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Fisheries Climatology: CEOS Program

A major activity of the Fisheries Climatology Task during the last several years has been the Climate and Eastern Ocean Systems (CEOS) Program, a multi-disciplinary, multi-national research program examining the effect of global climate change on the major eastern ocean upwelling regions, the resources in these regions, and on the societies that utilize these resources. The CEOS Program was initially started in cooperation with the TOA Department of the French research agency ORSTOM, and with ICLARM. Since its inception, CEOS has grown into a cooperative program involving over 40 scientists from more than 15 countries, and has been responsible for a large number of foreign scientists coming to PFEG for cooperative research.
The CEOS Program
The major objectives of the CEOS Program are to
  1. assemble, summarize, and analyze the long-term data record regarding the four major eastern ocean boundary upwelling ecosystems along with data from other relevant upwelling regions;
Marine Resource and Upwelling Regions
  1. apply the comparative method to identify key physical processes and ecosystem responses;
  2. resolve underlying global-scale trends in each individual ecosystem that may be obscured by local interyear and interdecadal variability;
  3. investigate the relationship of these global trends to accumulating greenhouse effects and other possible causes of climate change;
  4. construct scenarios for future consequences of global climate change on upwelling resources; and
  5. analyze and project ecological, economic and social impacts on associated human activities and values. Research progress in the CEOS program was described and evaluated in an international meeting held in Monterey in September, 1994; a book documenting the proceedings is in preparation.
CEOS Research Paradigm

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