STAC

Membership

Reports

Welcome to the STAC

The Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) is a diverse body of scientists and resource managers who lend their technical expertise to enhance the health of the Delaware Estuary and its resources. The STAC work collaboratively to provide expert advice and peer review for scientific and technical matters related to the National Estuary Program’s activities and goals. The STAC is responsible for identifying and prioritizing science and technical needs, and it assists in PDE’s efforts to raise awareness and funding resources. STAC members assist PDE by serving on other technical committees, and representing the needs of the Delaware Estuary. In addition to general quarterly meetings, STAC sub-committees get their hands dirty by meeting more frequently to work on pressing issues.

Roles & Functions

  • Provide advice and peer review
  • Advance the Delaware Estuary Management Plan (CCMP)
  • Advance needs elevated in the 2006 White Paper
  • Development of issues papers and identifying emerging issues
  • Steering group for the Delaware Estuary Science Conference
  • Assist in refreshing the Partnership’s estuary science needs assessment
  • Integrate needs of the Delaware Estuary across physical, chemical, and biological dimensions of the system
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration among other specialized science and technical committees
  • Help to raise national awareness for the unique qualities and environmental importance of the Delaware Estuary
  • Assist in identifying funding opportunities to address science needs and advance the overall NEP science agenda

STAC Charter

More details about the STAC can be found in its Charter

Meetings

Regular meetings of the Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) are held approximately each quarter and are open to the public. Agendas will be posted here, on this page in advance. Committee meetings are generally held at the PDE’s office in Wilmington. Questions, comments or suggestions regarding the STAC can be addressed to either Susan Kilham, Committee Chair, or Danielle Kreeger, PDE STAC member.

MeetingDatesAgendasMinutesPresentations/Reports
44Sept. 18, 2017AgendaTBD2017 NEPORT Results
CCMP Revision
River Ecosystem Processes
NEP DELEP FAQs
43Apr. 25, 2017AgendaDRAFT MinutesDRBC Water Quality TREB Update
PDE TREB Update
DRBC Nitrate Spectral Analyzer Deployment at Trenton and Chester
CCMP Revision Update
CCMP Monitoring Section and 2018 Workshop
DRBC Links to Data and Dashboards and Apps
DRBC Boat Run Radiochemistry Results
DRBC Existing Water Quality Measurable Change Assessment
DRBC 2016 Sediment Sampling
42Jan. 12, 2017AgendaMinutesTREB Update Water Quality
TREB Update Water Quantity
Climate Change Workbook
41Sept. 28, 2016AgendaMinutesRegional Sediment Management Implementation Workgroup Update
40June 20, 2016AgendaMinutesOyster Updates and Shellfishery Needs
39Mar. 8, 2016AgendaMinutes
38Dec. 14, 2015AgendaMinutes
37Sept. 10, 2015AgendaMinutes
36May 20, 2015AgendaMinutesNEP Tasks
CCMP Planning Presentation
35Feb. 24, 2015AgendaMinutes
34Dec. 11, 2014AgendaMinutesMeasurable Goals Worksheet
33Sept. 11, 2014AgendaMinutes2014 Projects and Results
GPRA/NEPORT & CCMP Updates
32Apr. 16, 2014AgendaMinutes
31Mar. 6, 2014AgendaMinutesDanielle's Presentation
John Yagecic's Presentation
30Dec. 5, 2013AgendaMinutesDraft DO Brief
29Sept. 5, 2013AgendaMinutesGoals/CCMP Presentation
Regional Sediment Management Plan
White Paper - Sediment Quantity & Dynamics
White Paper - Dredging and Dredged Material Management
White Paper -Restoration and Beneficial Use
White Paper - Sediment Quality
RSM Appendicies
28May 1, 2013AgendaMinutes
27Jan. 8, 2013AgendaMinutes