The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is composed of professionals from academia, management agencies, and others. The TAC was appointed by the Steering Committee. The TAC has the following functions:
presents the Steering Committee with technical information to be used for decision-making;
advises the Steering Committee about emerging management issues and prepares research or action to address those issues;
oversees and facilitates the technical aspects of implementation projects;
interprets monitoring program results and other technical information to help determine success or redirection of projects.