U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Phase IV-B
Open Meeting Agenda

Day one: Tuesday, April 19, 2005, Carriage House

 0930: Phase IV-B AO reviewed and the purpose of the meeting articulated (P. Wiebe)

 1000: Status of current synthesis efforts and future plans

  1. The Working Progress of the Development of an Integrated Model System for the Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank Regions. C. Chen, R.C. Beardsley, G. Cowles, D. Haidvogel, and C. Davis
  2. Nutrient Fluxes Onto Georges Bank, How, When, and Where. Bob Houghton, Changsheng Chen, and Song Hu (Presented by David Townsend)
  3. Investigation of the Mechanisms Controlling Calanus finmarchicus Populations of the North Atlantic. Peter Wiebe and others
  4. Update: Population Genetic Structure of Calanus finmarchicus in the North Atlantic. Ann Bucklin and Ebru Unal
  5. Impacts of Climate and Basin-scale Variability on the Seeding and Production of Calanus finmarchicus in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank. Avijit Gangopadhyay
  6. Physical Oceanography of Georges Bank and Its Impact on Biology, Update - April 2005. Bob Beardsley, Ken Brink, Dick Limeburner, Jim Churchill, Jim Ledwell, Jim Irish, Mike Carauso, and Jim Lerczak
  7. What Have Catherine and Jamie Been Doing. James Pringle and Catherine Johnson
  8. Biological Responses to External Forcing on Georges Bank. Edward Durbin

 1230-1330: Lunch (Carriage House)

 1330: Synthesis Discusions (plenary)

 1530: Breakout groups meet. Work in evening after dinner.

 1830: Dinner (Nimrod Club, Falmouth)

Day two: Wednesday, April 20, 2005, Carriage House

 0830: Reports of breakout group status.

 0900-1200: Continued work in breakout groups.

 1200-1300: Lunch (Carriage House, WHOI)

 1300: Final reports of breakout groups.

While the U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Phase IV-B Announcement of Opportunity has considerable detail about the goals and objectives of the synthesis effort, the ultimate synthesis goal is to explain the dynamics of the target species during the GLOBEC years of study on Georges Bank and to relate this to patterns of distribution and abundance both in the past and in the future.


  1. Breakout rooms: Clark 428 is available on the 19th from 1000-1700, and Clark 237 is available on the 20th from 0800-1500.

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