[MARMAM] Call for Abstracts - AGU Fall meeting
Daniel.Palacios at noaa.gov
Mon Aug 7 16:02:46 PDT 2006
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Advances in Biologging Technology and the Emergence of
Apex Marine Predators as Prolific Ocean Samplers
Session at the American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California, December 11-15th, 2006
Conveners: Steven Bograd (NOAA, SWFSC), Barbara Block (Stanford),
Dan Costa (UCSC)
Recent developments in telemetry and biologging technology have greatly
enhanced our ability to enlist apex marine predators to sample their
These “animal oceanographers” identify critical foraging habitat,
corridors, and regions of high occupancy, i.e., biological hot spots.
provide a significant amount of physical data from some of the most
and biologically important regions of the ocean. In this context, the
Pacific Pelagics (TOPP) program has contributed more than 2000 animal
100,000 animal tracking days, and nearly 2,000,000 water column
electronic tags deployed on 23 marine species throughout the North
Ocean. TOPP and other international biologging programs have
the efficacy and reliability of electronically-tagged animals to
operational ocean observing systems, both in the coastal and open
to provide large quantities of highly-resolved oceanographic data for
hydrographic archives and for use in ocean model validation and
Continued use of tagged marine animals will allow for improved
and management of critical biological habitat, and will augment
ocean observing systems. This session will showcase the latest
in tag technology and oceanographic data collection by apex marine
from various parts of the world ocean.
See session listings at: http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm06/?
Submit abstracts at: http://submissions4.agu.org/submission/entrance.asp
Deadline for electronic abstract submission is September 7th, 2006.
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