Webinar Series on Ecosystem Climate and Communities to be held in January-February 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is sponsoring a series of webinars presenting information relevant to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiative on Climate and Communities.

Dates and Time of Webinars

Four webinars have been scheduled. All webinars will begin at 1:30 p.m. on the dates shown below and last for approximately two hours.

  • Thursday, January 25: What do we expect to happen in the California Current under climate change?
    • Co-presenters: Steven Bograd, Nate Mantua and Michael Jacox
  • Thursday, February 1: The state of the art for ecological forecasting at short-, medium- and long-term time frames
    • Co-presenters: Vera Trainer, Mike Jacox and Isaac Kaplan
  • Thursday, February 22: Distributional changes of west coast species and impacts of climate change on species and species groups
    • Co-presenters: Eric Ward, Ole Shelton and Elliott Hazen
  • Tuesday, February 27: State and federally managed fishery participation under different climate scenarios
    • Co-presenters: Dan Holland and Jerry Leonard

Purpose of the Webinars

At its September 2017 meeting, the Council decided to embark on the Climate and Communities Initiative pursuant to its Fishery Ecosystem Plan. The purpose of this initiative is to help the Council, its advisory bodies, and the public to better understand the effects of near-term climate shift and long-term climate change on our fish, fisheries, and fishing communities and identify ways in which the Council could incorporate such understanding into its decision making. As a first step, the Council’s Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup is working with scientists at National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest and Southwest Fisheries Science Centers to present a series of webinars to educate the Council, advisory bodies, and the interested public about current research and forecasts related to the effects of climate variability/change on the California Current Ecosystem.

To Attend the Webinars

The following login instructions will work for any of the webinars in this series:

  1. Join the webinars by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 298-193-411
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)
  4. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number:   1-415-655-0052
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code:  564-202-797
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Technical Information and System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, or XP
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet GoToMeeting Webinar Apps)

You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt or contact him at 503-820-2280, extension 411 for technical assistance.

Public Listening Station

A public listening station will also be provided at the Council office.

Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
503-820-2280
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Additional information

These webinars are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinars, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204; ext. 422.

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