Ocean Climate Monitoring

For the week of 02 September 2019

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Frontiers in Marine Science has published, Ocean Climate Monitoring.

Abstract: Measuring ocean physics and atmospheric conditions at the sea-surface has been taking place for decades in our world’s oceans. Enhancing R&D technologies developed in Federal and academic institutions and laboratories such as WHOI’s Vector Averaging Current Meter (VACM, 1970s) and NOAA – PMEL’s: Autonomous Temperature Line Acquisition System (ATLAS, 1980s) as example, in situ ocean measurements and real-time telemetry for data processing and dissemination from remote areas of oceans and seas are now common place. A transition of this “ocean monitoring” technology has occurred with additional support from individual and group innovative efforts in the field of ocean instrumentation. As a result, long-term monitoring of ocean processes and changes has become more accessible to the research community at large. Here; we discuss a “Hybrid” air-sea interaction deep-sea monitoring system that has been developed in the private sector to mirror ocean-climate community data streams and has been successfully deployed on three basin-scaled programs in the Indian Ocean (RAMA, First Institute of Oceanography, FIO, China), the Andaman Sea (MOMSEI, Monsoon Onset Monitoring, FIO) and the Pacific Ocean (China’s Institute of Oceanology, Academy of Sciences (IOCAS) research in the western tropical Pacific). This application is a base to build upon as new sensors are developed and increased sampling at higher resolutions is required. Surface vehicles measure the surface, with some profiling available. Water column density sampling is still a much-needed measurement within the Ocean Climate Monitoring community. The “Hybrid” is a multidisciplinary tool to integrate new biological and biogeochemical sensors for continued interaction studies of the physical processes of our oceans. This application can also be used at FLUX sites to enhance the Argo Program, telemetry applications and docking stations for autonomous vehicles such as sail-drones, gliders and wave riders for enhancement and contribution to the Global Tropical Moored Buoy Array (GTMBA), Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), and the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOS).

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let us know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email Allie directly at: abrown [at] openchannels.org.

You can read everything (not just the free stuff) we have found this week at https://www.openchannels.org/literature-update/2019-09-04.

Additionally, you can browse literature by the week we've added it at https://www.openchannels.org/literature-by-week.

Thank you for being part of the OpenChannels Community,
– Allie Brown, Raye Evrard, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

Aquaculture, Seafood, and Food Security

OA: Spencer, E. T. & Bruno, J. F. Fishy Business: Red Snapper Mislabeling Along the Coastline of the Southeastern United StatesFrontiers in Marine Science 6, (2019).

OA: Belmar, B., Escurriola, Milisenda, Fuentes, & Piraino. Harmful Fouling Communities on Fish Farms in the SW Mediterranean Sea: Composition, Growth and Reproductive PeriodsJournal of Marine Science and Engineering7, 288 (2019).


OA: Kalenitchenko, D Joli, N, Potvin, M Tremblay, J. É. & Lovejoy, C. Biodiversity and Species Change in the Arctic Ocean: A View Through the Lens of Nares StraitFrontiers in Marine Science 6, (2019).


OA: Crespo, G. Ortuño et al. High-seas fish biodiversity is slipping through the governance netNature Ecology & Evolution 3, 1273 - 1276 (2019).

Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing

OA: Fulton, S. et al. Untapped Potential of Citizen Science in Mexican Small-Scale FisheriesFrontiers in Marine Science 6, (2019).

OA: Lau, C. Ming et al. Tracing Coral Reefs: A Citizen Science Approach in Mapping Coral Reefs to Enhance Marine Park Management StrategiesFrontiers in Marine Science 6, (2019).


OA: Boch, C. A. et al. Coral Translocation as a Method to Restore Impacted Deep-Sea Coral CommunitiesFrontiers in Marine Science 6, (2019).

Ecosystem-based Management (EBM)

OA: Hornborg, S. et al. Ecosystem-based fisheries management requires broader performance indicators for the human dimensionMarine Policy 108,103639 (2019).

Fisheries and Fisheries Management

OA: Sun, C. H, Chiang, F. S., Squires, D. Rogers, A. & Jan, M.S.  More landings for higher profit? Inverse demand analysis of the bluefin tuna auction price in Japan and economic incentives in global bluefin tuna fisheries managementPLOS ONE 14, e0221147 (2019).

Food for Thought

OA: Tanhua, T. et al. What We Have Learned From the Framework for Ocean Observing: Evolution of the Global Ocean Observing SystemFrontiers in Marine Science 6, (2019).

Governance and Legal Frameworks

OA: Crespo, G. Ortuño et al. High-seas fish biodiversity is slipping through the governance netNature Ecology & Evolution 3, 1273 - 1276 (2019).


OA: Cole, R. et al. Ocean Climate MonitoringFrontiers in Marine Science 6,(2019).

Natural Sciences

OA: O’Carroll, A. G. et al. Observational Needs of Sea Surface TemperatureFrontiers in Marine Science 6, (2019).


OA: Boch, C. A. et al. Coral Translocation as a Method to Restore Impacted Deep-Sea Coral CommunitiesFrontiers in Marine Science 6, (2019).

Sea-level Rise, Coastal Flooding, and Storm Events

OA: Rogers, C. S. Immediate Effects of Hurricanes on a Diverse Coral/Mangrove Ecosystem in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Potential for RecoveryDiversity 11, 130 (2019).

Small-scale Fisheries

OA: O’Neill, E. Drury et al. An Experimental Approach to Exploring Market Responses in Small-Scale Fishing CommunitiesFrontiers in Marine Science 6,(2019).

Tools and Data

OA: Xu, Y Cai, Y Peng, J Qu, J. & Yang, Z. Spatial distribution of flow currents and habitats in artificial buffer zones for ecosystem-based coastal engineeringGlobal Ecology and Conservation 20, e00764 (In Press).

OA: Wright, D Janzen, C Bochenek, R Austin, J. & Page, E. Marine Observing Applications Using AIS: Automatic Identification SystemFrontiers in Marine Science 6, (2019).

Vessel Traffic and Tracking, Shipping, and Ports

OA: Flynn, K. Regina & Calambokidis, J. Lessons From Placing an Observer on Commercial Cargo Ships Off the U.S. West Coast: Utility as an Observation Platform and Insight Into Ship Strike VulnerabilityFrontiers in Marine Science6, (2019).