CalCOFI Conference 2022

Innovative techniques and novel applications of time series data to marine resource management

December 4th - 7th, 2022

Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UCSD, San Diego, CA
in person with a hybrid option available

**more information on registration coming soon**

Hosted By:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

In Association With:
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Southwest Fisheries Science Center

For conference inquiries,
please email Erin Satterthwaite, CalCOFI Coordinator

Methodological innovations in the collection, use, and application of ocean ecosystem data are needed to meet the challenge of evaluating the current state and predicting future conditions of rapidly changing marine ecosystems.  The goal of the CalCOFI Conference 2022, Innovative techniques and novel applications of time series data to marine resource management, is to explore and refine data collection, processing, techniques, analysis, and serving tools used to support the management of marine resources, including fisheries, energy, aquaculture, sanctuaries, cultural heritage, and climate mitigation and adaptation.  

We invite speakers to explore ways to apply non-traditional data to fisheries assessments, renewable energy & aquaculture siting, cultural heritage (e.g, the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary), and other marine management applications. This could include utilizing existing data in new and emerging spatiotemporal statistical modeling methods, including predictive ecological modeling. We also invite presenters to share new technologies that could augment the utility of existing long-term sampling techniques, such as through innovations in sampling platforms and methods (e.g., uncrewed systems, aerosol sampling, participatory monitoring); biodiversity sensor technologies (e.g., Imaging FlowCytobot, CytoBuoy, Video Plankton Recorder, and passive/active acoustic sensors); and novel forms of data collection (e.g, environmental DNA, chemical tracers, and larval fish otolith analysis).  

In addition, we welcome submissions that provide insight into the structure, functioning, and dynamics of the California Current Ecosystem and other Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems, including the biophysical and human dimensions. 

The conference will consist of keynotes, panels, contributed talks, posters, and a workshop related to innovations in data collection, analysis, and applications of time series data as well as understanding the State of the California Current.