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  ACCEO - Draft Survey Design, Map, and Costs Feb 2002

DRAFT SURVEY DESIGN FOR A COAST-WIDE CALIFORNIA CURRENT MONITORING SYSTEM revision: February 27, 2002

During the January 28, 2002 meeting of ACCEO, some group members expressed an interest in developing a short proposal or white paper for a coast-wide monitoring system. This document could be used to encourage participation and acquaint foundations, agencies and legislative groups with the concept.

An important first step was to identify the scope, design and cost of a coast-wide monitoring of the California Current. Two participants (Bograd & Boehlert) attending the MBML Meeting volunteered to draft a California Current pelagic monitoring plan that would be compatible with CalCOFI & IMECOCAL in order to maximize the benefits from existing lines and time series. The plan was for only the U.S. and Mexican coasts because Canadian participation in ACCEO planning has not begun. The key features of the Bograd/Boehlert plan are summarized below and in the survey map. Approximate costs for the survey are given in an excel spreadsheet. Comments on their draft plan by some La Jolla scientists (Hunter, Smith, Moser, Lynn, and Charter) are also included.

DESIGN:

COMMENTS ON DESIGN: