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PICES 13th Annual Meeting
Scientific Program
The Keynote Lecture at the Opening Session will be given by Dr. Jeffrey J. Polovina (Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S.A.), titled "Send out the turtle fleet!".

S1: Science Board Symposium (0.75 day)
Beyond the continental slope - complexity and variability in the open North Pacific Ocean

Co-Convenors: R. Ian Perry (SB), Vladimir I. Radchenko (BIO), Yukimasa Ishida (FIS), John E. Stein (MEQ), Kuh Kim (POC), Igor I. Shevchenko (TCODE), and Harold P. Batchelder and Suam Kim (CCCC)

S2: BIO Topic Session (1 day)
Mechanisms that regulate North Pacific ecosystems: Bottom up, top down, or something else?

Co-Convenors: Douglas DeMaster, George L. Hunt, Jr. (U.S.A.), Michio J. Kishi (Japan), Jeffrey M. Napp (U.S.A.) and Andrew Trites (Canada)

S3: BIO Topic Session (1/2 day)
Role of gelatinous zooplankton in coastal and oceanic ecosystems

Co-Convenors: Richard D. Brodeur (U.S.A.) and Jun Nishikawa (Japan)

S4: FIS/BIO Topic Session (1 day)
Hot spots and their use by migratory species and top predators in the North Pacific

Co-convenors: Churchill B. Grimes (U.S.A.), Yukimasa Ishida, Hidehiro Kato (Japan) and William J. Sydeman (U.S.A.)

There are specific areas, "hot spots" of biological activity, where migratory species, including especially marine mammals, sea birds, sharks and tunas, are abundant in the North Pacific Ocean. Some probably persist through time due to the influence of topographical features (e.g., seamounts) on biological productivity. Some persist due to the relative stability of oceanographic features such as currents and eddies, and some may be more ephemeral, changing in time or location owing to variability in wind patterns. However, little is known about the dynamics of these potentially important hot spots as habitats that may support increased biodiversity, or as regions that support fisheries. This session seeks to identify and compare the physical and biological features of "hot spots" where migratory species and top-predators tend to concentrate among the western and eastern North Pacific Ocean. It also requests reports of studies that analyze topographic control, oceanographic mechanisms, the ecology of plankton, nekton and pelagic fishes in these hot spots, and methods to determine the degree of association of organisms within the communities inhabiting hot spots. Motivating questions include: How persistent are these sites in time and space? What oceanographic mechanisms support high levels of biological activity? How do predators associate with and functionally respond to oceanographic and community structure and variability? And what is the role of these hot spots in reproduction, growth and survival and life history strategies of migratory top predators?

S5: MEQ Topic Session (1 day, co-sponsored by ICES)
Introduction of marine species

Co-Convenors: William P. Cochlan (U.S.A./PICES), Stephan Gollash (Germany/ICES) and Yasuwo Fukuyo (Japan/PICES)

S6: MEQ Topic Session (1/2 day)
Marine protected areas

Co-Convenors: Glen Jamieson (Canada) and Qiu-Lin Zhou (China)

S7: POC/MONITOR Topic Session (1 day, co-sponsored by Argo)
Application of global observing systems to physics, fisheries, and ecosystems

Co-Convenors: Michael G. Foreman (Canada), Vyacheslav B. Lobanov (Russia), Phillip R. Mundy (U.S.A.) and Sei-Ichi Saitoh (Japan)

S8: POC Topic Session (1 day, co-sponsored by the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project)
The impacts of climate change on the carbon cycle in the North Pacific

Co-Convenors: Paul J. Harrison (Canada), Kitack Lee (Korea) and Christopher L. Sabine (U.S.A.)

S9: CCCC Topic Session (1 1/2 day)
The impacts of large-scale climate change on North Pacific marine ecosystems

Co-Convenors: Harold P. Batchelder (U.S.A.), William R. Crawford (Canada), Michael J. Dagg (U.S.A.), Suam Kim (Korea) and Ji-Lan Su (China)

S10: CCCC/MODEL Topic Session (1/2 day)
Modeling approaches that integrate multiple spatial scales and trophic levels between shelf and open oceans

Co-Convenors: Shin-ichi Ito, Michio J. Kishi (Japan), Bernard A. Megrey and Francisco E. Werner (U.S.A)

S11: TCODE Electronic Poster Session
Data visualization of open ocean processes in the North Pacific

Co-Convenors: Mark Merrifield, Thomas C. Royer (U.S.A.) and Igor Shevchenko (Russia)

BIO Paper Session (1/2 day)
Convenor: Vladimir I. Radchenko (Russia)

FIS Paper Session (1/2 day)
Convenor: Yukimasa Ishida (Japan)

W1: CCCC Workshop (1-day MIE-AP Workshop & Meeting)
Micronekton sampling gear intercalibration experiment

Co-Convenors: Michael P. Seki (U.S.A.) and Evgeny Pakhomov (Canada)

W2: CCCC/REX Workshop (1 day)
The seasonal cycle of plankton production in continental shelf waters around the Pacific Rim

Co-Convenors: Kaoru Nakata (Japan) and William T. Peterson (U.S.A.)

W3: CCCC Workshop (2 days)
Linking open ocean and coastal ecosystems II

Co-Convenors: Kerim Aydin (U.S.A.), Shin-ichi Ito (Japan), Jin-Yeong Kim (Korea), Gordon A. McFarlane (Canada) and Akihiko Yatsu (Japan)

W4: PICES/CLIVAR Workshop(2 days)
Scale interactions of climate and marine ecosystems

Convenors: Richard Beamish (Canada/PICES), Kuh Kim (Korea/PICES), Kelvin Richards (U.S.A./CLIVAR) and Ichiro Yasuda (Japan)

W5: MEQ Workshop (1 day, co-sponsored by IOC)
Developing a North Pacific HAB data resource II

Co-Convenors: Henrik Enevoldsen (IOC Secretariat), Hak-Gyoon Kim (Korea) and Vera Trainer (U.S.A.)

W6: MBM-AP Workshop (1/2 day)
Combining data sets on diets of marine birds and mammals II

Co-Convenors: Hidehiro Kato (Japan) and William J. Sydeman (U.S.A.)

 
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