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Ocean Acidification Blue Ribbon Panel

In December 2011, Governor Gregoire convened a Blue Ribbon Panel of leading tribal, state, federal and local policy makers; scientific experts; public opinion leaders; and industry representatives.

The Blue Ribbon Panel has focussed on documenting the current state of scientific knowledge, ways to advance our scientific understanding of the effects of ocean acidification, and recommend actions to respond to increasing ocean acidification, reduce harmful effects on Washington’s shellfish and other marine resources, and adapt to the impacts of acidified waters.

The Panel will submit the report to the Governor on November 27, 2012.


Panel Members

Panel Co-Chairs:

William D. Ruckelshaus — Madrona Venture Group
Jay Manning — Cascadia Law Group
Members:
Lisa Ayers — Pacific County Commissioner
Brian Blake — State Representative
Steven Bloomfield — Mason County Commissioner
Shallin Busch — NOAA, Ocean Acidification Laboratory
Chris Davis — The Nature Conservancy
Bill Dewey — Taylor Shellfish Company
Norm Dicks — Congressman
Richard A. Feely — NOAA, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Carolyn Friedman — UW, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Peter Goldmark — Commissioner of Public Lands
Sara Kendall — Weyerhaeuser Company
Terrie Klinger — UW, School of Marine & Environmental Affairs
Micah McCarty — Makah Tribe
Dennis J. McLerran — EPA Region 10
Edward Miles — UW, Center for Science and Earth System
Jan Newton — UW, Applied Physics Laboratory
Betsy Peabody — Pacific Shellfish Institute and Puget Sound Restoration Fund
Kevin Ranker — State Senator
Jennifer Ruesink — UW, Department of Biology
Ron Sims — Leadership Council, Puget Sound Partnership
Norma Smith — State Representative
Dan Swecker — State Senator
Ted Sturdevant — Department of Ecology
George Waldbusser — OSU, College of Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Brad Warren — Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
Terry Williams — Tulalip Tribes

Panel Documents

Resources


Funding Entities

The Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification is funded directly and indirectly from multiple public and private sources:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Rockefeller Brothers Funds
Stanford University Center for Ocean Solutions
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
The Bullitt Foundation
The Ocean Conservancy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
University of Washington Climate Impacts Group
University of Washington College of the Environment
Washington Department of Ecology
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Sea Grant


Past Meetings & Events

The Panel will submit the report to the Governor on November 27, 2012.

October 12, 2012 (in Seattle and by Webinar)

The Panel expects to deliver its final recommendations to the Governor on November 27, 2012.

August 8, 2012 (in Seattle and by Webinar)

July 20, 2012 (in Seattle and by Webinar)

June 20, 2012 (in Seattle and by Webinar)

May 23, 2012 (in Seattle and online by Webinar)

April 25, 2012 (webinar)

March 30, 2012 (Seattle)