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Title: LTM Program - Long-term monitoring of oceanographic conditions in Prince William Sound

Project Year and Number: 2012: 12120114-E

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2017: 17120114-G, 2014: 14120114-E, 2013: 13120114-E

Principal Investigator (PI): Rob Campbell

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: This project is a component of the integrated Long-term Monitoring of Marine Conditions and Injured Resources and Services submitted by McCammon et. al. This project is intended to provide physical and biological measurements that may be used to assess bottom-up impacts on the marine ecosystems of Prince William Sound. Specifically, it is proposed to deploy an autonomous profiling mooring in central Prince William Sound that will provide high frequency (~daily) depth-specific measurements of physical (temperature, salinity, turbidity), biogeochemical (nitrate, phosphate and silicate) and biological (Chlorophyll-a concentration) parameters that will be telemetered out in near real-time. Several regular vessel surveys are also proposed to provide ground-truth data for the mooring, and to attempt to capture some of the spatial variability in PWS. As well as the mooring site, the surveys will visit all four of the SEA bays to maintain ongoing EVOSTC funded time series measurements at those sites and to support proposed herring research (Pegau et. al). The major entrances (Hinchinbrook Entrance and Montague Strait) will also be visited. The surveys will make the same suite of measurements as the mooring, and will also collect water and plankton samples. This project will also link significantly with the herring research efforts proposed by Pegau et al., and will analyze plankton samples collected during intensive studies of juvenile herring feeding and energetics.

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Proposal: View PDF (235 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016

Annual Reports: 2012: View (2,264 KB) 2013: View (9,582 KB) 2014: View (1,602 KB) 2015: View (1,630 KB) 2016: Due 09/01/2016

Final Report: Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2017: 17120114-G View (PDF) 2017: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2014: 14120114-E Not Available 2014: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2013: 13120114-E Not Available 2013: Due 09/01/2013
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets