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Our Changing Ocean: The California Current Ecosystem

Professor Mark Ohman

The ocean off California is a coastal upwelling ecosystem and one of the most biologically productive regions in the world. This region is vitally important in supporting coastal fisheries, providing habitat for protected marine mammals and invertebrates, modifying California’s weather patterns, providing recreational opportunities, and furnishing corridors for marine transportation. But what can we expect for the California Current Ecosystem in the future? Can a combination of shipboard studies, robotic ocean gliders, satellite measurements, and computer models provide the foundation needed to forecast the future state of our coastal ocean?

Instructor: Mark Ohman is Professor of Biological Oceanography and Curator of the Pelagic Invertebrate Collection at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He directs the California Current Ecosystem Long-Term Ecological Research site, based at Scripps. He earned his PhD at the University of Washington.

Coordinator: Steve Jenner

Course Number: OSHR-70081   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
06/05/2018 In-class 131170 $0.00  

Day and Time: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla