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Funding Recommendations

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: Not Reviewed

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: This proposal was reviewed by the Chief Scientist and not by the STAC.


Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund

Chief Scientist Comments: This pilot project has the potential to produce innovative data of great interest and relevance to understanding natural variation in ocean systems and the human use of resources over long time frames. The originality of this work is very high, although there is a risk that the coarse temporal resolution of the method will prevent precise conclusions. The addition of funds for a paleoceanographer is justified in order to add needed expertise to the project team.


Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)


Executive Director Recommendation: Fund

Executive Director Comments: Fund closeout of this project contingent on submittal of overdue report (99459). A portion of the increase ($15,900) in funding over the expected amount is due to a delay in the stable isotope analyses scheduled for FY 02; an equivalent amount of funds will be lapsed back to the Trustee Council at the end of FY 02. This project is designed to improve understanding of long-term change in nearshore marine communities and investigate the relationship between productivity and climate.


Trustee Council Decision: Fund

Trustee Council Comments: Fund closeout of this project contingent on submittal of overdue report (99459). A portion of the increase ($15,900) in funding over the expected amount is due to a delay in the stable isotope analyses scheduled for FY 02; an equivalent amount of funds will be lapsed back to the Trustee Council at the end of FY 02. This project is designed to improve understanding of long-term change in nearshore marine communities and investigate the relationship between productivity and climate. [Note: Funds were approved in November 2002.]