Gene Kim (Alternate Chair) Jacky Haskell (Coordinator) Sea Grant Advisory Board Rolland A. (Rollie) Schmitten State Sea Grant Programs Chuck Wilson (Vice-Chair), Louisiana Sea Grant Dan Williams, Washington Sea Grant Vicki Clark, Virginia Sea Grant Paul Olin, California Sea Grant Bill Dupaul, Virginia Sea Grant Phil Moy, Wisconsin Sea Grant Steve Otwell, Florida Sea Grant Dana Morse, Maine Sea Grant NOAA, University, and Industry Partners Terry Smith, National Marine Fisheries Service Christopher Moore, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Gil Sylvia, Oregon State University Jeff Stephan, United Fisherman’s Marketing Association, Inc. Ron Baird, University of North Carolina
  10. 10. Activities and contributions • 2009 Seafood Science & Technology Conference – Steve Otwell, Florida Sea Grant • Focus Team Seafood Science & Technology Subcommittee – Jeff Stephan, United Fisherman’s Marketing Association, Inc. • Advice on Sea Grant Aquaculture Research and Extension National Strategic Investments – Gene Kim, National Sea Grant Office • Symposium at 2010 American Fisheries Society Meeting: “Local Catch – Quality, Marketing and Consumption” – Terry Smith, National Marine Fisheries Service • Energy Use in Fisheries Symposium – Chris Moore, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council • Fisheries Extension Catch Share Workshop – Ken La Valley, New Hampshire Sea Grant – Tom Murray, Virginia Sea Grant
  11. 11. Operating procedures • Communication by conference calls • Decision-making – Aquaculture subcommittee – Catch shares funding – In general, the goal is consensus. If not, the chair and vice-chair decide.
  12. 12. Hazard Resilient Coastal Communities Mike Liffmann and LaDon Swann Focus Team Annual Meeting October 14, 2010
  13. 13. Members
  14. 14. Projects’ Funding Process 1. HRCC solicited ideas in 2010 (Note: need to expand our reach for earlier and more SG and other input) 2. Ideas submitted to Liffmann and Swann 3. Best ideas invited to submit proposals under a Broad Agency Announcement (very short time fuse) 4. Proposals subjected to three external reviews 5. Funding provided and projects underway
  15. 15. HRCC Funded Activities • 2009 Climate Network Workshop – Jess Whitehead, SC Sea Grant • 2010 Coastal Processes Roundtable – Spencer Rogers, NC Sea Grant • National Climate Survey – Joe Cone, Oregon Sea Grant • Integrating Smart Growth, Hazards & Climate Change – Sarah van der Schalie, NOAA Oceans and Coastal Resource Management • SG-LG Climate Summit – Mike Spranger, Florida Sea Grant
  16. 16. Special Recognition DWH Oil Spill Response Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Programs Climate Network Jessica Whitehead, Esperanza Stancioff, & Chris Conger
  17. 17. Sustainable Coastal Development Heather Triezenberg and Brian Miller Focus Team Annual Meeting October 14, 2010
  18. 18. Members
  19. 19. 2009 Activities • 2009 Sustainable Urbanism Seminar -Kristen Grant, Maine Sea Grant • 2009 Climate Network Workshop – Jess Whitehead, North Carolina Sea Grant • Smart Growth for Coastal & Waterfront Communities – Sarah van der Schalie, NOAA Oceans and Coastal Resource Management
  20. 20. Projects’ Funding Process 1. SCD solicited ideas in 2010 (Note: need to expand our reach for earlier and more SG and other input) 2. Ideas submitted to Liffmann and Miller 3. Best ideas invited to submit proposals under a Broad Agency Announcement (very short time fuse) 4. Proposals subjected to three external reviews 5. Funding provided and projects underway
  21. 21. 2010 Activities • Working Waterways & Waterfronts National Symposium – Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant – Tom Murray, Virginia Sea Grant • NEMO U7 Symposium & Workshop – David Dickson, CT NEMO • Sea Grant Coastal & Marine Tourism Roundtable – Jim Falk and John Carey, Delaware Sea Grant • Improved Land Use & Land Cover – Brian Miller & David Hart
  22. 22. 2011 Activities • Integrating Smart Growth, Hazards & Climate Change – Sarah van der Schalie, NOAA Oceans and Coastal Resource Management • 2011 SG-LG Climate Summit – Mike Spranger, Florida Sea Grant
  23. 23. Special Recognition Coastal & Waterfront Smart Growth Pam Rubinoff and Sarah van der Schalie Working Waterways & Waterfronts National Symposium Natalie Springuel, Tom Murray and Kristen Grant SCCD Network Vicky Carrasco (Chair), John Jacob, Kristen Grant, Lisa Schiavinato, Joe Lucente, Robert Emanuel, & Jim Falk
  24. 24. Focus Team Report: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems Miguel Lugo National Sea Grant Office Focus Team Annual Meeting October 14, 2010
  25. 25. Members National Sea Grant Office Dorn Carlson (Chair) Miguel Lugo (Alternate Chair) Jacky Haskell (Coordinator) Sea Grant Advisory Board Nancy Rabalais, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium State Sea Grant Programs Barry Costa-Pierce (Vice-Chair), Rhode Island Sea Grant Anders Andren, Wisconsin Sea Grant Robert Kent, New York Sea Grant Dianne Lindstedt, Louisiana Sea Grant Russell Moll, California Sea Grant NOAA Partners Michele Dionne, Wells Reserve Roger Griffis, NOAA Fisheries University Partners Steven Gaines, UC Santa Barbara Russ Herwig, University of Washington Judith Weis, Rutgers University
  26. 26. Activities • Sessions about Sea Grant’s activities in coastal ecosystem management at: – 2009 International Marine Conservation Congress • Judith Weis, Rutgers University; Dorn Carlson, National Sea Grant Office – 2009 Coastal Estuarine Research Federation Conference • Judith Weis, Rutgers University – 2009 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting • Dorn Carlson, National Sea Grant Office • Support for the 2009 Sea Grant Climate Network Workshop • Advice on the NSGO’s Invasive Species Research Regional Strategic Investments • Support for the Working Group to Identify Critical New Directions in Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Science Research for NOAA Sea Grant – Steven Gaines, UC Santa Barbara
  27. 27. Operating procedures • Communication by conference calls • Decision-making by consensus
  28. 28. Outstanding contributions Judith Weis Rutgers University
  29. 29. Principles of Service Jim Murray Deputy Director National Sea Grant Office
  30. 30. Procedural Manual: Overview • Need for clarity and communication on focus team roles, activities, and membership • General guidance designed to: • increase transparency • improve communications • increase consistency across teams • avoid conflicts
  31. 31. Responsibilities • Facilitate national planning, implementation, synthesis, and reporting. • Identify new national opportunities and directions. • Catalyze cooperative efforts within Sea Grant and external partners. • Solidify Sea Grant’s national identity.
  32. 32. Membership • Nomination process ensures: – Effective interaction with Sea Grant network and external partners – Multi-regional perspective – Broad expertise within the focus areas • Subcommittees – Within or among teams (cross-cuts) • Term – Life cycle of the national plan • Member replacement – May follow resignations – Recruitment emulates nomination process
  33. 33. Communication • Teams – Public conference calls and meetings • Among teams – Cross-cutting issues – Cross-team communication for consistency • With the Sea Grant network – Updates to the network – Input from the network – Communication with network groups • With external audiences – On behalf of the network • With the National Sea Grant Director – Periodic discussions – Focus team chairs are liaisons for frequent updates
  34. 34. Funding • Focus team responsibilities • NSGO may cover expenses as needed • Focus area funding • Allocation of funds should be transparent, participatory, and inclusive of ideas from focus team membership and the network • Providing input on National Sea Grant Office funding • Upon request from the National Sea Grant Director
  35. 35. Challenge to Teams Jim Murray Deputy Director National Sea Grant Office
  36. 36. Challenge • Use partnerships as a strategic tool and leverage or build contacts. • Be innovative and creative in recommending new initiatives and opportunities. • Collaborate across teams to address cross-cutting issues.
  37. 37. Questions We Hope You Will Address 1. How well is the Sea Grant network achieving its national goals? 2. What national impacts should be highlighted in communication products and reporting? 3. Where are the gaps in the National Strategic Plan? 4. What are new opportunities or future directions? 5. Recommendations for focus area activities

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