Reports on the Woods Hole terminal project and recommendations from independent consultants top the agenda when Steamship Authority governors meet on Nantucket this morning.

The monthly meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Nantucket Whaling Museum.

The business agenda includes an update on the $60 million terminal reconstruction project now under way in Woods Hole. Communications director Sean Driscoll said Monday that the SSA is currently waiting for the results of a survey from the Woods Hole Group. The survey was commissioned as part of a new design for the new terminal building. Early designs for the building have been criticized by residents on both sides of the water as overly grand and out of place in the working waterfront setting.

Mr. Driscoll said the independent survey work has not been completed yet.

He also said training is in progress for new managers that were recently hired, partly on recommendation of consultants at HMS in Seattle who completed a top-to-bottom review of boat line operations late last year.

A new port captain, human resources director, manager of health, safety and environmental quality and director of marine operations are all in place.

Three of the managers were hired after consultants at HMS said the boat line’s management structure was outmoded with the majority of decision-making delegated to a handful of senior managers.

HMS also recommended that the SSA overhaul its upper management structure by hiring a chief operating officer. The recommendation at first saw resistance from general manager Robert Davis, who later shifted his stance and said he would be open to the change.

But it will be up to board members to make it happen, Mr. Driscoll said.

“They will need to call for it and they haven’t done that yet,” he said.

Governors are also due to review a budget policy statement for the coming year and will consider writing a letter of support for an effort to designate Nantucket Sound as a national historic landmark. The designation is being proposed by the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, a Cape-based environmental advocacy group.