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Title: Oceans & Climate Branch (OCB)
Short Name: Oceans & Climate Branch (OCB)
Status: In Work
Abstract:

The Oceans and Climate Branch analyzes data collected on the Northeast Continental Shelf ecosystem to understand how the components of the ecosystem influence the distribution, abundance, and productivity of living marine resources (LMRs). Shelf-wide shipboard surveys are conducted throughout the year on seasonal variations in plankton, water column temperature and salinity, and ocean chemistry. The observations contribute to a comprehensive climate-quality database that indexes changes in ecosystem conditions on seasonal decadal timescales. These surveys are also used as a platform for process-oriented research to better understand the interactions between oceanography and population dynamics. Research is conducted in an Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management approach and aimed at developing understanding, tools and databases for addressing climate, ecosystem and habitat issues in stock assessments; gauging ocean acidification; developing advanced technologies for ecosystem monitoring; and estimating the impact of a changing climate on fisheries, aquaculture and protected species. Branch expertise includes but is not limited to physical oceanography, fisheries biology and plankton ecology.

Purpose:

The Oceans & Climate group analyzes data collected on the Northeast Continental Shelf ecosystem to understand how the components of the ecosystem influence the distribution, abundance, and productivity of living marine resources.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None abudance
None distribution
None early stages of life
None living marine resources
None salinity
None temperature
None water properties
None zooplankton

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None continuous

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Northeast Continental Shelf

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 184733
URL: http://nefsc.noaa.gov/epd/ocean/
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

Oceanography Branch web page.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Project Conductivity/Temperature/Depth
Project Ecosystem Monitoring
Project Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 23145
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:23145
Metadata Record Created By: Patricia L Jones
Metadata Record Created: 2015-02-18 11:02+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-06-28
Owner Org: NEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-06-28
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-06-28