West Coast Governors’ Agreement on Ocean Health Workshops on The Regional Ocean Partnership Funding Program
California: Friday, November 12, 2010; 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Oregon: Monday, November 15, 2010; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Washington: Tuesday, November 16, 2010; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
50 California Street, Suite 2600
San Francisco, California 94111
Oregon Coast Community College, Central Campus
400 SE College Way – Room 140
Newport, Oregon 97366
Heritage Room at Capitol Lake
604 Water Street
Olympia, Washington 98501
Provide overview of the Regional Ocean Partnership Funding Program (ROPFP);
Identify ideas to advance West Coast regional coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP) while supporting the full range of West Coast regional ocean priorities to facilitate a coordinated and robust application for funding under the ROPFP; and
Confirm next steps moving forward.
10:00 – 10:30
Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Purpose and Agenda
Welcome, introductions, workshop purpose – WCGA State Leads: California: Brian Baird; Oregon: Jessica Keys; Washington: Bob Nichols
Agenda review and workshop objectives – Debra Nudelman/Eric Poncelet, Kearns & West
10:30 – 11:00
Context for the Regional Ocean Partnership Funding Program including Funding Criteria and Existing CMSP Priorities – Lisa DeBruyckere, West Coast Governors’ Agreement on Ocean Health Coordinator
Review of funding criteria as outlined in the ROPFP
Overview of Existing West Coast CMSP-Related Priorities
Outline WCGA approach to responding to the ROPFP
11:00 – 3:30
Discussion of Regional CMSP Priorities (lunch provided)
(~1.5 hours) Provide feedback on priorities identified in the Scoping Document, including identifying:
Which of these priorities, if any, do you agree should be included in the ROPFP proposal?
What other priorities should be included, if any?
How do these ideas leverage existing activities?
What else would you suggest to improve the proposal?
(~1.5 hours) Break out groups over lunch to identify additional ideas for consideration:
Self-select into break out groups with charge to do an assessment of new ideas against selection criteria
Strive to complete worksheets to help identify areas of greatest interest
(~1.5 hours) Reconvene plenary to coalesce breakout group efforts; seek areas of alignment, identify and strive to recommend activities with greatest likelihood of ensuring the West Coast can maximize the financial resources it receives to further regional priorities for a healthy ocean and vibrant coastal communities:
Any overarching themes?
Any priorities emerging and why?
Any consensus ideas?
3:30 – 4:00
Working Toward Achieving West Coast Regional Ocean Partnership Priorities and a Regional Coastal and Marine Spatial Plan – Lisa DeBruyckere, West Coast Governors’ Agreement on Ocean Health Coordinator
Describe process and logistics for proposal development: brief overview and Q&A about grant application structure and guidance for submitting ideas
Outline key next steps including:
November 30 Webinar
Public comment opportunities through December 3
ROPFP proposal development schedule until December 10
Confirm ways to continue engaging with stakeholders as efforts progress beyond December