PROGRAM MANAGER'S REPORT

 

 

ANNUAL REPORT

PROGRAM YEAR 11, 12, 13 & 14
 


July 15, 2003

 

The Southern California Educational Initiative (SCEI) was initiated in May 1989 as a cooperative research and research training program involving the Minerals Management Service, the State of California and the University of California. The focus is on long-term environmental, social and economic consequences of oil and gas production activities in the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf region.  The university-based research program has just completed its fourteenth year.  This Annual Report summarizes activities and research progress during Program Year 11 (July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000), Program Year 12 (July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2001), Program Year 13 (July 1, 2001 June 30, 2002), and Program Year 14 (July 1, 2002 June 30, 2003).

 

 

Major programmatic progress achieved during Program Year 11 of the SCEI is summarized below:

          A research retreat, co-sponsored by the SCEI and the complimentary state-funded training program (the UC Coastal Toxicology Program) was held in September 1999 at the Bodega Marine Laboratory to discuss and integrate findings by SCEI natural and social scientists and the UC Coastal Toxicology Program;

          In April 2000, the SCEI, in cooperation with the UC Coastal Toxicology Program, hosted the Annual Symposium of the UC Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program at San Diego, California, at which studies sponsored by the SCEI were presented;

           This year, SCEI-sponsored studies produced 3 peer-reviewed papers that were published with an addition 3 research presentations;

           One Project Final Report was completed and distributed;

           During the 1999-2000 year 17 regular and research faculty, 30 trainees (4 postdoctoral, 8 graduates, and 18 undergraduates) and 14 staff from 6 campuses and laboratories participated in SCEI research projects.

 

Major programmatic progress achieved during Program Year 12 of the SCEI is summarized below:

          A research retreat, co-sponsored by the SCEI and the complimentary state-funded training program (the UC Coastal Toxicology Program) was held in September 2000 at the Bodega Marine Laboratory to discuss and integrate findings by SCEI natural and social scientists and the UC Coastal Toxicology Program;

          In April 2001, the SCEI, in cooperation with the UC Coastal Toxicology Program, hosted the Annual Symposium of the UC Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program at Lake Tahoe, California, at which studies sponsored by the SCEI were presented;

           This year, SCEI-sponsored studies produced 6 peer-reviewed papers that were published with and addition 3 research presentations;

           Six Project Final Reports were completed and distributed;

          During the 2000-2001 year 17 regular and research faculty, 13 trainees (2 postdoctoral, 5 graduates, and 6 undergraduates) and 9 staff from 6 campuses and laboratories participated in SCEI research projects.

 

Major programmatic progress achieved during Program Year 13 of the SCEI is summarized below:

          A research retreat, co-sponsored by the SCEI and the complimentary state-funded training program (the UC Coastal Toxicology Program) was held in September 2001 at the Bodega Marine Laboratory to discuss and integrate findings by SCEI natural and social scientists and the UC Coastal Toxicology Program;

          In April 2002, the SCEI, in cooperation with the UC Coastal Toxicology Program, hosted the Annual Symposium of the UC Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program at Long Beach, California, at which studies sponsored by the SCEI were presented;

           This year, SCEI-sponsored studies produced 6 peer-reviewed papers that were published with an additional 5 research presentation;

          During the 2001-2002 year 7 regular and research faculty, 8 trainees (1 postdoctoral, 2 graduates, and 5 undergraduates) and 9 staff from 4 campuses and laboratories participated in SCEI research projects.

 

Major programmatic progress achieved during Program Year 14 of the SCEI is summarized below:

          A research retreat, co-sponsored by the SCEI and the complimentary state-funded training program (the UC Coastal Toxicology Program) was held in September 2002 at the Bodega Marine Laboratory to discuss and integrate findings by SCEI natural and social scientists and the UC Coastal Toxicology Program;

          In April 2003, the SCEI, in cooperation with the UC Coastal Toxicology Program, hosted the Annual Symposium of the UC Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program at Oakland, California, at which studies sponsored by the SCEI were presented;

           This year, SCEI-sponsored studies produced 5 peer-reviewed papers that were published with an additional 5 manuscripts that are in press, and 2 research presentations;

           Ten Project Final Reports were completed and distributed with an additional two Draft Final Reports submitted for review;

           During the 2002-2003 year 6 regular and research faculty, 1 graduate trainee and 4 staff from 3 campuses and laboratories participated in SCEI research projects.

 

Russell J. Schmitt
Program Manager, SCEI
Director, Coastal Research Center

Marine Science Institute
University of California
Santa Barbara, California 93106-6150
Email:
schmitt@lifesci.ucsb.edu