GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

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IPCC-class Models of Global Warming to Fisheries Prediction

A workshop sponsored by the Cooperative Institute for Climate Sciences

Princeton University, June 15-17, 2009


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Monday, June 15

8:00-8:30: Continental
breakfast, introductions, objectives of workshop

8:30-9:15: Fisheries
variability and its physical drivers

                Dr. Francisco Werner

                Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences

9:15-10:00: Fisheries
data and fisheries management (with respect to climate issues)

                  Dr. Jason Link

                  NOAA Northeast Fisheries
Science Center, Woods Hole Laboratory

10:00-10:30: Break

10:30-10:50: Fisheries and Ecosystems

                    Dr. Simon Levin

                    Princeton University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

10:50-11:15: From fixed functional types to flexible models of microbial community structure in the oceans

                    Dr. Michael Raghib

                    Princeton University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

11:15-12:30: Discussion Session 1

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30-2:15:  Overview of the coupled model intercomparison project (CMIP) and IPCC AR5 activities

                 Dr. Ronald Stouffer

                 NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

2:15-3:15:  IPCC-class models: issues for fisheries applications

                 Dr. Gabriel Vecchi

                 NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory


3:45-5:30: Discussion session 2

Reception and poster

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Tuesday, June 16

8:00-8:30: Continental Breakfast, outline day 2 objectives

8:30-9:15: Projecting global impacts of climate change on marine biodiversity and fisheries

                Dr. William Cheung

                University of East Anglia

9:15-10:00: Forecasting climate change impacts on Alaskan ecosystems when processes are uncertain

                  Dr. Anne Hollowed

                  NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center

10:00-10:30: Break

10:30-11:15: Climate impacts on the Southern Ocean Ecosystem

                   Dr. Eileen Hofmann

                   Old Dominion University, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography

                    (ICED: Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean)

11:15-12:00: Past and future impacts of climate on North Atlantic Cod

                   Dr. Keith Brander

                   The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

                   (Report from ICES workshop on Cod and Future Climate Change)

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-1:45: Forecasting population trends of tuna under climate change scenarios

                Dr. Patrick Lehodey

                Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

1:45-2:30: Climate variability and the Peruvian anchovetta

                Dr. Francisco Chavez

                Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

2:30-3:00: Break

3:00-5:00: Discussion Session 3

Wednesday, June 17

8:00-8:30: Continental breakfast, outline day 3 objectives

8:30-9:15: Decadal climate variability and predictability – focus on the North Atlantic

                Dr. Thomas Delworth

                NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

9:15-10:00: Physics to fishers modeling: a proof of principle using sardine and anchovy in the California Current

                  Dr. Kenneth Rose

                  Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences

10:00-10:30: Break

10:30-11:15: The future of fisheries observations with a focus on the California Current

                   Dr. Jonathon Phinney

                   NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center

11:15-12:00: Discussion Session 4

  • Posters
  • Final workshop products (in development)