NPCREP is a unique joint program of the NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and the NOAA/Alaska Fisheries Science Center, created to investigate impacts of climate fluctuation on ecosystems in the North Pacific and Bering Sea. NPCREP is part of EcoFOCI (Ecosystems and Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations) along with its companion program, FOCI (Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations). The intent of this research is to improve scientific understanding and provide guidance for resource managers on climate adaptation.
NPCREP contributes information on ecosystem status and trends to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC). Significant relationships between climate forcing and ecosystem response, observed and predicted, are published annually in the Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Stock Assessment and Fisheries Evaluation.
Summary report from the Eastern Bering Sea Synthesis Team (first meeting, 08/2010)
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