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Title: Long-Term Monitoring of Marine Conditions and Injured Resources and Services

Project Year and Number: 2015: 15120114

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2017: 17120114, 2016: 16120114, 2016: 12120114, 2015: 12120114, 2014: 14120114, 2014: 12120114, 2013: 13120114, 2013: 12120114, 2012: 12120114

Principal Investigator (PI): Molly McCammon

Assisting Personnel: Kris Holderied

Research Location:

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: The goal of the Long-term Monitoring (LTM) program, now known as Gulf Watch Alaska, is to provide sound scientific data and products that inform management agencies and the public of changes in the environment and the impacts of these changes on Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS) injured resources and services. The five-year program includes: 1) four monitoring components (environmental drivers, benthic, pelagic, lingering oil); 2) data management services; 3) integrated syntheses of data; 4) historic data recovery and syntheses; and 5) science outreach.

The program has six primary objectives: 1. Sustain and build upon existing time series in the EVOS-affected regions of the Gulf of Alaska. 2. Provide scientific data, data products and outreach to management agencies and a wide variety of users. 3. Develop improved monitoring for certain species and ecosystems. 4. Develop science synthesis products to assist management actions, inform the public and guide monitoring priorities for the next 20 years. 5. Enhance connections between the Gulf Watch Alaska and Herring Research and Monitoring (HRM) programs. 6. Leverage partnerships with outside agencies and groups to integrate data from broader efforts.

Some highlights from our progress in year 3 of the program include: • Completed all project sampling and program reporting • Updated and added information to the program website (www.gulfwatchalaska.org) and data portal • Developed and documented new protocols for certain species • Held successful annual meeting and time series workshop, launched two new working groups, and elected the program Science Review Team Collaborated with the HRM program in joint synthesis reports, program meetings, and program reports.


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Proposal: View PDF (1,611 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2015

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2015

Annual Report: 2015: View (4,906 KB)

Final Report: See Project 2196

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2017: 17120114 View (PDF) 2017: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2016: 16120114 View (PDF) 2016: Not Applicable
See Project 12120114 No datasets
2016: 12120114 View (PDF) 2016: Due 09/01/2016
2015: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2014: 14120114 View (PDF) 2014: View (PDF)
See Project 12120114 No datasets
2014: 12120114 View (PDF) 2014: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2013: 13120114 View (PDF) 2013: View (PDF)
See Project 12120114 No datasets
2013: 12120114 View (PDF) 2013: View (PDF)
2012: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets