Task Force Members
An interdisciplinary team of scientists from California, Oregon, Washington and beyond were assembled to provide scientific advice, guidance, and recommendations to the Ocean Protection Council.
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Oregon State University
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
University of California, San Diego
Members are serving through 2021, with the possibility of extension pending State need and available resources.
Conflict of Interest
Ocean Protection Council grantees who serve as principal or co-principal investigators are ineligible for participation on the Task Force in order to reduce actual or potential conflicts of interest associated with fulfilling the duties of the Task Force. If an OPC grant is received during a Task Force member’s term, that member will be asked to step down.