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Research & Monitoring Overview

vermillion rockfishWelcome to the Research Program pages of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. With more than 30 research institutions, the greater Monterey Bay community has emerged as a world leader in marine science. The Sanctuary Research Program assesses change in species and habitats, and participates in regional research to better understand the Sanctuary ecosystem. This information is used to support ecosystem management decisions as well as education programs.

Mission

Address resource management needs for information.

Approach

Determine scientific information gaps, develop collaborations to study issues, and interpret research for decision makers.

Components

Research Priorities and Science Needs


General Info

Meet our research staff, learn about research platforms used to conduct sanctuary research, communicate with other scientists in the region, and receive announcements and opportunities for marine-related research..
General Info

Natural Resources

Peruse MBNMS publications and web resources that describe the diverse biological communities and habitats of the Sanctuary, including kelp forests, beaches, Monterey Submarine Canyon, and Davidson Seamount.

Natural Resources

Monitoring and SIMoN

Comprehensive, long-term monitoring is a fundamental element of resource management and protection. The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Research Program monitors ecosystem resources through SIMoN, the Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network.

Monitoring and SIMoN
 

Research Activity Panel

The MBNMS Research Activity Panel (RAP), composed of 25 representatives from regional research institutions and organizations, is a working group of the MBNMS Advisory Council.

Currents Symposium

The Currents Symposium is an annual event for researchers, educators, students, and the public to learn about current research being conducted in the Sanctuary.

Research Publications

Explore a variety of MBNMS publications and web resources that describe the organisms and habitats of the Sanctuary.

URL: http://montereybay.noaa.gov/research/welcome.html    Reviewed: March 04, 2014
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