Sixth National SCS Workshop (2018)

January 17-19, 2018

Welcome to the website for the Sixth National Meeting of the Scientific Coordination Subcommittee (SCS) of the Council Coordination Committee hosted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The workshop will be held January 17-19, 2018.  On this webpage, you will find information about the meeting agenda, poster session, documents to share among attendees, and travel information.

2018 Workshop Theme and Goals

The theme of the Sixth National SCS is "The Use of Management Strategy Evaluation to Inform Management Decisions Made by the Regional Fishery Management Councils".  

Agenda and Meeting Notice

Registration and Hotel Reservations

Poster Session

There will be a poster session at the Sixth National SCS Workshop supporting the workshop theme, “The Use of Management Strategy Evaluation to Inform Management Decisions Made by Regional Fishery Management Councils”.   The poster session social hour will take place at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  If you or someone you know are interested in presenting a poster, please download the "SCS6 Poster Session Packet" for the announcement, poster guidelines, instructions on how to submit poster proposals.  Poster proposals are due at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard time) on November 3, 2017.   For further information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Gilden; email:  Jennifer.Gilden@noaa.gov; phone 1-866-806-7204, ext. 418.

Briefing Book

The full briefing book for the Sixth National SCS Workshop will be posted to this page no later than December 31, 2017 (deadline for materials is December 22).

Link to the SCS6 Briefing Book

In what format should I submit briefing book materials and presentations?  When are submissions due?  All Briefing Book materials and presentations must be submitted to John.DeVore@noaa.gov no later than 5:00 PM, Pacific Time, Friday, December 22, 2017.  Materials must be submitted in electronic format:  MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or PDF.  The Pacific Council IT staff can answer technical questions regarding the submission of materials, please contact:  Kris.Kleinschmidt@noaa.gov or Sandra.Krause@noaa.gov; both can be reached at 1-866-806-7204.

    Venue and Travel Information

    Transportation to/from the Kona Kai Resort

    The hotel does not offer a shuttle, so please feel free to choose from one of these options:

    Things to do in San Diego

    Internet Livestream Information

    The SCS6 meeting will be broadcast live using GoToMeeting technology in "listen only" mode. 

    Pacific Council IT staff can answer technical questions and provide assistance using the GoToMeeting livestream; please contact:  Kris.Kleinschmidt@noaa.gov or Sandra.Krause@noaa.gov; both can be reached at 1-866-806-7204.

    Contact Information

    Please contact Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Council staff if you have questions regarding the SCS workshop.  Mr. DeVore can be reached by email:  John.DeVore@noaa.gov; telephone 1-866-806-7204, ext. 413.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is is the weather going to be like?  The average high temperature in San Diego in mid-January is 65.1 degrees F, and the average low is 49 degrees F.  See AccuWeather's webpage for the current San Diego weather forecast.
    • How do I get there?  The hotel does not offer a shuttle.  Please see the "Transportation Options to/from the Kona Kai Resort".
    • What is the dress code?  The dress code for the 2018 SCS is "Southern California business casual".  Please leave your suits and ties at home.
    • In what format should I submit briefing book materials and presentations?  When are submissions due?  All Briefing Book materials and presentations must be submitted to John.DeVore@noaa.gov no later than 5:00 PM, Pacific Time, Friday, December 22, 2017.  Materials must be submitted in electronic format:  MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or PDF.  The Pacific Council IT staff can answer technical questions regarding the submission of materials, please contact:  Kris.Kleinschmidt@noaa.gov or Sandra.Krause@noaa.gov; both can be reached at 1-866-806-7204.
    • What is the "Council Coordination Committee (CCC)"; What is the SCS?  The CCC consists of the chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors from each regional fishery management council (council), or other staff, as appropriate. The Scientific Coordination Subcommittee (SCS) is a subcommittee established by the CCC. The SCS consists of the Chairs from each of the Regional Council Scientific and Statistical Committees, or their respective proxies. The function of the SCS is to plan and conduct meetings or workshops to discuss scientific issues of national importance based on terms of reference or topics provided by the CCC.  See NOAA's "Council Coordination Committee" webpage for more information.