Board Member, Friends of Stone Laboratory
A summary of national reviews by NOAA from 2000-2013
In 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2012, national teams of experts led by the National Sea Grant College Program reviewed the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, which includes Stone Laboratory, the Center for Lake Erie Area Research (CLEAR), and the Great Lakes Aquatic Ecosystem Research Consortium (GLAERC). These teams were charged with reviewing all aspects of each Sea Grant program including each program’s research, education, and outreach programs; effectiveness of the leadership and the ability to administer the program well; position within, and support from, The Ohio State University (OSU); partnerships with government, academia, and the private sector; leadership of local, state, and regional initiatives; ability to generate and leverage funds; numbers of students supported, publications, presentations, etc.; strategic plan quality; and overall accomplishments and impact. This report summaries those efforts.