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

Project Year and Number: 2004: 040687

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, 2003: 030687

Principal Investigator (PI): Jim Bodkin, DOI

Assisting Personnel: Tom Dean

Research Location: No field work. Study areas in the 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. In FY 03 we were funded under Project 03687 to outline a process whereby specific alternatives to monitoring are developed and presented to the EVOS Trustee Council for consideration. As part of this process, two key elements are required before reasoned decisions can be made. These are: 1) a comprehensive historical perspective of locations and types of past studies conducted in the nearshore marine communities within Gulf of Alaska, and 2) estimates of costs for each element of a proposed monitoring program. We have developed 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. We also provide cost estimates for specific monitoring plan alternatives and outline several alternative plans that can be accomplished within reasonable budgetary constraints. The products that we will provide are: 1) A GIS database and maps showing the location and types of information available from the nearshore in the Gulf of Alaska; 2) A list of several specific monitoring alternatives that can be conducted within reasonable budgetary constraints; and 3) Cost estimates for proposed tasks to be conducted as part of the nearshore program. Because data compilation and management will not be completed until late in FY03 we are requesting support for close-out of this project in FY 04.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Gulf of Alaska
Kodiak Island
Prince William Sound
Species Fish - Forage fish
Fish - Herring
Macro-invertebrates - Crab
Marine Mammals - Sea Otters
Plants - Nonvascular - Marine
Seabirds - Sea ducks
Fields of Expertise Chemistry
Technological Methods Geographic information systems/Mapping

Proposal: View PDF (48 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2004

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2004

Annual Report: 2004: Not Applicable

Final Report: View

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)
See Project 070750 See Project 070750
2003: 030687 View (PDF) 2003: View (PDF)
See Project 040687 See Project 040687