We will be holding two informational public hearings at 4pm in RI (4/24/17) and MA (4/27/17) for the draft Technical Report of the State of Narragansett Bay and its Watershed, which is now available for review and comment until May 22nd, all comments are welcomed! See: "State of the Bay & its Watershed > Technical Report"

Science Advisory Committee

Scientists gather at the salt marshes in Ninigret Pond, Charlestown, RI
Caitlin Chaffee, RI CRMC (left), Jim Turene, RI NRCS, Tom Kutcher, Save The Bay, Wenley Ferguson, Save The Bay, Nils Wiberg, Fuss and O'Neill and other scientists gather at Charlestown Breachway salt marshes, Charlestown, RI - Ayla Fox

Science Advisory Committee

The Estuary Program’s Science Advisory Committee helps guide protection and restoration efforts throughout the Narragansett Bay watershed. The Science Advisory Committee provides for the exchange and analysis of existing and emerging scientific issues and supports the development of conceptual frameworks that integrate physical, chemical, biological, geological, ecological, economic, and policy dimensions. The Science Advisory Committee also works to integrate science with management decision-making and strengthen the science focus of the Estuary Program through developing recommendations for research, monitoring, and assessment priorities and identify funding opportunities for these priorities.

Chair

John King, Professor of Oceanography
Graduate School of Oceanography
The University of Rhode Island

Vice Chair

Susan Kiernan, Deputy Chief
Office of Water Resources
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Committee Members

David Bidwell, Assistant Professor
Department of Marine Affairs
The University of Rhode Island

Mark Cantwell, Research Environmental Scientist
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory
Atlantic Ecology Division – Population Ecology Branch

Tim Gleason, Chief
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory
Atlantic Ecology Division – Monitoring and Assessment Branch

Kimberly Groff, Director of the Watershed Planning Program
Division of Watershed Management
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Reza Hashemi, Assistant Professor
Department of Ocean Engineering & Graduate School of Oceanography
The University of Rhode Island

Robert Johnston, Professor of Economics
Director and Research Professor, George Perkins Marsh Institute
Clark University

 

 

Paul Mathisen, Associate Professor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Candace Oviatt, Professor of Oceanography
Director of the Marine Ecosystems Research Lab
Graduate School of Oceanography
The University of Rhode Island

Warren Prell, Professor of Oceanography
Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences
Brown University

Paula Rees, Professor and Director
Water Resources Research Center
University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Bob Stankelis, Reserve Manager
Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Alicia R. Timme-Laragy, Assistant Professor
Division of Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Public Health
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Jamie Vaudrey, Assistant Research Professor
Department of Marine Sciences
University of Connecticut

Contact Us

235 Promenade Street, Suite 310, Providence, RI 02908
(401) 633-0550 | info@nbep.org | Contact Us

Menu