[MARMAM] Call for Abstracts - AGU Fall meeting

Daniel Palacios 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  
environment.
These “animal oceanographers” identify critical foraging habitat,  
migration
corridors, and regions of high occupancy, i.e., biological hot spots.  
They also
provide a significant amount of physical data from some of the most  
dynamic
and biologically important regions of the ocean. In this context, the  
Tagging of
Pacific Pelagics (TOPP) program has contributed more than 2000 animal  
tracks,
100,000 animal tracking days, and nearly 2,000,000 water column  
profiles from
electronic tags deployed on 23 marine species throughout the North  
Pacific
Ocean. TOPP and other international biologging programs have  
demonstrated
the efficacy and reliability of electronically-tagged animals to  
greatly enhance
operational ocean observing systems, both in the coastal and open  
ocean, and
to provide large quantities of highly-resolved oceanographic data for
hydrographic archives and for use in ocean model validation and  
assimilation.
Continued use of tagged marine animals will allow for improved  
monitoring
and management of critical biological habitat, and will augment  
developing
ocean observing systems. This session will showcase the latest  
developments
in tag technology and oceanographic data collection by apex marine  
predators
from various parts of the world ocean.

See session listings at: http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm06/? 
content=search
Submit abstracts at: http://submissions4.agu.org/submission/entrance.asp

Deadline for electronic abstract submission is September 7th, 2006.

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