California Sea Grant Advisors

Advisory Board

The California Sea Grant Advisory Board advises the California Sea Grant director and the UCSD Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences (Scripps Institution of Oceanography director). The board plays an important role in guiding the California Sea Grant leadership team in program operation and direction. Board members bring broad expertise, experience, advice, and diverse perspectives to the program and include senior officials and leaders from business and industry, the state university system, and state government.

The current membership is:

Doug Bartlett, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego. La Jolla, CA
Andy Cameron, Professor, California Institute of Technology. Pasadena, CA
Gary Cherr, Professor, University of California, Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory. Bodega Bay, CA
Toby Garfield, Director of Environmental Research, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Center. La Jolla, CA
Garry Griggs, Professor and Director of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA
Jim Harvey, Director of Moss Landing Marine Labs, San Jose State University. Moss Landing, CA
Randy Lovell, State Aquaculture Coordinator, California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Sacramento, CA
Amber Mace, Deputy Director, California Council on Science and Technology. Sacramento, CA
Diane Pleschner-Steele, DB Pleschner & Associates. Buellton, CA
• Terry Sawyer, Hog Island Oyster Company. Marshall, CA
Craig Shuman, Marine Region Manager, California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Santa Barbara, CA
Becky Smyth, NOAA Office of Coastal Management. Oakland, CA
Steve Weisberg, Executive Director, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP). Costa Mesa, CA


Resources Agency Sea Grant Advisory Panel (RASGAP)

RASGAP conducts reviews of preliminary proposals, full proposals, and provides a resource protection-and-management-relevant view of proposal value. This panel is codified in California state law with the purpose of advising and assisting CASG (as well as the USC Sea Grant program). Input from RASGAP is directed toward identifying and meeting priorities for funding according to the needs identified by state resource protection and management agencies.

The panel is made up of the following seats:

• California State Senate
• California Department of Fish and Wildlife
• California State Assembly
• State Lands Commission
• California State University 
• University of California 
• California Department of Conservation
• California fish and seafood industries
• California Coastal Commission
• California Department of Parks & Recreation
• California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
• State Water Resources Control Board
• Private Institution; University of Southern California - Department of Biological Sciences
• Marine engineering industry