2014-2015 Pacific Anomalies Science and Technology - WORKSHOP 2
NEED Travel Support? Their are limited funds, and it's first come first serve. Contact Rachel Wood AND Jan Newton for more information.
Want to PRESENT at the Workshop? Go to NANOOS' registration page for instruction
University of Washington Campus - Seattle Washington
Unusual ocean weather and climate patterns have been observed throughout 2014 and early 2015 across the North Pacific basin. Areas of the North Pacific have been as much as 5°C warmer than average affecting weather and climate patterns. Extreme conditions in physical and biogeochemical parameters are occurring in many locations, and appear to be impacting pelagic ecosystems, including fisheries. Workshop 1 was held at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, Ca, and it generated a series of research and development questions and issues relates of these anomalies. Workshop 2, the follow-up workshop, is scheduled for November 2015. It will aim to improve our understanding of how these significant oceanographic variations arose, their impact on our water, weather and economic well-being, and ways in which we can potentially improve predictive capabilities.
NANOOS, the Integrated Ocean Observing Systems (IOOS) region serving the Pacific Northwest, has developed a Climatology App that provides comparisons of current and past water temperatures from buoys and satellites, allowing the user to track the warmer than typical water. Jan Newton, Executive Director of NANOOS, was recently interviewed regarding the anomalous conditions and provides insight on what is being observed.