The California Current Ecosystem LTER (32.9°, -120.3°) is investigating nonlinear transitions in the California Current coastal pelagic ecosystem, with particular attention to long-term forcing by a secular warming trend, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and El Niño in altering the structure and dynamics of the pelagic ecosystem. The California Current sustains active fisheries for a variety of finfish and marine invertebrates, modulates weather patterns and the hydrologic cycle of much of the western United States, and plays a vital role in the economy of myriad coastal communities.
6 Feb 2017
12-16 Dec. 2016
AGU Meeting, S.F. - A number of CCE members participated in diverse sessions.
5-6 Dec. 2016
CalCOFI Conference, SWFSC, La Jolla - Several CCE members participated, including in the symposium addressing the next 70 years of CalCOFI.
9-13 Oct. 2016
International LTER 1st Open Science Meeting, Skukuza, South Africa. Mercedes Pozo Buil and Ralf Goericke represented CCE.
3-4 Oct. 2016
AORI - SIO Symposium. Several CCE people participated in a symposium with scientists from the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, to discuss future collaborative research efforts.
9 Sept. (Summer 2016)
Seven REUs (Research Experience for Undergraduates) completed 10-12 weeks of summer research in CCE LTER labs, under the mentorship of grad students and PIs. Group photo.
31 Aug. 2016
The San Diego Reader covers San Marcos Middle School students at Birch Aquarium having live video chat with CCE LTER researchers out at sea aboard the RV Sikuliaq, studying El Niño. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2016/aug/31/feature-seagoing-action/
30 Aug. 2016
NCAR - CCE Collaboration. Several representatives from CCE hosted two visitors from NCAR (Matthew Long and Jessica Luo) to discuss new modeling developments that would incorporate a CCE food web model in the NCAR CESM.
29 Aug. 2016
CCE Forum on El Niño RAPID cruise. A group of CCE scientists and grad students discussed preliminary results from our El Niño response cruise in spring 2016. Group Photo.
10-11 Aug 2016
Forecasting ENSO Impacts on Marine Ecosystems of the US West Coast workshop, SIO, La Jolla. Organized by several people from CCE (Manu Di Lorenzo, Art Miller, and Mark Ohman) together with other colleagues.
25-28 July 2016
OCB Summer Workshop, Woods Hole, MA. Mike Landry and Mati Kahru from CCE attended.
17-22 July 2016
Ocean Global Change Biology, Gordon Research Conference, Waterville Valley, NH. Mark Ohman attended.
1 July 2016
CCE Phase 3 Grant recommended for funding! We received the superb news that NSF is recommending CCE's renewal proposal for funding, leading to another 6 years of advances in scientific understanding, education, and outreach.
SIO news article
18-20 May 2016
LTER Science Council Meeting, hosted by MCR in Santa Barbara. Mark Ohman and Lihini Aluwihare represented CCE.
19 April - 12 May 2016
RAPID cruise on the R/V Sikuliaq to measure responses of the California Current Ecosystem to El Niño of 2015-2016. Read the Cruise Blog.
22-26 Feb. 2016
Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Numerous CCE graduate students, PI's, and Associates attended.