External Review of Ecosystem Sciences Program in the Pacific Islands

In 2016, a panel of independent experts reviewed the Science Center's ecosystem sciences program.

Schedule

Monday, April 4, 2016

8:30 AM - Welcome, Business Rules, and Introductions — Michael Seki

8:45 AM - Instructions to Panel and Terms of Reference — Michael Seki

9:15 AM - NOAA Fisheries Program Reviews — Richard Merrick

9:30 AM - A National Perspective on Ecosystem-related Efforts — Jason Link

9:45 AM - Break

10:00 AM - Introduction to PIFSC and Ecosystem Sciences Division — Michael Seki

10:30 AM - Pacific Islands Regional Office Management Needs — Michael Tosatto

11:00 AM - Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council Management Needs — Paul Dalzell

11:30 AM - Public Q&A

12:00 PM - Lunch

Theme I: Data and Climate Science

1:00 PM - NMFS Climate Science Strategy — Jeffrey Polovina

1:45 PM - Projecting Impacts and Vulnerability to Climate Change — Thomas Oliver

2:15 PM - Break

2:30 PM - Data Management and Dissemination — Troy Kanemura

3:00 PM - OceanWatch — Melanie Abecassis

3:30 PM - Public Q&A

4:00 PM - Panel Review and Discussion (closed session)

5:00 PM - Adjourn

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

8:30 AM - Schedule for the Day – Terms of Reference Questions and Themes

Theme II: Pelagic Ecosystem Science

8:45 AM - Overview of Pelagic Ecosystem Research — Jeffrey Polovina

9:15 AM - Protected Species Pelagic Ecology — Jeffrey Polovina

10:00 AM - Break

10:15 AM - Climate Impacts on Pelagic Ecosystems — Phoebe Woodworth-Jefcoats

10:45 AM - Oceanic Monitoring and Sampling — Phoebe Woodworth-Jefcoats

11:15 AM - Public Q&A

11:45 AM - Lunch

12:45 PM - An Ecosystem Approach to Pelagic Fisheries — Jeffrey Polovina 

1:30 PM - Connectivity and Transport Modeling — Donald Kobayashi

2:15 PM - Break

2:30 PM - Pacific Islands Regional Office Pelagic Management Needs — Jarad Makaiau

3:00 PM - Pelagic Ecosystem Science Future Directions — Jeffrey Polovina

3:30 PM - Public Q&A

4:00 PM - Panel Review and Discussion (closed session)

5:00 PM - Adjourn

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

8:30 AM - Schedule for the Day – Terms of Reference Questions and Themes

Theme III: Coral Reef Ecosystem Science

8:45 AM - Overview of Coral Reef Ecosystem Research — Rusty Brainard

9:30 AM - Benthic Habitat Mapping — Annette DesRochers

10:00 AM - Break

10:15 AM - Benthic Monitoring: Overview, Methods, and Results — Bernardo Vargas-Ángel

10:45 AM - Benthic Projects to Support and Inform Management — Brett Schumacher

11:15 AM - Public Q&A

11:45 AM - Lunch

12:45 PM - Reef Fish Monitoring: Overview, Methods, and Results — Ivor Williams

1:15 PM - Using Ecosystem Monitoring Data for Ecosystem Science — Adel Heenan

1:45 PM - Pacific Islands Regional Office Coral Reef Management Needs — Gerry Davis

2:15 PM - Break

2:30 PM - Impacts of Warming and Ocean Acidification on Coral Reefs — Thomas Oliver

3:15 PM - Coral Reef Science Future Directions — Rusty Brainard

3:45 PM - Public Q&A

4:00 PM - Panel Review and Discussion (closed session)

5:00 PM - Adjourn

Thursday, April 7, 2016

8:30 AM - Schedule for the Day – Terms of Reference Questions and Themes

Theme IV: Ecosystem Science Integration

8:45 AM - Ecosystem Models to Explore Insular Ecosystems — Mariska Weijeman

9:15 AM - Partnership for Ecosystem Management and Science — Ivor Williams

9:45 AM - Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management — Supin Wongbusarakum

10:15 AM - Break

10:30 AM - West Hawaiʻi Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) — Jamison Gove

11:15 AM - Science to Support Endangered Species Act (ESA) Corals Listing — Rusty Brainard

11:45 AM - Pacific Islands Regional Office ESA Corals Management Needs — Lance Smith

12:15 PM - ESA Corals Projects — Dione Swanson

12:45 PM - Public Q&A

1:15 PM - Week in Review and Closing Remarks — Michael Seki

1:30 PM - Panel Review and Discussion (closed session)

5:00 PM - Adjourn

Friday, April 8, 2016 at NOAA Inouye Regional Center (closed session)

8:00 AM - Panel Review and Discussion (closed session at IRC)

1:00 PM - Final Panel Reports to PIFSC Directorate (closed session at IRC)

TBD - Adjourn

Last updated by Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on 08/21/2018