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Improving Interactions Between Coastal Science and Policy: Proceedings of the Gulf of Maine Symposium APPENDIX A—SYMPOSIUM AGENDA Improving the Interaction between Sciences and Policy in the Gulf of Maine Region A symposium organized by the National Research Council's Ocean Studies Board with assistance from the Maine Coastal Program November 1 - 4, 1994 Kennebunkport, Maine AGENDA The Gulf of Maine Symposium, part of a symposium series that includes California and the Gulf of Mexico, will bring together practitioners in the natural and social sciences, environmental managers, policy-makers, and business interests from around the Gulf of Maine region and from other areas of the United States and Canada. The symposium will examine the interface between coastal/marine science and policy with a special focus on exploring ways to improve the interaction between scientists and managers. Participants will hear a series of papers on the status of science/policy integration in the region and possible avenues for strengthening that integration. A series of small, facilitated issue groups will be formed to provide participants the opportunity to be creative and define specific initiatives appropriate to the region. A summary of symposium discussions and papers will be published following the symposium.
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Improving Interactions Between Coastal Science and Policy: Proceedings of the Gulf of Maine Symposium Symposium Biliana Cicin-Sain, Chair, Ocean Studies Board (OSB) Project Panel Co-chairs: David Keeley, Maine State Planning Office & Gulf of Maine Program David Townsend, Department of Oceanography, University of Maine - Orono November 1 (Tuesday) 7:30 p.m. Meeting of National Steering Committee, Regional Steering Committee, Regional Advisors, and Issue Group Chairs, Rapporteurs, and Facilitators November 2 (Wednesday) 8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks - Mary Hope Katsouros, Ocean Studies Board, National Research Council; Biliana Cicin-Sain, University of Delaware; and David Keeley, Maine State Planning Office 8:30 a.m. Official Welcome -- Steven Adams, Maine Executive Department - Maine State Planning Office & Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment 8:35 a.m. A Visual Tour of the Gulf of Maine Region and Overview of the Gulf Program -- David Keeley, Maine State Planning Office & Gulf of Maine Program 8:50 a.m. Introductions David Townsend, Department of Oceanography, University of Maine 9:00 a.m. The Challenge of Improving Science and Policy Interactions -- Biliana Cicin-Sain, Center for the Study of Marine Policy, University of Delaware 9:15 a.m. Natural Science Contributions to Managing Ecosystems -- Author: Donald Boesch, University of Maryland Commentator: Lewis Incze, Director, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences 9:45 a.m. Social Science Contributions to Managing Ecosystems -- Author: Michael Orbach, School of the Environment, Duke University Commentator: Timothy Hennessey, Department of Political Science, University of Rhode Island
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Improving Interactions Between Coastal Science and Policy: Proceedings of the Gulf of Maine Symposium 10:15 a.m. Integrating Science and Policy in Ecosystem Management -- Author: Robert Knecht, Center for the Study of Marine Policy, University of Delaware Commentator: Robert Bowen, Environmental Sciences Program, University of Massachusetts - Boston Each author will speak for 20 minutes and the commentators will speak for 10 minutes on her/his perspective of the issues presented by the author. 11:00 a.m. Plenary Paper #1 -- Responding to the Cumulative Impact of Land and Water Activities in the Region's Estuaries and Near-Coastal Environments -- Author: Carolyn Hunsaker, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 11:30 a.m. Plenary Paper #2 -- Protecting Significant Terrestrial and Marine Habitats -- Author: Blythe Chang, St. Andrew's Biological Station 12:00 noon Plenary Paper #3 -- The Role of Indicators of Environmental Quality in Maintaining the Health of the Gulf of Maine -- Author: Judith McDowell, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1:30 p.m. Assemble in Concurrent Issue Groups Cumulative Impacts in the Region's Estuaries -- Moderator: John Teal, Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Authors: Environmental Science Considerations - Graham Daborn, Center for Estuarine Studies, Acadia University Socioeconomic Considerations - Madeline Hall-Arber, MIT Sea Grant Policy Development Considerations - Tim Glidden, Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Council of Maine Subgroup 1 - Chair: John Teal, Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Rapporteur: Peter Douglas, Executive Director, California Coastal Commission John Costlow, Duke University (ret.) Facilitator: Fran Rudoff, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Subgroup 2 - Chair: Jack Wiggin, Urban Harbors Institute, University of Massachusetts Rapporteur: Alison Rieser, Marine Law Institute, University of Maine School of Law Facilitator: Peg Brady, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management
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Improving Interactions Between Coastal Science and Policy: Proceedings of the Gulf of Maine Symposium Regionally Significant Habitats -- Moderator: Donald Scavia, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Authors: Environmental Science Considerations - Robert Steneck, Darling Marine Center, University of Maine Socioeconomic Considerations - James Acheson, University of Maine Policy Development Considerations - Peter Shelley and Eleanor Dorsey, Conservation Law Foundation, Boston Subgroup 1 - Chair: Donald Scavia, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Rapporteur: Susan Hanna, Oregon State University Facilitator: Robert Bowen, University of Massachusetts Subgroup 2 - Chair: George Finney, Environment Canada Rapporteur: Donald Boesch, University of Maryland Facilitator: Melissa Waterman, Gulf of Maine Program Indicators of Environmental Quality -- Moderator: Gareth Harding, Bedford Institute of Oceanography Authors: Environmental Science Considerations - Steve Jones, Jackson Laboratory, University of New Hampshire Socioeconomic Considerations - David Terkla, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts - Boston Policy Development Considerations - Charles Colgan, Edmund Muskie Institute of Public Affairs, University of Southern Maine Subgroup 1- Chair: Theodore C. Loder, University of New Hampshire Rapporteur: Michael Orbach, School of the Environment, Duke University Facilitator: John Sowles, Maine Department of Environmental Protection Subgroup 2 - Chair: Gareth Harding, Bedford Institute of Oceanography Rapporteur: Edward Goldberg, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Facilitator: Judy Pederson, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management The moderator of an issue group will introduce speakers and panel members and describe expectation of sponsors, describe the schedule, and lay out issue group goals and objectives. Each Issue Group covering one of the three topics will be divided into Subgroups of 15 to 20 individuals each, to facilitate meaningful and interactive small group discussions. Each Subgroup will be coordinated by a chairperson.
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Improving Interactions Between Coastal Science and Policy: Proceedings of the Gulf of Maine Symposium One or two rapporteurs, generally drawn from the OSB Committee on Coastal Science and Policy Interactions, will be responsible for synthesizing the major themes of the discussion orally at the meeting, and in written form in the report to be published after the symposium. The facilitator will keep the discussions focused and record major points made. The sessions will begin with 15 minute presentations by authors of the Issue Group papers, listed above. After the presentations, the Subgroups will divide, and a general discussion of these papers and their relation to the plenary papers will occur. 3:15 p.m. Reconvene Issue Groups 5:30 p.m. Adjourn Issue Groups 7:00 p.m. Making Links with the California Symposium Moderator: Donald Boesch, University of Maryland Speakers: Robert Knecht, Center for the Study of Marine Policy, University of Delaware Peter Douglas, California Coastal Commission This panel will highlight the lessons learned at the November 1992 California symposium and present messages applicable to the Gulf of Maine. November 3 (Thursday) 8:30 a.m. “Vignettes” - Case Studies of Science and Policy Working Together to Address Key Issues for Managers Moderator: Curtis Mason, Center for Coastal Environmental Health, Charleston, S.C. Panelists: Christine Gault, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve James Wilson, University of Maine Michael Crosby, NOAA/Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management James Ellsworth, Environment Canada Michael Connor, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority 9:45 a.m. Subgroups Reconvene 4:00 p.m. Reassemble in Plenary -- Moderators: Biliana Cicin-Sain and David Keeley Rapporteurs for the Subgroups give a status report on their efforts and direction of discussions. 5:30 p.m. Adjourn Plenary Session
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Improving Interactions Between Coastal Science and Policy: Proceedings of the Gulf of Maine Symposium 8:00 p.m. Panel of Scientists and Managers Involved with the Gulf of Maine Region Moderator: Gordon Wallace, Chairman - Regional Association for Research in the Gulf of Maine & University of Massachusetts - Boston Panelists: Michael Connor, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority David Townsend, University of Maine This panel will address communications between scientists and policymakers, how such interactions could be improved, and examples of successful or unsuccessful science-policy interactions in the region. 9:00 p.m. Adjourn for the day November 4 (Friday) 8:00 a.m. Subgroups Reconvene to Finalize Comments and Suggestions 10:45 a.m. Reconvene Plenary -- Symposium Cochairs: Biliana Cicin-Sain, Chair - Ocean Studies Board (OSB) Project Panel David Keeley, Maine State Planning Office/Maine Coastal Program David Townsend, Department of Oceanography, University of Maine Session chairs will present their group's suggestions. The symposium cochairs will synthesize the results. 11:45 p.m. Symposium Adjourns
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