Stewardship of the Coastal & Ocean Environments Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., U.S. Navy (Ret.) Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere.

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<ul><li><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean EnvironmentsVice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., U.S. Navy (Ret.)Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans &amp; AtmosphereNOAA AdministratorApril 22, 2005</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean EnvironmentsNOAAs Mission GoalsUS Ocean Action PlanCommittee on Ocean PolicyEcosystem Approaches to ManagementEarth ObservationsConserve and Restore Coastal HabitatPromote Education and OutreachEarth DayStewardship Charge</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>NOAAs VisionAn informed society that uses a comprehensive understanding of the role of the oceans, coasts and atmosphere in the global ecosystem to make the best social and economic decisions</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>NOAAs Mission &amp; GoalsTo understand and predict changes in the Earths environment and manage and conserve coastal and marine resources to meet the Nations economic, social and environmental needsMission Goals:Protect, restore, and manage the use of coastal and ocean resources through an ecosystem approach to managementUnderstand climate variability and change to enhance societys ability to plan and respondServe societys needs for weather and water informationSupport the Nations commerce with information for safe, efficient, and environmentally sound transportationProvide critical support for NOAAs mission</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Administrations Response to the U.S. Commission on Ocean PolicyU.S. Commission on Ocean PolicyU.S. Ocean Action PlanDecember 17, 2004Executive Order: Committee on Ocean PolicyU.S. Ocean Action Planhttp://ocean.ceq.gov</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Committee on Ocean PolicyThe Committee will facilitate coordination of Federal agencies, States, Tribes, and local officialsWill advise President and heads of agencies on policies concerning ocean-related mattersFirst Meeting was on the 5th of this monthApproved Research Priorities FrameworkNew England Regional Collaboration </p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>U.S. Ocean Action PlanHighlightsEcosystem Approaches to ManagementIntegrate U.S. Ocean Observing Efforts into the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS)Conserve and Restore Coastal Habitat: Including, implementing the Administrations Wetlands Initiative and Fostering Local Restoration ProjectsExpanding NOAAs Authority to Education and Outreach</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Ecosystem Approach to Management An ecosystem is a geographically specified system of organisms (including humans), the environment, and the processes that control its dynamicsEcosystem approach to management:AdaptiveRegionally directedTakes account of ecosystem knowledgeTakes account of uncertaintyConsiders multiple external influencesStrives to balance diverse societal objectives</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Ecosystem Complexity</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>CA/OR DRIFT GILLNET FISHERYLeatherback Closed AreaAnnually August - NovemberLoggerhead Closed AreaJune-August during El Nio years</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Climate &amp; the Bering Sea EcosystemClimate change is affecting species distribution, recruitment, harvests and trophic interactions Major fisheries shifting northward (e.g.Pollock) toward cooler temperaturesNOAA has established biophysical monitoring networkProvides managers with qualitative and quantitative assessments and predictions such as stock assessments and marine mammal surveys175oW 170 165 160oW60oN58oN60oN58oNRelative CPUE0.0 0.25 0.50 0.75 1.0</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>CHESAPEAKE BAYFood Web: Blue Crabs, Oysters, Striped Bass, HumansOther considerations: Habitat, non-point source pollution, life cycle differences, other speciesObservations and collaboration will allow for an ecosystem approach to managing this system</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>The Herring FisheryPredator/Prey RelationshipBluefin TunaHerringCodCod larvae</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Ecosystems and an Integrated Ocean Observing SystemBuild an ocean observing system as part of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)Better management with improved observation systems</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Observations Are The Basis For Understanding Our Earth</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>U.S. Plan For An Improved Tsunami Monitoring System Enable enhanced monitoring, detection, warning &amp; communicationsDeploy 32 advanced technology DART buoysCommit $37.5M over next 2 yearsProvide:Nearly 100% coverage for U.S. coastsExpanded capability throughout Pacific &amp; Caribbean basinsPart of future global observation &amp; global tsunami warning systems</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Act LocallyObserve GloballyModel Regionally</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Model RegionallyThink GloballyObserve Locally</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Coastal Ocean Observation System (COOS)Coastal ObservationsNational Water Level Observing NetworkWave Buoys/Current MetersAerial Survey/LiDAR MappingDigital Elevation Models from Global Positioning System and LiDARTide GaugePlanting GrassAerial PhotographBarren Island MarshMarsh Restoration, Barren Island MD</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Conserve and Restore Coastal HabitatAdministrations Wetlands InitiativeThrough the combined efforts of NOAA and partner Federal agencies will create, improve, and protect at least 3 million wetland acres over the next 5 yearsFostering Local Restoration ProjectsLocally led coastal habitat restoration projects are flourishing all across the country. The Administration encourages successful community-based approaches and management techniques to protect coastal habitat</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERR)26 ReservesSystem Wide Monitoring ProgramtemperaturepHdissolved oxygenturbiditysalinitywater depthchlorophyll a</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research ReserveWire Model Of Dean Creeks basin morphology showing creek channels and pools.</p><p>Colorgramic elevation model of Dean Creek</p><p>Spatially defined oyster reef communities</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Community Based Restoration Reefs are built from used shells from oyster roasts and restaurants Ultimately, the reefs will be monitored by local groups such as the 4-H club and local restaurantsHarvesting oysters and not returning shells has decreased the sustainability of oyster populations along the Georgia coast Generating Enhanced Oyster Reefs in Georgias Inshore Areas (GEORGIA) will build five reefs in the Savannah area</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>NOAA Organic ActNOAA Formed by Executive Order #4 in 1970Since 1970 over 200 Disconnected AuthoritiesNOAA Organic Act serves as a Charter Providing Coherent, Cohesive Set of AuthoritiesKey Recommendation of the Ocean CommissionExplicitly Authorizes Broad Education and Outreach Effort that Bridges Programs</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>NOAA Education NOAAs Research and Education Partnerships with Colleges and UniversitiesNational Sea Grant College ProgramNOAA Joint Research InstitutesErnest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program (NEW in 2005)ANNOUNCEMENT: Today NOAA is opening a competition for the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program Dr. Nancy Foster ScholarshipRecognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level researchNOAAs National Marine Sanctuary ProgramNOAA is also a major Sponsor of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>The Forests for the Trees</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Earth Day ChargeBecome a Steward of your local environment. Actively lead in your community. </p><p>Get involved!</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li><li><p>Questions?Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., U.S. Navy (Ret.)Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans &amp; AtmosphereNOAA AdministratorApril 22, 2005</p><p>Stewardship of the Coastal &amp; Ocean Environments--Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series</p></li></ul>

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