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Meeting - April 20, 2011

Purpose of meeting: Consensus on conservation framework and initial priority science and capacity needs and communication priorities for the North Atlantic LCC.

Steering Committee Meeting Agenda
April 20, 2011
Manchester, New Hampshire
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Call Number: 866-762-5634
Passcode: 5866227#
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Agenda Items

Discussion Leader and Handouts


1. Introductions, Review agenda, Approve minutes from last call

Ken Elowe & Andrew Milliken
Handout 1 – Agenda
Handout 2 - January 24, 2011 Meeting Minutes
Handout 3 - Attendee List

8:00 a.m.
2.Action items from last meeting and call and actions taken

Andrew Milliken
Handout 4 – Action items
Handout 5 - Revised Map

8:20 a.m.
3.Presentation and discussion on LCC mission, components and goals and conservation framework;  Northeast Conservation Framework Workshop
Expected Meeting Outcome: Understanding & consensus on conservation framework; consensus on workshop purpose

Ken Elowe, Andrew Milliken, Steve Fuller (WMI), Eric Palmer (VT), all
Handout 6 – LCC Mission
Presentation on Framework
Handout 7&8 – Workshop purpose and survey

8:30 a.m.

9:45 a.m.
4. Review of Technical Committee status, Science Needs Assessment process and initial synthesis of science needs; review of funded projects from FY 10

Andrew Milliken, Steve Fuller, Rachel Muir (USGS)
Handout 9 – Technical Committee membership
Hadnout 10a - Science Needs Priorities and Criteria
Handout 10 – Request for Science Needs Handout 11- Ongoing  science projects (RCN & LCC)
Presentation on Ongoing Projects
Handout 12 - Science needs summary table

10:00 a.m.
5.Recommended Priority Science Needs for Fiscal Year 2011
Expected Meeting Outcome: Steering Committee decisions on highest priority science needs within  conservation framework to fund in FY 11 and next steps

Rachel Muir, Andrew Milliken, Rick Bennett, all
Handout 13 - Detailed Recommended science needs from technical Committee
Handout 13a – Recommended science needs from Technical Committee

10:45 a.m.
LUNCH (Provided)

12:00 noon
6.Priorities for additional staff and support
Expected Meeting Outcome: Steering Committee feedback on initial priorities for additional staff

Ken Elowe, Andrew Milliken
Handout 14:  Excerpt from Development and Operations Plan on Staffing Needs


1:00 p.m.
7.Updates of LCC Staffing and Support from National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey and status of Northeast Climate Science Center

Mary Foley (NPS), Rachel Muir

1:15 p.m.
8. Communications Update and Draft Plan
Expected Meeting Outcome: Steering Committee approval of communications plan

Megan Nagel
Handout 15: Draft Communications Plan

1:45 p.m.
BREAK 2:15 p.m.
9.Coordination/Organization of Northeast Climate efforts
Expected Meeting Outcome: Identification of opportunities to combine/complement existing climate efforts

Ellen Mecray (NOAA)
Rick Bennett (FWS), John O’Leary (NEAFWA)

Presentation on NOAA climate and National Assessment
2:20 p.m.
10. Update on Marine Partnerships Tai-ming Chang (EPA) 3:30 p.m.
11. Governance Issues, Other Business, Next Meeting Ken Elowe 3:45 p.m.
12. Adjourn
4:00 p.m.

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