The California Current Ecosystem LTER (32.9°, -120.3°) is investigating nonlinear transitions in the California Current coastal pelagic ecosystem, with particular attention to long-term forcing by a secular warming trend, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and El Niño in altering the structure and dynamics of the pelagic ecosystem. The California Current sustains active fisheries for a variety of finfish and marine invertebrates, modulates weather patterns and the hydrologic cycle of much of the western United States, and plays a vital role in the economy of myriad coastal communities.
9-11 Dec. 2013
CalCOFI Conference, SWFSC, La Jolla. Numerous participants from CCE.
7-8 October 2013
EarthCube End-User Domain Workshop: Articulating Cyberinfrastructure Needs of the Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Community. James Conners attended.
12-13 Sept. 2013
CCE Mid-term Site Review, SIO, La Jolla
26-28 Aug. 2013
Workshop on Trait-based approaches to ocean life, Copenhagen. Mark Ohman & Mike Landry participated.