Florida Institute of Oceanography



2015 Annual Meeting

FLRACEP 2015 Annual Meeting

November 5-6, TradeWinds Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach, FL

PURPOSE: First FLRACEP annual all-hands, inform progress reports, promote collaborations, develop strategies

PARTICIPANTS: FIO and FLRACEP staff; at least one PI from each of 10 CE grantees, plus NO MORE than one other participant; FLRACEP Program Management Team; Treasury Office of RESTORE Act Representative; invited guests (partners and VIPs).

Contacts:

Meeting or travel logistics: Lieu Huynh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 727-553-1100.
Program purpose or agenda: Andy Shepard, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 727-553-3374.
Media contact: Mark Collins, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 727-553-3388.

Download MEETING NOTES here

AGENDA:

Nov 5:

AM:   Dr. William Hogarth, FIO Dir.:  Welcome, Introductions, FLRACEP Mission and RFP I. FIO Summary Presentation.

CE grant overviews (20 mins followed by 10 min Q/A) including science, technology innovations and broader impact activities:

Examining Fisheries Impact of Invasive Lionfish; Dr. Dave Chagaris (UF).

Biological and Economic Indicators for Assessing Recreational Fisheries; Dr. Steve Smith (UM).

Demonstration of Fisheries Assessment Applications for Underwater Gliders; Mr. Chad Lembke (USF).

Improving the Use of Products Derived From Monitoring Data in Ecosystem Models in the Gulf of Mexico; Dr. Arnaud Gruss (UM).

Informing Fishery Independent Reef Fish Surveys Through Advanced Survey Techniques; Dr. Kevin Boswell (FIU).

Evaluating Fish Production and Ecosystem Impacts of Artificial Reefs; Dr. Jane Caffrey (UWF).

PM:   CE grant overviews (cont.)

Monitoring Oil Spill Effects and Recovery in Large Deep-Sea Fishes; Dr. Chip Cotton (FSU).

Egg and Larval DNA Barcoding to Support Gulf Reef-Fish Stock Assessments; Dr. Ernst Peebles (USF).

Ontogenetic Shifts in Sea Turtle Habitat; Dr. Kate Mansfield (UCF).

Habitat Mapping to Inform Future Survey Efficiencies, Management Strategies and Climate Change Research; Dr. Brian Walker (NSU).

Program Management Team Q/A with CEs.

FLRACEP CE grant terms and conditions, required deliverables, data management plan.

Nov 6:

AM:   A. Shepard, program outreach strategy; ways to promote FLRACEP collaboration and coordination.

W. Hogarth, Future Directions; input from Grantees on FLRACEP strategic plan.

PM:   PMT Strategic Planning: Input on RFP II and Strategy for BP Settlement.

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