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Title: Bringing science to bear on coastal decision-making


1
Bringing science to bear on coastal
decision-making
  • Waves of Change
  • September 4, 2003
  • David Keeley
  • Maine State Planning Office

2
Issue Society is expecting informed and
science-based decision-making
  • Population pressures cause us to live closer
    together
  • Resources are more finite
  • Decision-making needs to be more precise

3
Todays Themes
  • Coastal Management Vignettes
  • Science to Management Needs
  • New Tools for the Coastal Ocean

4
Setting a National Context -- Patterns of
Development in Maine 1940 - 2050
5
Part 1 - Coastal Management Vignettes Bringing
science to bear
  • Coastal Dredging regional local
  • Public Access to the Shoreline
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Working Waterfronts
  • Commercial Fisheries
  • Coastal Water Quality Shellfish

6
Coastal Dredging regional ports
  • National security, jobs economic development
  • Channel maintenance
  • Side-scan sonar, shoals, buoys redeployment

7
Coastal Dredging local ports
  • Dredging tidal inlets (e.g., sand budgets,
    marshes and the sand on adjacent beaches. Beach
    nourishment/use of dredged materials
  • Long-term impacts to beaches and dunes from
    repeated maintenance dredging.

8
Access to the Shoreline
  • Changing land ownership patterns
  • Socio-economic research (e.g. user surveys,
    willingness to pay)
  • Environmental research (carrying capacity)

9
Marine Protected Areas
  • Effect of dragging on the ocean floor and species
  • 5-year moratorium call for science and
    traditional knowledge
  • Report to Legislature

10
Working Waterfronts
  • Public private access for commercial fishing is
    diminishing calls for action
  • Socio-economic research to preserve working
    waterfront property

11
Commercial Fisheries
  • Available species data information impedes
    sound decision-making
  • Inshore trawl survey emerging fisheries research

12
Coastal Water Quality Shellfish
  • Bacteria levels exceed standards
  • Identify specific sources (humans, wildlife,
    etc.)
  • Targeted management responses (efficiency,
    priority)

13
Part Two Science to management needs
  • Improved dissemination of existing knowledge and
    research
  • Research on priority coastal ocean management
    issues
  • Translation of scientific results into
    information managers can use
  • Building the capacity of local, state and federal
    managers to manage

14
Disseminating science
  • We are not fully capitalizing on previous
    investments in coastal and marine science
  • Work with funders, libraries and others to
    harness the information age

15
Investing in new research
  • Local, state and federal coastal managers need to
    better articulate their leading management issues
    and corresponding research needs
  • Sponsors of research (State and federal agencies,
    industry, foundations) need to integrate these
    needs into their funding programs

16
Turning data into information
  • Managers and scientists need to work
    collaboratively to synthesize data into
    information create products of value to
    managers and decision-makers

17
Building capacity (teaching them to fish vs.
fishing for them)
  • Local and state managers need to routinely invest
    in themselves
  • Existing mechanisms need to be reinforced
  • National estuary, coastal, ocean programs need to
    place a premium on capacity building

18
Part Three Investing in new tools for coastal
ocean management
  • National effort to strengthen the monitoring of
    coastal ocean trends and conditions
  • Ocean Commission priority on more informed
    decision-making making the required investment
  • Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GoMOOS) --
    as an example

19
Coastal Ocean Observing
  • Purpose -- Facilitate safe and efficient marine
    operations, ensure national security, ensure
    sustainable food supply, manage ecosystems,
    mitigate natural hazards, and protect public
    health.

20
Critical Elements
  • Buoys other sensors in the water
  • Land-based radar
  • Satellites
  • Modeling
  • Ships of opportunity
  • Analysis, synthesis, products

21
Why make this investment?
  • To provide data and information that serve public
    and private sector needs to
  • Solve practical problems,
  • Predict events,
  • Increase public awareness,
  • Further understand natural systems
  • A Coastal Oceanic Analog of
  • the National Weather Service

22
User Needs Payback
  • Mariners safety, rescue
  • Shipping safety efficiency
  • Mammals endangered species assessment
  • Aquaculture site selection water quality
  • Lobster fishing recruitment prediction
  • Petroleum Industry spill response
  • Shellfishing spat collection, site selection
  • Military national security, operations test
    bed
  • Coastal Management eutrophication
  • Commercial Sport Fishing stock assessments
  • Research long-term observations, infrastructure

23
Ocean Observing Summary
  • It will inspire and facilitate research
  • Users will justify the investment
  • Users need a 24/7 operational system that
    provides useful, timely informationand drives
    research
  • GoMOOS cost/benefit (3/30)M/year
  • A national OOS will only come to pass if Congress
    hears the same request from all regions!

24
Closing
  • Coastal states have many issues in common a
    history of cooperation
  • We understand why how science can be better
    applied to coastal management issues the
    benefits
  • We need a consistent and firm statement from the
    Governors to the Ocean Commission on this matter
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