Ocean Protection Council Meeting, March 27, 2013


Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
1416 9th Street Auditorium
 Sacramento, CA  

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

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
2:00 P.M.*

  1. Welcome, Introduction of New Council Member  Michael Brown and  Council Member Announcements
    Secretary Laird, Council Chair and other members of the Council

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


4. Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia: An overview.
Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC

5. Sea Level Rise Guidance:  Presentation of the updated Sea Level Rise Guidance.
Sarah Flores, Project Manager, OPC

6.  Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia: A brief review of the science and updates on the west coast response and the California panel.

  • Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, OST and Steve Weisberg, Executive Director, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project


7. Sea-Level Rise: Review and possible approval of grant criteria and grant application form for the Local Coastal Program Sea Level Rise Grant Program to help local governments plan for adaptation to sea-level rise and associated climate change impacts along the open coast of California.
Mary Small, Deputy Director, State Coastal Conservancy

Letters of Support

8. Action: Selection of OPC chair for 2013.


9. Central Coast Symposium: A recap of the symposium and a discussion of the next steps forward in implementing California’s network of Marine Protected Areas.
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, OST, Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC

10. Public Comment on non-agenda items

11. Arrangements for next meeting and Adjournment

Next Meeting will be June 28, 2013 in Sacramento

*Note:  Agenda items may be re-ordered at the discretion of the council chair.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed Joanna Stone (916) 653-9710 or joanna.stone@resources.ca.gov.  Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Stone no later than five days prior to meeting.

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