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    The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is a legislatively mandated marine policy advisory body to the Governor of Oregon. Meetings of OPAC are usually held in cities on the Oregon coast.
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OPAC welcomes comments from the public on issues before the Council. Please click on the link below for information on sending comments to OPAC.

Oregon's Ocean Policy Advisory Council

The OPAC has scheduled its regular meetings for the 2016 calendar year, which will occur on April 5th, June 13th, and December 8th. The draft agenda for April 5th is available, Click Here to Download.
The last meeting of OPAC was held on April 5th, 2016.  A draft meeting summary is not yet available.   
Draft meeting summaries, distributed documents portfolios, and presentations from the previous OPAC events are available from the Meetings page
Please check this site again for information about future meetings and events.



Territorial Sea Plan Working Group - Rocky Shores Inventory

OPAC has established a Territorial Sea Plan Work Group (TSPWG) as a technical advisory committee to conduct the review and to draft amendment recommendations for its consideration. The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) will assist OPAC as required under ORS 196.435, and will administer the TSPWG meetings. The TSPWG will conduct its first meeting on May 13,2016, between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm, at the DLCD office located at the address below:

Department of Land Conservation and Development
35 Capitol St. NE Suite #150, 35 Capitol St. NE Suite #150,
Salem, OR 97301

The meeting will be held in the 2nd floor conference room. Public seating is limited. The meeting may also be joined online at the Zoom conference link below. 

Phone 1.855.880.1246

Please direct all inquiries to Paul Klarin at (503) 934-0026, or paul.klarin@state.or.us


The Oregon Ocean Science Trust

Executive Director, Louise Solliday, provided an update to The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) at the December 3, 2015 meeting.  OPAC acknowledged the Trust during their visioning exercise and agreed to support the Trust by providing a public forum where scientific research and monitoring priorities could be discussed.  Click Here to learn more about the Ocean Science Trust.