Inventory of U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank project datasets in the Georges Bank and Gulf of Maine area from 1994 - 1999 (GB project)

Version: 1995-09-06
Version Date: 2005-06-09

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Groman, Robert C.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI BCO-DMO)BCO-DMO Data Manager

Dataset Description

Inventory of U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Data

This inventory uses the JGOFS data management system and the same hierachical data structure used in many other data sets to store data about the data (metadata).

For further information contact the Data Management Office

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projectName of project or cruiseid n/a
platformPlatform name, e.g. ship name n/a
year_p_startYear the project started localtime
month_p_startMonth the project started localtime
day_p_startDay the project started localtime
year_p_endYear the project ended localtime
month_p_endMonth the project ended localtime
day_p_endDay the project ended localtime
name_prinPrincipal investigator's name This is the person responsible for this project. n/a
brief_descBrief description of the project For cruises, indicates whether broadscale, process, mooring, etc. n/a
data_typeType of data collected This field is restricted to data types and instruments as defined in the thesaurus n/a
sinameName of scientific investigator responsible for this data_type n/a
statusStatus of the data, e.g. collected, on-line, etc. Keywords used in this field are strictly monitored. n/a
yearYear that the status entry information was added to the inventory localtime
monthMonth that the status entry information was added to the inventory localtime
dayDay that the status entry information was added to the inventory localtime
descriptionDescriptive text tied to this status entry. For status=on-line, this field will include the link to the data or information. n/a

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Project Information

U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank (GB)

Coverage: Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine, Northwest Atlantic Ocean

The U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Program is a large multi- disciplinary multi-year oceanographic effort. The proximate goal is to understand the population dynamics of key species on the Bank - Cod, Haddock, and two species of zooplankton (Calanus finmarchicus and Pseudocalanus) - in terms of their coupling to the physical environment and in terms of their predators and prey. The ultimate goal is to be able to predict changes in the distribution and abundance of these species as a result of changes in their physical and biotic environment as well as to anticipate how their populations might respond to climate change. The effort is substantial, requiring broad-scale surveys of the entire Bank, and process studies which focus both on the links between the target species and their physical environment, and the determination of fundamental aspects of these species' life history (birth rates, growth rates, death rates, etc). Equally important are the modelling efforts that are ongoing which seek to provide realistic predictions of the flow field and which utilize the life history information to produce an integrated view of the dynamics of the populations. The U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Executive Committee (EXCO) provides program leadership and effective communication with the funding agencies.

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Program Information

U.S. GLOBal ocean ECosystems dynamics (U.S. GLOBEC)

Coverage: Global

U.S. GLOBEC (GLOBal ocean ECosystems dynamics) is a research program organized by oceanographers and fisheries scientists to address the question of how global climate change may affect the abundance and production of animals in the sea. The U.S. GLOBEC Program currently had major research efforts underway in the Georges Bank / Northwest Atlantic Region, and the Northeast Pacific (with components in the California Current and in the Coastal Gulf of Alaska). U.S. GLOBEC was a major contributor to International GLOBEC efforts in the Southern Ocean and Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP).

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Funding SourceAward
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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