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Title: Coordinating Volunteer Vessels of Opportunity to Collect Oceanographic Data in Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02671

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Diana Stram

Assisting Personnel: Dale Banks, Joel Cooper, Carl Schoch

Research Location: Kachemak Bay, Lower Cook Inlet

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: Cook Inlet Keeper and the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) will organize a network database of local community volunteers for the purpose of collecting oceanographic data from regional ships of opportunity. An outreach program will be undertaken to identify and construct a database of private and commercial vessels making frequent trips in the Kachemak Bay, lower Cook Inlet, and Gulf of Alaska regions. A thermosalinograph, installed on a vessel at the Kachemak Bay NERR, will be used to clarify regions for future data collection. These data will also be correlated with existing stationary sensors and volunteer-monitoring projects to expand spatial and temporal knowledge of water quality and mixing patterns and their relationship to the dispersal of larvae and pollutants in the region.


Keywords

Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Fields of Expertise Chemistry
Hydrology
Management & Policy
Oceanography
Physical/Chemical Oceanography
Technological Methods Data base management
Modeling
Professional Activity Data Management
Data Synthesis/Visualization
Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Marine – Nearshore
Marine – Pelagic

Proposal: View PDF (287 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available