Members of the Citizen Science Pool may be appointed to serve on the Citizen Science Operations Committee, Projects Advisory Committee, or an Ad-Hoc Technical Committee. Members of the pool are not term-limited.
The Citizen Science Operations Committee is responsible for providing programmatic-level recommendations. Specific tasks include reviewing policies, providing program direction and multi-partner support, helping identify citizen science research priorities, and providing general advice. The Committee includes five Citizen Science Pool members, a SERO representative, a SEFSC representative, and a SSC representative. Appointments are 3-5 years dependent on programmatic growth. The Citizen Science Operations Committee typically meets twice a year or as needed via webinar or in person.
The Citizen Science Projects Advisory Committee’s role is to advise the Council’s Citizen Science Program. Specific tasks include helping identify citizen science research priorities across fisheries the Council manages, assisting with developing volunteer engagement strategies and serving as outreach ambassadors. The Committee is comprised of representatives from the Council’s fishery Advisory Panels (AP), Habitat and Ecosystem AP, and Outreach and Communication AP. Terms are typically three years but depend on that representative’s term on their Council-related AP. The Citizen Science Projects Advisory Committee typically meets once a year or as needed via webinar.
Members of Ad-Hoc Committees typically serve in a review capacity for process-oriented Program components. An example of past Ad-Hoc Committees is the Citizen Science Action Teams that helped develop programmatic infrastructure and support resources during the Program’s initial development. Appointments to Ad-Hoc Committees are contingent on the nature of the committee but typically would not exceed one year. There are currently no active Citizen Science Ad-Hoc Committees.
Julia ByrdCitizen Science Program Manager
Citizen Science Pool Members
|Courtland Babcock III||SC|
|Col. Bruce Buckson||FL|