U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank
Scientific Investigators' Meeting
November 8 - 10, 1999
The Scientific Investigators' Meeting will take place Monday, November
8, 1999 through Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at the National
Academy of Sciences facility in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
This meeting is an opportunity to
National Academy of Sciences
Woods Hole, MA
For this meeting, there are three activity areas or PI groups into which
individual talks will be
- share field broad-scale and process, lab, retrospective,
and modeling results,
- integrate and synthesize findings,
- develop plans for the Phase IV synthesis effort
- prepare for national and international meetings, and
- talk with others who might have insights into unexplained
- Source/Retention/Loss & Cross Frontal Exchange
- Satellite oceanography
- Vital rates group (zoo, fish) in context of
source water vs. Bank water
- Northern flank and southern flank exchange & recirculation
- Overview of 1999 field studies, including
assimilative real time modeling
- Regional to Bank-scale Studies
- Seasonal and Interannual changes on the Bank
during the program
- Modeling - hindcasting and
coupling of physics and bio
- Larger scale exchanges involving the Slope
Water, Scotian Shelf and the Gulf of
Maine regions, including coupling of
global and coastal
circulation and bio models.
- Stratification (Posters only)
Note: The items above address the presentation of results
by individuals and/or groups of PI's.
Given this structure, scientific investigataors need to specify which topic
area they would like to make a presentation in and send in their title and
"authors" in the course of
for the meeting.
Modeling results would be
included where appropriate in the listed topic areas.
items below address discussion topics to be addressed at the
- Discussion of (1) the current status of achieving the
overall program goals of understanding population
dynamics of four target species and (2) the next steps
needed to reach a fundamental new understanding.
(Discussion topic #1). Leader: C. Miller.
- Creation of working groups for particular "Hot
Topics" and development of Phase IV AO.
(Discussion topic #2)
Leader: B. Beardsley. Rapporteur:
- Discussion group on a possible LTER and what's
required in way of measurements to keep an
assimilative ecosystem/information system model of
Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank going.
(Discussion topic #3) Leader: L. Incze.
Rapporteur: P. Smith:
- Kinds of measurements
- Number/location of measurements
- Timing of measurements
- Operational home and structure for the work
Individual investigators are encouraged to present their detailed
results via a poster
The posters are not intended to be
formal posters - but informal posters, with figures -
pointing out interesting or unusual results/observations, to
promote discussion and interaction with other investigators.
Posters will be limited in size. Each poster board area is 4' x 4'
square, with foam backing, so please plan accordingly. The poster
boards will be located on the first floor of the Hackerman House.
For all presentations (including poster sessions) a half-page
abstract is requested and due prior to the start of the meeting - to
help everyone know what is being presented and for the meeting
register by September 15, and include your talk and/or poster title,
in the registration form, so that we can prepare a more comprehensive
agenda for the meeting.
The agenda is available on-line at
and will be updated as additional people register.
A block of rooms has been set aside for out of town attendees at
the Sands of Time (Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, 508-548-6300,
$75/night) and the Holiday Inn (291 Jones Rd, Falmouth,
508-540-2000, $50/night). If you require accommodations you
must contact one of these hotels before October 11, 1999 to
insure a reservation at the conference rate. Mention the GLOBEC
meeting when making your reservation.
Conference Fee, and Lunches and Dinners
There will be a $75.00 "conference" fee to offset the costs of the
Lunches and dinners will be provided for those who wish to partake. The cost
|Lunch ||$10.00 per day|
$30.00 for all three days
|Monday dinner/buffet ||$19.00|
|Tuesday dinner/buffet ||$19.00|
|Meal total for all 3 days ||$68.00|
If you have any special dietary requests, please let us know when
Payment can be made in advance or at the door (payable to WHOI).
Checks, cash and credit cards (Visa and Master Card) are acceptable.
Directions to J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
The meeting will take place
at the Carriage House, J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center of the National
Academy of Sciences, 314 Quissett Avenue, Woods Hole, MA.
Directions to J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center are
available on-line at URL
There will be a message board located on the first floor of the Hackerman House.
If people need to contact attendees by phone, call 508-548-3760. These messages
will also be posted on the message Board.
Last modified: November 5, 1999