WCGA Sea Grant Fellows

 

WCGA Sea Grant Fellow Todd Hallenbeck Todd Hallenbeck is hosted in the Oregon Governor’s Office. Todd's focus is on CMSP, a science-based spatial planning process for analyzing current and anticipated uses of ocean and coastal areas. Todd assists the WCGA and its regional planning body in development of a CMSP framework that includes data management, decision support tools, stakeholder engagement and policy aspects. His work helps inform CMSP regionally as he interacts with entities such as the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Pacific Fishery Management Council and various federal agencies with responsibilities for ocean and coastal activities, as well as state leadership from the three West Coast states. 
WCGA Sea Grant Fellow Alan Lovewell Alan Lovewell is hosted in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Seattle office. Alan’s work focuses on integrating NOAA and WCGA Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (IEAs) initiatives. IEAs describe the ecosystem, assess its current condition, forecast the future ecological health using current management strategies and evaluate alternate strategies and their potential impacts. He serves in a management interface and communication role, helping to communicate the importance of IEAs. He documents and communicates key management needs and identifies where data is available and how that data could be shared among West Coast states.
WCGA Sea Grant Fellow Suzanna Stoike Suzanna Stoike works in the Washington Department of Ecology. Her work focuses on sustainable coastal communities by assisting the Sustainable Communities ACT with carrying out its work plan. Suzanna helps connect the West Coast Ecosystem-Based Network, a partnership of six community-based initiatives focused on the successful implementation of ecosystem-based management (EBM) along the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California, and the IEA ACT, among other activities.
WCGA Sea Grant Fellow Alison Haupt Alison Haupt works in the California Natural Resources Agency. Alison's work builds upon the 2009 “West Coast Regional Marine Research and Information Needs” report by the four West Coast Sea Grant programs to develop a “Governor-level” research plan with clear priorities for West Coast research needs. Her work furthers the WCGA Action Plan and ACT work plans by identifying research, science and monitoring needs.