South Coast Physical Oceanographic Conditions

Strategic Earth provided scientific project coordination, research, and writing services to support California Ocean Science Trust in developing two reporting products to document physical oceanographic conditions during the South Coast baseline period (2012-2017). These products were informed by information collected from the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS), California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), and California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) databases, as well as other research resources. Final products helped inform the State of the California South Coast report and acted as a resource to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife as it conducted the 5-year management review of South Coast marine protected areas.


Client: California Ocean Science Trust
Key Results: Develop a comprehensive picture and improved understanding of the status of physical oceanographic conditions between 2012-2017
Materials and Outputs: Meeting agendas, technical report, Snapshot Report (public outreach product)


Project coordination

Information and data synthesis

Technical report writing

Materials and messaging development