When:
January 29, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
2016-01-29T09:30:00-05:00
2016-01-29T15:30:00-05:00
Where:
Hyatt Place
1301 Coastal Hwy
Dewey Beach, DE 19971
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kaity Goldsmith
(410) 260-8798

This event will provide an opportunity to present deliverables and to answer clarifying questions on MARCO-supported work conducted in 2015 to inform the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB). This event is not a RPB meeting. All members of the public are invited to attend.

 

Agenda detailed below or available for download here.

 

A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved in a room block at $79/night+taxes etc.  Interested attendees must register for these no later than Friday January 21, 2016.

 

To make your reservation, contact the Hyatt Dewey Beach reservations department at (888) 591-1234 or (302) 864-9100 or online using the group code G-MARC.

 

To Register for the Forum:

Forum Objectives:

 

  • To learn about the Regional Ocean Assessment (ROA);
  • To understand Version One products from the ecological data synthesis (MDAT);
  • To understand data products from the human use data synthesis (HUDS);
  • To understand the limitations and caveats of the ROA, MDAT and HUDS efforts;
  • To understand stakeholder outreach efforts to-date;
  • To demonstrate how data limitations have been noted based on stakeholder input; and
  • To solicit ideas for improvements to data collection techniques in the future.

 

Draft Agenda:

 

9:30 am          Registration opens

 

9:45 am          Welcome Remarks

 

 

Sarah Cooksey, MARCO Management Board Member, Member of the Mid-Atlantic RPB for Delaware, Delaware Coastal Programs

 

10:00 am        Regional Ocean Assessment

Presentation- Emily Shumchenia, E&C Enviroscape and Peter Taylor, Waterview Consulting

 

10:45 am        Q&A with MARCO Management Board

 

11:00 am        Marine Life Data and Analysis Team (MDAT)- Version One

Presentation- Pat Halpin, Duke University

 

11:45 am        Q&A with MARCO Management Board

 

12:00 pm        Lunch (will be provided for registered participants)

Invited Speaker: DNREC Secretary David Small

 

1:30 pm          Human Use Spatial Data Synthesis Project (HUDS)

Presentation- Melanie Schroeder Gearon, RPS ASA

 

2:15 pm          Q&A with MARCO Management Board

 

2:30 pm          Break

 

2:45 pm          Closing Q&A with the MARCO Management Board

 

3:15 pm          Closing Remarks

Sarah Cooksey, MARCO Management Board Member, Member of the Mid-Atlantic RPB for Delaware, Delaware Coastal Programs

 

3:30 pm          Adjourn