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National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Science and Technology (ST)

2014 Stock Assessment Science Program Review

Silver Spring Civic Center, Fenton Room, Silver Spring, MD

September 9-12, 2014

 

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Document Key: 1Must Read, 2Optional, 3Background

9:00 am

Welcome and Introductions
Charge to Review Panel

Ned Cyr
9:15 amOverview of ST Ned Cyr
10:00 amBreak  
10:15 am

Overview of ST’s Stock Assessment Program

Program Goal

Stock Assessment Concepts

How we operate

Planning, Budgeting, Tracking Performance

Activities

Staff

Science Center Feedback

Steve Brown

Kathleen Wynter

 
12:30 pmLunch  
  Program Development  
1:30 pmStock Assessment Improvement PlanPatrick Lynch 
2:30 pmBreak  
2:45 pmEducation, Training, and Workforce CapacityLaura Oremland 
3:45 pmPublic Comment  
4:15 pmPanel Discussion and Writing (closed session, subject to discretion of Chair)  
5:00 pmAdjourn  
  
TimeTopicPresenter Related Documents
9:00 amDay 1 Overview / Day 2 ScheduleNed Cyr 
  Program Development  
9:15 amRFPs and Working Groups to Support R&D Advanced Technology Strategic Initiatives

Steve Brown
10:15 amBreak  
10:30 am

RFPs and AST continued

Steve Brown 
11:30 am

National Methods

Workshops

Rick Methot
12:15 pmLunch  
  Program Implementation  
1:15 pmVessel and Survey PlanningMike Gallagher
2:15 pmBreak  
2:30 pmMaintaining and Enhancing Science Quality (Center for Independent Experts, National Standard 2)Steve Brown
3:30 pmPublic Comment  
4:00 pmPanel Discussion and Writing (closed session, subject to discretion of Chair)  
5:00 pmAdjourn  
TimeTopicPresenterRelated Documents
9:00 amDay 2 Overview / Day 3 ScheduleNed Cyr 
 Program Implementation  
9:15 am

Supporting Analytical Tools

Assessment Methods Working Group

  • NOAA Fisheries Toolbox
  • ADMB Project

Stock Synthesis

Rick Methot
10:15 amBreak  
10:30 am

Stock Assessment Planning and Tracking

  • National Stock Assessment Prioritization
  • Species Information System
Rick Methot 
12:00 pm

Lunch

  
 Performance Tracking, Communication, and Outreach  
1:00 pm

NMFS-level Outreach & Communication

ST Communications

  • Information Gathering
  • Priorities, Gaps, and Needs (Internally and Externally)

ST Outreach Tools

Performance Tracking

  • Milestones, Accomplishments, Performance Measures
  • Reporting Performance

Kate Naughten

Kathleen Wynter

 

2:00 pmBreak  
2:15 pm

Public Comment

 

 
2:45 pmPanel Discussion and Writing (closed session, subject to discretion of Chair)  
5:00 pmAdjourn  
    
TimeTopicPresenterRelated Documents
9:00 amDay 3 Overview / Day 4 Schedule Ned Cyr 
9:15 am

Review Panel Follow-Up and Final Questions

(subject to discretion of Chair)

  
10:00 am

Preparation of the Panelist’s Reports and Recommendations

(closed session)

  
TBD

Panel Reports General Findings and Recommendations to S&T Leadership

(i.e., debrief, closed session)

  
TBDAdjourn