BASIN Scientific Meeting

12 - 14 March 2005

Reykjavik, Iceland

 


Cover Page

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Narrative

Oral Presentations

Appendix I: Agenda

Appendix II: List of Participants

Appendix III: Working Group Reports

Appendix IV: Background Documentation and References

Appendix V: Steering Committee


BASIN Agenda

Time DescriptionLocation
Friday, 11 March 2005: Pre-Workshop Meeting of the Steering Committee & Participants' Registration
1700 - 1900 Meeting Registration Hotel Cabin Lobby
1800 - 1930Review plans for the Workshop and make last minute adjustments to schedule  

Workshop on the impact of basin-scale oceanographic and climate-related processes on the dynamics of plankton and fish populations in the North Atlantic Ocean: analysis, integration, synthesis, and modeling of N Atlantic data sets.
Saturday, 12 March 2005: Workshop Begins
0800-0900 Meeting Registration Hotel Cabin Top Floor
Meeting Room
0900-0915 Introduction and Welcome to the BASIN workshop (Peter Wiebe)

Speaker: Olafur S. Astthorsson, Deputy Director, MRI

Logistical Information

Hotel Cabin Top Floor Meeting Room
0915-1000 Workshop Rationale, Objectives, and Structure

Introduction of Working Group Leaders/Rapporteurs

Discussion and Assignment to Working Groups (Peter Wiebe)

1000-1045 Plenary Speaker #1 (Dougie Speirs - “Mechanisms relating ocean-scale distribution of Calanus finmarchicus to environmental and hydrographic heterogeneity”)   (ppt)

1045-1115

Coffee Break

1115-1200 Plenary Speaker #2  (Jim Hurrell – “Climate variability and basin-scale forcing over the North Atlantic”) (ppt)

Hotel Cabin Top Floor Meeting Room
1200-1230 Discussion of the Morning Talks
1230-1330 Lunch  
1330-1415 Plenary Speaker #3  (Gregory Beaugrand – “Basin scale biological changes and climate impacts”)   (ppt)

Hotel Cabin Top Floor Meeting Room
1415-1600



Groups can take a break as desired. Coffee/Tea available.
Assembly of First Three Working Groups to address:

I(a, b, c) What are the key basin-scale hypotheses?

Can we link hypotheses across the open ocean to the shelves?

1) To understand basin scale variability, do we need to connect trophic levels, from autotrophs to heterotrophs?

2) What organisms offer the best opportunity to explore our hypotheses?   How many species must be included as target organisms? Try to draw our hypothetical food web, life history chart.

3) How do we include fish in our basin-scale hypothesis?   Fish are not just a predatory boundary condition for zooplankton   What are the key processes (biological, behavioral and physical) linking variability in zooplankton and fish populations?

4) What are the key physical and biological links between the open ocean and the continental shelves?

5) Can we take advantage of, or recommend, long term sustained observational and modeling components as put forth by GOOS, GODAE, CLIVAR and related programs?

6) Can we make long-range predictions of target organisms production and distribution?

Group Ia: Cabin/IMR
M. Heath, Lead
P. Pepin, Rappor.

Group Ib: Cabin/IMR
E. Head, Lead
K. Tande, Rappor.

Group Ic: Cabin/IMR
G. Beaugrand, Lead
B. deYoung, Rappor.

1600-1730 Plenary Session

Reports by each Working Group Leader

Discussion
Hotel Cabin Top Floor Meeting Room
1800- Reception and Dinner

Blue Lagoon
Sunday, 13 March 2005:
0900-0915 Opening Remarks and Charge for the Day Hotel Cabin Top Floor Meeting Room
0915-1000 Plenary Speaker #4  (Dennis McGillicuddy “Physical/biological modeling at basin-scales”)   (ppt)

1000-1045 Plenary Speaker #5 (Svein Sundby - "Dynamics of the Subpolar Gyre and physical/biological interactions")   (ppt)

1045-1115 Coffee Break
1115-1200 Plenary Speaker #6 (Dale Haidvogel  “Nested Physical biological modeling basins to shelves”)   (ppt)

1200-1215 Discussion of the Morning Talks

1215-1330 Lunch  
1330-1600 Assembly of First Three Working Groups to address:

Working group II Data issues:

1) Review what data exist: physical, biological and ecosystem, model output (e.g. atmospheric and oceanic hindcast runs)

2) How should data be shared and managed (database questions)?

3) Determine what data recovery might be useful.

4) Do data resolve climate time-scales?

5) What new data should be collected?

6) What are the key features in the data that we would like to model and represent?

7) Are the models realistic enough to simulate data dynamics?

Working Group III Model issues:

1) Are present models adequate? Biological, physical and ecosystem.

2) Can we reach the climate time-scale?

3) How do we share and inter-calibrate models?

4) What techniques of modeling must be developed or applied (e.g. assimilation)?

5) What new models must be developed? Biological, physical and ecosystem.

6) Can the models link the shelf to the open ocean?

7) Are the data adequate for implementation and testing of models?

Working Group IV Basin Scale Ecosystem management:

1) What are the potential applications of basin-scale integration?

2) Can we offer long range predictions of zooplankton and fish production?

3) Are the models and the data presently adequate?

4) What are the key steps to improve the data and models to make them effective?

Hotel Cabin Top Floor Meeting Room

Cabin/IMR
B. Planque Lead
K. Drinkwater, Rapp.














Cabin/IMR
A. Vezina, Lead
C. Werner, Rappor.















Cabin/IMR
M. Fogarty, Lead
S. Sundby, Rappor.
1600-1730

1600-1615

1615-1730

Plenary Session

European Network of Excellence EUR-OCEANS (Paul Trequer)

Reports by each Working Group Leader

Discussion
Hotel Cabin Top Floor Meeting Room
1800 - Dinner On The Town  
Evening Working Groups Continue Deliberations

Cabin/IMR
Monday, 14 March 2005:
0900-0915 Opening Remarks and Charge for the Day Hotel Cabin Top Floor Meeting Room
0915-1215 Working Groups Continue Deliberations and draft reports

Cabin/IMR
1215-1330 Lunch  
1330-1630 Working Groups Continue Deliberations and draft reports

Cabin/IMR
1630-1730 Summary Reports by Working Group Leaders

Hotel Cabin Top Floor Meeting Room
1800- Group Dinner Hosted by MRI  

Tuesday, 15 March 2005:  Post-Workshop Meeting of the Steering Committee
0900-1200 Steering Committee and Working Group Leaders/ Rapporteurs compile reports

Hotel Cabin Top Floor Meeting Room
1200-1300 Lunch  
1300-1700 Report writing continues

Hotel Cabin Top Floor Meeting Room