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GSAA Celebration and Transition Meeting

August 31, 2016 in Charleston, SC

Meeting Materials

Meeting Notes

Pre-Meeting Information

Please join us to provide your input on the development of a new regional network for ocean and coastal professionals, building on the successes of the Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance.

A Transition Team of GSAA members has been charged with identifying potential options for transitioning the GSAA to a new model of regional partnership that better fits the needs of the region.  As a first step, the Transition Team issued a survey to assess broad stakeholder interest in developing a new network and the focus for such a network.  This meeting is the next step in transitioning the GSAA, providing an opportunity for participants to form the vision of a revitalized regional network that builds on the GSAA’s successes in understanding coastal vulnerabilities, assessing the health of coastal watersheds, and building community resilience through creative solutions (e.g. living shorelines, clean and resilient marinas).

We invite you to join us in identifying a new path forward for regional partnership in the Southeast.

Agenda Overview

Who Should Attend?

Professionals from government, academia, non-profits, or the private sector who have an interest in collaborating on ocean and coastal issues at a regional scale in NC, SC, GA, or FL.


Meeting Venue:

Doubletree Charleston – Historic District, 181 Church St, Charleston, SC


A small block of 10 rooms is available at the government rate of $171 for the night of August 30th. Please call 843-577-2644 to make your reservation; reference GSAA.  The room block is available until August 19th and rates cannot be guaranteed after that date.

The GSAA is not able to provide travel reimbursements for this event.

Evening Reception:

Pavilion Bar at the Market Pavilion Hotel, 225 East Bay St, Charleston, SC

A reception will be held on Tuesday, August 3oth from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Pavilion Bar, a rooftop bar with exquisite views of downtown Charleston.  Please join us!

Take the Survey!

If you have not yet completed the Regional Network Interest Survey, please do so at the link below (closed).  The survey is available until August 20th.