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Appendix I: A Synthesis of Testimony, Comments, and Recommendations from Presenters: September 2001 - June 2002

A Synthesis of Testimony, Comments, and Recommendations from Presenters: September 2001 - June 2002 (pdf, 1.7MB)

Released by the Commission in June 2003, this document organizes highlights of the presentations made to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy at its public meetings held from September 2001 through November 2002. The presentations included in this synthesis were made by invited panelists or offered through public comment. The highlights are organized by topical headings which correspond to the headings included in the Commission’s July 2002 document, Toward a National Ocean Policy: Ocean Policy Topics and Related Issues. The highlights include issues raised by each presenter, as well as recommendations offered by the presenters for the Commission’s consideration.

An earlier version of this document, which covered the meetings held between September 2001 and May 2002, was released in September 2002 as Appendix I to the Commission’s Mid-Term report. That earlier document has been replaced by this version. For a complete list of Commission meetings, including agendas and testimony, click here. To see public comments received at the meetings, click here.

Synthesis of Testimony
Topic: Living Marine Resources
(pdf 1MB)

  • Aquaculture
  • Wild Resources
  • Biodiversity
  • Status of Managed Species
  • Requirements of Unmanaged Resources
  • Sufficiency of Science and Information
  • Types of Management Structures and Tools
  • Ocean Use Planning and Ecological Zonation
  • Conflicting Mandates
  • Effective Enforcement
  • Other

Synthesis of Testimony
Topic: Pollution and Water Quality
(pdf 96kb)

  • Ocean Pollution Sources; Point and Nonpoint
  • Monitoring
  • Land-Sea-Air Interface

Synthesis of Testimony
Topic: Governance
(pdf 148kb)

  • Scope of Ocean Governance Authorities
  • Federal Government’s Response to Ocean Policy Issues
  • Improved Coordination
  • Alternative Governance Regimes and Models
  • Roles in Ocean Governance

Synthesis of Testimony
Topic: Coastal Zone Management
(pdf 84kb)

  • Roles of Government in Managing Coasts - Includes CZMA Issues
  • Increasing Population and Development Pressures
  • Use of Science and Technology
  • Citizen Involvement
  • Economic Contributions of Ocean and Coastal Resources

Synthesis of Testimony
Topic: Nonliving Marine Resources
(pdf 84kb)

  • Coordination and Responsibility for Management
  • Federal Policy Regarding New and Emerging Uses and Activities
  • Assessment, Distribution, and Use of Federal Revenues
  • Derived from Nonliving Marine Resource Activities
  • Environmental Concerns
  • U.S. Policy Regarding International Issues

Synthesis of Testimony
Topic: Research Exploration and Monitoring
(pdf 96kb)

  • Setting Research Requirements
  • Ocean Exploration
  • Ocean and Coastal Monitoring
  • Intellectual Property Concerns

Synthesis of Testimony
Topic: Education
(pdf 72kb)

  • K-12 Ocean Curricula
  • Coordination Among Existing Ocean Education Efforts
  • Teacher Training and Preparation
  • Ocean Literacy and Public Outreach
  • Federal Government Role in Ocean Education
  • Academic Institutions and the Training of Educators in Ocean Sciences
  • Other Issues

Synthesis of Testimony
Topic: Technology and Marine Operations
(pdf 96kb)

  • Strategy for Technology Development to Meet Nation's Needs
  • Development of New Sensor Systems and Platforms for Working and Living at Sea
  • Development of an Operational Coordinated Ocean Observing and Prediction System
  • Future Satellite Sensor Systems
  • Integrating Marine Operations Across Federal Agencies
  • Strategy and Implementation Plan for Integrated Marine-Related Commerce and Transportation

Synthesis of Testimony
Topic: Investment and Federal Government Organization
(pdf 44kb)

  • Federal Government Structure
  • Federal Budget Process


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