Event Title

Joint-development of the Pacific region OPP coastal environmental baseline program

Presentation Abstract

The Oceans Protection Plan (OPP) is a commitment by the federal government of Canada to ensure the safety and protection of Canadian marine areas. This commitment is broad ranging, covering many operational, ecological, and social aspects, and is designed to be collaborative with local Indigenous communities and key parties. One initiative within OPP is the Coastal Environmental Baseline Program (http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/science/environmental-environnement/cebp-pdecr/index-eng.html), which seeks to characterize the current ecosystem state in several Canadian ports with high, or potentially high, vessel traffic; within the Salish Sea, the Port of Vancouver has been designated as one of the pilot study areas. The Pacific Region Coastal Environmental Baseline group has engaged with First Nations, provincial and municipal governments, and community groups to jointly develop the Baseline objectives, spatial extent and the plan to achieve these objectives. We present an overview of the engagement process and of the discussions leading to the agreed upon objectives. Additionally, we will briefly discuss the scientific scope of the program.

Session Title

Beyond theory: The Assessment and Management of Cumulative Effects in the Salish Sea

Conference Track

SSE8: Policy, Management, and Regulations

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE8-36

Start Date

5-4-2018 10:00 AM

End Date

5-4-2018 10:15 AM

Type of Presentation

Oral

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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Language

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Joint-development of the Pacific region OPP coastal environmental baseline program

The Oceans Protection Plan (OPP) is a commitment by the federal government of Canada to ensure the safety and protection of Canadian marine areas. This commitment is broad ranging, covering many operational, ecological, and social aspects, and is designed to be collaborative with local Indigenous communities and key parties. One initiative within OPP is the Coastal Environmental Baseline Program (http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/science/environmental-environnement/cebp-pdecr/index-eng.html), which seeks to characterize the current ecosystem state in several Canadian ports with high, or potentially high, vessel traffic; within the Salish Sea, the Port of Vancouver has been designated as one of the pilot study areas. The Pacific Region Coastal Environmental Baseline group has engaged with First Nations, provincial and municipal governments, and community groups to jointly develop the Baseline objectives, spatial extent and the plan to achieve these objectives. We present an overview of the engagement process and of the discussions leading to the agreed upon objectives. Additionally, we will briefly discuss the scientific scope of the program.