2017 Review of SWFSC Economics & Human Dimensions Program

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July 25-28, 2017
La Feliz Room at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center on the UC Santa Cruz Marine Science Campus

The 2017 NOAA Fisheries Science Program Reviews evaluated economic and human dimensions programs that support the US Magnuson Stevens Act, US Endangered Species Act, and the US Marine Mammal Protection Act. 

The objective for these reviews is to evaluate the current scientific programs of the Centers/ST that are directed to provide social and economic information essential to the management, protection and restoration of ocean and coastal ecosystems, ensuring the sustainable benefits to the Nation. A panel of reviewers provided advice to the Center on the on the direction and quality of our economics and human dimensions programs. Additional information about the NMFS reviews and results of previous reviews can be found here.

The review panel consisted of experts from within and outside NOAA. Reviewers provided advice to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center on the direction and quality of its economics & human dimensions programs. The review included background materials, presentations by scientists, extended discussion sessions, and opportunities for public comment. Independent review reports from the panelists and our response, including an action plan for program adjustments based on panelists' recommendations are below.

Review Panel Members  
Sam G. Pooley (Panel Chair), University of Hawaii
Jeff Michael, University of the Pacific                    
Kenneth McConnell, University of Maryland
Olivier Thebaud, Ifremer, Maritime Economics Unit, UMR AMURE, France
Lisa Colburn, NOAA Fisheries, Northeast Fisheries Science Center                   

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Past Reviews  

La Feliz Room at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
UC Santa Cruz Marine Science Campus.  
110 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 

Take Highway 17 south from San Jose. Highway 17 ends at Highway One, as you reach the coast. As you approach the coast and the city of Santa Cruz, take Highway One north toward Half Moon Bay. (Highway One becomes Mission Street.) Turn left on Swift Street. Turn right on Delaware Avenue. Follow Delaware to the UC Santa Cruz Marine Science Campus entrance at the end of the road—this road becomes McAllister Way. The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is the final building located on the ocean bluff, next to the giant blue whale skeleton.

If you have further questions or would like to attend this event, please contact Cameron Speir (Cameron.Speir@noaa.gov). 

There are a number of hotels in the area and we recommend booking soon. Two within the government per diem rate: 
Mission Inn: http://www.mission-inn.com/ and 
Best Western Santa Cruz: http://www.bestwesternsantacruz.com/

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