*Parking will be in the Quissett Campus main parking area. Please follow signs for “NEBO Meeting”. The Marine Research Facility MRF is a new building to the left of the parking lot behind some trees. The conference room is on the second floor. We will hand out visitors parking passes as you arrive.
0930-1200 meeting with Peter Auster to discuss approaches to describing benthic community structure
1300: NEBO partners arrive and get parking passes for their vehicles
1310-1345: Introductions. Who are you and what interest do you have in this project?
1345-1530: Overview of NEBO vision and proposed data products (Gallager and Auster)
1. sentinel site selection
2. survey protocol
3. define appropriate data products (end user requirements)
4. define methods for producing specific data products (image informatics and statistical representation of community composition)
5. cruise schedule
6. develop plans for outreach, public presentations, news releases, etc.
1545-1700: Workshop format to address a series of questions. Noting that each of you are end users, managers, commercial fishers, researchers or a combination of all of the above, we would like you to think about these questions from your individual perspective and from the perspective of an Ecosystem Approach to Management: