Bucklin, A. University of New Hampshire, acb@cisunix.unh.edu
Wiebe, P. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, pwiebe@whoi.edu
Goudey, C. A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, cgoudey@mit.edu
Novello, J. B. Alphatron Manufacturing, JBNOVEL@aol.com
Williams, G. Clearwater Instrumentation, wgwill@world.std.com

A partnership between oceanographers, engineers, private entrepreneurs, commercial fish harvesters, and federal agency representatives is developing a system to collect, telemeter, analyze, assimilate, and distribute high-quality, synoptic environmental (hydrography, meteorology, biology) data from the coastal ocean. The data will be integrated into the U.S. GLOBEC database, a distributed data management system with open access via the Internet. In addition, assessment of fish stocks and proprietary fisheries catch data will be collected and distributed to some partners and incorporated into some data sets, as appropriate. The goal is to create shared, real-time data management systems that may be used by any individual, program, or agency for a wide variety of purposes: research, fisheries management and regulation, stock assessment, seafood marketing, environmental modeling and prediction, and public education. The significance of this project lies both in the integrative functions (aimed at uniting distinct constituencies into functional partnerships for data collection and information exchange) and in the technical functions (aimed at producing an integrated sensor system for deployment on commercial fishing vessels). The partners are: UNH Sea Grant; MIT Sea Grant; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Alphatron Manufacturing; Clearwater Instrumentation; and the Portland (ME) Fish Exchange. Additional participants include the National Marine Fisheries Service Laboratory at Woods Hole.
Day: Friday, Feb. 5
Time: 04:00 - 04:15pm
Location: Eldorado Hotel
Code: SS12FR0400E