AIC Meetings & U.S. Coral Reef Task Force

AIC Meetings | U.S. Coral Reef Task Force | AIC Chair’s Reports and Presentations

AIC Meeting in St. Croix, November 12, 2013.

AIC Meeting in St. Croix, November 12, 2013.


AIC Meetings
Members of the AIC meet in-person twice a year, coinciding with U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) meetings. AIC Meetings may be Open (open to invited guests and partners) or Executive (AIC members only). The AIC typically uses the time to discuss internal issues, introduce new members, discuss priority issue areas, and come to consensus on any outstanding AIC decisions. Time is also taken during the meeting for POCs to share information and talk about any concerns or issues.

Recent Meetings:

  • September 17 & 19, 2016, The Marianas: Agendas | Photos
  • February 13 & 15, 2016, Washington D.C.: Agendas | Photos
  • October 24 & 26, 2015, Fajardo, Puerto Rico: Agendas | Photos
  • February 14 & 16, 2015, Washington D.C.: Agendas | Photos
  • September 8, 2014, Ka’anapali, Maui, HI: Agenda | No photos taken
  • February 18, 2014, Washington D.C.: AgendaPhotos
  • November 12, 2013, St. Croix, USVI: Agenda | Photos

Next AIC Meeting: February 2017 in Washington D.C.

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AIC Chair, Fran Castro, presents the AIC Chair's Report to Task Force members. September 11, 2014; Kaanapali, Maui, HI. Credit: C. Morishige

AIC Chair, Fran Castro, presents the AIC Chair’s Report to Task Force members. September 11, 2014; Kaanapali, Maui, HI. Credit: C. Morishige

U.S. Coral Reef Task Force
The Governors and Presidents of each of the AIC’s member jurisdictions and Freely Associated States are members of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF). The Freely Associated States are non-voting members of the USCRTF.

AIC members attend the biannual meetings of the USCRTF each year, typically with their Task Force member or member representative. At these meetings, the AIC Chair presents an update report, called the AIC Chair’s Report, and presentation to Task Force members on priorities, main issue areas, and accomplishments since the previous Task Force meeting. Links to previous reports and presentations below.

Co-chaired by the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Department of the Interior, the USCRTF is made up of representatives from 12 federal agencies, seven U.S. coral reef jurisdictions, and three Freely Associated States. The USCRTF is responsible for overseeing implementation of Executive Order 13089 (1998) as well as:

  • developing and implementing coordinated efforts to map and monitor U.S. coral reefs;
  • research the causes of, and solutions to coral reef decline;
  • reduce and mitigate coral reef degradation from pollution, over fishing and other causes; and
  • implement strategies to promote conservation and sustainable use of coral reefs internationally.

USCRTF FY11-14 Accomplishments: Download the 1-pager

Next Task Force meeting: February 2017 in Washington D.C.

For more information on the Task Force and Task Force Meetings, click here.

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AIC Chair’s Reports and Presentations

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