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Oceanography. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Justification. GLBA is quintessentially marine. Virtually every park resource is strongly connected to the marine environment. Virtually every park management issue is strongly connected to the marine environment. Objective.

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oceanography

Oceanography

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program

justification
Justification
  • GLBA is quintessentially marine.
  • Virtually every park resource is strongly connected to the marine environment.
  • Virtually every park management issue is strongly connected to the marine environment.

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program

objective
Objective

Compile dataset of oceanographic conditions:

  • Seasonal and interannual changes in oceanographic parameters.
  • Spatial and temporal variation in distribution and abundance patterns of marine organisms.

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program

technical approach
Technical Approach

Hydrographic surveys:

  • 22 stations bi-annually (resolve annual signals and detect long-term trends)
  • 8 stations monthly (resolve seasonal signals)

Core parameters:

  • temperature, salinity, light penetration, turbidity, fluorescence, dissolved oxygen.

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Inventory and Monitoring Program

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Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program May 6, 2009

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Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program May 6, 2009

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Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program May 6, 2009

logistics and budget
Logistics and Budget
  • Staffing and field schedule.
  • Protocol development $50K.
  • Equipment: CTD $25K, vessel $60K + $120K, water sampler $25K.
  • Annual operations $5K.
  • Ocean acidification partnership with UAF.

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Inventory and Monitoring Program

what we re l earning
What We’re Learning
  • It is as we thought.
  • High interannual variability.

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Inventory and Monitoring Program

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Temperature (ºC)

Temperature (ºC)

Temperature (ºC)

2009

2010

2011

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Southeast Alaska Network

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Temperature (ºC)

Temperature (ºC)

Temperature (ºC)

2009

2010

2011

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Inventory and Monitoring Program

what we re l earning1
What We’re Learning
  • It is as we thought.
  • High interannual variability.
  • Ecosystem coupling.
  • High primary production.
  • THIS is why people come to Glacier Bay.

Southeast Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program

program delivery
Program Delivery
  • 1993-2008 legacy data review/validation/roll-up.
  • 1993-2009 Synthesis Report.
  • 2009, 2010, and 2011 Annual Reports.
  • QA/QC’d raw data available SEAN website and NODC.
  • Alaska Park Science (2010); GWS Conference (2011).
  • NOAA Tides and Currents update, ocean acidification research.
  • Gustavus School – tomorrow’s scientists and citizens.

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Inventory and Monitoring Program

why it matters
Why it Matters
  • Ocean resources and processes drive GLBA
  • These resources are the core of the park
  • The single most important annual event in GLBA
  • Effective, wise management decisions

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Inventory and Monitoring Program

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