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Sanctuary Currents 2007
The Ocean Revealed: Observing System for Healthy Oceans

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General Information and Program


Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium
-Sanctuary Currents 2007-

March 3, 2007
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


California State University,
Monterey Bay,
University Center, Sixth Street,
Seaside, CA

Today scientists have the ability to monitor and observe our oceans on a continuous basis, collecting data every minute of the day to help answer critical questions about the state of our oceans. Hear from experts about ocean observatories and how the information these systems provide can benefit not only the health of our oceans, but human health as well.







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Event Sponsors

  • Asilomar Conference Grounds
  • Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Cannery Row Company
  • Cities of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City and Seaside
  • Hopkins Marine Station
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute;
  • NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary


Program of Events

8:00 - 8:45 am Registration
(This is a free event. And while pre-registration is not necessary, it is recommended)
8:45 - 9:00 am Welcome
  • Board Representative, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
  • Karen Grimmer, Acting Superintendent, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

  • Dr. Chris Harrold, Director of Conservation Research, Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Ms. Heather Kerkering, CeNCOOS Coordinator, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
9:00 - 9:25 am New Tools for Ocean Observing
Dr. Marcia McNutt, President and CEO, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
9:25 - 10:15 am The State of the Central California Ecosystem
Dr. Francisco Chavez, Senior Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
9:50 - 10:15 am Animals as Ocean Sensors
Dr. Dan Costa, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Center for Ocean Health, U.C. Santa Cruz
10:15 - 10:40 am California Rides the Waves to Lead the Nation in Monitoring Ocean Surface Circulation
Dr. Newell Garfield, Associate Professor, Romberg Tiburon Center, San Francisco State University
10:40 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 11:25 am From Genomes to Satellites: An Integrated Approach to Improving Monitoring and Detection of Harmful Algae
Dr. Raphael Kudela, Associate Professor, Ocean Sciences and Institute for Marine Sciences, U.C. Santa Cruz
11:25 - 11:50 am Using Real Time Data in Today's Classroom
Ms. Joanne Vanderhorst, Teacher, Junipero Serra School
11:50 - 12:15 pm The Robots Come to the Monterey Bay: An Overview of the Adaptive Sampling and Prediction System
Dr. Steve Ramp, Research Professor, Department of Oceanography, Naval Postgraduate School
12:15 pm Poster Awards
12:15 - 2:00 pm Lunch, Posters and Exhibits
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Ricketts Memorial Lecture
California's Central Coast: Observations, Changes and Human Impacts
Dr. Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences and Professor of Earth Sciences, U.C. Santa Cruz



  • From Highway 1: exit at the CSUMB/Fort Ord Main Entrance and follow Light Fighter Drive to the second stop sign. Turn left on General Jim Moore Boulevard, and continue to the second stop sign, then turn right on Third Street. Continue to the second stop sign, and turn right on Sixth Avenue. Continue past the stop sign to the University Center (third building on your right with distinctive "white tent" roof).
  • From Salinas: take Blanco Road west to Monterey, then turn right on Reservation Road. Turn left on Imjin Road, then turn left at the first traffic signal on Abrams Drive. Where Abrams ends at a stop sign, turn right on Inter-Garrison Road. At the second stop sign, turn left on Sixth Street. Continue past the stop sign to the University Center (third building on your right with distinctive "white tent" roof).
  • CSUMB Campus Map (500KB PDF)
  • Printable Directions for Vehicle, Train & Air (60KB PDF)

Parking is free in lot #29 at the University Center or across the street in lot #42 at the Watershed Institute (in regular parking spaces only).