Building a Regional Ocean Partnership for the South Atlantic
Kristine Cherry, Governors' South Atlantic Alliance
7 Dec 2012
The Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance was established in 2009 to provide an organizational structure and forum for cooperation, collaboration, coordination and a clearinghouse for information supporting cooperative activities, and coastal and ocean decision making that supports effective planning and ensures resource sustainability. The mission of the Alliance is to significantly increase regional collaboration among South Atlantic states, with federal agency partners and other stakeholders, to sustain and enhance the environmental (coastal/marine), natural resource, economic, public safety, social, and national defense missions of the respective states and the South Atlantic region. The Alliance follows the model of Regional Ocean Partnerships established around the nation, and I will discuss the work of these partnerships and how the South Atlantic is working to build its own Regional Ocean Partnership.
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