A Project Overview and Request for Assistance

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A Project Overview and Request for Assistance




Rebekah Brooks,

UW Olympic Natural Resources Center

Pacific County Science Conference

May 17, 2012

Today’s Focus
:


Reminder of scope of project


Overview of Phase One and progress to date


Overview of Phase Two


Invitation to join Steering Committee


Request for feedback and advice



Tough economic times


Communities share common challenges


Need to develop a more detailed picture of the
marine based jobs


Need to seek ways to sustain and expand them



This project voted one of two top projects by
Coastal MRCs


All coastal Washington counties


S
eries of three phases; still in Phase One


Phase One: Establish information base


Phase Two: Class project for graduate student team


Phase Three:
Coastwide

conference



Establish information base for Phase Two


Create foundation of information


All available recent socio
-
economic
studies of coastal region


List of marine
-
based businesses


List of industry leaders






Targeting coastal MRC counties


Following guidance of steering committee


Critically review and Improve on past studies


Conducted by Program on the Environment team


http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/index.php


Cost effective way to conduct project




Program on the Environment team


Capstone Project for Graduate Certificate in Environmental
Management


A team of 5 to 6 graduate students


Working September, 2012 to March, 2013


Supervised by faculty mentor


MRC steering committee actively involved


Students will travel to the coast to interview industry
leaders



Funding needed from next MRC project
round


Vital if we are to use
PoE

students for this
work


$13,000 needed


$10,000 for UW faculty mentor


$3,000 for student travel to coast



Steering Committee provides direction



Open/transparent process



Invitation to join Steering Committee (not yet fully
formed)



Trying to cast as wide a net as possible!



Socio
-
economic studies we don’t know about?


Interest in participating on the Steering
Committee?


Business/industry leaders?


Marine
-
based businesses in the area?




Send additional questions/comments/feedback of any kind to:


Rebekah Brooks:
rebalynn@uw.edu

Miranda Wecker:
mwecker@uw.edu