The Symposium of the Conference
The next 70 years of CalCOFI
CalCOFI began regular surveys in 1951. The goals of the program have shifted to focus on the ecosystem, climate trends and variability rather than small pelagic fisheries, and a wealth of data, analyses and literature has been produced. It is timely, as we approach the 7th decade of the program, to review options for the future. Should CalCOFI continue in its current configuration? Should it remain a shipboard program, or should the balance between ships and other sensors (gliders, AUVs, moorings and satellites) change? How can CalCOFI optimize relevance to increasing frequency of extreme inter-annual variability as climate changes? Is CalCOFI providing the data, metrics and summaries relevant to ecosystem management in a changing environment? Can we provide a coherent vision of CalCOFI leading into the next seven decades that either justifies doing more of the same, and/or provides a path to a revitalized program that will be defensible, sustainable, and relevant in the expected funding framework for long-time series in the United States.
The CalCOFI Symposium will be convened by: Sam McClatchie, NOAA Fisheries, SWFSC
Confirmed invited speakers
- Mark Ohman (SIO)
- Dan Rudnick (SIO)
- Dave Checkley (SIO)
- Sam McClatchie (SWFSC)
- Steven Bograd (SWFSC)
- Andrew Thompson (SWFSC)
- Noelle Bowlin (SWFSC)
- Manu DiLorenzo (Georgia Tech)
- Chuck Greene (Cornell)
- Bob Cowen (OSU)
- Anthony Richardson (CSIRO/SAHFOS)
- Tony Koslow (SIO)
- Uwe Send (SIO)
The Coordinator must receive the $250 registration fee by 25 November. Late registration fee will be $300.
Please be aware ALL attendees need to register for the conference, including symposium speakers.
There are four payment options on the registration form: Check or Money Order (US dollars, made payable to "CalCOFI"), Agency Purchase Order or through PayPal, either by using a credit card or a PayPal account. These are explained in more detail below to help you with your registration. We cannot accept foreign currency or checks from foreign banks.
PAYMENT OPTION INFORMATION
PayPal: Since we cannot accept foreign currency or checks from foreign banks, PayPal is an option that enables our foreign participants to prepay their registration fee. Participants may use a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or Discover) or a PayPal account. After submitting your registration form you will be directed to PayPal for this transaction.
Agency Purchase Order: For individual participants please specify agency. For those submitting the purchase order, you can either fax or email.
Check or Money Order payable in US dollars from a US bank to "CalCOFI": Upon completion of your registration form you will be given the mailing address to mail your check or money order.
Local Federal employees (less than 50 miles) and Graduate Students: Registration fee reduced to $150.
NOTE: The payment buttons below are only if you have already completed the registration form selecting PayPal as your payment option, but have not yet completed the PayPal payment. Otherwise, please visit the registration form above, which will provide information on payment options and directions.
|Standard (Late)||Local Federal employees (less than 50 miles) and Graduate Students|
Limited financial assistance will be available to graduate students who are presenting. Requests for financial aid will be considered in the order that they are received and requests should be made no later than 15 October to the attention of the Conference Coordinator (John Heine).
Call for Papers
- Verbal Presentations - A limited number of 15 minute contributed verbal presentations will be accepted, related to the symposium topic or the biology, physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, politics or economics of the California Current System, its adjacent waters, and Eastern Boundary Currents. Abstracts of papers for verbal presentations must be received by the Conference Coordinator (John Heine: firstname.lastname@example.org) by 1 Nov., 2016. These abstracts will be reviewed by a selection committee and authors will be notified of the acceptance of their submission soon thereafter.
- Poster presentations - It is not anticipated that poster presentations will be limited in number. In order for poster titles to be included in the conference program, they should be received by the Coordinator by 1 Nov.
Summary of Important Dates
|15 October||Deadline for financial aid requests|
|1 November||Final Abstract due for both verbal presentations and posters (in English, in electronic format)|
|25 November||Registration fees due|
1300-1700 Opening of the Conference - Status of the California Current and its Fisheries
1700-1900 Reception at SWFSC
0800 CalCOFI Symposium, and Contributed Papers
1700-1900 Evening Poster Session (Martin Johnson House, SIO)
Dress, Climate, and Facilities
In December, the weather can be cool, so appropriate dress should be considered. Dress for conference sessions is casual. For your convenience we have obtained special Conference rates from the Hotel La Jolla and the La Jolla Shores Hotel. Ask for the CalCOFI Conference rate when you make your reservation.
La Jolla Shores Hotel ( Approx. 0.5 miles to SIO )
|Phone:||For reservations call (800) 476-0604|
Mention "CalCOFI Conference"
Garden Patio- $169.00 (w/ kitchenette - $179.00)
Coastal View- $189.00 (w/ kitchenette - $199.00)
Beach Front- $209.00 (w/ kitchenette - $219.00)
Hotel La Jolla ( Approx. 1 mile to SIO )
|Phone:||For reservations call (800) 445-8667
Ask for UCSD rate
$180.00 (ocean view)
Lodging at Best Western Inn by the Sea ( Approx 3.5 miles to SIO. )
|Phone (CA or Canada):||1-800-526-4545; 1-858-459-4461|
|Double occupancy:||$149.00 (UCSD rate) per night - includes free parking|
Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar ( aprox. 6.5 miles to SIO )
|Phone for reservations:||858-755-9765|
|Room Rate:||Ask for UCSD rate, starting at $99.99. Includes complimentary shuttle to UCSD, complimentary parking and WiFi.|
Conference related communications should be addressed to:
CalCOFI Conference Coordinator
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
566 Plaza Rd.
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 USA
Telephone: (904) 521-3526
Symposium questions should be addressed to:
Supervisory Oceanographer, NOAA Fisheries
Telephone: (858) 546-7083