Ocean Protection Council Meeting of October 17, 2016 – Item 4: Consideration of authorization to disburse Proposition 84 funds


Ocean Protection Council
October 17, 2016

Climate Change

Ocean acidification and hypoxia
Jennifer Phillips, Program Manager

4a Advance integrated modelling of California’s coastal ocean to inform ocean acidification and hypoxia policy, up to $1,100,000 to the University of California, Los Angeles.

4b Potential seagrass buffering of Humboldt Bay to ocean acidification and implication for aquaculture industry and hatchery and eelgrass managers, up to $650,000 to California State University, Humboldt.

4c Seagrasses’ ability to ameliorate estuarine acidification, up to $650,000 to the University of California, Davis.

4d Revision of Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Water Quality Criteria, up to $400,000 to the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project.

4e MPA effectiveness and ecological responses in the face of changing ocean conditions, up to $310,000 to the University of California, Santa Cruz.

4f Inventory of Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Hotspots, up to $75,000 to the California Ocean Science Trust.

Sea-level Rise
Abe Doherty, Program Manager; and Paige Berube, California Sea Grant fellow

4g Develop Sea-level Rise and Coastal Hazard Maps for the Central Coast to Inform Climate Vulnerability Assessments, and Conduct Statewide Coastal Change Rate Update & “Our Coast, Our Future” Online Viewer for the Central Coast, up to $800,000 to the U.S. Geological Survey, and up to $150,000 to Point Blue Conservation Science.

4h OPC-Science Advisory Team (SAT) Working Group to Summarize Best Available Science on Sea-level Rise, up to $250,000 to the California Ocean Science Trust.

Sediment Management
Chris Potter, Program Manager

4i Planning Phase for the Pilot Surfer’s Beach Restoration Project, up to $75,000 to the San Mateo County Harbor District.

4j Assessment of Significant Sand Resources in Federal and State Waters, up to $256,000 to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Marine Protected Areas
Cyndi Dawson, Program Manager and Sara Worden, California Sea Grant fellow

4k Marine Protected Areas Collaborative Network Small Grants Program, up to $294,000 to Coastal Quest.

4l Marine Protected Area Signage – Round 2, up to $350,000 to the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

Marine Pollution
Holly Wyer, Program Manager

4m Ocean Protection Council Ocean Litter Strategy Update and Expansion, up to $20,000 to the Regents of the University of California, San Diego (California Sea Grant).

4n Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group Coordination and Projects, up to $200,000 to The Nature Conservancy.

4o Creating an Unpackaged Community in the Bay Area, up to $400,000 to Clean Water Fund.

Sustainable Fisheries
Jennifer Phillips, Program Manager

4p Guidance for Building and Using Socioeconomic Essential Fishery Information, up to $45,000 to the University of California, Santa Cruz.