Ecological Risk Assessment Pilot

Community Engagement, Integrated Communications, Project Management

Strategic Earth is providing strategic planning, engagement and communications, facilitation, and project coordination services to assist California Ocean Science Trust evaluate a Multiple Stressor Ecological Risk Assessment (MS-ERA). Our team will help to design and implement a series of roundtable discussions with fisheries experts (fishermen, agency staff, academic scientists, and environmental organization representatives) together with interested stakeholders to explore the potential of an MS-ERA to support effective and adaptive fisheries management in California. Information gathered during this “pilot phase” will inform the state’s effort to amend the Marine Life Management Act Master Plan.


Client: California Ocean Science Trust
Key Results: Build a general understanding about ERAs within experts and stakeholders and identify ways to improve an MS-ERA framework, the collaborative process, and associated products/outputs.
Materials and Outputs: Identify and convene fishery experts, process design documents, roundtable agenda and associated materials, key themes summary

  • Services

  • Strategic planning
  • Engagement
  • Communications support
  • Group facilitation
  • Project coordination