Title

Integrating Observing Systems to Benefit Stakeholders: a Case Study in the Gulf of Mexico

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2012

Keywords

gulf of mexico coastal ocean observing system, harmful algal bloom integrated observing system, harmful algal blooms, u.s. integrated ocean observing system

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS.2012.6405030

Abstract

The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System is being designed to be an end-to Dend, integrated, sustained, operational System of Systems that provides data, information and products to benefit a broad range of stakeholders in their decision-making. These design concepts form the basis of pilot projects being undertaken by the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association (GCOOS-RA). This paper presents a case study of the GCOOS-RA Harmful Algal Bloom Integrated Observing System (HABIOS) Project. A set of research activities related to harmful algal blooms is examined for eventual transition from pilot project to an integrated operational system. The end-to-end nature of the system is explored from the perspectives of design and operation, data management and communication, modeling and analysis, decision-support tools and outreach, and benefits to stakeholders at national, regional, state, and local levels. The case study of the HABs pilot projects will demonstrate that HAB-related observations need to be both sustained and operational, and that progress is being may through the integration of the efforts of many entities concerned with detecting and monitoring HAB events and mitigating HAB impacts.

Comments

Complete list of authors: Chad Lembke, Alina Corcoran, Jim Ivey, and Steven H. Wolfe

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Presented at the OCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE: Harnessing the Power of the Ocean in October 2012 in Hampton Roads, VA

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