NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Ecosystem Science Evaluation
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
- Accessibility of the information to coral reef managers and policy makers,
- How helpful these products are for coastal management decision makers, and
- How the data, information, and services are used to support coral reef conservation.
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
||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
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Silver Spring, MD 20910