Updates from the June 4, 2024 Council Meeting

TheJune 4, 2024 Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting included investments and informational updates on all four of the Council’s strategic plan goals to address climate change, advance equity, conserve marine biodiversity, and support a sustainable blue economy. Key actions included adoption of updated science and policy guidance to build resilience to sea level rise across California’s coast, as well as investments in sea level rise adaptation planning and implementation projects and efforts to address potential impacts from offshore wind development in California. 

During the meeting, the Council unanimously passed several significant action items supporting OPC’s strategic goals:  

The meeting also included informational items highlighting the following: 

At the meeting, Executive Director Jenn Eckerle welcomed one new staff member, Katie Cieri, OPC’s Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Program Manager, who had previously served as one of OPC’s 2023 Sea Grant Fellows. Director Eckerle also thanked Yi-Hui Wang for her contributions and expertise on OPC’s offshore wind efforts over the last two years. Read the Executive Director’s Report for other program updates and relevant coastal and ocean-related bills tracked by OPC staff during the recent legislative session. 

View the full June agenda and associated documents on the meeting webpage. The recording is also available:  

The next OPC Quarterly Public Meeting is Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

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Categories: 30x30, Equity and Environmental Justice, Leadership and Staff Updates, Offshore Wind, OPC meetings, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement