Twenty-Eighth Meeting, Pago Pago American Samoa, August 2012


USCRTF Governor Remarks
Governor Benigno Fitial, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Member Updates & Announcements (Open to all Members)
Hawaii -Chairman William Aila
Florida - Deputy Secretary Munson

USCRTF Steering Committee Update
Beth Dieveney, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Liza Johnson, Department of the Interior (DOI)

U.S. All Islands Coral Reef Committee (AIC) Chair’s Report
Fran Castro, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and AIC Chair

Workshop Updates
Pacific Regional Partnership Meeting Lelei Peau, American Samoa Department of Commerce
Disaster Resilience Gene Brighouse and Gerry Davis, NOAA
Climate Change Resilience Mike Hamnett and Bob Richmond, AIC Advisors and University of Hawaii

Keynote Presentation: Coral Reef Resilience
Dr. Steve Palumbi, Stanford University

Special Session: Regional Perspective on Climate Change
Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) - Deanna Spooner, Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
American Samoa Climate Change Framework and the Climate Change Mitigation Executive Order - Lelei Peau, American Samoa Department of Commerce
Climate Change Toolkit for the Coral Triangle – Beth Dieveney, NOAA

Special Session: USCRTF Watershed Partnership Initiative
Guanica Bay Program Review - Erin Hoffman, NFWF
West Maui Status Update – Cindy Barger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Faga’alu Watershed -  Fanuatele, Dr Toafa Vaiaga'e, AS-EPA
Community Engagement – Christianera Tutuile, ASEPA
Upland Watershed – Alex Messina, San Diego State University
Coral Reef Ecosystem – Bernardo Vargas-Angel, NOAA
Next Steps – Fatima Sauafea-Leau, NOAA