Observing the California Current since 1949 to understand and predict the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems
The California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) is an oceanographic and marine ecosystem research program off the coast of California that holistically studies the physics, biogeochemistry, and biology of the marine environment to inform the sustainable management of marine resources in the context of climate change.
Temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and many more environmental variables from CTD sampling and underway systems
Marine Ecosystem Data
Marine mammals, seabirds, fish eggs & larvae, zooplankton, phytoplankton, primary production, bacterioplankton, and eDNA from net tows, CTD sampling, and underway systems
The UC Davis Environmental Policy and Management Program team in partnership with California Sea Grant, Delta Stewardship Council, and CalCOFI assessed social-ecological indicators in California
CalCOFI Conference 2021 explores Social ecological indicators to support marine management in a changing climate
The virtual CalCOFI Conference 2021 brought together over 500 researchers and practitioners to explore the theme, Social ecological indicators to support marine management in a
CalCOFI Hackathon brings together data science & marine science early career professionals to develop innovative data visualization tools using CalCOFI data The CalCOFI Hackathon, led
CalCOFI California Current Conference 2020: Understanding unprecedented changes in marine & coastal environments of the California Current Ecosystem Last year’s CalCOFI California Current Conference brought
CalCOFI conducts four research cruises per year; typically in January, April, July, and October.
Cruises depart from and return to San Diego, CA and occasionally San Francisco, CA. Depending on the season and number of stations targeted, cruises are between 15 to 25 days.
Check the Cruises page for dates of upcoming cruises and summaries of completed cruises.