Malone, T. C. Horn Point Laboratory, UMCES, malone@hpl.umces.edu

 
THE COASTAL COMPONENT OF THE GLOBAL OCEAN OBSERVING SYSTEM: WHAT IS IT AND WHY DO IT?
 
A defining and problematic aspect of estuarine and coastal marine ecosystems is that they exhibit significant variability and change over a broad spectrum of scales, much of which reflects the effects of convergent inputs of materials and energy from terrestrial, atmospheric, oceanic and anthropogenic sources. This reality underscores a significant barrier to the goals of understanding and predicting the causes and consequences of environmental change in the coastal zone: the scarcity of observations on coastal ecosystems of sufficient duration, spatial extent, and resolution and the lack of real-time data telemetry, assimilation and visualization to resolve the causes and consequences of environmental change in the coastal zone. The coastal component of the global ocean observing system (C-GOOS) is intended to promote activities that will overcome these impediments by promoting (1) more effective
 
Day: Tuesday, Feb. 2
Time: 02:30 - 03:00pm
Location: Eldorado Hotel
 
Code: TS01TU0230E