Data Assimilation and Dissemination
Investigators must adhere to the U.S. GLOBEC policies regarding data management
(U.S. GLOBEC Report 10; U.S. GLOBEC, 1994a).
The U.S. GLOBEC Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) is responsible for
determining the broad outlines of the scientific planning of a North Pacific
program, and will serve as advisors of project goals, priorities and objectives.
When U.S. GLOBEC initiates studies in the North Pacific, it is recommended that
a Project Management Team (PMT) be established that will provide active
leadership for the scientific conduct of the U.S. GLOBEC CCCC project. The PMT
for the North Pacific CCCC program will be analogous to the management team
(U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Executive Committee) established in the earlier
regional U.S. GLOBEC program in the Northwest Atlantic. Members of the PMT will
be determined after a program is begun in the North Pacific, but at a minimum
the PMT should have representatives interested in and responsible for: a)
retrospective and regional comparative studies, b) modeling, c) process-oriented
research and d) surveys and monitoring. It may be advantageous to have a
member of the North Pacific Anadromous Fisheries Commission on the PMT as well.
One of the duties of the PMT will be to coordinate U.S. GLOBEC studies in the
North Pacific with studies of other nations in the region. This could be
accomplished through the PICES-GLOBEC CCCC Implementation Plan Team (IPT). If
possible, a member of the U.S. GLOBEC North Pacific PMT should serve on the
PICES IPT. This person will be responsible for communicating U.S. GLOBEC
research objectives and coordinating research activities on the international
Coordination with Other Programs
Coordination with existing national and international research efforts will be
required for this project. Concerted efforts to coordinate research with NOAA
programs such as the Coastal Ocean Program Regional Studies, National Marine
Fisheries Service, and Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory should be a high
priority. The U.S. GLOBEC PMT will be responsible for ensuring that this type
of coordination occurs whenever possible.