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Cross Cutting Issue Name: Ecosystem Monitoring  

Problem Statement:
Monitoring programs in the National Marine Sanctuary System should provide timely information to assess resource or environmental change with respect to issues of concern or sanctuary management actions. The suite of monitoring information required by sanctuary management includes data from within the sanctuary and from areas outside the boundaries that influence sanctuary waters. Typically, the type of information collected outside sanctuary boundaries is influenced indirectly, at best, by sanctuary management requirements. With the contiguous sanctuaries of Cordell Bank, Gulf of the Farallones, and Monterey Bay NMSs covering substantial portions of the coastal waters in the northern half of California, there is potential for sanctuary management concerns to become a more effective and significant driver for monitoring information throughout the region. However, current sanctuary-based monitoring activities were designed for the individual needs of each sanctuary, not to promote and inform effective and efficient management across sites or influence regional monitoring. More...

Issue Summary
  See the Proposed Action Plans
Draft Action Plan
  Ecosystem Monitoring Draft Action Plan (pdf 2.3M)
Working Group Roles and Responsibilities
  Roles and Responsibilities (pdf 24K)
  Consensus Based Decision Making (pdf 24K)
  Decision Making Criteria (pdf 1.2M)
Meeting Preparation
  Meeting 2 Agenda (pdf 448K)
Additional Background Information

Scoping Comments (pdf 76K)


JMPR Documents

Working Group Participants:
~Working Group Contact~
Name Affiliation Email Phone
Kim Benson NMSP 301-713-3125 x183
~Sanctuary Avisory Council (SAC) & Science Experts ~
Name Affiliation
Ben Becker PRNS 415-464-5247
Lydia Bergen PISCO 831-459-5022
Mark Carr University of California 831-459-3958
Don Croll University of California 831-459-2883
Gwen Heistand Gulf of the Farallones SAC 415-868-9244
Carol Keiper Cordell Bank SAC 707-746-7163
Shannon Lyday Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association 415-561-6625 x301
Steven Morgan Bodega Marine Laboratory 707-875-2211
Bill Sydeman Pt. Reyes Bird Observatory 415-868-1221 x319
~Sanctuary Staff ~
Name Affiliation Email Phone
Julie Barrow NMSP, West Coast Community Liason 650-712-8909
Andrew DeVogelaere MBNMS 831-647-4213
Steve Lonhart MBNMS, SiMON 831-647-4222
Dale Roberts CBNMS 415-663-0314
Paul Orlando NMSP 301-713-3125

Working Group Timeline:
Start: January, 2003
Time Location Documents
April 17
9am-5pm Half Moon Bay Lodge

Meeting 1 Agenda (pdf 160K)

Meeting 1 Notes (pdf 1M)

May 7
9am-5pm Half Moon Bay Lodge Meeting 2 Agenda (pdf 448K)
May 14
9am-5pm Half Moon Bay Lodge  
Complete: May, 2003
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