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A Review of the Accomplishments and Plans of the NOAA Coastal Ocean Program (1994) CONTENTS     EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   1  CHAPTER 1 -   INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND   7      Objective of the Report   7      History of the Program   7      Budget History   9      Panel's Interaction with the Coastal Ocean Program   9      Evolution of Themes   10      Importance of NOAA-Academic Partnerships in COP   11      NOAA Strategic Plan   12      Planning, Review, and Advisory Structures   12      Program Characteristics   12      Outline of Report   13      References   15  CHAPTER 2 -   COASTAL FISHERIES ECOSYSTEMS   17      Introduction   17      Goals and Objectives   19      Progress and Quality   21      Utility of the Research   21      Theme Management   22      Responsiveness to Past Reviews   24      Future Plans and Theme Recommendations   25      Science Planning   25      Program Management   26      Individual Programs—Assessments and Recommendations   28      Bering Sea FOCI   28      South Atlantic Bight Recruitment Experiment (SABRE)   31      Predation and Structure of the Georges Bank Ecosystem   34      References   37

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A Review of the Accomplishments and Plans of the NOAA Coastal Ocean Program (1994)  CHAPTER 3 -   COASTAL ECOSYSTEM HEALTH   39      Introduction   39      Goals and Objectives   41      Progress and Quality   41      Utility of the Research   42      Theme Management   42      Responsiveness to Past Reviews   43      Future Plans and Theme Recommendations   43      Individual Programs—Assessments and Recommendations   44      Nutrient Enhanced Productivity (NEP)   44      Toxic Chemical Contaminants   47      Estuarine Habitat Program   49      Resource Information Delivery   55      Mandated Programs   57      References   58  CHAPTER 4 -   COASTAL HAZARDS   61      Introduction   61      Goals and Objectives   62      Progress and Quality   63      Utility of the Research   64      Theme Management   64      Responsiveness to Past Reviews   65      Future Plans and Theme Recommendations   65      Individual Programs—Assessments and Recommendations   67      CoastWatch Program   67      Tsunami Program   68      Hurricane Winds Program   70      Coastal Winds Program   71      Ocean Color Program   73      Coastal Storm Surge Modeling Program   75      Great Lakes Forecasting System (GLFS)   76      East Coast Forecast System Feasibility Experiment (ECFSFE)   77      Coastal Forecast System (CFS)   78      References   79

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A Review of the Accomplishments and Plans of the NOAA Coastal Ocean Program (1994)  CHAPTER 5 -   SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS   81      Summary   81      Recommendations   82      Other Issues   84      Transition   84      Earmarks and Add-ons   86      Communication of COP Contributions   86  Appendix 1 -   Bering Sea FOCI Site Review Report   87  Appendix 2 -   SABRE Site Review Report   99  Appendix 3 -   Acronyms and Definitions   111  Appendix 4 -   Panel Biographies   113 List of Tables and Figures  Figure 1.1 Coastal Ocean Program   8  Figure 1.2 Evolution of the Coastal Ocean Program   10  Table 1.1 Performance Measures for the Coastal Ocean Program, by Theme 14  Figure 3.1 Coastal Theme Structure Ecosystem Health 40  Figure 4.1 Incorporation of Coastal Hazards Elements into a Coastal Forecast and Analysis 63