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Meeting - November 17, 2010

Purpose of meeting: Update Steering Committee on action items and seek input on important issues to be addressed before and during the November 17 committee meeting.

Steering Committee Meeting Agenda
November 17, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Call Number: 866-762-5634
Passcode: 5866227#
Web page for handouts: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/science/meetings_111710.html

To visit the Web page for the October 14, 2010 North Atlantic LCC Steering Committee meeting, including agenda and meeting notes, please visit: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/science/meetings_101410.html

Purpose of meeting: Update Steering Committee on action items and seek input on important issues to be addressed before and during the November 17 committee meeting.

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Agenda Items

Discussion Leader and Handouts

Time

1. Introductions
Review agenda
Approve minutes from last call

Ken Elowe & Andrew Milliken
Handout 1 – Agenda
Handout 2 – Minutes
Handout 3 – Attendee List

8:00 a.m.
2. Action items from last call and actions taken

Andrew Milliken
Handout 4 – Action items

8:20 a.m..
3. Review of North Atlantic LCC background, activities, decisions, governance and projects from last year Andrew Milliken, Ken Elowe, Rick Bennett
Presentation
8:30 a.m.
4. Updates and guidance from national LCC network and Department of the Interior Andrew Milliken, Doug Austen 9:00 a.m.
5.Draft vision and mission statement
Expected Meeting Outcome: Consensus on vision and mission

Ken Elowe, All
Handouts 5a – Draft vision and mission statement
Handout 5b
Handout 5c

9:15 a.m.
BREAK 9:45 a.m.
Draft vision and mission statement discussion (continued) All 10:00 a.m.
6. Summary of discussions with existing formal partnerships & discussion on need for task groups
Expected Meeting Outcome: Consensus on process and structure for linking to existing partnerships and needs for initial standing or ad-hoc task groups

Andrew Milliken, All
Handout 6 – List of Existing Partnerships
Handout 7 – Draft proposal for a standing technical work group

10:45 a.m.
7.Process for assessing science needs and soliciting and selecting projects
Expected Meeting Outcome: Consensus on initial process and language for defining, soliciting and assessing science needs and soliciting and selecting projects for LCC funding

Andrew Milliken, All
Handout 8 – Draft language for science needs request
Handout 9 – Workshop Proposal


11:30 a.m.
LUNCH 12:00 noon

Process for assessing science needs and soliciting and selecting projects (continued)

All 1:15 p.m.
8.Marine representation and ongoing or planned marine planning efforts
Expected Meeting Outcome: Consensus on initial scope of LCC in marine zone and relationship to existing or planned marine partnerships

Ken Elowe, All

2:00 p.m.
9.Potential boundary changes with adjacent LCCs
Expected Meeting Outcome: Consensus on preferred options for boundaries
Andrew Milliken
Handout 10 – Maps of North Atlantic LCC boundaries

2:20 p.m.
10.Communications tools
Expected Meeting Outcome: Consensus on option for websites and project sharing sites and other communication tool needs
Megan Nagel
Handout 11 – SharePoint
2:40 p.m.
BREAK 3:10 p.m.
11. Outreach needs from Steering Committee
Expected Meeting Outcome: Discussion of outreach by steering committee to target audiences
Megan Nagel, Ken Elowe 3:30 p.m.
12. Governance issues including membership and leadership of Steering Committee
Expected Meeting Outcome: Discussion of representation and leadership on steering committee and need for more formal agreement or plan

Ken Elowe
Handout 12 – Structure and Governance Document

3:45 p.m.
13. Discussion of additional needs and challenges Ken Elowe 4:15 p.m.
14. Next Meeting
Expected Meeting Outcome: Discussion of next meeting; possibility of meeting at Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference
4:45 p.m.
15. Other Business 4:55 p.m.
12. Adjourn 5:00 p.m.

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