U.S. Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics, Southern Ocean

Project Description
U.S. GLOBEC (GLOBal ocean ECosystems dynamics, http://www.usglobec.org/) is a
research program organized by oceanographers and fisheries scientists to
address the question of how global climate change may affect the abundance and
production of animals in the sea. The U.S. GLOBEC Program currently has major
research efforts underway in the Georges Bank / Northwest Atlantic Region, and
the Northeast Pacific (with components in the California Current and in the
Coastal Gulf of Alaska).


The fundamental objectives of United States Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics
(U.S. GLOBEC) Program are dependent upon the cooperation of scientists from
several disciplines. Physicists, biologists, and chemists must make use of data
collected during U.S. GLOBEC field programs to further our understanding of the
interplay of physics, biology, and chemistry. Our objectives require
quantitative analysis of interdisciplinary data sets and, therefore, data must
be exchanged between researchers. To extract the full scientific value, data
must be made available to the scientific community on a timely basis.

U.S. GLOBEC Southern Ocean Homepage:

Data is available on-line through the U.S. GLOBEC Data System at

[This information was adapted from the U.S. GLOBEC web pages.]