Massachusetts Natural History Survey
UMass Boston Campus Center, First Floor Room 1313
22 May, 2012
- 10:30-10:45 -- Coffee
- 10:45-12:30 -- Why and Who [Moderator: Paul Goldstein]
- Welcome (Rob Stevenson)
- Why -- Premise/proposal for the MANHS (John Pickering)
- Introductions/speed talks -- 3-5 minutes for each participant to give overview of themselves and their organization
- 12:30-1:00 -- Lunch [Sandwiches provided by Nantuckett Field Station]
- 1:00-2:45 -- Components and Issues [Moderator: Paul Goldstein]
- Current Natural History Surveys -- examples/case studies of how this works elsewhere
- Technology -- available and on the horizon
- Needs -- data reporting, integration, security, access; identification tools, ...
- Resources -- available, required, ...
- Participants -- municipalities, state, feds, private, ...
- Integration -- across current and future programs
- Citizen science components
- 2:45-3:00 -- Coffee break
- 3:00-4:30 -- Next steps [Moderator: Peter Burn]
- How can each of us contribute? -- What are we doing now that is similar or complementary?
- Summary of challenges and opportunities -- a potential blueprint for implementation
- Determining scope, feasibility, participation, timeline
- Governance -- leadership, members, advisors,..., inclusion
- Scheduling -- launch and future meetings
- Next steps -- decisions and actions!
Take the RED line subway outbound to either Braintree or Ashmont (both lines stop at JFK/UMass).
Get off at UMass/JFK stop.
Take free shuttle (Crystal orange and white buses outside to the east and downstairs) to entrance of Student Center (drops you at Upper Level).
Go to room 1313 (1st floor, Student Center).