National Science Panel
November 1–2, 2006 meeting
Pre-meeting reading materials
November 7–8, 2005 meeting
June 13–14, 2005 meeting
February 28, 2005—Design Charette
The National Science Panel spearheaded the concept of a design charette to lay out a long-term vision that can guide the project over several decades, and bring existing experience to bear on both the identification of important research issues and opportunities for early restoration successes.
October 12 and 13, 2004
Please note that the Science Plan is a draft document, particularly relative to the synthesis sections. Some of the syntheses are still in progress. Some of the key sections of the Science Plan to note in particular are sections V., VI., and VII., which relate to performance standards, our predictive abilities, and key uncertainties.
The status Report and Schedule are basically self-explanatory. The Conceptual Model is a "prototype" of what we think conceptual models for the Project should look like. The model is a diagram with 4 pages of accompanying text. (We are also developing a version that has slightly more detailed text, including technical references.
We expect to develop a number of these models: one for each of the objectives and evaluation criteria for biological functions, as well as for sediment dynamics and flood management. We have discussed internally whether these should be presented left to right (actions resulting in outcomes) or vice versa (outcomes requiring actions to achieve them). Both have merits, and the diagram can be read either way.
April 20 and 21, 2004
July 10 and 11, 2003