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Catalog Record: Arctic Ecosystem Integrated Survey
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NOAA
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BOEM
UAF

Arctic Ecosystem Integrated Survey

The School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, has applied to the CCIAP for $3 million to conduct an Arctic Ecosystem Integrated Survey. The proposed project will provide a comprehensive assessment of the northeastern Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea ecosystems, and study the ecology of important fish species (e.g. salmon, pollock, herring and cod). The project will provide an unprecedented baseline for understanding Arctic marine and coastal communities and for assessing the potential effects of future development and climate changes on fisheries resources and the marine environment in the region. This information is required to manage fisheries resources in the region, to assess the impacts on fish and shellfish populations in the region from potential exploitation, oil and gas development, and climate change, as well as to develop appropriate mitigation measures.

The study will provide data to enable groups to compare the response of the regions ecosystem to climate variability across several years to help predict future responses to climate change. This study benefits the natural coastal environment by providing information needed to ensure that fisheries resources utilizing the coastal environment are sustainably managed in the long-term.

Ongoing
2011-02-04

Data and Resources

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    Website :: Project Proposal

    http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/dca/planning/cciap/ArcticEcosystemIntegratedSurvey.htm

Status: Ongoing
Start Date: 2011/02/04
Type: Project
Primary Contacts
Name: Franz Mueter
Email: fmueter@alaska.edu
Primary Organizations
Type
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Federal

Other Organizations
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Regions
Alaska, North Slope

Direct Record Link
http://catalog.northslopescience.org/catalog/entries/4528-arctic-ecosystem-integrated-survey
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