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OPC Meeting – March 3, 2010

Meeting Agenda
March 3, 2010
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA  95814

Lester Snow, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair                 
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Chiang, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Susan Golding, Public Member
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember
Fran Pavley, State Senator


1.   Welcome and council member announcements                                     
Lester Snow, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair

2.   ACTION:  Nominations and election of next council chairperson

 Motion and  Vote
3.   Public comment on non-agenda items*

4.   Report from the Executive Director

 Motion and Vote

5.   Report from the Council Secretary
Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary 

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

7.   OPC  Updates

8.    2010 Ocean and Coastal Legislative Topics
Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary and Amber Mace, Executive Director

9.   PANEL DISCUSSION: Hydrokinetic Energy Development in California 

ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution to establish the California Marine Renewable Energy Working Group and to support the collection and translation of state agency data for use in marine renewable energy planning and management. 
Laura Engeman, Project Manager
 Motion and  Vote

10.    Spotlight on Science: Taking the Oceans’ Pulse – The importance of Ocean Observing 
Science Advisory Team (SAT) Ocean Observing Consensus Statement
Gary Griggs PhD, OPC SAT co-chair, Director Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

11.    ACTION:  Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution to continue to support development, implementation and maintenance of a responsive and integrated observing system in California through strong national leadership and innovative collaboration with the federal government.
- Letters of Support
Sheila Semans, Project Manager
 Motion and  Vote
12.    ACTION: Consideration and possible appointment of members to California Sustainable Seafood Advisory Panel and delegation of authority to the council chair to appoint replacement members. 
- Letters of Support
Valerie Termini, Project Manager
 Motion and  Vote
13.   ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to accept and disburse up to $1,710,000 of federal grant funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and from the United States Minerals Management Service Coastal Impact Assistance Program to implement the California Seafloor Mapping Program. 
Sheila Semans, Project Manager
 Motion and Vote

14.   Adjourn 

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Lawrence Matthews at                (510) 286-1212  (510) 286-1212          (510) 286-1212 or [email protected]

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