External Review of Protected Species Science Program in the Pacific Islands

In 2015, a panel of independent experts reviewed the Science Center's protected species program.

Schedule

Monday, July 27, 2015

9:00 AM - Introduction and Charge to Review Panel — Michael Seki

9:15 AM - NOAA Fisheries Welcome — Ned Cyr

9:25 AM - Introduction to Protected Species — Frank Parrish

9:55 AM - Pacific Islands Regional Office, Protected Resources Division Introduction and Overview for Hawaiian Monk Seals — Ann Garrett

10:35 AM - Break

10:50 AM - Introduction to the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program — Charles Littnan

11:20 AM - Data Streams Informing Monk Seal Research & Recovery — Stacie Robinson

12:00 PM - Public Q&A

12:30 PM - Lunch

1:30 PM - Data Management — Vikram Khurana

2:00 PM - Application of Data for Recovery Activities — Jason Baker 

2:40 PM - Summary — Charles Littnan

3:10 PM - Break

3:20 PM - Public Q&A and Panel Questions

3:50 PM - Break and Public Exits

4:00 PM - Closed Session / Drafting of Report by Panel

5:00 PM - Adjourn for the Day

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

8:30 AM - Brief Review of Day 1 and Discussion of Schedule for Day 2 — Frank Parrish

8:40 AM - Pacific Islands Regional Office Overview of Cetacean Priorities — Ann Garrett

9:10 AM - Introduction to the Cetacean Research Program — Erin Oleson

9:45 AM - Cetacean Stock Assessment by the Program — Amanda Bradford

10:25 AM - Break

10:40 AM - Passive Acoustic Contributions to Stock Assessment — Erin Oleson

11:20 AM - Data Collection, Archiving, and Stewardship — Marie Hill

11:50 AM - Public Q&A 

12:20 PM - Lunch

1:20 PM - Cetacean Assessment Case Study: False Killer Whales in Hawaiʻi — Amanda Bradford 

2:00 PM - Cetacean Research in the Marianas — Marie Hill

2:40 PM - Summary — Erin Oleson

3:10 PM - Public Q&A and Panel Questions

3:40 PM - Break and Public Exits

3:50 PM - Closed Session / Drafting of Report by Panel

5:00 PM - Adjourn for the Day

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

(moved to NOAA Inouye Regional Center on Ford Island after noon)

8:30 AM - Brief Review and Schedule for Day 3 — Frank Parrish

8:40 AM - Pacific Islands Regional Office Overview of Marine Turtle Priorities — Ann Garrett

9:10 AM - Introduction to the Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment Program — T. Todd Jones

9:45 AM - Historical Overview of Core Marine Turtle Data Streams — George Balazs

10:20 AM - Break

10:35 AM - Marine Turtle Strandings and Bycatch Research in the Pacific Island Region, 1982–2014 — Shandell Brunson

11:15 AM - Marine Turtle Assessment in the Nearshore Waters and Nesting Beaches of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas — T. Todd Jones

11:55 AM - Public Q&A

12:25 PM - Lunch

1:25 AM - An Overview of Marine Turtle Data Management — Shawn Murakawa

2:05 PM - Overview of Analytical Products: Biological Opinions, Status Reviews, Critical Habitat, and Basic Research — Summer Martin

2:50 PM - Summary — T. Todd Jones

3:20 PM - Public Q&A and Panel Questions

3:50 PM - Break and Public Exits

4:00 PM - Closed Session / Drafting of Report by Panel

5:00 PM - Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at NOAA Inouye Regional Center 

8:30 AM - Brief Review and Schedule for Day 4 — Frank Parrish

8:40 AM - Pacific Islands Regional Office Protected Species Bycatch Overview — Ann Garrett

9:10 AM - Developing Bycatch Reduction Technologies — John Wang

9:40 AM - Sample Designs and Bycatch Estimates — Marti McCracken

10:20 AM - Summary of All Protected Species Division Presentations — Frank Parrish

11:10 AM - Break

11:20 AM - Final Public Q&A

12:20 PM - Lunch

1:50 PM - Closed Session

2:50 PM - Drafting of Report by Panel

5:00 PM - Adjourn for the Day

Friday, July 31, 2015 at NOAA Inouye Regional Center

9:00 AM - Closed Session for Panel to Finalize Report and Recommendations

12:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - Closed Session for PIFSC Directors Office and Protected Species Division Leadership to Receive Panel Report and Recommendations

2:00 PM - Adjourn (and/or finalize reports)

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