Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: This is an innovative proposal to determine the feasibility of taking frequent surface ocean measurements of temperature, salinity, and fluorescence on oil tankers traveling from Alaska to California. This would provide a stream of data on ocean conditions in Alaskan waters that would be extremely useful to GEM and supplement data taken by satellites and from fixed buoys on the GAK1 line and data from NE GLOBEC (Global Climate Change) transects.
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund Contingent
Executive Director Comments: Fund contingent on receipt of a description of the deployment procedure intended to insure against loss of data. This project will install a thermosalinograph and fluorometer on a crude oil tanker traveling between Valdez and Long Beach. Vessels of opportunity such as this are a cost-effective method that may be useful to GEM, and proposals to place oceanographic instrumentation packages on ships of opportunity were specifically invited in the FY 02 Invitation. The data collected by this project on ocean conditions in Alaskan waters will be extremely useful to GEM.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)