The Science of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
a Workshop for Oregon Academic Faculty
The Oregon State University (OSU) Marine Council and Oregon Sea Grant are pleased to announce a workshop focused on the broad-scale science issues of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) in Oregon and the region. It will be held at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center at OSU on November 29-30, 2011. An evening reception will be held on November 29th.
Please note: This workshop is not intended to talk about or set any policies other than providing background and context of existing policy efforts. The purpose of the workshop is to coordinate academic science capabilities in Oregon.
Register Now for the CMSP Workshop! While we anticipate there is ample space, we recommend registering for the workshop and presentation early to ensure your participation. Registration closes on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 5PM.
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Audience: Oregon academic faculty
Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
Coastal and marine environments support a number of traditional and emerging uses and activities that call for improved planning and management to allow for current and often competing uses of ocean resources, while ensuring that these resources exist for future generations. Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) has been identified as a new approach to better manage a range of social, economic and cultural issues, and was deemed a high priority by President Obama in his adopted National Ocean Policy (July 2010).
This workshop will equip the Oregon academic community with a common understanding of CMSP and how their research fits into existing planning efforts through presentations by key scientists, managers, and policymakers. Faculty are invited to present a brief summary of their current research and will engage in breakout sessions to assess CMSP research needs and future opportunities to collaborate on interdisciplinary and cross-university research. The CMSP workshop will be an important initial step in ensuring that the scientific expertise of Oregon academics is meaningfully coordinated and strategically integrated into statewide and regional CMSP efforts.
- Provide a forum for Oregon academic faculty for scientific exchange about CMSP.
- Educate Oregon academic faculty about CMSP and how they can contribute.
- Identify the issues of CMSP that are unique to Oregon.
- Assess current research and scientific capabilities among Oregon academic faculty regarding CMSP.
- Identify synergistic opportunities among multidisciplinary Oregon academic faculty.
Products and Outcomes:
- A common understanding of CMSP by Oregon academic faculty, and the role of their research within it.
- An established network of Oregon academic scientific professionals invested in research related to CMSP by producing a list of contacts and a means for continued communication and coordination (e.g., through a listserv or website).
- A comprehensive document identifying Oregon academic faculty’s current and ongoing CMSP research, and scientific capabilities and interests.
- Identification of synergistic opportunities within and across disciplines.
- An assessment of mechanisms to maintain and enhance future communication and collaboration for CMSP research.
The agenda for the workshop will be posted here as soon as it is available. Please check back for the latest information about workshop registration and program.
All participants must preregister online to attend the workshop.
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Preregistration for the Workshop is required.