Science Panel Recommendation: Fund
Science Panel Comments: The proposal was extremely well written and clearly outlined the historical importance of the GAK1 line that has provided basic oceanographic observations (temperature and salinity) for three decades. In addition, the proposal clearly states how these data are critical to restoration. The proposal seeks continued funding for the GAK1 line and includes funds for addition of nitrate and fluorescence sensors at that site. The continued funding of GAK1 is critical to understanding the oceanographic environment, its influence on biological resources over time, recovery of injured resources, and potential restoration activities. No specific changes to the project were recommended, although access to more recent data through the website would be helpful. Currently only summaries of data obtained after 2006 are available. A more synthetic analysis of current GAK1 data and those obtained from elsewhere (e.g. as part of herring or nearshore projects) would also be welcomed in future proposals.
Science Coordinator Recommendation: Fund
Science Coordinator Comments: I concur with the science panel recommendation.
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: Fund
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Priority Fund
Executive Director Comments: (Not Available)
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)