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April 2014

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North Pacific Research Board – Advisory Panel

8:00 am, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – 4:00 pm, Thursday, April 24, 2014

NPRB Board Room

Anchorage, Alaska


Tuesday, April 22, 2014


            BREAKFAST                                                                                                         8:00 am


  1. Call to Order/Approve Agenda                                                                      8:30 am – 9:00 am

a. Introductions and staff updates

Attachment 1a – Denby Lloyd CV
Attachment 2a – Matt Baker CV

b. Safety briefing

c. Election of Officers

d. Approve agenda

e. Approve September 2013 meeting summary

f. Science Panel and Advisory Panel meeting reports


  1. NPRB Conflict of Interest Policy                                                                  9:00 am – 9:30 am

a. Review of Conflict of Interest Policy

Attachment 2a – NPRB policy
Attachment 2b – CoV task force report
Attachment 2c – COI provisions – Magnuson-Stevens Act

          b. Annual agreement signatures


  1. Social Science Working Group                                                                    9:30 am – 10:30 am
  1. Review of AMSS Social Science Workshop report

Attachment 3a – PacMARA report

  1. Science Panel review and recommendations
  2. Advisory Panel recommendations
  3. Board decisions


COFFEE BREAK 10:30 am10:45 am


  1. Budget Review                                                                                          10:45 am – 11:15 am

     a. KPMG audit

     b. Grant 6, Year 2 budget proposal

     c. Overall budget status and outlook

Attachment 4a – NPRB EIRF and grant funding outline
Attachment 4b – EIRF projections
Attachment 4c – Overall projections


  1. Overview for current research funded and 2014 proposals                               11:15 am – 12:00 pm
  1. Current research funded by NPRB

Attachment 5a – Summary of previously funded projects
Attachment 5b – Project tables

      b. 2014 Request for Proposals and proposals received

Attachment 5c – 2014 RFP
Attachment 5d – Details of rejected proposals
Attachment 5e – 2014 proposals for consideration


LUNCH BREAK (Photo Contest Judging) 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


  1. Proposal Review for 2014                                                                            1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    1. Review of Proposal Review Process

Attachment 6a – Proposal review process
Attachment 6b – Decisions
Attachment 6c – Science Panel summaries
Attachment 6d – 2014 proposals COI

     b. Science Panel recommendations

     c. OSRI collaboration

     d. Advisory Panel recommendations

     e. Review of Tier 1 and Tier 2 proposals

     f.  Board decisions for DoC

                    PDF of all Tier 1 and 2 2014 Proposals (LARGE FILE)
                    PDF with all 2014 Proposal SUMMARY pages
                    PDF with all Peer Reviews and SP Summaries



            COFFEE BREAK                                                                                 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

            BREAKFAST                                                                                        8:00 am

  1. Proposal Review for 2014 (continued)                                                        8:30 am – 10:00 am


COFFEE BREAK                                                                                   10:00 am – 10:30 am


  1. Arctic Program                                                                                          10:30 am – 12:00 pm

a. Update and status report on PacMARS

Attachment 7a – PacMARS research direction

b. Update on potential Arctic IERP partnerships

Attachment 7b – BOEM letter
Attachment 7c – IARPC conceptual model workshop
Attachment 7d – IARPC framework

c.  Science Panel recommendations

d. Advisory Panel recommendations

e. Board decisions


WORKING LUNCH with BREAK                                                             12:00 pm – 12:30 pm


  1. Bering Sea Project                                                                                       12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  1. Programmatic update on BEST-BSIERP
  2. Report from Science Advisory Group (SAG)
  3. Communications and Outreach efforts
  4. Scientific results presentation


  1. Gulf of Alaska Project                                                                                  2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
  1. Status report on GOAIERP

Attachment 9a – GOA papers


          COFFEE BREAK                                                                                        3:15 pm – 3:45 pm


  1. Communications and Outreach Report                                                         3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

a. Accomplishments since September 2013

Attachment 10a – PICES poster
Attachment 10b – PICES poster – Bering Sea

b. Photo contest

Attachment 10c – Photo contest judging form

c. Plans for 2014

d. Press and project outreach highlights

Attachment 10d – Press
Attachment 10e – Outreach


Thursday, April 24, 2014

BREAKFAST                                                                                                     8:00 am

  1. Graduate Student Research Awards                                                           8:30 am  – 10:00 pm

a. Overview of applications received

Attachment 11a – 2014 GSRA guidelines

b. Science Panel recommendations

Attachment 11b – GSRA scoresheet

c. Advisory Panel recommendations

d. Board decisions

Attachment 11d – 2014 GSRA COI

                    PDF of all 2014 GSRA Applications (LARGE FILE)
                    PDF of all 2014 GSRA SUMMARY pages
                    PDF of all 2014 GSRA Science Panel reviews


  1. Long-term Monitoring  Program                                                                10:00 am – 12:00 pm

a. Review of LTM full proposals (six proposals)

12a – LTM RFP
12b – 2014 LTM COI
12c – LTM scoresheet

b. Science Panel recommendations

12d – LTM decision spreadsheet
12e – LTM summaries

c. Advisory Panel funding recommendations for LTM

d. Board decisions

                    PDF with all LTM Full Proposals (LARGE FILE)
                    PDF with all LTM Proposal SUMMARY pages
                    PDF with all LTM Peer Reviews and SP Summary


LUNCH BREAK 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


  1. Other Matters                                                                                                1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  1. Upcoming 2015 RFP development
  2. NPRB identity and governance, personnel policies
  3. Status of Arctic legislation
  4. Review of nominations for expiring Advisory Panel and Science Panel seats*
  5. Outside funding requests
  6. Staff participation in research and publications
  7. Update and status of working groups (WGs)

              Arctic WG

              Conflict of Interest (COI) WG

              GRSA WG

              LTM WG

              Nominations Committee

             Small Grants WG

             Social Science WG

             Strategic Planning WG

  1. Meeting schedule and location for 2014 and 2015

Attachment 13a – Calendars

  1. Travel claim instructions

Attachment 13b – Travel claim form

            COFFEE BREAK                                                                                 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm


*indicates closed session; all other sessions are open to the public



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