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Title: Monitoring in the Nearshore: A Process for Making Reasoned Decisions

Project Year and Number: 2003: 030687

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2013: 10100750, 2012: 10100750, 2011: 10100750, 2010: 10100750-A, 2010: 10100750, 2007: 070750, 2006: 050750, 2005: 050750, 2004: 040687

Principal Investigator (PI): Jim Bodkin, US Geological Survey

Assisting Personnel: Tom Dean

Research Location: Gulf of Alaska

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: Over the past several years, a conceptual framework for the GEM nearshore monitoring program has been developed through a series of workshops. However, details of the proposed monitoring program, e.g. what to sample, where to sample, when to sample and at how many sites, have yet to be determined. This project outlines a process whereby specific alternatives to monitoring are developed and presented to the Trustee Council for consideration. As part of this process, two key elements are required before reasoned decisions can be made: (a) a comprehensive historical perspective of locations and types of past studies conducted in the nearshore marine communities within the Gulf of Alaska, and (b) estimates of costs for each element of a proposed monitoring program. The project will develop a GIS database that details available information from past studies of selected nearshore habitats and species in the Gulf of Alaska and provide a visual means of selecting sites based (in part) on the locations for which historical data of interest are available. In addition, the project will identify what other data, if any, are required to select specific sampling locations. It will also provide cost estimates for specific monitoring plan alternatives and outline several alternative plans.


Keywords

Fields of Expertise Management & Policy
Technological Methods Modeling

Proposal: View PDF (956 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2003

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2003

Other materials associated with this project: View

Annual Report: 2003: View (61 KB)

Final Report: See Project 73

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2013: 10100750 View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
2012: View (PDF)
2011: View (PDF)
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2010: 10100750-A View (PDF) 2010: Due 09/01/2010
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2010: 10100750 View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
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2007: 070750 View (PDF) 2007: View (PDF)
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2006: 050750 View (PDF) 2006: Not Applicable
2005: View (PDF)
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2004: 040687 View (PDF) 2004: Not Applicable
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