GSAA 4th Annual Meeting


Presentations

**Please note that the perspectives expressed by invited speakers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSAA or its member organizations**

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Gil McRae
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Gary Raulerson
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

GSAA Products and Progress

Clean Coastal and Ocean Waters
Diane Reid
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Disaster-Resilient Communities
Tancred Miller
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Healthy Ecosystems
Amber Whittle
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Waterfronts
April Turner
South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium

Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
Chester Jackson
Georgia Southern University

State of the South Atlantic

Moderator
Jeff Payne
Acting Director, NOAA Coastal Services Center

Panelists

Courtney Hackney
Director of Coastal Biology, University of North Florida

Frank Knapp
President, CEO and Co-founder, SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce

James Murley
Executive Director, South Florida Regional Planning Council

Gavin Smith
Executive Director, University of North Carolina Center for the Study of Natural Hazards and Disasters

Intersections in Resilience and Marine Planning 

Moderator
Rick Devoe
Executive Director, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium

Panelists 

Jamie Monty
Manager, Coral Reef Conservation Program, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Jayentha Obeysekera
Chief Modeler, Hydrologic & Environmental Systems Modeling, South Florida Water Management District

Ray Toll
ODU, Navy, NOAA Liaison, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, Old Dominion University

Stephanie Bailenson
Senior Policy Advisor for Oceans and Coasts, The Nature Conservancy

George Sedberry
Science Coordinator, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

Working Waterfronts – Clean and Resilient Marinas 

Brenda Leonard
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Healthy Ecosystems and Clean Coastal and Ocean Waters – Water Quality Databases 

Kate Muldoon
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Christine Laporte
University of Georgia

World Ocean Council – Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance Joint Industry Forum

Facilitators 

Leslie-Ann McGee

Programs Director, World Ocean Council

Kristen Fletcher
Principal, Fletcher Coastal Consulting

Panelists 

Brent Greenfield
Executive Director, National Ocean Policy Coalition

Scott Skinner
Manager of Environmental Compliance, Jacksonville Port Authority

Launching the GSAA EPA Grant Projects 

Kristine Cherry
Coordinator, GSAA

Cheryl Mannel
NE Florida Aquatic Preserves Restoration Coordinator, Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR

IATT Final Reports

Clean Coastal and Ocean Waters
Diane Reid
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Disaster-Resilient Communities
Tancred Miller
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Healthy Ecosystems
Amber Whittle
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Waterfronts
April Turner
South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium