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.
6 Aug. - 4 Sept. 2014
CCE's next Process Cruise takes place in the California Current Ecosystem.
26-31 July 2014
SKrillEX cruise. A group of CCE graduate students, led by Chief Scientist Catherine Nickels, conducted a series of experiments and sampling off the Southern California coast.
6-11 July 2014
Gordon Research Conference, Ocean Global Change Biology. Mark Ohman represented CCE.
8-11 July 2014
Annual LTER Information Management Meeting in conjunction with ESIP Federation Summer Meeting in Copper Mountain, CO. James Conners and Scott Gordon attended.