Four teams work in concert to provide integrated program oversight, outreach, science review, and coordination for the Gulf Watch Alaska projects.
The Program Management and Administration Team guides the Gulf Watch Alaska Program and consists of a program lead, a science coordinator, a program coordinator, and an administrative lead. Science coordination efforts seek to develop integrated data products across the program that contribute to a broad understanding of environmental conditions that drive ecological functions. Program and administrative coordination ensures that Gulf Watch Alaska achieves its goals and objectives, meets all milestones, deliverables and reporting requirements, and achieves a high level of benefit and transparency.
The Outreach and Community Involvement efforts are coordinated by the Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC) and include key members of the management team and agenices involved in the program. Activities include a Gulf Watch Alaska website, science lectures, radio programs, videos, publications and educational programs.
The Science Review Panel provides periodic external review and advice to the Gulf Watch Alaska Program. The Panel is composed of members of federal, state, and university entities. The Panel functions to ensure proper design and evaluation of the program; review program products; and provide input on any changes to program scientific design, synthetic analyses or collaborative papers. More about the Science Review Panel members can be found here.
The Science Coordinating Committee is the guiding science body for the Gulf Watch Alaska Program and oversees all project investigators and collaborators. The Committee is composed of the monitoring component team leads (Environmental Drivers, Pelagic, Nearshore). This Committee helps to ensure coordinated work is performed in-line with the approved statements and goals of the projects and program.