[Coral-List] Webinar Dec 16 12:00 ET - new OCEANADAPT tool to track shifts in marine species distributions

Roger Griffis - NOAA Federal roger.b.griffis at noaa.gov
Wed Dec 10 13:37:28 EST 2014

Where's My Fish? New Tools to Visualize Climate and Other Impacts on Marine

Join us for a Webinar on Tuesday, December 16

*Space is limited*
To join the webinar, go to:

*Date:  *Tuesday, December 16
*Time:  *12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

*Abstract:  *By 2100, ocean waters are expected to be substantially warmer
than they are today, with profound effects on fisheries. One of the most
commonly observed impacts of climate change is through shifts in species
distributions, and recent evidence suggests that marine fish and
invertebrates closely follow climate velocity (the rate and direction that
isotherms move across the seascape). Despite broad recognition of impacts,
however, incorporating climate considerations into fisheries management has
been challenging. Here, we describe a new web-based tool that will help
managers, scientists, fishermen, and the public track shifts in the
distribution of the nation’s marine fish and other animals with changing
ocean conditions. The OceanAdapt website is the result of a partnership
between NOAA Fisheries and Rutgers University that annually aggregates
marine biological survey data from around North America. The effort is part
of the growing trend towards open science and can help in the preparation
of climate vulnerability analyses or in the prioritization of species for
more focused adaptation efforts.

*Presenters:  *Dr. Malin Pinsky (Rutgers University) and Dr. Jon Hare (NOAA

Please see attached flyers for more details.

Roger B. Griffis
Climate Change Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries Service
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-427-8134 (office), 301-980-4694 (cell)
roger.b.griffis at noaa.gov

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