CHARTER FOR DIVERIZATION COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED BY OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

In order for ships to be safe to dive and more accessible they need to be opened up, hazards removed and access holes created. A standard for diverization will assist with the sink plans as holes cut for diver access can and should be used to maintain the proper plan for sinking.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1. Identify ships available & obtain plans (liaison with Ships Committee)
2. Research what others have done worldwide and why (liaison with Research Committee)
3. Develop a standardized diverization plan which should include items such as:
    a. What is to be removed such as wiring, cabinetry, hatches, pipes, doors, entanglement obstacles, etc.
    b. Where access holes are to be cut such as decks, hull, bulkheads, etc.
    c. What needs to be left in place but altered to allow water flow and diver access
    d. What needs to be sealed off & how
    e. Determine buoy requirements
        i. Mooring attachments
        ii. Accommodate divers? needs (location/safety stops)
    f. How to know where you are in the ship
    g. Take diver education into consideration
    h. What are the needs of the Search/Rescue Teams
    i. Surge/Current conditions - when to penetrate and when not to (specific to sink site & type of ship)
    j. Warnings & how to brief divers before each dive
    k. How to conduct emergency searches
    l. Develop ship map
        i. Layout and markings
4. Develop the specifications for diverizing a vessel (liaison with Ship Contract Administration Committee) for appropriate contracts.

DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE

1. Available ships have been identified & their plans have been obtained
2. A standard for diverization has been developed for ship type layout
3. A specification has been written for contractors
4. Vessels are on the bottom and prepared for divers

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY:

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY: For the duration

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION OF COMMITTEE

Marine Surveyors, ASNE Engineers, ship builders, ship dismantlers, welders, technical writers, Navy/Ex-Navy personnel, Merchant Marine/Ex-Merchant Marine personnel, dive masters & instructors

CHARTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

This task is a most important one for the issuance of the needed permits to sink a ship. The Environmental Impact Reports will be key to getting Coastal Commission approval and is, of course, one of the legal requirements that must be met for each and every ship. For this reason a standardized report will make completion easier and uniform. As we go through the process of sinking ships off the California coast, the regulatory agencies will come to know exactly what to expect as each report mirrors those that have gone before. With that said this committee must remain flexible through the first few reports to allow for necessary changes based upon any criticisms or perceived omissions by any stakeholder.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1. Research and review as much of what has gone before as possible. That means gathering copies of EIR's for ships already sunk in other locations, including the "Yukon".
2. Develop a standardized Environmental Impact Report that can be customized to fit each sink site. The goal will be to produce a "fill in the blanks" type of document to be used by the local sink groups.
3. Review and approve for submission, all of the EIR's.

DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE
A standardized EIR has been developed, and the review & approval process for each is ongoing.

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY:

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY: For the duration

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION OF COMMITTEE

Marine biologists, oceanographers, researchers via web or other means (liaison with research/technical library committee), technical writers, permitting (liaison with other committees)

CHARTER FOR FEDERAL FUNDING COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

The funding for S2R is a composite of three sources - Federal, State and Local (to the sink site). This committee will focus on the federal portion of funding. This committee will define and pursue the process for federal funding for ship processing. The process will include issues such as towing, cleaning, diverization, sinking and studies.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1. Identify a federal point of contact (POC) for each vessel source for the pass through ownership of the ships (Navy/MARAD/NOAA).
2. Brainstorm with people with knowledge for available most likely sources of funding
3. Down select the three most likely options (NOAA, Navy, MARAD, Congress, President's Office, etc.)
4. For each of the options, research the best path forward to acquire the funding.
5. For each of the options, start an information and outreach program tailored for all those with decision making capability for the funds.
6. For each of the option, make formal requests for the funding and follow through on its acceptance.
7. Generate commitments and ultimately the funding for the state portion of funding required for each ship.

DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE

1. A federal POC for pass through ownership for each vessel source has been identified.
2. Likely funding sources have been identified and funds secured.

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY:

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY:

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION OF COMMITTEE
People experienced in the inner mechanism of federal funding, people experienced in working with congress/elected officials, grant writers, people with experience writing legislation, people experienced in asking the government for money

CHARTER FOR FEDERAL PERMITTING COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

This committee will define and pursue the process for federal permitting of S2R ships. Where possible, this committee will try to consolidate permits and anticipate permitting needs across all ships.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1. Identify the various Federal departments/agencies we will need to interface with to get approvals and/or permits.
2. Identify a federal point of contact (POC) for each department/agency involved with permits anticipated for statewide sinking.
3. Validate the need for each of these permits while soliciting other agency requirements for permitting (look for permits that will be needed, but are not known yet)
4. Develop a plan for each permit, identifying contacts, timelines, risks/mitigations, etc.
5. Assign a sub-committee for each permit, responsible to make contact, follow through on commitments and provide information/updates.
6. Define the order of completeness (which permits need to be completed before others) and prioritize those that need to be completed first.
7. Ensure the issuance of all permits required for all sinkings statewide.
DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE

1. All Federal departments/agencies involved in permitting or approval have been identified.
2. A POC for each department/agency involved in permitting or approval has been identified.
3. All permits have been validated and any other permit requirements have been identified.
4. Each permit has a plan, contacts identified, timelines and risks/mitigations determined.
5. All permits have been issued as required.

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY:

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY:

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION OF COMMITTEE

People experienced in permitting, people experienced in working with Federal departments/agencies, people good at follow-through, people good at organizing project priorities and moving them forward

CHARTER FOR GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

In order for S2R to become public policy at all levels, it will require both understanding and support from all government entities, at all levels. In addition, we need to be certain that other stakeholders (i.e., environmentalists, fishermen) are provided information on the project and its benefits, particularly potential opponents. The Project Representatives Committee?s mission is to facilitate that understanding and garner support.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1. Identify agencies/government contacts & stakeholders from whom S2R needs to garner support
2. Develop the materials (i.e., Position Paper, digital presentation, etc.) and protocols (i.e., Follow-up letter within 24 hours of each meeting) to approach and garner support from these contacts for S2R project.
    a. Federal; State; Local
    b. Environmental Groups (i.e., Sierra Club, Baykeepers, Surfriders, etc.)
    c. Fishermen Groups (recreational and commercial)
3. Identify issues where support is/may be required:
    a. Governments (funding, liability, pass through, permitting, etc.)
    b. Environmental (toxics, metals, habitats, etc.)
    c. Fishermen (take vs. no-take, MLPAs, charting, navigational aids, etc.)
4. Train project representatives to use materials and protocols when approaching each different group
5. Develop a checklist for training
6. Develop protocol for report back, tracking and responses to questions/concerns
7. Pass report back information to other committees as required (i.e. Executive, all State Chairs)
8. Maintain communications with various contacts on a continuing basis.

DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE

1. Materials and protocols will be established
2. Issues where support is/may be required are defined
3. Project Representatives are fully trained to use materials and protocols
4. Report back procedures have been developed, tracking is ongoing and responses to questions/concerns are handled in a timely fashion
5. Report back information is shared with other committees as required
6. Communication with various contacts is ongoing

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY:

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY:

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION OF COMMITTEE

People experienced talking with public officials; constituents with good demeanor; people with good follow-thru skills; people who are good listeners

CHARTER FOR LEGAL COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

Every aspect of this project will have its legal pitfalls and we need someone with expertise in every area to advise and represent us as needed. We need to have the team in place early on so no legal issues are overlooked and potential problems prepared for in advance. Even if we can develop boilerplate language for most issues, there will be issues unique to each vessel or sink site to be addressed. This will be especially true in Sanctuary areas.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1. Identify all aspects of the program where legal advice & management is/may be required such as (may be separate sub-committees):
a. Environmental (cleaning of hulls, interiors, MARAD lawsuit, EIR
b. Maritime Law (ship title transfer - both to state & local grantees)
c. Contracts Law (Federal/State contract, shipyard contract, towing contract, sinking contract)
d. Liability Law (pre-sinking liability, post-sinking liability)
e. Others To Be Identified
2. Recruit a pro bono attorney with appropriate expertise in each area to include, but not limited to Environmental Law, Maritime Law, Contracts Law, Liability Law, and others as they are identified.
3. Each attorney will review his portion of the project for potential areas where legal issues may arise and prepare appropriate steps to be taken in advance to eliminate or prepare for said issue.

DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE

1. Have all aspects of the program, where legal advice & management is/may be required, clearly defined.
2. Have a team of legal experts in place to handle all legal needs for every aspect of the project. It is anticipated that each attorney will work directly with the other committees involved in his area of expertise.
3. Each legal advisor will have reviewed his area of expertise and has prepared his action plan to eliminate any pitfalls.
4. Each legal advisor is working on a pro bono basis.

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION

Attorneys and staff with expertise in areas such as Environmental Law, Maritime Law, Contracts Law, Liability Law, and others as they are identified.

CHARTER FOR LOCAL FUNDING COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

The funding for S2R can be a composite of three sources - Federal, State and Local (to the sink site). This committee will focus on the local portion of funding. This committee will define and pursue the process for local funding for ship processing. The process will include issues such as towing, cleaning, diverization, sinking and studies.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1. Identify a local point of contact (POC) for the pass through ownership of the ships (for areas that own the bottom like San Diego)
2. Brainstorm with people with knowledge for available most likely sources of local funding
3. Down select the three most likely options (Economic Development, Redevelopment, general funds, hotel taxes, harbor use fees, etc.)
4. For each of the options, research the best path forward to acquire the funding.
5. For each of the options, start an information and outreach program tailored for all those with decision making capability for the funds.
6. For each of the option, make formal requests for the funding and follow through on its acceptance.
7. Generate commitments and ultimately the funding for the local portion of funding required for each ship.

DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE

1. A local POC for pass through ownership has been identified (for areas that own the bottom like San Diego)
2. Likely funding sources have been identified and funds secured

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY:

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY: Duration

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION OF COMMITTEE

People experienced in the inner mechanism of local funding, people experienced in working with city/county officials, grant writers, people with experience writing resolutions, people experienced in asking the government for money

CHARTER FOR LOCAL PERMITTING COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

Each sink site locale will have this committee to define and pursue the process for local permitting of S2R ships. Where possible, this committee will try to consolidate permits and anticipate permitting needs across all ships within its locale.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1. Identify the various local departments/agencies we will need to interface with to get approvals and/or permits.
2. Identify a local point of contact (POC) for each department/agency involved with permits anticipated for statewide sinking.
3. Validate the need for each of these permits while soliciting other agency requirements for permitting (look for permits that will be needed, but are not known yet)
4. Develop a plan for each permit, identifying contacts, timelines, risks/mitigations, etc.
5. Assign a sub-committee for each permit, responsible to make contact, follow through on commitments and provide information/updates.
6. Define the order of completeness (which permits need to be completed before others) and prioritize those that need to be completed first.
7. Ensure the issuance of all permits required for all sinkings statewide.

DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE

1. All local departments/agencies involved in permitting or approval have been identified.
2. A POC for each department/agency involved in permitting or approval has been identified.
3. All permits have been validated and any other permit requirements have been identified.
4. Each permit has a plan, contacts identified, timelines and risks/mitigations determined.
5. All permits have been issued as required.

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY: April 1, 2008

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY: Duration

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION OF COMMITTEE

People experienced in permitting, people experienced in working with local departments/agencies, people good at follow-through, people good at organizing project priorities and moving them forward

CHARTER FOR MESSAGE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

In order for the public to understand what it is we are attempting to do, we must have a clear message that can be understood by anyone, especially non-divers. The message is the first impression our audience has about us and the project. The message must provide the place to go to get the answers to people?s questions before they even think of them.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1. Define our strategy - what our message needs to be to support each step of the Plan - each should include a "call to action" if possible
2. Identify all aspects of the project as per the Plan that need to be disseminated to our various audiences. These will include what we are trying to do, why it is important, who it benefits, how we will get there, etc.
3. Develop a clear and understandable message that can be utilized by the other committees such as Public Relations, Speakers Bureau and Political Communication.
4. Provide the message to the committees responsible for designing the digital presentations and videos and graphic artists for aesthetics - appropriate photos, etc.
5. Work closely with planning and political communication committees to ensure message is always updated appropriately, and continues to convey the message to support our call to action.

DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE

1. A clear and understandable message has been developed.
2. Message never becomes outdated.

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY:

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY: For Duration

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION OF COMMITTEE

People who understand the project completely and have the ability to convince others to help us.

CHARTER FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

There will be many instances when a presenter will need to leave behind some information about S2R and the project. It is imperative that we have people knowledgeable about the project, in its entirety, able to speak to the press at a moment?s notice, and since the press prefers talking with people in their own backyard, we must have regional PIOs. We want to keep S2R and the project in the public?s eye on a regular basis, so press releases and articles will be needed to accomplish this. The best way to get worldwide knowledge of S2R and the project, and the ships moving thru the pipeline, is thru the video documentary process. Every vessel that has been reefed in recent years has been fully documented for TV and DVDs.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1. Utilizing the message provided by the Message Development Committee, develop and produce standardized Public Relations materials to include, but not limited to ads, press releases, newsletters, articles, brochures, fact sheets/position papers, FAQs, etc.
2. Identify and train as necessary, a Public Information Officer (PIO) from each region to field all questions about the project as necessary
3. Ensure PIOs have the most recent information at their fingertips.
4. Identify publications to carry articles about the project as it moves forward.
5. Identify documentary company(ies) to document the project and each vessel as it moves thru the pipeline.
6. Identify, maintain and update a complete list of press/media (newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, etc) contacts for information dissemination as required. This will include national, statewide, regional, trade (diving, fishing, tourism, etc).

DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE

1. Have standardized Public Relations materials readily available for Speakers Bureau, Political Communication, Public Information Officers, etc. to use as required.
2. Public Information Officers in each region have been identified, trained and they will have the most recent information available at their fingertips. P
3. Publications to carry on-going articles about the project have been identified and engaged.
4. Documentary company(ies) to document the project and each vessel as it moves thru the pipeline have been identified and engaged.
5. A complete list of press/media contacts has been identified and is continuously updated.

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY:

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY:

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION OF COMMITTEE

Graphic Design, Public Relations, Printing Companies, Computers, persons experienced to speaking with the press/media.

CHARTER FOR REEFING SCIENCE COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

This committee is primarily interested in the long-term science at each sink site, including monitoring life before and after a sinking, monitoring any pollutants and non-native species. These types of studies have never been done on previously reefed vessels. It is important to document populations of the various species, growth rates, leaching of any heavy metals, etc.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1. Work with government agencies such as DFG and NOAA and with any other recognized groups deemed pertinent to develop criteria for the planning and implementation of studies to provide baseline flora and fauna counts at each sink site. This committee will physically help install quadrats and transect lines and instruct local volunteers in proper fish counting methods. Further they will plan and install permanent transects and quadrats on each vessel for ongoing studies and conduct those studies.
2. Develop the knowledge and capability to identify any potential non-native species that may be introduced to the site by the ship. This committee will also review any ships chosen for reefing to identify potential invasive species before the ship is delivered.
3. Plan for the use of the information gathered by various studies to enhance S2R?s outreach and informational meetings and to work with local stakeholders near each sink site for the development of educational programs (public aquariums, school districts, etc.).

DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE

1. Post-reefing study criteria is developed and appropriate structures are in place for ongoing studies.
2. Potential non-native species have been identified and ships cleared for sinking.
3. Ongoing relationships with local stakeholders have been established.

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY:

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY:

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION OF COMMITTEE

Marine biologists, oceanographers, researchers via web or other means (liaison with research/technical library committee), technical writers, reef check certified divers (or those willing to get certified), u/w photographers, u/w videographers, permitting (liaison with other committees), people experienced in curriculum development (liaison with education/research committee)

CHARTER FOR RESEARSH/TECHNICAL LIBRARY COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

S2R personnel/volunteers must have, at their fingertips, any and all information on artificial reefing. It is imperative this information be easily accessible, either in hard copy or electronically. Our message and PR materials need to be kept current at all times. We need to know more than anyone else does about S2R, all around the world. S2R can only be the "gold" standard if it has all the answers available.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

    a. Everything there is to know about how to create artificial reefs
    b. How it has been done throughout the world
    c. What were all the pitfalls encountered and how they were overcome
    d. How were they financed
    e. Environmental studies on/around artificial reefs
    f. Economic impact studies
    g. Other man-made reefing materials
2. Create a library to be maintained in two ways:
    a. Hard-copy of each document found for copying later as required.
    b. Electronic database with access via "back door" of Web site by S2R personnel/volunteers.
3. Work with Web Site Committee to develop protocols for creating the following:
    a. Electronic database
    b. How to access it
    c. How to update it as required.

DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE

A Library and Electronic Database of all research materials has been created. Update/addition of materials is ongoing.

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY:

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY:

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION OF COMMITTEE

People who like to browse the Web, hard-copy researchers (via libraries), space for hard-copy library, librarian, Web Database Manager.

CHARTER FOR SHIP FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

No money no ships to sink.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1. Develop the Potential financial resources to pay for the preparation of ships for sinking as reefs.
2. Identify types and sources of funding - Fed, Agencies (Navy (SinkEX costs), MARAD, NOAA, Congressional Approval, etc), grants (private and public), fundraisers, donations, sponsorship, business groups (chamber of commerce, professional associations, etc) who else? Divide by type and purpose. Example for the cleaning and preparation -separate permitting, insurance, towing sinking and post sinking support.
3. Discover the methods of access to the fund sources and identify contacts that can help access these funds
4. Develop Grant Writing Team to discover how to obtain the funds from application to funding - donations are probably more immediate than getting/waiting for the Fed to approve then send money.
5. Budget carefully - set spending priority
6. Identify partners/skilled people that would help provide necessary services for cost or pro bono.
7. Develop and provide rewards or incentives for sponsors/donors/contributors.
8. Develop investment protocol for idle money that we have but do not need to spend yet.
9. Set-up target dollars to receive each quarter (ala PBS) to motivate us to never stop asking/looking for funds.

DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE

1. Operate in the black.
2. A stream of money is coming in on a consistent basis, from several sources and is administered with progress payments.

The day-to-day operating expenses will need to be raised by conventional means.

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY:

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY: For the duration.

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION OF COMMITTEE

People with organizational skills, people who know how to research funding sources (schmoozing, money smarts), people with connections and motivation, people who can talk to people, passionate people, Grant Writers

CHARTER FOR SHIPS COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

Each sink site will require ships specifically chosen for that site. Each ship has different characteristics and these must be understood to fully develop the preparation criteria. Shipyards must be capable of handling the ships selected for sinking and interested in performing the work assigned.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1. Identify all ships available on the West Coast for disposal
2. Locate and obtain ships plans
3. Develop specifications to make ships diver & environmentally safe such as:
    a. Cutting holes
    b. Removing overhead piping
    c. Removing wiring
    d. Removing hatches
    e. Removing bulkheads
    f. Removing toxics
4. Research what has & has not worked in other reefing areas (i.e., Yukon, British Columbia, Spiegel Grove, etc.)
5. Identify shipyards (a shipyard sub-committee will be required to include oversight of cleaning & preparation contracts)
    a. Capability
    b. Interest in work

DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE

1. All West Coast ships have been identified
2. All ships plans have been obtained
3. Specifications to make ships diver & environmentally safe have been developed
4. Research into what has/has not worked in other reefing areas is complete
5. Shipyards have been identified and subcommittee established

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY:

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY:

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION OF COMMITTEE

People experienced in ship nomenclature, reading ships plans, research, shipyard capabilities

CHARTER FOR WEB SITE COMMITTEE


WHY IS THIS MISSION NEEDED OR WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

S2R is positioning itself to be THE place/people to go to for S2R information. In the fast-paced world of the internet, having all this information readily available at one site, is the best way to ensure anyone who wants to know about us, or S2R in general, comes to us. We will be THE place to go. In addition, our personnel/volunteers need easy access to research materials, membership info, etc., so rather than go to the originators of this info, they use the "back door" page to retrieve this info expeditiously.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1. Take current web site data files and develop a new site utilizing those items that work, and develop new areas for additional information and links.
2. Develop a S2R site that is the "gold" standard, so when someone wants to know about S2R, they come to S2R for that information such as S2R "How-to", Team Development, Financing Methods, etc.
3. Develop a "back-door" location that is password protected, to be used strictly by authorized S2R personnel/volunteers.
4. Work with Research Library Committee to develop database for research materials, with easy access by S2R personnel/volunteers.
5. Develop area on site for outsider viewing of digital presentation and/or S2R video.
6. Develop Shopping Cart
7. Update site with new information as needed.

DEFINE SUCCESS FOR THIS COMMITTEE

1. Web site has been transferred from current server.
2. Web site that is user friendly, provides updated information and is the "gold" standard for S2R information.
3. Web site has a "back door" for S2R personnel/volunteers to have easy access to research materials, membership list, anything that one of us might need without having to go to the source for the info.
4. Research Library has been set-up with easy access.
5. Outsiders can view the digital presentation and/or S2R video on the web site.
6. Shopping Cart is online and updated with new merchandise regularly
7. Site is continuously updated as required.

INITIAL PROGRESS NEEDED BY:

OVERALL PROJECT NEEDED BY: For Duration

SKILLS/PEOPLE OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH MISSION OF COMMITTEE

Graphic Design, Web Developer, Web Server large enough to hold and manipulate all the files and links we may wish to place upon our site, Web Manager to update the site with changes on a regular (if not daily) basis.