By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Polar Research Board, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Committee to Review the Gulf of Alaska Ecosystem Monitoring Program
Record from the Committee to check the Gulf of Alaska surroundings tracking application and the nationwide examine Council. Softcover.
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The following elements are common to many of the plans we examined: 1. The conceptual model and hypotheses to be tested are defined early in the plan. 2. The scope of the plan is defined in terms of place (PSAMP), linkages and flows (SOLAS), or habitat (SALSA, RIDGE). 3. Products relevant to management or plans for outreach are described. 4. Data management strategies are provided. 5. The goals of most programs are expected to be achieved through a combination of long-term research, short-term research, and modeling and synthesis.
34 A CENTURY OF ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE THE SCIENCE PLAN AS A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATION AND A WORKING SCIENCE PROGRAM A science plan provides the broad outline for translating a conceptual foundation into a working science program by expanding the conceptual foundation into a series of testable hypotheses, questions, or objectives. In the case of the GEM, these hypotheses might concern how energy flows through the various parts of the Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound marine ecosystems, and how climate variability at annual to decadal scales might interact with human activities to shape the goods and services obtainable from these ecosystems.
At this point the Trustee Council is developing a plan to guide this new research program, to be known as the Gulf Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM) program. , salmon, herring, marine mammals, subsistence resources). Extensive research has been conducted over the decade, making this the most studied cold water marine oil spill in history. In 17 18 A CENTURY OF ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE FIGURE 1-1 Region encompassed by GEM. keeping with its mandate and after extensive public input the Trustee Council decided to use the trust fund to support continued research and monitoring in the region into the future.