Program and Agenda

Abstract

RED WATER BLOOM: A COLLABORATIVE BIOMATHEMATICS WORKSHOP WITH THE CENTER FOR COASTAL MARGIN OBSERVATION AND PREDICTION AND PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

The NSF Science and Technology Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP) collaborates with Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR, a primarily undergraduate institution, on a number of education and research efforts. In 2013, CMOP and Pacific faculty participated in a joint research symposium which resulted in Pacific faculty members submitting proposals for a CMOP-managed competitive funding pool. One proposal, submitted by Dr. Ian Besse, established a CMOP-Pacific academic workshop and contest in Biomathematics, which focuses on the analysis of Red Water Blooms in the Columbia River estuary, using field and simulation data from the SATURN collaboratory (http://www.stccmop.org/saturn). In January 2014, undergraduate students will receive training in foundational skills such as MATLAB, differential equations and numerical methods that are needed to interact with CMOP’s data. Students will organize into teams to design predictive models for the onset of the bloom and for its variability across time scales. Student teams will present their findings in a judged competition with the winning team awarded funds to participate in a scientific conference. This presentation will discuss the process and results for this initiative, as well as lessons learned about inter-institutional collaborations.

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Authors

Green, V. L., Oregon Health & Science University, USA, greenva@ohsu.edu

Besse, I., Pacific University, USA, besse.ian@pacificu.edu

Bueno Watts, N., Oregon Health & Science University, USA, buenowat@ohsu.edu

Baptista, A. M., Oregon Health & Science University, USA, baptista@stccmop.org

Details

Poster presentation

Session #:066
Date: 2/26/2014
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall

Presentation is given by student: No

PosterID: 1916