Sacramento, California - On August 27, 2014, the Ocean Protection Council and the Ocean Science Trust will be hosting a workshop to discuss and share outcomes from the OPC Science Advisory Team (OPC-SAT) meeting held on June 11, 2014, which focused on exploring ocean health as a scientific concept and management goal.

This workshop will be held prior to the meeting of the Council itself. Please see information about the related meeting towards the end of this document. Council action will occur only at the Ocean Protection Council meeting.

Ocean Health Workshop Ocean Protection Council Meeting
9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm

OPC Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
1:00 pm

Natural Resources Agency Auditorium
1416 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Chiang, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Fran Pavley, State Senator
Toni Atkins, State Assemblymember
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Michael Brown, Public Member

1. Welcome and Council Member Announcements
Secretary Laird, Council Chair

2. Report from the Executive Director
Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC

3. Report from the Science Advisor
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

ACTION ITEM

4. Resolution supporting the State Water Resources Control Board’s adoption of a Trash Policy
Karen Kayfetz, Sea Grant fellow, OPC

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

5. Presentation on the ocean chapter of the “Safeguarding California Plan” and next steps for implementation
Abe Doherty, Climate Change Policy Advisor, OPC

6. Update on OPC’s ocean mapping program
Daniel Santillano, Environmental Scientist, OPC

7. Public Comment on non-agenda items

8. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment
December 3, 2014 in Sacramento

NOTES
Agenda items may be re-ordered at the discretion of the council chair.

Please fill out a Request to Speak card to provide public comment on non-agenda items or on a specific agenda item. Comment on agenda items will be taken following each item.

Comments may be sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Written public comment must be received by 4 pm on August 22 to be included in the materials provided to the council prior to the meeting. Materials received after that date will be distributed to the council at the beginning of the meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meeting.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Joanna Stone at (916) 653-0537 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Stone no later than five days prior to meeting.

Related Event on August 27, 2014

Workshop on Ocean Health as a Scientific Concept and Management Goal

9:30 am to 11:30 am (prior to the OPC meeting)
Natural Resources Agency Auditorium
1416 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

OPC and OST staff are convening a workshop to discuss and share outcomes from the OPC Science Advisory Team (OPC-SAT) meeting held on June 11, 2014, which focused on exploring ocean health as a scientific concept and management goal. We welcome additional perspectives and feedback on the concept of ocean health and look forward to continuing to explore an alignment process to bring together state agencies, the OPC-SAT and other experts.