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Southeast Regional Meeting
January 15 - 16, 2002
Charleston, SC

Below is a brief description of the third public meeting, the first in a series of nine regional meetings. The meeting agenda, including links to speakers' written statements and responses follow-up questions (where available), and meeting minutes have been posted.

Site Visits
(including links to speakers' written statements and follow-up questions)
Minutes and Appendixes
(pdf, 416kb)

The Commission held its third public meeting, the Southeast Regional meeting, January 15-16, 2002 at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. This was the first in a series of nine regional public meetings the Commission will hold around the nation. The Southeast Regional meeting provided regional, state, and local government agencies and non-governmental organizations the opportunity to discuss with the Commission ocean and coastal issues of interest or concern to the Southeastern region of the United States, encompassing the area from Delaware to Georgia. In addition to the public meetings on January 15 and 16, the Commissioners spent January 14 gaining first hand knowledge of important regional issues through site visits in Annapolis, MD and Charleston, SC. The Commission will use the information received at the meeting to help formulate its recommendations for a coordinated and comprehensive national ocean policy, as required by the Oceans Act of 2000.

Site Visits

Annapolis, Maryland
Charleston, South Carolina

(pdf, 164kb)

Meeting Location

Physicians Memorial Auditorium
College of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina


Tuesday, January 15

Morning Session
Afternoon Session

Wednesday, January 16

Morning Session
Afternoon Session


MORNING SESSION - 8:30 a.m. until 12:40 p.m.

8:30-8:50 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks

8:50-9:50 a.m. - State Governor Panel

(Note: in the event that this or other panels are not fully filled, Commission Business will be substituted.)

9:50-10:00 a.m. - Break

10:00-11:30 a.m. - Coastal Urbanization/Land Use Change and Effects
on the Ocean

  • Mr. Jeffery S. Allen (pdf, 196kb) - Director, SC Water Resources Center at the Strom Thurmond Institute, Clemson University - Demographics and land use change in the South Carolina coastal zone
  • Mr. Dana Beach (pdf, 1.1mb) - Executive Dir ctor, South Carolina Coastal Conservation League - Coastal development issues in the Southeast
  • Dr. Michael Orbach (pdf, 48kb) - Director, Duke University Marine Laboratory - Impacts of coastal development and tourism in the southeast

11:30-11:40 a.m. - Break

11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. - Coastal Urbanization/Land Use Change and Effects on the Ocean, continued

12:40-2:00 p.m. - Lunch and Executive Session

AFTERNOON SESSION - 2.00 p.m. until 6:20 p.m.

2:00-3:20 p.m. - Management of Living Marine Resources

3:20-3:30 p.m. - Break

3:30-4:50 p.m. - Management of Living Marine Resources, continued

4:50-5:00 p.m. - Break

5:00-6:20 p.m. - Education Panel

  • Ms. Paula Keener-Chavis (pdf, 124kb) - Director, Charleston County Math and Science Hub, Past President, National Marine Educators Association – Delivery of Marine Education
  • Dr. Matt Gilligan (pdf, 116kb) – Professor, Marine Science Program, Savannah State University - Minority participation in ocean science education
  • Mr. Robert H. Bacon (pdf, 176kb) – Program Leader, South Carolina Sea Grant Extension Program, SC Sea Grant Consortium and Clemson University - Public education related to coastal hazards. Case study: the 113 Calhoun Street Project

6:20 p.m. - Adjourn



MORNING SESSION - 8:45 a.m. until 11:50 p.m.

8:45-9:00 a.m. - Welcome

  • The Honorable Joseph P. Riley (pdf, 88kb) - Mayor of Charleston and member of the Pew Ocean Commission – The View and Vision from a Coastal City

9:00-10:40 a.m. - Partnerships at Work: Examples from the Southeast

  • Ms. Margaret A. Davidson (pdf, 164kb) - Acting Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management, NOAA - Hollings Marine Laboratory – A unique marine health partnership
  • Dr. Madilyn Fletcher (pdf, 88kb) – Director, Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research and President, National Association of Marine Laboratories - Marine Laboratories: A regional and national partnership
  • Mr. M. Richard DeVoe (pdf, 224kb) - Executive Director, SC Sea Grant Consortium and President, Sea Grant Association - Role of Sea Grant in regional research, education and extension programs
  • Dr. Harvey Seim (pdf, 264kb)– Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Coastal and ocean observing systems in the region

10:40-10:50 a.m. - Break

10:50-11:50 a.m. - Intergovernmental Partnership Case Study – The Chesapeake Bay Program

11:50 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Lunch and Executive Session (if needed)

AFTERNOON SESSION - 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

1:30-3:30 p.m. - Commission Business

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Approval of Science Advisory Panel membership and charter
  • Approval of Commission meeting schedule
  • Discussion of Section 3(f)(c) contract
  • Discussion of specific issues for Commission addressal
  • Acceptance of written statements for the record

3:30-5:00 p.m. - Public Comment

5:00 p.m. - Adjourn


Commission Follow-up Questions

Based on testimony received at the meeting, the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy posed specific follow-up questions to many of the presenters. The responses received by the Commission become part of the record for the meeting. The list of current responses includes only the electronic files received by the Commission. To access these documents, go to the individual’s name listed above, or use the links provided below. Please note that the current list of responses does not include responses received in hard copy by the Commission.

Responses to Follow-up Questions:


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