5/17/16 – SAFMC News: Council Staff Presenting on Citizen Science Initiative on May 25 Webinar for the NOAA FIsheries QUEST program

SAFMC News: Council Staff Presenting on Citizen Science Initiative on May 25 Webinar for the NOAA FIsheries QUEST program

Learn about the Council's Efforts to Develop a Citizen Science Program


DATE: May 25, 2016

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

WEBINAR TOPIC: Efforts to Develop a South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Citizen Science Program

As part of the webinar series of the NOAA Fisheries QUEST program, the public is invited to join South Atlantic Fishery Management Council staff as they discuss the Council's new Citizen Science Initiative.

Recently, the Council held a Citizen Science Program Design Workshop in Charleston, SC that brought together over 55 fishermen from all sectors, fishery scientists and researchers, and state/federal fishery management agency staff to develop recommendations for a South Atlantic Citizen Science Program. 

 

The webinar presentation will highlight,

  • Current data challenges in the South Atlantic region;

  • Examples of how researchers, resource managers, and fishermen can partner to enhance existing data collection, research, and monitoring efforts; and

  • Program recommendations developed by the recent Council-hosted Citizen Science Program Design workshop.

Registration is required to participate and is available by clicking the Register Now button below.

May 25-webinar registration link

Download the QUEST Webinar Flyer - May 25


About the NOAA Fisheries QUEST Program: The Quantitative Ecology and Socioeconomics Training (QUEST) Program was recently initiated by NOAA Fisheries to enhance education and training for the next generation of stock assessment scientists, ecosystem scientists, and economists. For additional information about the QUEST webinars, contact Laura Oremland, laura.oremland@noaa.gov

Summary:
Webinar abstract and registration information available now!