B003:
The Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON): Building Partnerships Towards a Better Understanding of Life in the Sea


Session ID#: 27835

Session Description:
Marine biodiversity and ecosystem processes remain major frontiers in ocean observing. Yet, implementing operational and sustained programs that observe biodiversity is increasingly critical to understanding changing patterns of biodiversity given myriad stressors and changing ecosystems, and to determining the impacts on dependent ecosystem services. The Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) is a global initiative to observe and characterize changes in marine biodiversity and ecosystem function. This session seeks presentations of successful examples of comparative, collaborative research across habitats, latitudes, basins, and time. MBON invites existing networks of scientists, ocean observing practitioners, resource managers, and end-users to showcase these examples to build a broader community of practice. We seek presentations about use of standardized measurements, novel approaches, and sustained data collection to tackle issues of global change along environmental and anthropogenic gradients and put local observations in regional and global contexts. Presentations that explore steps to link observations of biodiversity with ocean observing systems in a sustainable manner are also invited. The session is an opportunity to identify additional partnerships among groups that seek to understand life in the sea and the broader impacts of changes in marine ecosystems, including those that are societally relevant. The information will help further develop the MBON in the context of international programs, including the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO).
Primary Chair:  Gabrielle Canonico, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Co-chairs:  Abigail Benson, USGS Central Region Offices Denver, Denver, CO, United States, J. Emmett Duffy, Smithsonian Institution, Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network, Washington, DC, United States and Frank E Muller-Karger, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, IMaRS, St Petersburg, FL, United States
Index Terms:

1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4262 Ocean observing systems [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • EP - Ecology and Physical Interactions
  • ES - Ecology and Societal Interactions
  • OD - Ocean Data Management

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jason Phanliem Dinh, Duke University, Bel Air, MD, United States; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology, Woods Hole, MA, United States, T Aran Mooney, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology, United States and Justin Joseph Suca, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology Department, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Jay Pearlman, IEEE, Paris, France, Artur P Palacz, IOCCP, Sopot, Poland, Maciej Telszewski, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland and Samantha Elisabeth Simmons, US Marine Mammal Commission, Science Program, Bethesda, MD, United States
Jae Hoon Noh1, Dong Han Choi1, Sung Min An1, Jin Yong Jeong2 and Charity M. Lee3, (1)KIOST Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Marine Ecosystem Research Division, Ansan Kyunggido, South Korea, (2)KIOST Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Operational Oceanography Research Center, Ansan Kyunggido, South Korea, (3)KIOST Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Ocean Policy Institute, Ansan Kyunggido, South Korea
Yrene Margarita Astor, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, College of Marine Science. Institute of Marine Remote Sensing IMaRS, St Petersburg, FL, United States, Enrique Montes, University of South Florida, St Petersburg, FL, United States, Frank E Muller-Karger, University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, Patricia Miloslavich, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Australia, Gabrielle Canonico, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Sergio Cerdeira-Estrada, National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO), Ciudad DE México, Mexico, Elva Escobar-Briones, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia, Mexico City, Mexico, Eduardo Klein, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela and Emmett Duffy, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Edgewater, The Tenenbaum Marine Observatories Network, Edgewater, MD, United States
Thomas F. Hourigan, NOAA, Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Robert McGuinn, JHT Incorporated, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, Charleston, SC, United States, Peter John Etnoyer, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, Charleston, SC, United States, Daniel Wagner, JHT Incorporated, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Charleston, SC, United States, Matthew D Poti, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Heather M Coleman, NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Kevin Schabow, NOAA Habitat Conservation, Annapolis, MD, United States, Nicole Trenholm, Earth Resources Technology Inc., Annapolis, MD, United States, Byron Kilbourne, NOAA Habitat Conservation, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Bill Woodward, NOAA/IOOS, United States, Matthew Ogburn, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Edgewater, Edgewater, MD, United States, Peter Moore, MARACOOS, United States and Doug Wilson, Caribbean Wind, Annapolis, MD, United States
Abigail Pratt, Humboldt State University, Biological Sciences, Arcata, CA, United States; Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Invertebrate Zoology, Washington, DC, United States, Michael Vecchione, NOAA NMFS National Systematics Lab, DC, United States and Carole Baldwin, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, United States
Megan Hepner1, Frank E Muller-Karger1, Benjamin Best2, Kathryn Shulzitski3, Steve Gittings4 and Chris Stallings1, (1)University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, (2)EcoQuants, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (3)NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Miami, FL, United States, (4)NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Max Kaplan1, T Aran Mooney2, Marc Lammers3 and Eden Zang3, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology, United States, (3)Oceanwide Science Institute, HI, United States
James Emmett Duffy1, Casey M. Godwin2 and Bradley J. Cardinale2, (1)Smithsonian Institution, Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network, Washington, DC, United States, (2)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Stacey Buckelew1, Robert Bochenek2, Luc Mehl2, Shane StClair3, Jennifer Bosch4 and Tiffany C Vance5, (1)Axiom Data Science, Homer, AK, United States, (2)Axiom Data Science, Anchorage, AK, United States, (3)Axiom Data Science, Portland, OR, United States, (4)Integrated Ocean Observing System, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (5)Integrated Ocean Observing System, Seattle, WA, United States
Michelle L. Edwards, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Edgewater, Rochester, NY, United States, Nicole Trenholm, Ocean Research Project, Annapolis, MD, United States and Matthew Ogburn, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Edgewater, Edgewater, MD, United States
Roger G Sayre1, Dawn J Wright2, Sean Breyer3, Kevin A Butler4 and Keith VanGraafeiland4, (1)U.S Geological Survey, Washington, DC, United States, (2)ESRI, Redlands, CA, United States, (3)Delhi, CA, United States, (4)Environmental Systems Research Institute, Redlands, CA, United States
Martha Rincón-Díaz1,2, Simon J Pittman3, Ivan Arismendi1 and Selina S Heppell1, (1)Oregon State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia, Bogota, Colombia, (3)U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Biogeography Branch, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Jorge Vazquez1, Vardis M Tsontos1 and Eric J Lindstrom2, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)NASA Headquarters, Washington D.C., United States
Maria T Kavanaugh, Oregon State University, Corvallis, United States, Daniel Brooks Otis, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, IMaRS, St Petersburg, FL, United States, Enrique Montes, University of South Florida, St Petersburg, FL, United States, Jarrod A Santora, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Isaac D Schroeder, ERD, SWFSC, NOAA, Pacific Grove, CA, United States, Kathyrn Shulzitski, University of Miami, United States, Anni Djurhuus, University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St Petersburg, FL, United States, Monique Messié, MBARI, Moss Landing, CA, United States, Jennifer Brown, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries, United States, Francisco Chavez, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States, Scott C Doney, University of Virginia, Department of Environmental Sciences, Charlottesville, VA, United States and Frank E Muller-Karger, University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States
Bridget Elizabeth Mueller-Brennan, NOAA Fisheries Woods Hole Laboratory, Protected Species Branch and Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program, Woods Hole, MA, United States; University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Mathematics, Urbana, IL, United States, Salvatore Cerchio, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States; New England Aquarium, Boston, MA, United States and Danielle Cholewiak, NOAA Fisheries Woods Hole Laboratory, Protected Species Branch, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Lucas McEachron, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), St. Petersburg, FL, United States

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