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 STAC Reports

Developing a Hydrodynamic/Water Quality Model for the Inland Bays: Implementation Plan

Environmental Monitoring Plan for Delaware’s Inland Bays (Updated January 2021)

For watershed residents interested in learning about the latest research being done on the Inland Bays, the Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Meetings are a rich opportunity to hear presentations and ask questions. The meetings are held three or four times a year and notice of the meetings is given on the home page of our website. The public is invited!

Ms. Jennifer Volk

Chair of the Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)

The primary responsibility of the STAC is to provide objective scientific and technical advice and guidance to the Board of Directors of the Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) and other cooperating agencies with interests in the Delaware Inland Bays and their watersheds on matters of developing public understanding, interest, and participation in the implementation of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for Delaware’s Inland Bays (CCMP). The STAC also serves to provide advice concerning the scientific and technical merit of proposals submitted to the CIB and by the CIB to other agencies.

The STAC serves as the primary advisor to the Board on scientific and technical matters and considers all relevant scientific and technical issues brought to its attention. In all roles, the STAC strives to receive the concerns from, and to build consensus among the user groups, local, state, and federal agencies, private industries, environmental groups, the scientific community, and general public, concerning the identification of strategies and projects to implement the CCMP and to increase public participation in the work of the CIB.

The STAC is a standing committee of the Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) and works under the authority of the Board of Directors and is subject to the bylaws of CIB.


Note: The new Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) wind subcommittee is tasked with understanding impacts, if any, associated with the construction, operations, and maintenance of offshore wind near coastal Delaware, most likely from transmission lines that connect the offshore array into the distribution center located within the watershed. The Center’s STAC is composed of scientists and restoration practitioners with a wide range of expertise in issues of the ecological health of the Inland Bays. To find out how to join the meeting as a guest, please contact mnoefellows@inlandbays.org.