By Joe Schumacker - IOOS Association

Report
Quinault
Indian Nation
Integrated Ocean Observing Systems
(IOOS)
Joe Schumacker, Marine Resources Scientist
Quinault Department of Fisheries
Treaty Tribes of Washington
State
Unique Ocean Governance
Area
• Over 20 Treaty Tribes in Western
Washington Alone.
• Treaty-reserved fishing rights in
Puget Sound and the Pacific
Ocean EEZ.
• Co-management of fisheries
includes co-management of
habitat.
• Quinault co-manages over 3,000
sq. nautical miles of ocean area.
• Tribes must manage resources
for the future. Place-based
people’s identity depends on it.
Big Ocean: Little Information
• 10 years ago – assets in the Quinault ocean area few
• Mostly research directed– often seasonal only.
Since
• New assets off WA include: Sea Gliders, Permanently Moored
Deployments, HF Radar, Land-based Monitoring Programs.
• New assets coming online in 2014.
• 2009 Quinault invited to join the Northwest Association of
Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS).
• NANOOS has integrated most of these and now makes much
of this information available in real-time or near real-time.
NANOOS Visualization System
(NVS)
Why is NANOOS Valuable to
Quinault?
•Human Health and Safety
Harmful Algal Blooms
(HAB’s)
Sea Conditions (Weather)
Storm Data
Tsunami Inundation Maps
Ocean Fisheries
Salmon
Razor Clams
Sardines
Dungeness Crab
Sablefish
Halibut
HAB’s
• Toxic Algal Blooms first found in 1998.
• Closed Razor Clam digging unprecedented in Quinault history.
• Surf-zone now monitored by Quinault,
Quileute and Makah Tribes as part of the
ORHAB Project (Olympic Region Harmful
Algal Bloom project)
• NANOOS assets now coming on-line with
capability to provide early warning.
Summer/fall good weatherSummer/fall weak storms
Winter/early spring strong storms
Modified from Hickey et al.
2013
U.S. Department of Commerce | National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration | NOAA Fisheries
IOOS 2014 proposal: Operational ecological
forecasting of HABs in the Pacific Northwest using
an ESP
• Advanced, automated,
quantitative, in situ, biological
sensing system
• Near real-time data delivery
• Extended, high frequency, and
responsive surveys
• Early warning of HABs and their
toxins
The
NWFSC’s
ESP
“Friday”
U.S. Department of Commerce | National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration | NOAA Fisheries |
The Environmental Sample Processor
(ESP)
Environmental
Sampling Processor
Ocean Fleet
Why is NANOOS Valuable to
Quinault?
• Human Health and Safety
Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB’s)
Sea Conditions (Weather)
Storm Data
Tsunami Inundation Zone Maps
•Ecosystem Information
• NANOOS Makes Data Available
For:
• Hypoxia (“Dead-Zones”)
• Ocean Acidification
• Upwelling and Currents Information
CMOP – Quinault
Sea-Glider Collaboration
Quinault F/V Whisper
Preparing to deploy Slocum Glider in
Quinault area
Water Column Data
Sea-Glider Collaboration
Why is NANOOS Valuable to
Quinault?
• Human Health and Safety
Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB’s)
Sea Conditions (Weather)
Storm Data
Tsunami Inundation Zone Maps
• Ecosystem Information
• NANOOS Makes Data Available For:
• Hypoxia (“Dead Zones”)
• Ocean Acidification
• Upwelling and Currents Information
• NANOOS Networks People
Thank You

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