- What are the key mechanisms controlling recruitment success the target species? e. g., the bonanza year classes of haddock (1998, 2003)
- Ecosystem indicators
- What are the physical and biological processes that link global/basin and the GB/GOM region? e.g. intrusions, warming, winds
- What is the relative importance of top-down vs. bottom-up forcing of GOM/GB ecosystem?
- What are the big ideas to come out of GLOBEC NWA?
- What are the products/transitions of GLOBEC NWA? e.g. operational products, lead-ins to new scientific programs.