Ocean Protection Council Meeting March 11, 2011 – Agenda


OPC Meeting Agenda
March 11, 2011
Coastal Hearing Room – CalEPA Building
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812-2815


John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Susan Golding, Public Member
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Fran Pavley, State Senator
Toni Atkins, State Assemblymember


Friday March 11, 2011
10:00 A.M.*

1. Welcome and Council Member Announcements
John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair

2. ACTION:  Nominations and Election of Council Chair
Sam Schuchat, Secretary, OPC

3. Public comment on non-agenda items

4. Introduction to the Ocean Protection Council and Report from the Executive Director
Amber Mace, Executive Director, OPC

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

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



7. ACTION:  Authorize $2,780,000 to California Ocean Science Trust for Science Coordination and Statewide Marine Protected Area Monitoring
Sheila Semans, Project Specialist, OPC
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

8. Water Quality Monitoring Council Presentation
Jon Marshack, Coordinator, California Water Quality Monitoring Council Office of Information Management and Analysis, State Water Resources Control Board



9. SPOTLIGHT ON SCIENCE:  Climate Change
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust
Dr. David Pierce, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

10.  DISCUSSION:  Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team Position Statement on Climate Change
Dr. Gary Griggs, OPC Science Advisory Team
Professor and Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz

11.  DISCUSSION: Sea-Level Rise Guidance
Amber Mace, Executive Director, OPC, Chair of Sea-Level Rise Task Force
Garth Hopkins, Chief, Office of Regional and Interagency Planning, California Department of Transportation
Susan Hansch, Chief Deputy Director, California Coastal Commission



12.  ACTION:  Adopt Resolution on Sea Level Rise
Abe Doherty, Project Specialist, OPC

13.  Adjourn

*Note:  Agenda items may be reordered at the discretion of the council chair.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Lawrence Matthews at (510) 286-1212 or lmatthews@scc.ca.gov. 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.

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