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IOOC: ATN Strategic Plan Driver Categories

 

  • Critical habitat/habitat use (spatial and temporal)
    • Identifying hot spot areas and critical habitats, high value ecosystems, and regional connectivity amongst these areas.
    • Understanding of seasonal and annual home ranges or migratory corridors to assess threats
  • Real-time Monitoring –
    • real-time monitoring of areas/MPAS occupied by animals can be used for enforcement of fisheries and environmental regulations
    • key sentinel species as early indicators of climate or
    • environmental change
    • indicator species for high seas fisheries monitoring
  • Effects of Disturbance (baseline behavior and ecology; response studies)
    • Understanding and managing human activities and anthropogenic disturbances
    • avoiding deleterious activities by determining operational windows for construction, dredging, pile driving, shipping and military activities
    • evaluating how marine species use sites that might be disturbed in the future by human activities such as aquaculture, OTEC and wind farm energy, the military,
    • shipping, sewage treatment facilities, water withdrawals, and marina development
  • Marine resource (fisheries) management / Protected species management (ESA, MMPA, Magnuson-Fisheries)
    • Informing and improving population censuses
    • Improving stock assessment activities
    • Understanding of seasonal and annual home ranges or migratory corridors to assess threats
    • Defining unit stocks for management.
    • Aiding in marine spatial planning and design of Marine Protected Areas.
    • Additionally, combining information from many species provides information necessary for Ecosystem-Based Management.
  • Improve Ocean models/forecasting
    • pack ice
    • Informing hurricane intensity forecasts.
    • Sampling at fronts and eddies.
    • Coastal ocean dynamics.
    • offshore and pelagic waters of the US EEZ
    • International seas