Table 9. Potential monitoring platforms in the Gulf of Alaska
Coastal observations - Marine LaboratoriesT, S, sea level, P, windNutrientsPlankton
Volunteer Observation Ships - VOST, S, P, wind Plankton
Commercial fishing vesselsT, S, CTD, P, wind Plankton, spp. composition, growth
Alaska FerriesT, S, P, wind Plankton
Moored buoysT, S, CTD, P, wind, currentNutrientsFluorescence
Drifters - reusableT, current  
ALACE floatsT, S, current chlorophyll, fluorescence
Autonomous Underwater VehiclesT, current  
Remote SensingT, S, current, sea level chlorophyll
SAR aircraft (NOAA)current, sea level  
Ocean Station P and Line PT, S, CTD, P, windNutrientsPlankton
GAK 1T, S, CTD, P, windNutrientsPlankton, spp. composition, growth
Meteorological observationsPrecipitation, temperature, P, wind  
Automated buoys, sea chestsT, SNutrients 
Intelligent tags  physiology, behavior
Monitor seabird populations  growth, abundance, distribution, food habits
Marine mammal logbook programT distribution
Commercial fisheries logbook programT distribution, catch
Aging structures (otoliths, teeth, fin rays)  historical growth rates
Continuous plankton recorders  Plankton abundance, distribution
Marine mammal surveys at rookeriesT, S growth, abundance, distribution, food habits
Surveys of groundfish and pelagic fishT, S, CTD growth, abundance, distribution, food habits
Pacific Seabird Monitoring Database  growth, abundance, distribution

ALACE = Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Experiment; T = Temperature (air and SST); S = Salinity; P = Atmospheric Pressure; CTD = Conductivity-Temperature-Depth