Project Highlights

Technical, policy development and implementation services to NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS)

Redhorse provides administrative, technical, policy development and implementation, and project management support services to help NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) accomplish its mission as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington state to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa.

Services focus on assisting ONMS with administrative and program support, plans, policy and technical and marine support. Our work has included conducting analysis and providing recommendations on management plans and policy issues; supporting ONMS strategic planning activities, including editing and review of strategic planning documents; conducting socioeconomic and cultural resource assessments; coordinating site Condition Reports, and designing, implementing, and maintaining the system-wide science monitoring plans. Redhorse teams have designed outreach and educational materials that synthesize research, monitoring, scientific accomplishments, and site activities, and delivered this information through multimedia outlets to diverse audiences.

Redhorse also provides program support to help the ONMS coordinate activities associated with sanctuary advisory councils, including efforts to expand the National Marine Sanctuary system per the requirements of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. We support the international activities of the ONMS including development, management, and evaluation of partnerships and joint projects; planning, coordination, and evaluation of meetings and conferences; development, implementation, and evaluation of international capacity building and training programs; and other activities as necessary to help obtain ONMS’s international mandate.