OPC September 13, 2012 Meeting Highlights
TO: California Ocean and Coastal Community
FROM: John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources
DATE: October 8, 2012
SUBJECT: Ocean Protection Council Meeting Highlights – September 13, 2012 in Sacramento
The Ocean Protection Council (OPC) convened its second meeting of 2012 on September 13 in Sacramento. The Council took actions related to improving our understanding of ocean acidification and tentatively approved an MOU among the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health and the West Coast Ocean Observing Systems. The Council was presented with information on the recently released National Research Council’s Sea-level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present and Future, the success of the Marine Life Protection Act, and California’s planned response to the potential impact from Japanese tsunami marine debris.
For further information, we encourage you to visit our meetings page to access the meeting summary or the meeting webcast. The Ocean Protection Council’s next meeting will be held on November 29th, 2012 at the California Environmental Protection Agency building at 1001 I Street in Sacramento.