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August 2014

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North Pacific Research Board – Science Panel
August 25 – 27, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska


Jump to: Tue 8/26 Wed 8/27

Monday, August 25, 2014


BREAKFAST in NPRB board room  [8:00 am]

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

a)    Introduction of new panel members

b)    Approve agenda

c)    Safety briefing

d)    Staff updates

2.  Conflict of Interest Policy  [9:00 am – 9:30 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  [9:30 am – 10:00 am]   

Attachment 3a – Projected EIRF earnings and expenditures           

4.  Summary of Previously Funded Projects  [10:00 am – 11:00 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 – Funded proposal review

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  [11:00 am – 11:15 am]

5.  2015 Request for Proposals  [11:15 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 review schedule (tentative)

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



Tuesday, August 26, 2014


BREAKFAST in NPRB board room  [8:00 am]

5.  2015 Request for Proposals (continued)  [8:30 am – 12:00 pm]        

COFFEE BREAK  [10:30am – 10:45am]
LUNCH BREAK  [12:00 pm – 1:00 pm]

6.  Communications and Outreach Report  [1:00 pm – 2:00 pm]  

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-specifc outreach  

7.  Graduate Student Research Awards  [2:00 pm – 3:00 pm]             

a)    Board 2014 award decisions

b)    Potential changes to the program

Attachment 7a – GSRA awards

COFFEE BREAK  [3:00 pm – 3:15 pm]

8.  Gulf of Alaska Integrated Ecosystem Research Program  [3:15 pm – 5:00 pm] 

a)    Update on program status and research developments

b)    Discussion of synthesis proposal

Attachment 8a – Synthesis proposal



Wednesday, August 27, 2014


BREAKFAST in NPRB board room  [8:00 am]

9.  Arctic Program  [8:30 am – 4:00 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 – Arctic research scenarios

Attachment 9d – Arctic research questions

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

Attachment 9e – Potential partners and collaboration mechanisms

d)    Discussion and review of potential program research scenarios

e)    Timeline for development of the program and release and review of RFP

COFFEE BREAK  [10:30 am – 10:45 am]
LUNCH BREAK  [12:00 pm – 1:00 pm]
COFFEE BREAK  [3:00 pm – 3:15 pm]

10.  Other Matters  [4:00 pm – 5:00 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 – Outside meeting requests

d)    Meeting schedule for 2015 – 2016

Attachment 10c – 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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