Science Advisory Committee

The Science Advisory Committee provides guidance on MBNEP program priority-setting based on scientific understanding of the issues at hand. The SAC recommends monitoring and research activities that inform the development of the status and trends of the estuarine environment. The Committee is made up of scientists, thought leaders, and government agency personnel with expertise in ecosystem health.

The Science Advisory Committee engages in several activities, including developing frameworks and monitoring protocols to measure changes in ecosystem health to assess trends to determine where stresses are most acute in the system. The Committee also develops frameworks and monitoring protocols to measure changes in ecosystem health.

The Science Advisory Committee also supports other areas of the Management Conference by offering technical advice and conducting scientific reviews of issues/activities requested by other committees. Other functions of the Science Advisory Committee include identifying opportunities for public participation and project involvement, as well as assisting in their planning and implementation. Finally, the Science Advisory Committee cooperates with the MBNEP to identify tasks and issues to address.


Mobile Bay Subwatershed Restoration Monitoring Framework, 2015

Meeting Information

September 22, 2023: Agenda, Presentation
June 9, 2023: Agenda & Minutes, Presentation
April 6, 2023: Agenda & Minutes, Presentation

August 19, 2022: Agenda & Minutes, Presentation
May 20, 2022: Agenda & Minutes
February 25, 2022: Agenda & Minutes, Presentation

October 8, 2021: Agenda & Minutes, Presentation
May 21, 2021: Agenda & Minutes
January 29, 2021: Agenda & Minutes

August 12, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
July 24, 2020: Agenda
May 22, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
January 24, 2020: Agenda & Minutes, Presentations: D'Olive Watershed Restoration Monitoring and Development of a Watershed Condition Framework Stressor Matrix, Stressor Evaluation Matrix

September 13, 2019: Agenda & Minutes, Presentations: Draft Evaluation Framework, Habitat Classification Scheme; Coal Ash Pond Hydrogeology Results
May 10, 2019: Agenda & Minutes, Presentations: Alabama SAV Monitoring Program, Fowl River Community Meeting
March 15, 2019: Agenda & Minutes

Archive (2012-2018)