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3rd Annual Hypoxia Coordination Workshop Agenda

Where: Bay St. Louis Yacht Club    When: March 27-28, 2012

Purpose

  • Coordinate hypoxia research, monitoring, and modeling conducted in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Provide a forum for discussing latest findings and methods addressing the:
    1. biogeochemical processes that control hypoxic zone magnitude and dynamics
    2. impacts of the hypoxic zone on living marine resources
  • Provide the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force with state-of-knowledge and information gaps on biogeochemical processes and living resource impacts to inform the next science reassessment of the 2008 Gulf of Mexico Action Plan

Outputs and Outcomes

  • Enhanced coordination and leveraging opportunities within the Gulf of Mexico hypoxia community
  • Strengthened connections between the Gulf of Mexico hypoxia researchers and managers and the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force, Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Task Force and Gulf of Mexico Alliance
  • FY12 plan for Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone monitoring and modeling activities to be included in annual Gulf Hypoxia Task Force Annual Operating Plan
  • Synthesis report on Gulf hypoxia biogeochemical controls outlining the current state of knowledge and remaining science and management needs to inform the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force 2013 Science Reassessment of the Action Plan
  • Synthesis report on Gulf hypoxic zone impacts on living resources including identification of science and management needs/gaps - to inform the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force 2013 Science Reassessment of the Action Plan

March 27th Presentations

Time Agenda Details and Presentation Access
8:55 a.m.
Follow-Up on Actions from 2011 Hypoxia Coordination Meeting
Objective
  • Review the status of action items and outcomes from the 2011 hypoxia coordination meeting
Speakers
9:15 a.m.
Updates from the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, Hypoxia Task Force and the Ecosystem Restoration Task Force initiatives - The customer perspective
Objective
  • Present updates from the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, Hypoxia Task Force, and Ecosystem Restoration Task Force members
  • Discuss possible connections between on-going hypoxia research and the above-listed regional efforts
Speakers
10:45 a.m.
Managing Resources - The Customer Perspective Continued
Objective
  • Provide updates on recent research findings on hypoxia living resource impacts
  • Discuss future research efforts and collaboration opportunities, including possible connections with hydrodynamic and watershed modeling efforts and restoration and recovery of Gulf of Mexico resources
  • Identify key findings and remaining research needs to inform the reassessment of the 2008 Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan
Speakers
11:20 a.m.
Living Resources Impacts
Objective
  • Provide updates on recent research findings on hypoxia living resource impacts
  • Discuss future research efforts and collaboration opportunities, including possible connections with hydrodynamic and watershed modeling efforts, restoration and recovery of Gulf of Mexico resources
  • Identify key findings and remaining research needs to inform the reassessment of the 2008 Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan
Speakers
1:15 p.m.
Living Resources Impacts - Continued
Objective
  • Provide updates on recent research findings on hypoxia living resource impacts
  • Discuss future research efforts and collaboration opportunities, including possible connections with hydrodynamic and watershed modeling efforts, restoration and recovery of Gulf of Mexico resources
  • Identify key findings and remaining research needs to inform the reassessment of the 2008 Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan
Speakers
2:30 p.m.
Biogeochemical Processes
Objective
  • Present the state-of-knowledge (SOK) on the biogeochemical pathways in the Gulf of Mexico that process 'new' nutrients and ultimately lead to generation and maintenance of hypoxia
  • Identify ways that understanding of biogeochemical processing has advanced since publication of the 2008 Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan and can help to inform the ongoing Science Reassessment of the Action Plan
  • Present model predictions of the quantitative relationship between nutrient flux and hypoxic zone area and how this relationship varies spatially and temporally
  • Identify research gaps that limit a more comprehensive understanding of biogeochemical processing and models
Speakers
Empirical Results from Gulf Studies on Biogeochemical Processes
3:50 p.m.
Biogeochemical Processes - Continued
Objective
  • Present the state-of-knowledge (SOK) on the biogeochemical pathways in the Gulf of Mexico that process 'new' nutrients and ultimately lead to generation and maintenance of hypoxia
  • Identify ways that understanding of biogeochemical processing has advanced since publication of the 2008 Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan and can help to inform the ongoing Science Reassessment of the Action Plan
  • Present model predictions of the quantitative relationship between nutrient flux and hypoxic zone area and how this relationship varies spatially and temporally
  • Identify research gaps that limit a more comprehensive understanding of biogeochemical processing and models
Speakers
Coupling Models to Biogeochemical Processes
5:15 p.m.
Coordination and Integration of Ongoing Hypoxia Related Activities in the Gulf of Mexico
Poster Session

March 28th Presentations

Time Agenda Details and Presentation Access
8:15 a.m.
Plenary Presentation
Objective
  • Understand population level effects of hypoxia on fish
Speakers

Also see the 2011, 2013 and the 2014 workshop proceedings.