The 2016 NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Ecosystem Science Evaluation is structured to
determine the quality and usefulness of the program’s products and information.
A panel will be convened to investigate the
Information from this evaluation is part of a larger Coral Reef Conservation Program analyses that will be used to structure future resource allocations. This evaluation will assess the quality, performance, and utility of the information and products produced by Coral Reef Conservation Program-funded ecosystem science projects and programs. As part of the analysis, information will be provided regarding program investments intended to create a better understanding of coral reef status and trends, address ecosystem level questions, and provide a better understanding of ecosystem dynamics and processes and their responses to ecological stressors. This review covers NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program ecosystem science only.
The review panel consists of experts from within and outside NOAA. The review will include background materials, presentations by scientists, extended discussion sessions, and opportunities for public comment. Independent review reports from the panelists and the program’s response, including an action plan for program adjustments based on panelists' recommendations, will be made available on the Coral Program’s website.
|Roger Beeden, Ph.D.||Director - Tourism and Stewardship,Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority|
|Athline Clark, Ph.D.||NOAA Superintendent, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Melanie McField, Ph.D.||Coordinator, Healthy Mesoamerican Reef Ecosystem Initiative, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution|
|Sharon Mesick||Chief, Coasts, Oceans, & Geophysics Information Services, and Coastal Data Development Program Manager, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)|
|Caroline S Rogers, Ph.D||Research Biologist, USGS Caribbean Field Station Marine Ecologist, Southeast Ecological Science Center|
|Robert Van Woesik, Ph.D.||Professor, Biological Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology|
August 23 - 25, 2016
SILVER SPRING CIVIC BUILDING AT VETERANS PLAZA
One Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
If you are interested in attending, please contact Marie Bundy, NOAA Coral Program at Marie.Bundy@noaa.gov by August 15, 2016.