GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Climate and Fisheries Scientists Collaborate

The Cooperative Institute for Climate Sciences, a joint institute of
GFDL and Princeton University, will sponsor a workshop “Applying
IPCC-class models of Global Warming to Fisheries Prediction”, to be held
at Princeton University?s Lewis Library from June 15-17, 2009.  Key
scientific topics, such as regional downscaling of climate results, will
be discussed in greater detail at the workshop.  Charles Stock (GFDL)
is the lead organizer, and participants will include experts from an
array of US and international academic institutions.  Scientists from
all of NOAA’s regional fisheries science centers are expected, as well
as CICS and GFDL scientists and students, spanning many disciplines.

Members of NOAA’s Fisheries Science Board visited GFDL in March for an
all-day meeting focused on potential uses of present and future GFDL
model results for marine resource issues.  Ocean acidification,
fisheries management, harmful algal blooms, and sea level rise are of
particular interest to NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
managers and advisors.  Ongoing engagement between climate and fisheries
scientists will include evaluation of the utility of present climate
and earth system model results to these interests.