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Stakeholder report -srijb-science and resiliency institute at jamaica bay-

Science and Resiliency Institute at Jamaica Bay --Stakeholder chair report on progress to date

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Stakeholder report -srijb-science and resiliency institute at jamaica bay-

  1. 1. SRIJB - August 12, 2013, ---New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the selection of a Consortium led by CUNY to lead a new Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay— SRIJB
  2. 2. SRIJB MISSION-Produce integrated knowledge that increases biodiversity, well-being, and adaptive capacity in coastal communities and waters surrounding Jamaica Bay and New York City. Preliminary organizational structure put together by Happold Consulting Adam Parris--Executive Director---Previously program manager NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program
  3. 3. CORE PRINCIPLES 1. Produce credible, salient, and legitimate science and information 2. Respect different forms of knowledge within and outside of science 3. Catalyze new ideas and theories through both basic and user-driven science 4. Provide critical and constructive scientific expertise 
  4. 4. Organizational Chart
  5. 5. Board of Directors  National Park Service (“NPS”);  NYC DEP  Two individuals appointed by The City University of New York;  Department of Environmental Conservation;  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers;  Columbia University, Cornell University, New York Sea Grant, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Stony Brook University, and Wildlife Conservation Society  JBEW  One individuals representing the community of Jamaica Bay, elected by the Board  One individual representing the science community at large, elected by the Board  One individual representing a Corporation funder, elected by the Board
  6. 6. Partnerships
  7. 7. Research Vessel- 65 foot- 1.6 Million June 2017
  8. 8. SAC-Stakeholder Advisory Committee • The American Littoral Society Eastern Queens Alliance Environmental Defense Fund Hudson River Foundation Jamaica Bay EcoWatchers National Parks Conservation Association National Wildlife Federation NYC Audubon Regional Plan Association Rockaway Waterfront Alliance The Nature Conservancy Trust for Public Land
  9. 9. PAC Public Agency Committee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Park Service (NPS) NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) NYC Department of Planning NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) NYC Office of Emergency Management (NYC OEM) NYC Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NYC ORR) NYC Parks NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) NYS Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (NYS GOSR) NYS Department of Transportation Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) US Army Corps of Engineers US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  10. 10. Stakeholder Chairs Dan Mundy—Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers--JBE Marc Matsil –The Trust for Public Lands—TPL Representing the Stakeholders and their concerns
  11. 11. Past History in Jamaica Bay Academics operated independently Academics did not seek out local input Agencies did not coordinate with local knowledge No Coordination of efforts Local observations and concerns ignored or dismissed
  12. 12. Local Contributions to Jamaica Bay Science • Marsh loss recoginition • Nitrogen Impact • Nitrogen Reduction • Wetland Restoration • Oyster studies • Funding opportunities • Elected support • Opposition to Such plans as--- Runway Expansion/Borrow pit filling
  13. 13. Challenges Avoid--“Back to the Future”—local input critical Agenda driven by Local stakeholder needs New Players who do not understand bay—IE: -----Shallowing the Bay concept SRIJB to avoid policy trap---stay science focused Policy set at JBTF –long history of vetting proposals and moving plans forward
  14. 14. GOALS Open meeting format established for local stakeholder input Continue to see JBTF as main forum for policy implementation SRIJB to become great resource to address identified scientific needs for Jamaica Bay Stakeholders Science and studies funded to be directed towards applied applications or needs. Coordination of scientific Efforts Coordination of Scientific Findings