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Funding Recommendations

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)


Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund

Chief Scientist Comments: Long-term data sets such as the ocean physics data available at GAK1 are rare and valuable, and physical forcing of marine ecosystems appears vital for understanding variation of biological populations. Although the parameters of an overall long-term monitoring program have yet to be described, and the GAK1 site has no associated biological measurements, it seems extraordinarily likely that maintenance of this long-term data set would be part of an ecosystem monitoring strategy in the spill area. I understand that a complementary proposal has been approved for funding by the GLOBEC program. Trustee Council support of Project 98340 presents an opportunity for tangible cooperation with this international scientific initiative.


Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)


Executive Director Recommendation: Fund

Executive Director Comments: This project will continue the existing 27-year time series of conductivity-temperature versus depth (CTD) data collected at hydrographic station GAK1 on the northcentral Gulf of Alaska shelf. In the Chief Scientist's view, it is highly likely that maintenance of this long-term data set would be part of an ecosystem monitoring strategy in the spill area.


Trustee Council Decision: Fund

Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)