The 2015 CalCOFI Conference will be held at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) Moss Landing, CA 14-16 December, 2015. Directions
The CalCOFI Symposium will be convened by: Dr. Laura Rogers-Bennett, California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
We hope to see you in December!
|Conference-related communications should be addressed to:||Symposium questions should be addressed to:|
|John Heine||Dr. Laura Rogers-Bennett|
|CalCOFI Conference Coordinator||Telephone: (707) 875-2035|
|566 Plaza Road|
|Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 USA|
|Telephone: (904) 521-3526|
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2014 CalCOFI Conference was held at the Scripps Seaside Forum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in La Jolla, CA ( Map ) Dec 8 - 10. Thanks to everyone who attended and participated. We hope to see you at the next CalCOFI Conference.
The topic for the 2014 Symposium convened by Dave Checkley, SIO: Predicting the California Current System
The California Current System (CCS) extends from British Columbia to Baja California. The southern end of the CCS has been observed by CalCOFI for more than 65 years. What will the CCS be like in the coming decades and beyond? How well can the CCS, or parts of it, be forecast on the scale of days to seasons? How will warming, stratification, acidification, and deoxygenation affect the CCS? How well management and policy decisions are informed depends on answers to such questions. The 2014 CalCOFI Symposium will address these issues. Presentations will include such topics as the prediction of the California Current using statistical and dynamical models, ranging from physics to fishers, and including the atmosphere and ocean. Model types will include general circulation models, regional models, Atlantis-type models, and hybrids including fish and human biology.Read more ...
The 2013 CalCOFI Conference was held in the NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Campus, in La Jolla, CA, 9-11 December, 2013 ( Map ).
Thanks to all presenters and attendees for making it such a great success. We hope you will join us at this year's CalCOFI Conference.
Forage fish and squids have long been recognized to be an important component of the California Current System, beyond the importance of sardine, market squid, anchovy and mackerels that support both large and small fisheries. Studies to date have generally taken a single species approach to forage fish. Assessments and monitoring are currently conducted on discrete species. However it is increasingly recognized that the forage species constitute a dynamic assemblage where species dominance varies over time, outbursts and rapid declines are endemic, and the roles of predator and prey in the ecosystem change both with species abundance and with growth in size within individual species. The complex role of forage needs to be better understood as ecosystem-based management becomes established practice.
The CalCOFI Symposium was convened by: Sam McClatchie, NOAA Fisheries, SWFSC
Please review CalCOFI Reports Vol. 55 2014 for papers presented or submitted for publication.Read more ...