Coastal ecosystems span watersheds to the deep sea and are extremely complex. This complexity hinders planning for ocean resource management, sustainable development, energy policy, homeland security and emergency response. This lack of understanding is fueling governments around the world to build regional integrated coastal ocean observing networks. The networks are enabled by rapid advances in technology, from satellites in space to robots below the ocean surface. These systems are built to support both basic research and the practical needs of society, from offshore resource management to the economy. Through this project I will work with the management communities to determine the best way to bring new information provided by ocean-observing systems into their decision-making.
|Effective start/end date||2/15/14 → 2/14/19|
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))