Fikes represents GMF at national conference in Washington, DC

January 2011 - GMF Deputy Director Ryan Fikes traveled to Washington, DC, January 19-21 to participate in the 11th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment. Hosted by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), this year’s conference theme was “Our Changing Oceans,” focusing on the need for adaptive management in a time of profound change for our oceans. Fikes participated in sessions focused on linking science and policy, and he helped to develop targeted and actionable recommendations through break-out sessions during the conference. Many of the recommendations developed by conference participants directly relate to the Foundation’s conservation initiatives, such as coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP) and adaptation to climate change work done through the GMF’s Gulf of Mexico Alliance efforts.