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September 2014

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North Pacific Research Board – Advisory Panel
September 16 – 18, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska


Jump to: Wed 9/17 | Thur 9/18

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


BREAKFAST in NPRB Conference Room  [8:00 am]

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

a)    Introduction of new panel members
b)    Safety briefing
c)    Approve agenda
d)    Staff updates
e)    Approve Spring 2014 Advisory Panel meeting summary
f)     Science Panel meeting summary

2.  Conflict of Interest Policy  [9:00 am – 9:15 am]

a)    Update on changes approved by Board

Attachment 2a – Updated COI policy

b)    Signature sheets for new Panel members

Attachment 2b – COI signature form

3.  Budget Review  [9:15 am – 9:30 am]

Attachment 3a – Projected EIRF earnings and expenditures

4.  Summary of Previously Funded Projects  [9:30 am – 10:15 am]

a)    Board 2014 funding decisions and status of 2014 projects

Attachment 4a – 2014 Board decisions

b)    Concordance of Board with SP recommendations since 2002

Attachment 4b – Board concordance with panel recommendations

c)   RFP metrics

Attachment 4c – RFP metrics by research theme
Attachment 4d – Analysis of new applicants

d)    Overall summary of ongoing research projects

Attachment 4e – Distribution of funds, 2002–2014
Attachment 4f – Previously funded projects

COFFEE BREAK  [10:15 am – 10:30 am]

5.  2015 Request for Proposals (cont’d on next day)  [10:30 am – 5:00 pm]

a)    Discussion of RFP structure and format  

Attachment 5a – Cyclical funding approach

b)    Science Plan research themes and other bases for research priorities

RFP Supporting Documents

c)    Recommendations from SP summer subgroups and external audiences

d)    Review draft 2015 RFP – science section

Attachment 5b – Draft RFP science section
Attachment 5c – Social Science workshop recommendations
Attachment 5d – Past investments in Social Science

e)    Develop recommended research priorities and target funding for 2015 RFP

f)    Review changes to RFP boiler plate and submission system

Attachment 5e – Proposal submission guidelines
Attachment 5f – Proposal conditions timeline and review process

LUNCH BREAK  [12:30 pm – 1:30 pm]
COOKIE BREAK  [3:00 pm – 3:15 pm]

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


BREAKFAST in NPRB Conference Room  [8:00 am]

5.  2015 Request for Proposals (cont'd from previous day) [8:30 am – 10:30 am]

COFFEE BREAK  [10:30 am – 10:45 am]

6.  Communications and Outreach Report  [10:45 am – 11:30 am]

a)   Communications and Outreach Activities

Attachment 6a – Biennial Report response form
Attachment 6b – Photo contest
Attachment 6c – Board and panel members

b)   Strategic Plan

Attachment 6d – Public affairs plan
Attachment 6e – Public affairs plan tasks    

c)   Press and Outreach Highlights 

Attachment 6f – Press highlights
Attachment 6g – Project-specific outreach  

7.  Graduate Student Research Awards  [11:30 am – 12:00 pm]

a)    Potential changes to the program

LUNCH BREAK  [12:00 pm – 1:00 pm]

8.  Gulf of Alaska Integrated Ecosystem Research Program  [1:00 pm – 2:30 pm]

a)    Update on program status and research developments
b)    Discussion of synthesis proposal

Attachment 8a – Synthesis proposal cover letter
Attachment 8b – Synthesis proposal

9.    Arctic Program (cont’d on next day)  [2:30 pm – 5:00 pm]

a)   Programmatic Update on PacMARS

Attachment 9a – PacMARS recommendations

b)   Review of Board decision to initiate Arctic Program and program framework

Attachment 9b – Arctic working group recommendations
Attachment 9c – Original Arctic research scenarios discussed by Arctic working group
Attachment 9d – Arctic research questions discussed by science panel
Attachment 9e – Arctic research questions revised based on science panel advice

c)   Review of Arctic Program planning, outreach, and potential partnerships

Attachment 9f – Partnerships and mechanisms

d)   Review of science panel recommendations
e)   Discussion and review of potential program research scenarios
f)    Timeline for development of the program, implementation mechanisms, and preparation of RFP

COOKIE BREAK  [3:15 pm – 3:30 pm]

Thursday, September 18, 2014


BREAKFAST in NPRB Conference Room  [8:00 am]

9.  Arctic Program (cont’d)  [8:30 am – 12:00 pm]

LUNCH BREAK  [12:00 pm – 1:00 pm]

10.  Other Matters  [1:00 pm – 4:00 pm]

a)    Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program update

b)    Alaska Marine Science Symposium

Attachment 10a – AMSS new website preview

c)    Outside funding requests

Attachment 10b – Past Outside meeting requests
Attachment 10c – Request from Hunt/ESSAS

d)    Meeting schedule for 2015 – 2016

Attachment 10d – 2015 calendar

RFP Supporting Documents

4_Holen_Fishing for community and culture
6_Ocean acidification risk assessment
7_ForageFish_2012_LenfestTaskForce [LARGE FILE]

RFP Evolution

NPRB Science Plan
NPRB Web Portal Input
NOAA/AFSC – Annual Guidance
NPFMC – Priorities
ADFG – Priorities
AOOS – Priorities
AKCRF – Priorities
ISER – Priorities
PWSSC – Priorities
USGS – Priorities




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