The Citizen Science Operations Committee is made up of representatives from each of the Citizen Science Action Teams, the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee, and NOAA’s Southeast Regional Office. They help develop program recommendations, review policies, and provide overall advice.
Over the last year, they worked to develop the Citizen Science Program’s vision, mission, goals, objectives, and indicators - laying out where we want the program to go, a roadmap of how to get there, and ways to help evaluate if the program is doing what we want it to do.
|Holly Abeels||Florida Sea Grant||CitSci Communications & Outreach Action Team|
|Scott Baker||North Carolina Sea Grant||CitSci Projects Topics Management Action Team|
|Michelle Duval||Mellivora Consulting||CitSci Finance and Infrastructure Action Team|
|Brett Fitzgerald||Angler Action Foundation||CitSci Data Management Action Team|
|Bob Lorenz||SAFMC Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel||CitSci Volunteer Action Team|
|Wally Bubley||South Carolina Department of Natural Resources||SSC representative|
|Rick DeVictor||SERO||NOAA SERO representative|
|Erik Williams||SEFSC - Beaufort||NOAA SEFSC representative|
Projects Advisory Committee Members:
The Projects Advisory Committee is made up of members from the Council’s fishery, Habitat & Ecosystem, and Outreach & Communication Advisory Panels. They help identify citizen science research and data needs across all of the Council’s fishery management plans and provide guidance on volunteer engagement strategies.
|Scott Baker||North Carolina||SAFMC Outreach & Communications AP|
|Steve Donalson||Florida||SAFMC Mackerel Cobia AP|
|David Glenn||North Carolina||SAFMC Habitat & Ecosystem AP|
|Jimmy Hull||Florida||SAFMC Snapper Grouper AP|
|Bob Lorenz||North Carolina||SAFMC Snapper Grouper AP|
|Jon Reynolds||Florida||SAFMC Dolphin Wahoo AP|
|Tom Roller||North Carolina||SAFMC Mackerel Cobia AP|
|Jeff Soss||South Carolina||SAFMC Habitat & Ecosystem AP|
|Justin Smith||North Carolina||SAFMC Spiny Lobster AP|
|Mimi Stafford||Florida||SAFMC Spiny Lobster AP|
We’re lucky to have both teams’ expertise and experience helping guide our program!
Meet a Member - Rick DeVictor
"I am the South Atlantic Branch Chief at the National Marine Fisheries Service in St. Petersburg, Florida. I work on interdisciplinary plan teams responsible for writing fishery management plans by compiling and analyzing environmental, biological, socioeconomic, and other technical data to support the implementation of fishing regulations. I received a BS in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston in 1997 and an MS from Nova Southeastern University in 2002. From 2001 to 2010, I was employed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council in Charleston, SC, where I worked on issues related to species in the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Unit. I believe that engaging interested citizens in the collection and analysis of data has great potential to improve management of our fisheries. At the same time, participants will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the scientific and management processes."
Thank you, Rick!