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Ocean & Coastal Resource Management (OCRM)

Ocean Planning Work Group

Expanding offshore activities and increasing reliance on ocean resources may lead to future conflicts over resource use including sand for beach nourishment, dredged material disposal, military training, ocean outfalls, and offshore energy development. To prepare and respond to these challenges, a new ocean planning effort has been initiated to explore research and planning issues related to ocean resources in South Carolina. A recently established Ocean Planning Work Group with representatives from federal and state agencies and academic institutions will meet with experts and stakeholders on various issues over the course of the next several years to develop a plan to guide future ocean research, data collection and mapping; policies and decisions of agencies with ocean authorities; and ocean education programs.


New: Final Draft Ocean Report of the SC Ocean Planning Work Group (July 2012)


Meeting Information

Materials associated with meetings, including presentations, minutes and supporting documents, will be added as they become available.


Meeting Presentations

April 24, 2008

April 16, 2009

April 27, 2009

November 19, 2009

March 24, 2010

March 25, 2010

December 02, 2010

August 10, 2011


 Resources