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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