NYMSC Annual Conference 2014
18 October 2014
Managing New York Ocean Resources: Connecting Science and Policy
The Consortium’s 2014 Annual Meeting will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on Saturday, 18 October 2014.
Co-sponsored by New York Sea Grant and the Hofstra Cultural Center
As directed by the National Ocean Policy, Regional and New York Ocean Action Plans and Ocean Assessments are being drafted that will protect and guide our management of marine resources for now and for the future. The New York Marine Sciences Consortium will host a meeting to gather input from the scientific community, policy makers, other stakeholders and the general public to inform these action plans and assessments. Your input from the conference will be used to develop recommendations and identify critical knowledge gaps regarding ocean-related human uses, natural resources, and cultural factors. The NY Marine Sciences Consortium will use this information to produce a meeting report that will be presented to NY State and to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Oceans to guide development of the Action Plans and Assessments. The action plans and assessments are critically important as they will help maximize the benefits of our ocean resources and protect the health of the ecosystem (MORE).