Panel Review of Ecosystems Approach to Management in the Pacific Islands

In 2008, a panel of independent experts reviewed and evaluated the Science Center's approaches to ecosystem-related research and monitoring programs.

Schedule

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

8:30 AM - Continental breakfast and introductions

9:00 AM - Welcome, introductions and purpose of review – Sam Pooley and Professor George Boehlert, Oregon State University

9:20 AM - NOAA Fisheries science program and ecosystem initiatives – John Boreman

9:45 AM - Overview of the Center and its ecosystem work – Michael Seki

10:30 AM - Break

The Physical Environment

11:00 AM - Oceanography and climate – Jeffrey Polovina

11:30 AM - Coral reef habitat monitoring – John Rooney

12:00 PM - Lunch

1:30 PM - Discussion

Living Marine Resources

2:00 PM - Coral reef ecosystem surveys – Rusty Brainard

2:30 PM - Deep coral communities – Frank Parrish

3:00 PM - Northwestern Hawaiian Islands lobster surveys: ecosystem indicator? – Gerard DiNardo

3:30 PM - Break

4:00 PM - Closed discussion with stakeholders (Center staff exit)

5:00 PM - Adjourn for the day

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

8:30 AM - Assessing bottomfish assemblages as ecosystem components – Jon Brodziak

9:00 AM - Main Hawaiian Islands bottomfish: spatial habitat delineation – Michael Parke

9:30 AM - Green sea turtle foraging in the Hawaiian Islands – Stacy Hargrove

10:00 AM - Break

10:30 AM - Integrating Hawaiian monk seal population assessment, ecological studies and ecosystem monitoring – Charles Littnan

11:00 AM - Passive acoustic observations of trophic communities – Marc Lammers

11:30 AM - Discussion 

12:00 PM - Lunch

Ecosystem Processes and Plans

1:30 PM - Ecopath/Ecosim applications in the Hawaiian archipelago –

Frank Parrish

2:00 PM - Bottomfish fishery socio-economic dynamics – Justin Hospital

2:30 PM - Hawaii as a fishing community – Stewart Allen

3:00 PM - Optional visit to new NOAA site on Ford Island

5:00 PM - Adjourn 

Thursday, June 26, 2008

6:00 AM - Optional tour of Honolulu Fish Auction

8:30 AM - Human and animal ecosystem interactions: barbless hooks and community participation – Kurt Kawamoto

9:00 AM - Spatial connectivity of Pacific insular species: Insights from

modeling and tagging – Don Kobayashi

9:30 AM - Hawaiian Archipelagic Marine Ecosystem Research plan – Frank Parrish

10:00 AM - Break

10:30 AM - Comparative Analysis of Marine Ecosystem Organization (CAMEO) participation – Jeffrey Polovina

11:00 AM - Discussion

12:00 PM - Lunch

3:00 PM - External review panel comments and discussion with Division Chiefs

4:30 PM - External review panel meeting with Directors 

5:30 PM - Ajourn

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