Executive Committee and Stakeholder Meetings in Guam
Executive Committee and Stakeholder Meetings in GuamPosted April 15, 2017
The Executive Committee of the PacIOOS Governing Council met on Guam in April. Committee members, IOOS Director Carl Gouldman, and PacIOOS staff reviewed program updates and discussed the future outlook. The focus of the meeting was to further develop a new Strategic Plan for PacIOOS. Based on the strategic framework approved by the Governing Council in the fall, the Executive Committee addressed objectives and actions in more detail. Meeting attendees also participated in site visits at the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Guam, University of Guam Marine Lab, and Masso and Pago Bay watersheds to better understand local needs and challenges.
While traveling through the region, PacIOOS staff also met with partners and stakeholders on Guam, Saipan, and Palau to learn about ongoing projects and initiatives, and to identify synergies for possible collaborations. PacIOOS is exploring opportunities to broaden its impact throughout the insular Pacific by pursuing external funding sources and leveraging partnerships. Discussions covered topics such as the PacIOOS Water Quality Sensor Partnership Program, the need and value of inundation forecasts, and data hosting capacities.