Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: Fund
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: This proposal is recommended for funding. This proposal builds on the Bodkin and Dean project “Alternative sampling designs for nearshore monitoring” (G-030687), the results of which were presented to the STAC in January 2004. The conclusions of that study were that three time and space scales exist on which nearshore monitoring could be conducted: (1) synoptic – few variables everywhere, i.e., remotely and quickly sample large areas; most balanced sampling, (2) extensive – many variables few places, i.e., broad range of measurements at few sites across large area; detects large scale changes, and (3) intensive – mid range of variables over moderate range of sites, i.e., fewer measurement, more areas, smaller spatial coverage; detect small scales changes. The objectives of this proposal would produce the following essential products: (1) process for selecting monitoring sites, (2) standard operating procedures (SOP) for nearshore monitoring, and (3) database management system. In addition the project would test SOP and the database management system, and involve a wide range of community members in the process. This proposal is extremely well written and is in direct response to the nearshore invitation to select monitoring sites and develop SOPs. Furthermore, the incorporation of lingering oil sites is included.
Science Director Recommendation: Fund
Science Director Comments: Concur with the STAC recommendation.
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: Fund
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: Concur with STAC and note that it is expected that this project will provide an inventory of all who are working on projects in a given area.
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: Concur with the STAC recommendation.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)