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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

California Workshop
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
50 California Street, Suite 2600
San Francisco, California 94111
(415) 352-3600

Oregon Workshop
Oregon Coast Community College, Central Campus
400 SE College Way – Room 140
Newport, Oregon 97366
(541) 265-2283

Washington Workshop
Heritage Room at Capitol Lake
604 Water Street
Olympia, Washington 98501
(360) 943-9494



Workshop Objectives:

  • 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 PrioritiesLisa 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
  • Question/Answer
  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 PlanLisa 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:
  • Meeting summaries
  • 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
  • Acknowledgements and concluding remarks
  4:00 Adjourn

Meeting Materials Include:

  • Proposed Agenda
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • ROPFP Federal Register Notice
  • Scoping Document
  • Application Format
  • Break-out Group Worksheet
  • Timeline/Milestones Chart
  • WCGA contact information