Time Series of
the Northeast Pacific: A symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of
As one of the longest running ocean time series in
the world, Ocean Station Papa (OSP; 50°N and 145°W) represents
a unique dataset that has improved our understanding of ocean processes.
Meteorological and surface ocean sampling from a weather ship at OSP
began in 1949. In 1956, observations were initiated at stations along
a line between the coast of British Columbia and OSP. Since then,
surveys along this line, now called Line-P, have been undertaken several
times each year. Line-P is, however, only one of the ocean time series
of the N.E. Pacific, and previous research has benefited from comparisons
among the various time series.
This symposium, sponsored by Fisheries & Oceans
Canada and the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES),
will celebrate 50 years of oceanography along Line-P and at OSP. The
workshop on the last day will explore the scientific value of both
Line-P and the time series of the N.E. Pacific in general.
Dates and Venue
The symposium will be held July 5-8, 2006, at the
Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria, BC, Canada (map).
The symposium will consist of plenary talks by invited
speakers interspersed by lengthy viewing times for contributed posters.