CINAR Workshops - 2011

CINAR Theme Leaders, working with the CINAR Council of Fellows, have developed a series of planned workshops for CINAR investigators and NOAA program managers and scientists.  The primary goal of these workshops is to match capabilities of CINAR with the needs of NOAA.  These workshops, organized around CINAR themes, will outline NOAA’s needs in a particular area, as well as their plans for future programs. This would also be an opportunity for new approaches and technologies to be highlighted in a common effort to identify gaps or impediments as well as potential solutions.  We believe this format will enhance the ability of CINAR  investigators to develop relationships with NOAA programs and managers, potentially leading to future funding opportunities.

Two of these workshops are proposed and budgeted here Models and Ecosystem Indicators for Integrated Ecosystem Assessment: What can CINAR Contribute? And The Role of Social Sciences in Ecosystem-Based Management.

One outcome of each workshop will be a short white paper (approximately 3 pages) which will describe the problem or issue being addressed, and include a specific set of recommendations on programs or collaborative efforts required to address NOAA’s needs.