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Title: Scientific Management Under GEM

Project Year and Number: 2005: 050630

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2004: 040630, 2003: 030630, 2002: 02630-AM, 2002: 02630, 2001: 01630, 2000: 00630

Principal Investigator (PI): EVOS Administration, EVOSTC

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Trustee Council Office

Restoration Category: Public Info., Science Mgmt., and Administration

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: This project will provide direction and management for all aspects of the science programs at the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council. Although tasks are integrated to the extent possible, for the sake of description there are seven basic tasks in the EVOSTC science programs in decreasing order of time allotted: 1) Providing scientific information for the conclusion of the court settlement phase of restoration through implementation of the Gulf of Alaska Ecosystem Monitoring and Research (GEM) program (including continuing effects of oil on injured resources), 2) peer review of proposals and work products, 3) management and integration of project information, 4) reporting, 5) personnel supervision, 6) office systems development, and 7) external scientific liaison. GEM implementation is based on the GEM Program Document (GPD) and Science Plan as adopted by the Trustee Council. GEM implementation requires keeping the science plan current, periodically developing an invitation for proposals consistent with the science plan, and describing the work underway in the work plan. Peer review operations support the operation of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), three GEM subcommittees (habitat, data management and lingering oil), conduct workshops as needed for specific topics under development, and provide peer review recommendations on proposals and reports of contractors. Management and integration of project information requires working with contractors to understand scientific progress, making connections among projects to aid synthesis and modeling, and review and approval of Annual Reports and Final Reports. Reporting provides for presentations on the work plan to the STAC, PAC, agency liaisons, executive director, Trustee Council, and others. Personnel supervision covers the science coordinator,data systems manager and project manager. Office systems under development and/or maintenance include the peer reviewer data base, the registry of proposals, web based entry of peer reviewer comments and other external communications, databases of publications supported by the Trustee Council and GEM citations, and the AOOS server. External scientific liaison supports the voluntary peer review system, develops and maintains consistency, eliminates redundancy, and leverages available funding through coordination with key organizations: American Fisheries Society, North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS), U.S. Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Steering Committee, North Pacific Research Board (NPRB), Ocean.US, and Alliance for Coastal Technologies. Changes in operations anticipated for FY 2005 are a very small and limited FY 2006 Invitation for Proposals, a focus on the injured species list, a revision of the science plan, and developing the FY 2007 invitation.

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Funding Detail For: 2005

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2005

Annual Report: 2005: Not Applicable

Final Report: Not Applicable to this Project

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2004: 040630 View (PDF) 2004: View (PDF)
Not Applicable to this Project Not Applicable to this Project
2003: 030630 View (PDF) 2003: Not Available
Not Applicable to this Project Not Applicable to this Project
2002: 02630-AM View (PDF) 2002: Not Applicable
Not Applicable to this Project Not Applicable to this Project
2002: 02630 View (PDF) 2002: Not Applicable
Not Applicable to this Project Not Applicable to this Project
2001: 01630 View (PDF) 2001: Not Applicable
Not Applicable to this Project Not Applicable to this Project
2000: 00630 Not Available 2000: Not Applicable
Not Applicable to this Project Not Applicable to this Project