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Northeast Regional Planning Body Meeting – Video Clips

The following videos are from the April 11-12, 2013 Northeast Regional Planning Body Meeting.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Segment 1 (3:18:34)

  • Tribal blessing
  • Opening remarks
  • Introductions and agenda review
  • Discussion of draft regional ocean planning goals
  • Results of engagement to date
  • Public comment:  draft regional ocean planning goals

Segment 2 (total 1:50:49)

  • Context presentation:  overview of Massachusetts Ocean Plan
  • Operational considerations
    • Leadership, membership and advisory roles
    • Charter review and approval

Segment 3 (1:51:40)

  • Operational considerations
    • Engagement/communications strategies and updates
  • Public comment session: operational considerations

Friday, April 12, 2013

Segment 4 (2:40:41)

  • Welcome back and agenda review
  • Continued discussion of draft regional ocean planning goals and resolution of other remaining business
  • Remarks on regional ocean planning efforts
  • Context presentations
    • Ecosystem Perspectives
    • Outcomes from “Submerged Paleocultural Landscapes Workshop”

Segment 5 (1:33:29)

  • Context Presentation
    • Federal regulatory assessment
  • Charter
  • Public comment session:  additional opportunity for public comment on meeting discussions
  • Wrap up and next steps


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Ocean Planning Timeline

  • November 2012 Inaugural Northeast RPB Meeting: Develop common understanding about the RPB; provide context and lay foundation of regional ocean planning; engage stakeholders and the public, discuss initial focus.
    April 2013 Northeast RPB Meeting: Northeast RPB Meeting: Identify draft goals for regional ocean planning and mechanisms for receiving public input about those draft goals; provide opportunities for public input about topics under consideration.
    May/June 2013 Public Comment Meetings: Ten public meetings throughout New England to discuss draft regional ocean planning goals.
  • January Northeast RPB Meeting: approve goals and objectives; move forward on related tasks.
    May/June Public Engagement: Natural Resources Workshops and focused engagement to discuss progress toward goals of effective Decision-Making and Healthy Ocean and Coastal Ecosystems.
    June Northeast RPB Meeting: Review progress toward all goals.
    Fall Public meetings/workshops and Northeast RPB meeting: Feedback on progress toward each goal.
  • Spring Stakeholder Forum: Review progress on the use of marine life and ocean use data, regulatory coordination, and future scenario development.
    June Northeast RPB Meeting: Review approach to developing draft plan by considering agency use of ocean plan data products; discuss draft outline for regional ocean plan.
    Fall Northeast RPB meeting and public meetings: Review revised products for each goal; discuss future work of the RPB.
  • Winter EBM Working Group: Review progress on Draft Northeast Ocean Plan, marine life and habitat data product development, including IEAs Framework.
    Spring Northeast RPB Meeting (via webinar): Release Draft Plan for public review.
    Summer Collect public comment on the Draft Plan through public meetings and other opportunities.
    Fall September public webinar to review changes to the Draft Plan and October submittal of revised Plan to the National Ocean Council.
  • Winter Northeast RPB members and federal principals of the National Ocean Council sign Plan Adoption Memo.
    Spring See Events and Meetings
    April Informational webinar to prepare for stakeholder forum.
    May Stakeholder forum and RPB public meeting.

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