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Suggested Citation:"Appendix H: Ocean Studies Board." National Research Council. 2012. Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13394.
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Appendix H

Ocean Studies Board

DONALD F. BOESCH (Chair), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge

EDWARD A. BOYLE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

CORTIS COOPER, Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, California

JORGE E. K. CORREDOR, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

KEITH R. CRIDDLE, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Juneau

JODY W. DEMING, University of Washington, Seattle

ROBERT HALLBERG, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and Princeton University, New Jersey

ROBERT A. HOLMAN, Oregon State University, Corvallis

KIHO KIM, American University, Washington, District of Columbia

BARBARA A. KNUTH, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

GEORGE I. MATSUMOTO, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, California

JAY S. PEARLMAN, The Boeing Company (ret.), Port Angeles, Washington

ANDREW A. ROSENBERG, Science & Knowledge Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia

DANIEL L. RUDNICK, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

PETER L. TYACK, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts

DON WALSH, International Maritime Incorporated, Myrtle Point, Oregon

Suggested Citation:"Appendix H: Ocean Studies Board." National Research Council. 2012. Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13394.
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DAWN J. WRIGHT, Oregon State University, Corvallis

JAMES A. YODER, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix H: Ocean Studies Board." National Research Council. 2012. Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13394.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix H: Ocean Studies Board." National Research Council. 2012. Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13394.
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Extensively modified over the last century and a half, California's San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary remains biologically diverse and functions as a central element in California's water supply system. Uncertainties about the future, actions taken under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and companion California statues, and lawsuits have led to conflict concerning the timing and amount of water that can be diverted from the Delta for agriculture, municipal, and industrial purposes and concerning how much water is needed to protect the Delta ecosystem and its component species.

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