Program and Agenda

Abstract

OUR GLOBAL ESTUARY: AN EMERGING INITIATIVE TO BUILD AN AGREEMENT ON STRATEGY FOR SCIENCE-BASED ESTUARINE OBSERVATION AND PREDICTION NETWORKS

There is an urgent need to anticipate and manage environmental changes in estuaries, as these critical ecosystems provide services that are essential for regional and global sustainability. Estuarine observation and prediction networks are progressively enabling long-term and high-resolution characterizations of estuarine variability and function. These networks can provide a powerful foundation to answer science questions, aid in management, develop policy, and promote stewardship activities. The benefits of these networks have been demonstrated regionally in various estuaries, and their broader scale potential is being explored through an emerging national and international initiative called Our Global Estuary (OGE). Its vision is to build an agreement with scientists, managers, urban planners, policy makers, communities and other stakeholders on a strategy for the development and use of estuarine observation and prediction networks that can respond to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change. This presentation will summarize OGE rationale and progress including the main recommendations of the first planning workshop that occurred in October 2013 and an invitation to participate in the initiative and future workshops.

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Authors

Leinen, M. S., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA, mleinen@ucsd.edu

Davis, M., Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, USA, mdavi105@fau.edu

Baptista, A., NSF S and T Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction, Oregon Health & Science University, USA, baptista@stccmop.org

Hanisak, D., Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, USA, dhanisak@fau.edu

Details

Poster presentation

Session #:009
Date: 2/25/2014
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall

Presentation is given by student: No

PosterID: 1910