GCOOS-RA Workshops Worth Nowlin Ann Jochens 24 August 2006 GCOOS-RA Board of Directors Meeting.
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GCOOS-RA Workshops Worth Nowlin Ann Jochens 24 August 2006 GCOOS-RA Board of Directors Meeting
Recommended Sectors Fisheries (commercial, recreational, regulatory) Public health Emergency responders to storm surge/inundation Maritime transportation (tanker traffic, container ships, cruise lines, LNG carriers, pilots and harbor managers, commercial transportation of people, and intercoastal waterway traffic) Recreational boating (boaters, power squadrons, marina operators, and retailers) Beach users
Fisheries Steering Team suggested workshop format not the best for fisheries because of diversity Jochens & Nowlin met with Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council on 7 June 2006 in Tampa, FL Jochens & Nowlin to meet with Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission on 25 October 2006 in New Orleans, LA
Public Health High level of activities on public health have resulted in recommendations –IOOS Public Health Workshop, Jan. 2006 –The Oceanography Magazine, June 2006 Standing GCOOS Task Team on Public Health is being created Terms of Reference Bart Bibler has agreed to Chair Identification of team members underway
Inundation/Storm Surge Supplemental funding from NOAA in place Steering Team selected Steering Team telecon 3 August 2006 Workshop to be held in January 2007 in New Orleans, LA
Marine Transportation Sectors to include: tanker traffic, container ships, cruise ships, shipping agents, port authorities, pilots, LNG carriers, intercoastal waterway traffic, and commercial transportation of people. Steering Team being organized.
Other Sectors Recreational boating –To include marina operators, power squadrons, yacht clubs, marina operators, and retailers –Need suggestions for steering committee members Urban Planners/Developers –A lead for this workshop has been identified, John Jacob, who leads the Sea Grant effort in this area.