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Sunset Bongo Net Deployment off RV Ocean Starr
CTD-Rosette descending to 515m, bottles open for seawater collection
RV Shimada deck crew recover the CTD
Sta 90.90 Sunrise Bongo Recovery
NOAA Fisheries Manta Net fishes the air-seawater interface.
NOAA RV Bell M. Shimada in Monterey Bay
1301SH Dolphin Escort to Sta 87.90
1407NH: Velella velella "By-the-Wind Sailor" are often an indicator of El Niño
1311NH Market Squid at nearshore SCCOOS Station
The California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) are a unique partnership of the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, NOAA Fisheries Service and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
This web site provides information from the SIO-CalCOFI Techinical Group, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography component of CalCOFI Program. Content will be added & updated whenever possible but http://calcofi.org is the primary information and data web site for the CalCOFI Program.
This site is primarily a developmental site for calcofi.org with additional SIO-CalCOFI related information used in-house.
California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) is a partnership between the Integrative Oceanography Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, National Marine Fisheries Service at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center La Jolla, & the California Dept of Fish & Wildlife. This ancillary site of www.calcofi.org compiles information specific to the SIO portion of CalCOFI work.
The SIO-CalCOFI Technical Group manages the CTD-rosette systems deployed on CalCOFI cruises and is responsible for the core seawater measurements (temperatue, salinity, oxygen, nutrients, chlororphyll/phaeopigments, primary productivity, DIC/pH, NCOG sample collection, analyses, & data processing) at-sea. SIO-CalCOFI processes and serves hydrographic bottle data, CTD sensor data, and underway data (which may include meteorological, ADCP, & TSG-FP - thermosalinograph with fluorometer & pH sensor) collected on quartely CalCOFI cruises.
The CalCOFI Technical Group at Scripps Institution of Oceaography occupy offices on the second floor, west wing of the Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation and Modeling (MESOM) Laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego. 8880 Biological Grade, La Jolla, California (Link on Google Maps).
CalCOFI Technical Group
Scripps Inst of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Dr, Dept 0206
La Jolla, CA 92093-0206
Cruise dates are subject to change so check back often or check the UNOLS ship's schedule
Please go to the official CalCOFI Conference web site for up-to-date conference information:
CalCOFI began regular surveys in 1951. The goals of the program have shifted to focus on the ecosystem, climate trends and variability rather than small pelagic fisheries, and a wealth of data, analyses and literature has been produced. It is timely, as we approach the 7th decade of the program, to review options for the future. Should CalCOFI continue in its current configuration? Should it remain a shipboard program, or should the balance between ships and other sensors (gliders, AUVs, moorings and satellites) change? How can CalCOFI optimize relevance to increasing frequency of extreme inter-annual variability as climate changes? Is CalCOFI providing the data, metrics and summaries relevant to ecosystem management in a changing environment? Can we provide a coherent vision of CalCOFI leading into the next seven decades that either justifies doing more of the same, and/or provides a path to a revitalized program that will be defensible, sustainable, and relevant in the expected funding framework for long-time series in the United States.
The CalCOFI Symposium will be convened by: Sam McClatchie, NOAA Fisheries, SWFSC
We hope to see you in December!