Maritime nations face socio-economic and environmental challenges with ongoing crises in fisheries and fisheries management, and clear impacts of global change. Meeting these challenges will require improved, scientific ecosystem-based approaches to conservation of natural resources; coastal zone management; fish stock assessment, management, and regulation; and maintenance of ecosystem health. These in turn are founded on genuine understanding of the dynamics of ocean ecosystems and their response to man's activities and natural climatic variation.
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The conference consists of morning and evening sessions with presentations by invited speakers on research at the forefront of coastal physical oceanography and related interdisciplinary areas. The session topics and invited speakers are listed below. All attendees are encouraged to submit contributions to be presented in poster sessions in the late afternoon and evening. Afternoons are left open for informal discussion and recreation. To encourage open communication, each member of a Gordon Research Conference agrees that information presented in talks, poster sessions, or discussions, is a private communication that is not for public use.
You may register for the conference at http://www.grc.org. Attendance is limited to 135, so please register early. If you have any questions regarding this conference please feel free to contact Steve Lentz (email@example.com) or Jim O'Donnell ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dispersal of Terrestrial Runoff (Discussion Leader: James O'Donnell)
John H. Simpson (University of Wales)
Robert Chant (Rutgers University)
Shelf Circulation and Shelf Edge Processes (Robert Beardsley)
John S. Allen (Oregon State University)
Edward Dever (Oregon State University)
Glen Gawarkiewicz (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
High Latitude Shelf Processes (Tom Weingartner)
Robert Pickart (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
John Klinck (Old Dominion University)
Physical Influences on Coastal Ecosystems (Richard Signell)
Jonathan Sharples (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Andy Visser (Danish Institute for Fisheries Research)
David Townsend (University of Maine)
Nearshore Processes (Gail Kineke)
Peter Traykovski (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Tuba Ozkan-Haller (Oregon State University)
Estuarine and (Very) Shallow Water Dynamics (Parker MacCready)
James Lerczak (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Mark Stacey (University of California, Berkeley)
Heidi Nepf (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Coastal Interactions with the Atmosphere (Roger Samelson)
James Edson (University of Connecticut)
John Bane (University of North Carolina)
Vertical Mixing (Tom Rippeth)
Jonathan Nash (Oregon State University)
Jennifer MacKinnon (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
Eric D'Asaro (Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington)
Scientific Insights from Coastal Observatories (Steven Lentz)
Jack Barth (Oregon State University)
Clinton Winant (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
Contributed by: Bob Beardsley via e-mail February 23, 2005
At this meeting there will be a special session on 'Southern Ocean Circulation and Marine Life (Session PAB1). The session description is:
Among the world's oceans, the Southern Ocean is unique in that it features a circumpolar current system that links the other ocean basins and thus accounts for the global dimension of the oceanic circulation. It harbors a series of distinct ecosystems, which support different marine living resources and create varied biogeochemical fluxes. Marine productivity at all trophic levels is however not evenly distributed either latitudinally or longitudinally and there is emerging evidence of the relationships between the horizontal and vertical circulation patterns and regional productivity. The physical environment around Antarctica also includes the annual formation and decay of sea ice, which affects both the circulation patterns and the productivity. Modern techniques and the extension of time series have made new data available and this session seeks to bring together experts in the fields of glaciology, oceanography, ecology and biogeochemistry to present findings which will lead to a better understanding of the relationships between the physical, chemical and biological environments of the Southern Ocean, and the important role which it takes in the global climate system.
It is hoped that there will contributions from the Southern Ocean GLOBEC community to this session. This would be a good international venue to develop synthesis and integration studies for Southern Ocean GLOBEC.
Abstracts are due 29 April 2004 and can be submitted via the website: http://www.dynamicplanet2005.com/Call-Papers.htm
Contributed by Julie Morgan, via e-mail