Technical Committee (TC)

The primary function of the TC is to evaluate the scientific merit of the pre-proposals submitted to CTSA. Identification of individuals with a scientific background who are knowledgeable in the scientific method, experimental design, and aquaculture-related disciplines and species who can assess the merit of proposed research approaches, is critical. The TC is composed of representatives from participating research institutions, state extension services, other state or territorial public agencies and non-profit private institutions.

The TC:

  • develops problem statements for the priority areas selected and identified by the Industry Advisory Council. The Request for Pre-proposals is based on these problem statements;
  • reviews and assesses the research approach of the pre-proposals as to adequacy in addressing the priority problem areas selected and identified by the Industry Advisory Council;
  • ensures that the proposed research does not duplicate previous research and develops new and novel results for application by the industry;
  • submits recommendations to the Executive Director regarding which pre-proposals adequately address the priority areas selected and identified by the Industry Advisory Council;
  • evaluates the annual progress of funded projects and comments on research direction and results; and
  • annually elects a chair from its eligible membership to conduct the annual Technical Committee meeting and serve as a non-voting member on the Board of Directors.
                                       
Name Business/Organization Island Member Since
Harry Ako University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, Oahu 1988
Warren Dominy Aquafeed.com Kailua, Oahu 2014
Alan Everson National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Honolulu, Oahu 2009
Dayday Hopkins University of Hawaii at Hilo Hilo, Hawaii 2013
Tom Iwai Anuenue Fisheries Research Center Honolulu, Oahu 1993
Wai-Kit Nip University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, Oahu 2004
Thierry Work USGS-NWHC Honolulu, Oahu 2016
Jenee Odani University of Hawaii Manoa, Oahu 2013
Vernon Sato Algae Expert (retired) Honolulu, Oahu 2002
James SzyperUniversity of Hawaii (retired)Honolulu, Oahu2010
Lei Yamasake Hawaii Department of Agriculture Honolulu, Oahu 2013
Leonard Young Hawaii Department of Agriculture (retired) Honolulu, Oahu 2014
Liz Xu Hawaii Department of Agriculture Honolulu, Oahu 2013