U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank
Scientific Investigators' Workshop
September 8 - 15, 1998
University of New Hampshire
New England Center
The U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Scientific Investigators' Workshop was
held September 8 - 15, 1998 at the New England Center of
the University of New Hampshire. This is the same place that the 1996
Data Workshop was held. It was be an intensive, eight
day, data and synthesis workshop and was intended to
foster both disciplinary and interdisciplinary exchanges among
In addition to information exchange, and time for data synthesis,
the workshop hoped to accomplish the following:
- Planning towards the transition of GLOBEC Results to
Operational applications: An FY2000 Fisheries Oceanography
- Preparation for Data Synthesis - a white paper about the
goals, objectives, and mechanisms.
- Planning for the development of more comprehensive
collaborative ties to Canadian and European scientists working on
parallel GLOBEC projects.
Mechanisms for communicating results included:
- A lecture series - one or two per day, on one of the major
topic areas including long term hydrographic and biological variability,
stratification and its impact on biology, source/retention/loss - mechanisms and
relative importance, assimilative modeling, and predation impact
on zooplankton versus direct mortality estimates.
- Poster board sessions - an ongoing activity, where results can
- Hot topic talks - to be determined as things develop
In addition, discussions were held on the proposed second DSR volume;
cruise planning for 1999; Phase III science; synthesis white paper
preparation; and with Georges Bank fishermen.