Ocean Planning in the Northeast

Website for the Northeast Regional Planning Body June 2014 Meeting Materials Posted

June 2014 Meeting Materials Posted

Jun. 6, 2014–The draft agendas for the Natural Resources Workshop and the June 2014 RPB meeting have both been posted, along with other meeting materials.

A reminder that the Northeast Regional Planning Body (RPB) is holding a Natural Resources Public Workshop on June 25, 2014, and its fourth Regional Planning Body meeting on June 25, 2014, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Both events will be held at The Charles Hotel, located at 1 Bennett Street in Cambridge.

On June 25th, please join the Northeast RPB, scientists, managers, and other interested parties for a workshop on natural resource assessments for ocean planning that will inform ocean planning work in the months to come. We need your input as the RPB proceeds with specific actions to characterize the region’s ecosystem, its species, and habitats under the ocean planning goal of “Healthy Ocean and Coastal Ecosystems.” The draft agenda for this workshop (PDF) (2pp, 302k) is now available, as is a draft Marine Life Assessment Summary (PDF) (58pp, 716k) which will be discussed at the workshop. A reception will follow from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm.

On June 26th, please join the Northeast Regional Planning Body for its fourth meeting. The agenda for this meeting (PDF) (3pp, 306k) is posted. At this meeting, the RPB will consider options for technical and stakeholder input into ocean planning decisions as outlined in the Advisory Functions Options document (PDF) (4pp, 220k). If you wish to provide comments on this draft prior to the RPB meeting, please do so through the online comment form or by emailing comments directly to Katie Lund. Public participants will also be given opportunities at the meeting to comment on RPB proceedings and discussion.

Please register here to indicate your attendance at both the June 25 Natural Resources Workshop and the June 26 NE RPB meeting.

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