External Advisory Committee Meeting
PCEP held its regular External Advisory Committee (EAC) meeting on November 12-14 in Honolulu. The meeting opened with the recognition of the climatic and geologic challenges of the Pacific Region, followed by Dr. Chip Fletcher sharing about the indicators and impacts of climate change in the Pacific Region.
Over two days, EAC members and PCEP staff reviewed the past 2 years, discussed emerging ideas and practices, and identified ways to approach Years 3-5 to ensure sustainability beyond PCEP’s funding from the National Science Foundation. Among the topics to be acted upon was the role of place in PCEP, including how we rely on local environments and perspectives in the development and implementation of our resources and initiatives.
front L-R: Megan Bang (University of Washington), Corrin Barros (PREL), Janet Gordon (Mekinak Consulting), Joan LaFrance (Mekinak Consulting), Art Sussman (WestEd), Marylin Low (PREL), Sharon Nelson-Barber (WestEd); back L-R: Lorenzo Sartilug (Yap Department of Education), Doug Herman (Smithsonian), Ming Wei Koh (PREL), Danko Taborosi (iREi), Don Hess (College of the Marshall Islands), Kalani Souza (Olohana Foundation); not pictured: Chip Fletcher (University of Hawaiʻi), Igor Krupnik (Smithsonian), Liz Reichebei (CMNI Public School System), Bora Simmons (North American Association for Environmental Education), Shirley Heath (Stanford University), Charles Kaʻaiʻai (Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council)