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Predicting Physical & Biochemical Properties on the BC Central Coast

By February 3, 2021No Comments

Principal investigator

Dr. Stephanie Waterman, University of British Columbia 


 Cycle II, Early Career Faculty 

Determining the coastal ocean response to large-scale, open ocean drivers is required to identify the dominant mechanisms that influence near-shore physical and biogeochemical patterns. This project will determine responses to open ocean forcing in Queen Charlotte Sound (QCS) and adjacent near-shore waterways in order to develop a predictive capacity for short-range forecasting of physical-biogeochemical parameters. Predictive capabilities in QCS are underdeveloped, and yet the region is extremely productive, important for commercial fisheries, a crucial conservation zone, and a site of increasing human activity and economic development.