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by Hayley Carter / California Ocean Science Trust, San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival

Save the Date: May 23 Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team Workshop

April 10, 2017

"The Science of Climate Adaptation in California"

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017​
Elihu M. Harris State Building, Room 1
Oakland, CA

Ocean Science Trust and the Ocean Protection Council are pleased to announce the date and topic for the next Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team (SAT) workshop. The public is invited to attend.


At this workshop, the SAT, Ocean Science Trust, the Ocean Protection Council, other state decision-makers and partners will come together to:

  • Scan the horizon: Inform the Ocean Protection Council’s strategic planning and priorities process through a horizon scanning exercise, identifying current and emerging science issue areas and research that the SAT sees as important in the next five years

  • Inform a climate synthesis: Discuss and frame an ocean and coastal climate change synthesis in California’s upcoming 4th Climate Change Assessment

Full agenda coming soon.


About the OPC Science Advisory Team

The SAT is composed of 26 esteemed scientists, convened to serve the science policy needs of California. The mission of the SAT is to ensure that the best available science is applied to state decision-making including OPC policy and funding decisions. Ocean Science Trust hosts annual workshops of the SAT, state partners and interested members of the public to convene around important issues facing California’s ocean and coast.



Funding for the SAT is provided largely by the Ocean Protection Council with a contribution from the Ocean Science Trust, and embodies the partnership between these two organizations.



For more information or to be added to a SAT information distribution list, please contact Hayley Carter (


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