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CalCOFI 2016 Conference Second Announcement

The 2016 CalCOFI Conference will be in the NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Campus, San Diego, in La Jolla, CA, 5-7 December, 2016. Map

All information regarding the conference, including housing, registration forms and deadlines, is available at the CalCOFI conference website at:


The Symposium of the Conference: The next 70 years of CalCOFI

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

Presentations are welcome related to the symposium topic or the biology, physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, politics or economics of the California Current System, its adjacent waters, and Eastern Boundary Currents.

Important Reminders:
1.  Abstracts for verbal presentations and poster titles are due Nov. 1.  Sample abstract format is shown below.
2.  Please register and pay the registration fee by Nov. 25.  The form is available on the conference website.  You can use a credit or debit card, PayPal account, or personal check (US only).

We hope to see you in December!

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