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March-April 2014

Mar 14, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 comments


NPRB Science Panel Meeting – March 31, 2014


North Pacific Research Board – Science Panel Meeting

March 31 – April 4, 2014

W Seattle Hotel – 2nd Floor, Studios 1, 2 & 3  

1112 Fourth Avenue | Seattle, Washington


To download a compiled PDF of agenda items and attachments (33 MB) click here. Original files are linked below.

Monday, March 31st
LUNCH CATERED in Studio 3:  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1.  Call to Order/Approve Agenda                                                                                                                      1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    a)      Introductions and staff updates
                  Attachment 1a – Denby Lloyd CV
                    Attachment 1b – Matt Baker CV
    b)      Review of SP membership terms
                Attachment 1c  – Science Panel terms
    c)      Election of Officers
    d)      Approve Agenda


2.  NPRB Conflict of Interest Policy and Proposal Review Process                                                            1:30 pm – 2:30pm
    a)      Review of current Conflict of Interest Policy
                    Attachment 2a – COI Policy
                    Attachment 2b – COI agreement signature
    b)      Review of Proposal Review Process instructions (LTM and annual proposals)
                    Attachment 2c – Science Panel COI spreadsheet for RFP proposals
                    Attachment 2d – Tier designation graphic
                    Attachment 2e – Science Panel summary paragraph template
                    Attachment 2f – NPRB Proposal Review Process

COFFEE BREAK:  2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

3.  Long-term Monitoring Program                                                                                                                  2:45 pm – 5:00 pm
    a)      Review of LTM full proposals (six proposals)
                    Attachment 3a – LTM full proposal RFP
                    Attachment 3b – Science Panel COI spreadsheet for LTM proposals
                    Attachment 3c – LTM Review score sheet
                    Attachment 3d – Science Panel LTM Review assignments 
                    PDF with all LTM Full Proposals (LARGE FILE)
                    PDF with all LTM Proposal SUMMARY pages
                    PDF with all Peer and SP LTM reviews

    b)      Develop LTM proposal funding recommendations for the Board


Tuesday, April 1st

4.  Overview of current research funded and 2014 proposals                                                                    8:30 am – 9:00 am
    a)      Current research funded by NPRB
                    Attachment 4a – Summary of Previously Funded Projects
                    Attachment 4b – Past Project Tables by Theme
    b)      2014 Request for Proposals and proposals received
                    Attachment 4c – 2014 RFP document
                    Attachment 4d – 2014 RFP – Proposals not advanced to Peer Review
                    Attachment 4e – 2014 Proposals for Consideration

5.  Proposal Review for 2014                                                                                                                               9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      (as currently scheduled this gives us 7.7 min/proposal)

    a)      Primary and secondary panel reviewers present recommendations on each proposal
                    Attachment 5a – Proposal Review score sheet
                    Attachment 5b – Science Panel Proposal Review assignments
                    PDF with all 2014 Proposals (LARGE FILE)
                    PDF with all 2014 Proposal SUMMARY pages
                    PDF with all Peer and SP reviews
    b)      Consensus evaluation of each proposal (Tier 1a/b, Tier 2, or Tier 3)

COFFEE BREAK:  10:30 am – 10:45 am

LUNCH on your own:  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

COFFEE BREAK:  3:00 pm – 3:15 pm


Wednesday, April 2nd

5. Proposal Review for 2014 (continued)                                                                                                        8:30 am – 2:45 pm
    a)      Primary and secondary panel reviewers present recommendations on each proposal
                    Attachment 5a – Proposal Review score sheet
                    Attachment 5b – Science Panel Proposal Review assignments
    b)      Consensus evaluation of each proposal (Tier 1a/b, Tier 2, or Tier 3)
    c)      OSRI-NPRB collaboration: review joint committee recommendations and select proposals
    d)      Develop overall proposal funding recommendations for Board with Tier 1a/1b indicated

COFFEE BREAK:  10:30 am – 10:45 am

LUNCH CATERED in Studio 3:  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

COFFEE BREAK:  2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

6.  Arctic Program                                                                                                                                                3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    a)      Update and status report on PacMARs
    b)      Update on planning for an Arctic Program
                  Attachment 6a – BOEM Letter of Intent
    c)      Develop recommendations for Board re: Arctic program
    d)      Status of Arctic Legislation

Science Panel GROUP DINNER (Wild Ginger):  6:30 pm


Thursday, April 3rd

7.  Graduate Student Research Awards                                                                                                           8:30 am – 12:00 pm
    a)      Overview of applications received
                    Attachment 7a – Science Panel GSRA Review assignments
    b)      Primary and Secondary panel reviewer present recommendations on each application
                    Attachment 7b – GSRA Review score sheet   
                    PDF with all 2014 GSRA Applications (LARGE FILE)
                    PDF with all 2014 GSRA SUMMARY pages
                    PDF with all 2014 GSRA Science Panel reviews
    c)      Consensus evaluation of each application (Fund, Don’t Fund)
    d)      Develop overall recommendation for recipients of the six 2014 GSRA

COFFEE BREAK:  10:00 am – 10:15 am

LUNCH on your own:  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

8.  Social Science Update                                                                                                                                  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    a)      Preliminary AMSS workshop report
                 Attachment 8a – PacMARA report
    b)      Replace departing SP social science working group members

COFFEE BREAK:  3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

9. Bering Sea Project                                                                                                                                          3:15 pm – 5:00 pm
    a)      Programmatic Update
    b)      Scientific Results Presentation
    c)      Communication & Outreach Efforts


Friday, April 4th

10.  Gulf of Alaska Project                                                                                                                                8:30 am – 9:15 am
    a)      Status Report on GOAIERP


11.  Education and Outreach Update                                                                                                              9:15 am – 10:00 am
    a)      Update on activities
                    Attachment 11a – PICES 2013 NPRB Poster
                    Attachment 11b – PICES 2013 Bering Sea Project Poster
    b)      Photo contest
                   Attachment 11c – Photo contest voting form
    c)     Communication Highlights
                     Attachment 11d – Press Highlights
                     Attachment 11e – Project-specific Outreach

COFFEE BREAK:  10:00 am – 10:15 am

12.  Other Matters                                                                                                                                             10:15 am – 12:00 pm
    a)      Fukashima Accident Update
    b)      2015 RFP development – SP involvement prior to August meeting
    c)      Review of Nominations for vacant SP seats
                    Attachment 12a – Science Panel Member Solicitation  
    d)      Staff participation in research and publications
    e)      Meeting Schedule for 2014 and 2015
                    Attachment 12b – 2014 & 2015 Calendars
    f)       Travel claim instructions
                    Attachment 12c – Travel claim form



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