After short delays this year, we are excited to get started with the scientific development of the PacMAN project. The external scientific committee will meet with the coordinating team to discuss the current best practices in invasive species monitoring. The issues around sampling, molecular work, data analysis and data management will all be discussed. This meeting will provide the baseline methods for developing the monitoring plan together with the main stakeholders in Fiji early next year. More information of the meeting can be found at OceanExpert.
- Introduction to PacMAN, coordinating team, scientific experts (max 10 mins presentations of each member, see list below) and exchange of preliminary information of the local stakeholders.
- Monitoring plan: based on preliminary stakeholder assessment and shared expertise in the project discuss sampling, sample handling and molecular work.
- Monitoring plan: Discuss elements of Data management plan and policies and bioinformatics pipeline
- Synthesis, discussion of outcomes, agreement on workplan and wrap-up.