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Title: Gulf Watch Alaska Program: Long-term Monitoring of Marine Conditions and Injured Resources

Project Year and Number: 2018: 18120114

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2017: 17120114, 2016: 16120114, 2016: 12120114, 2015: 15120114, 2015: 12120114, 2014: 14120114, 2014: 12120114, 2013: 13120114, 2013: 12120114, 2012: 12120114

Principal Investigator (PI): Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA

Assisting Personnel: None

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Injured Resources Addressed: Bald Eagles , Barrow's Goldeneye , Black Oystercatchers , Clams , Commercial Fishing , Common Loons , Common Murres , Cormorants , Harbor Seals , Harlequin Ducks , Intertidal Organisms , Killer Whales , Kittlitz's Murrelets , Marbled Murrelets , Mussels , Pacific Herring , Passive Use , Pigeon Guillemot , Recreation & Tourism , Sea Otters , Sediments , Subsistence

Abstract: The Gulf Watch Alaska (GWA) program directly addresses the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council’s focus area, integrated long-term monitoring of marine conditions and injured resources services. The overarching goal of GWA 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 injured resources. GWA has a consortium of 14 projects organized in the following functional groups: three monitoring components (environmental drivers, pelagic, and nearshore), a program management team, a science review panel, a science coordinating committee, and an outreach steering committee. The program has five 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 science synthesis products to assist management actions, inform the public and guide monitoring priorities for the next 15 years, 4) continue to build on collaborations between the GWA and Herring Research and Monitoring (HRM) programs, as well as other Trustee program focus areas including the data management program, lingering oil and potential cross-program publishing groups, and 5) leverage partnerships with outside agencies and groups to integrate data and expand capacity through collaborative efforts. Recent highlights from the first six years of the GWA program show continued development of program infrastructure and compilation of scientific information for the long-term. Five-year final reports were submitted to the EVOSTC, 45 datasets were published to the public on DataONE, and 19 papers were accepted for a special journal issue of Deeps Sear Research II. Our plans for FY18 have not changed and include continuing the legacy of our LTM datasets and expanding our knowledge of the GOA ecosystem and its changing conditions.


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Proposal: View PDF (1,662 KB)

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Funding Detail For: 2018

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2018

Annual Report: 2018: View (698 KB)

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 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
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2015: 15120114 View (PDF) 2015: View (PDF)
See Project 12120114 No datasets
2015: 12120114 View (PDF) 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