Science Advisory Committee

The purpose of this committee is to provide guidance on priority setting by the program based on scientific understanding of the issues and to recommend necessary monitoring and research activities to inform the development of status and trends of the estuarine environment. The Science Advisory Committee includes scientists and government agency personnel interested in developing mechanisms for measuring ecosystem health and engages in the following:

  1. Assesses trends to determine where stresses are most acute in the system.
  2. Develops frameworks and monitoring protocols for measuring changes in ecosystem health.
  3. Provides technical advice or conducts a scientific review of issues/activities requested by other committees.
  4. Identifies opportunities for public participation and project involvement (i.e., citizen monitoring).
  5. Identifies projects and assists with planning for their implementation (i.e., water quality monitoring, data management).
  6. Cooperatively identifies tasks/roles for MBNEP in addressing issues or galvanizing action.


Mobile Bay Subwatershed Restoration Monitoring Framework, 2015

Meeting Information


August 12, 2020: Agenda, Minutes, Meeting Recording

July 24, 2020: Agenda, Meeting Recording

May 22, 2020: Agenda, Minutes, Meeting Recording

January 24, 2020: Agenda and Minutes



September 13, 2019: Agenda, Minutes

May 10, 2019: Agenda, Minutes

March 15, 2019: Agenda, Minutes



September 12, 2018: Agenda, Minutes

May 16, 2018: Agenda, Minutes

January 24, 2018: Agenda & Minutes


August 23, 2107: Agenda & Minutes

May 24, 2017Agenda & Minutes

February 8, 2017AgendaMinutes

January 17, 2017Agenda and Minutes


August 17, 2016Agenda and Minutes

May 25, 2016Agenda & Minutes

February 24, 2016AgendaMinutes