Chesapeake Bay Program's Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)
The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) provides scientific and technical guidance to the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) on measures to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay. Since its creation in December 1984, STAC has worked to enhance scientific communication and outreach throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed and beyond. STAC provides scientific and technical advice in various ways, including: technical reports and papers, discussion groups, assistance in organizing merit reviews of CBP programs and projects, technical conferences and workshops, and service by STAC members on CBP subcommittees and workgroups.
Since 2007, STAC has collaborated with scientific experts from across the region to assess the current state of climate change research as it relates to the Chesapeake Bay watershed. STAC recently submitted a letter to the Chesapeake Bay Program detailing the committee's investigations into climate change impacts on the watershed. The letter outlined many concerns STAC has with the CBP programs and policies that do not correctly account for climate change. This letter is accessible on the website.
Phone: (410) 798-1283