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PISCO Science for an Informed Society 2016

Award Period: 

Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Saturday, March 31, 2018

Award Amount: 

$546 982

Agency Name: 

Oregon State University

Award Number: 

F0866A-C

PI First Name: 

Carol

PI last name: 

Blanchette

Co-PI: 

Jennifer Caselle
Libe Washburn
Steve Gaines
Robert Warner

MSI Person: 

Area/s of Research: 

Abstract: 

Established in 1999, PISCO is a long-term scientific program led by scientists from four Universities including the University of California, Santa Barbara.

 

The core contributions of PISCO are:

•          Conduct long-term and large-scale studies to understand the functioning of the coastal marine ecosystem along the U.S. west coast,

•          Focus on the biological and oceanographic drivers of rocky intertidal and kelp forest ecosystems,

•          Contribute science-based information that is relevant to important ocean policy decisions,

•          Engage with natural resource agencies and boundary organizations to ensure that this knowledge informs wise policy and management decisions regarding the marine environment,

•          Train and mentor university students in interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to policy‐relevant science, and

•          Share the results of long term monitoring and experiments broadly through web-based data portals, scientific journals, and other formats that are usable by a wide variety of resource managers, policy makers and the public.