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 Sharing your perspective on envisioning California's Ocean Health

Workshop Agenda

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
9:30 to 11:30 AM

Natural Resources Agency Auditorium
1416 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

NOTE: Meeting location has changed to
Legislative Office Building, Room 100
1020 N St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

**The Ocean Protection Council meeting will follow this workshop at 1 p.m. at the same location.**
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The California Ocean Protection Council and California Ocean Science Trust have brought together scientists, decision makers, tribal representatives, and constituents alike to share perspectives about what 'ocean health' means across our diverse coastal communities. This workshop will inform our growing effort to explore the value of building a shared vision of ocean health in California.

 Introduction & Welcome

John Laird, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency, Chair, California Ocean Protection Council


Part 1:  Panel Presentations & Discussion

Across California ocean and coastal agencies and beyond - embedded in legal mandates, management plans, and policy guidance - there is a common theme: shared goals for a healthy, resilient California ocean. Based on their experience working with California's ocean community, panelists will share their perspectives on ocean health.

Moderators

Catherine Kuhlman, Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, California Natural Resources Agency, and Executive Director, California Ocean Protection Council
Skyli McAfee, Science Advisor, California Ocean Protection Council, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

Panelists
  •  Linda Sheehan, Executive Director, Earth Law Center
  • Frances Gulland, Senior Scientist, Marine Mammal Center, Member, Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team
  •  Briannon Fraley, Self Governance Director, Smith River Rancheria
  •  Brendan Kelly, Director of Conservation and Chief Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium
  •  Tom Weseloh, Consultant, Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro's Office
  •  Louise Bedsworth, Deputy Director, Governor's Office of Planning and Research
Part 2:  Group Participation & Discussion

Building on the panel discussion, participants will break into small groups to share and discuss their perspectives on envisioning California's ocean health.


Questions for group discussion:
  1. What does the term 'ocean health' mean to you and the communities with whom you work?
  2. How would you characterize a 'healthy' ocean?
  3. Do you think there is agreement, at least generally, on a definition
  4. How would a shared understanding of the term serve you in your work?
 Closing Remarks
    
**Please return after lunch and join us for the Ocean Protection Council Meeting at 1 p.m.**

Agenda for August 27, 2014 OPC Meeting and Related Meeting

On August 27, 2014, the Ocean Protection Council and the Ocean Science Trust will be hosting a workshop to discuss and share outcomes from the OPC Science Advisory Team (OPC-SAT) meeting held on June 11, 2014, which focused on exploring ocean health as a scientific concept and management goal. This workshop will be held prior to the meeting of the Council itself. Please see information about the related meeting towards the end of this document. Council action will occur only at the Ocean Protection Council meeting.

Ocean Health WorkshopOcean Protection Council Meeting
9:30 am to 11:30 am1:00 pm

OPC Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
1:00 pm

Natural Resources Agency Auditorium
1416 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Chiang, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Fran Pavley, State Senator
Toni Atkins, State Assemblymember
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Michael Brown, Public Member

1.  Welcome and Council Member Announcements
Secretary Laird, Council Chair

2.  Report from the Executive Director
Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC

3.  Report from the Science Advisor
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

ACTION ITEM

4.  Consideration and possible approval of a resolution supporting the State Water Resources Control Board’s adoption of a Trash Policy
Karen Kayfetz, Sea Grant fellow, OPC 

 Motion and Vote

5.  Consideration and possible approval of a resolution on implementation of the Safeguarding California Plan for Reducing Climate Risk
Abe Doherty, Climate Change Policy Advisor, OPC

 Motion and Vote

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

6.  Update on OPC’s ocean mapping program
Daniel Santillano, Environmental Scientist, OPC

7.  Public Comment on non-agenda items

8.  Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment
December 3, 2014 in Sacramento

NOTES
Agenda items may be re-ordered at the discretion of the council chair.

Please fill out a Request to Speak card to provide public comment on non-agenda items or on a specific agenda item. Comment on agenda items will be taken following each item.

Comments may be sent by email to: COPCpublic@resources.ca.gov. Written public comment must be received by 4 pm on August 22 to be included in the materials provided to the council prior to the meeting. Materials received after that date will be distributed to the council at the beginning of the meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meeting.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Joanna Stone at (916) 653-0537 or joanna.stone@resources.ca.gov.

Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Stone no later than five days prior to meeting.

Related Event on August 27, 2014

Sharing Your Perspective on Envisioning California’s Ocean Health

9:30 am to 11:30 am (prior to the OPC meeting)
Natural Resources Agency Auditorium
1416 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

The California Ocean Protection Council and California Ocean Science Trust are hosting a workshop to bring together scientists, decision makers, tribal representatives, and constituents alike to share perspectives about what ocean health means across our diverse coastal communities. This workshop will inform our growing effort to explore the value of building a shared vision of ocean health in California.

Background Materials

Introduction & Welcome

Moderators

Invited Panelists