Ocean and Plume Workshop

The Council held an ocean and plume workshop on February 14 in Portland, Oregon. See the agenda.

Objectives of the workshop

  • Prepare for the upcoming 2013-14 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program amendment process.
  • Discuss 2009 Program references to ocean work, identify priorities for ocean and plume research and reporting and discuss potential updates.
  • Integrate ocean and plume science with natural resource management in the Columbia River.

The emphasis of the discussion will be on working to understand how ocean research information can be integrated with management decisions in freshwater.

Presentations and notes from the workshop

Review of The Council’s 2009 Columbia River Basin Fish Program’s Ocean Strategy & the Council’s Research Plan, upcoming Program Amendment process Jim Ruff, Patty O’Toole,Council staff
ISAB’s Program Review Recommendations for Ocean strategies Kate Myers, ISAB
Overview of Ocean Program Kym Jacobson, NOAA-NWFSC
Managing to timing, thresholds and change – a view from estuarine and plume physics Antonio Baptista, OHSU
Predator-prey interactions of salmon in the plume and near-shore ocean: implications for density dependence Richard Brodeur, NOAA-NWFSC
Marine growth of hatchery Chinook salmon Brian Beckman, NOAA-NWFSC
Examples of management applications that include ocean components Rich Zabel, NOAA-NWFSC
Ocean Indicators – current knowledge and future directions Brian Burke-NOAA-NWFSC
Emerging ocean issues Jan Newton, U of W