Regional Ocean Science Plan to Support Ecosystem-Based Management

Lead Pi: Judith Pederson · 6/2006 - 5/2012

Project Personnel:

Project number: 2006-E-57

We will establish a Regional Ocean Science Council to develop a research plan in support of ecosystem-based management that coordinates and integrates regional research activities within the Gulf of Maine (GOM) and is scalable and transferable to Southern New England. The Council would use a ìbottoms-upî approach to identify management goals for the Gulf of Maine, analyze what data and information are available, and create a Regional Ocean Research Plan that identifies data, information, research, monitoring, and technologies needed to address ecosystem-based management, along with priorities, a timeline for accomplishing goals, and costs. Sea Grant College Program Advisory and Extension staff would create an outreach plan for technology transfer of research and monitoring data and information through training sessions.