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Ecosystem-Based Management & The National Ocean Policy
April 23, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT & THE NATIONAL OCEAN POLICY: THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE OF FEDERAL EBM IMPLEMENTATION will be held at Noon AKT. In the United States, management of ocean and coastal resources is moving towards ecosystem-based management (EBM), an integrated approach to management that considers the entire ecosystem, including humans. On July 19, 2010 President Obama issued Executive Order 13547. It established the National Ocean Policy (NOP), which calls for the federal government to adopt EBM as a foundational principle for ocean management. An interagency subgroup, under the National Ocean Council, was established to advance this goal and has been working to understand current EBM practices and further integrate the use of EBM by federal agencies. The EBM Subgroup recently completed analysis of a questionnaire that provides the NOC with a baseline inventory of federal EBM implementation. Speakers: MARGARET M. (PEG) BRADY, NOAA’s representative and chair to the National Ocean Policy Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) Subgroup since 2010 & currently the NOAA Fisheries Planning Chief. FRANK SCHWING, director of the Science Information Division in the NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology, where he oversees the development and application of environmental data services, analyses, and information critical to sustaining fisheries and protecting sensitive species. Frank was Senior Advisor for Ocean Policy to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he developed and implemented marine policies, strategies, and plans, including the first comprehensive National Ocean Policy (NOP). ADAM FULLERTON is a key member of the National Ocean Policy EBM workgroup and helped coordinate the collection and analysis of the federal questionnaire on EBM implementation. Adam joined NOAA in January 2014 after completing master’s degrees in environmental policy, focusing on ocean and coastal resource management, and business administration at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.