Sea-Air-Land Modeling and Observing Network, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Data Center Description
The Sea-Air-Land Modeling and Observing Network (SALMON) Project is a program at the University of Alaska that fosters the implementation and operation of ocean-observing systems in the Northern Gulf of Alaska. The SALMON Project, in cooperation with other institutes, is providing continuous real-time or near real-time observations of ocean circulation and ecosystems and linking these with models to provide ocean forecasts in much the same way that weather forecasts are made.
Our goal is to bring together managers, industry partners, researchers, educators and others in a collaborative effort to establish an ocean observatory in the Northern Gulf of Alaska, from Kayak Island in the east to the Shumagin Islands west of Kodiak, including Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet and the outer coast of Kodiak. These observations and forecasts will enhance and protect the livelihoods of those who use this productive water body and depend on its ecosystem for food, livelihood, recreation, and transportation.