A draft of “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Areas Partnership Plan” is now open for public and tribal comment, ending July 18, 2014 and July 25, 2014, respectively. The Partnership Plan is an overarching guidance document that promotes a partnership-based model for managing California’s network of MPAs.
We are pleased to announce that the CeNCOOS 5-year Strategic Plan is now available to the public. The strategies laid out in the plan are the culmination of a priority setting process that began in 2012. This process has been an important one for our organization, and we are confident that the plan provides the backbone for maintaining our core efforts while continuing to grow as a system.
CeNCOOS has received reports of potential low oxygen water conditions off Half Moon Bay that are possibly responsible for some invertebrate die-offs.
If you have witnessed any unusual events in the area, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The California Ocean Science Trust, in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, invites members of the Central Coast ocean community to provide input on the Draft Central Coast MPA Monitoring Plan. Link to draft plan. Comments must be received by 5:00 pm PDT on June 4, 2014.
Laura Rogers-Bennett of the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and colleagues recently announced the discovery of the organism behind an algal bloom event that wiped out thousands of red abalone on the Sonoma Coast in 2011.
We would like to congratulate CeNCOOS PI and Executive Committee member Francisco Chavez on winning the 2014 Ed Ricketts Memorial Award.
John Largier coordinates CeNCOOS HF Radar operations....
The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Panel met for the first time Nov 25 - 26. The panel is charged with synthesizing the state of the science and
CeNCOOS researchers at UCSC were recently awarded a new grant to develop HABS forcasting tools. CeNCOOS staff will contribute to the product development and "operationalization" of the system.
Jan 13 - 14 the CeNCOOS Governing Council will hold a stakeholder meeting at the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz. The agenda includes presentations on new CeNCOOS projects, the unveiling of the new data portal, and special sessions devoted to modeling, HF radar, and glider activities.
Ever wonder where flip flops lost in the waves end up, or where the trash on the beach came from? Check out the new drop a drifter tool. The data product is based on the California ROMS model forecasts and uses the ocean circulation model to predict where a floating object will end up in a few days...