December 6, 2013
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Joe Macknis Memorial Conference Room
Overview: The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) is reviewing approaches to ensure the long-term sustainability of its monitoring networks in the face of reducing federal and state funding. The review process known as BASIN (Building and Sustaining Integrated Networks) has three phases. Phase I process has been completed and focused on a short-term effort to address a federal funding reduction of estuarine and watershed water-quality networks. Phase II will review the anticipated costs of the CBP water quality-monitoring networks forecast out to 2025 and formulate long-term strategies to modify and sustain the networks. During Phase II we will review, through panel discussions, how other long-term monitoring programs conduct and fund their networks activities. Phase III is expected to consider CBP monitoring requirements beyond water quality to support the breadth of commitments (such as fisheries, habitat, and land protection) in the new Chesapeake Bay Agreement. Members of the CBP Scientific and Technical Analysis Reporting (STAR) team are gathering the information to prepare a report for Phase II of the process.
Conference Line: (866) 299-3188 code: 410-267-5731
Adobe Connect: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/star2 (enter as guest)
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