Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: This project was considered at a workshop held in November 2001 to address potential oceanographic data needs of GEM. The project will continue to develop and refine 3-D circulation models for Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska. Maintaining a circulation model within the University of Alaska system, and supporting a group of modelers who are familiar with the important biological phenomena in the gulf and have a record of working with biologists, is very important to the future of GEM. The model proposed for the gulf would complement other efforts underway and provide GEM access to an important capability for predicting biological phenomenon.
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: The earlier questions raised by the reviewers (related to other possible modeling options) were addressed at a modeling workshop convened by the Chief Scientist in November 2001. This project will expand the Prince William Sound circulation model--developed under SEA (Sound Ecosystem Assessment, Project /320) and continued under Project 01389/3-D Ocean State Simulations--to the Gulf of Alaska.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)