Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: Evaluation by the National Research Council (NRC) is critical to development of the Gulf Ecosystem Monitoring program. NRC reports will contain conclusions and recommendations intended to give guidance on the nature and scope of future research and monitoring activities in the northern Gulf of Alaska. The National Research Council committee will receive Trustee Council staff support as needed to ensure timely delivery of useful products.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: This project, which will provide important external review of the Trustee Council's long-term research and monitoring program (GEM, Gulf Ecosystem Monitoring), began in FY 00. The National Research Council (NRC) is currently reviewing the draft GEM Science Program. FY 01 activities will include an interim report on the Science Program and review of the draft GEM Research and Monitoring Plan. The NRC's final report, which will contain conclusions and recommendations on the Science Program and the Research and Monitoring Plan, will be submitted to the Trustee Council early in FY 02.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)