Smithsonian's MarineGEO: A Global, Collaborative Network to Document Change in Coastal Marine Biodiversity and Its Role in Ecosystem Resilience

Session ID#: 11254

Session Description:
The Smithsonian Institution’s MarineGEO program is a growing global network of partners committed to performing coordinated, standardized, long-term research to understand how and why coastal marine ecosystems are changing around the world.  Biological diversity is essential to ecosystem function and resilience and is a central theme of MarineGEO research goals.  Focusing on nearshore coastal ecosystems, where humans and marine biodiversity are most interconnected and concentrated, uniquely complements existing ocean observing and biodiversity programs.  We will overview MarineGEO, discuss its application to global issues, highlight current and future research and network expansion plans, and seek participation and partnership opportunities.
Primary Contact:  Maria Murray, Smithsonian Institution, MarineGEO, Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network, Washington, DC, United States
Presenter:  J. Emmett Duffy, Smithsonian Institution, Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network, Washington, DC, United States
  • EC - Estuarine and Coastal
  • ME - Marine Ecosystems
  • OD - Ocean Observing and Data Management

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