Tracking Ocean Climate

ACCESS partners have been tracking ocean climate to examine seasonal patterns through the oceanographic year and assess how the ecosystem is responding to large, basin-scale climate shifts among years.  Ongoing cruises started in 2004, and take place from April to October on the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Research Vessel Fulmar.  Sixty-six (66) cruises have been completed to date and no cruises were possible during 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic.

We summarize and produce an annual ‘Ocean Climate Indicators Report’ that provides information about the status and trends of physical and biological climate change indicators selected with input from 50 regional scientists and resource managers during a 2-year process led by NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries.

Ocean Climate Indicator Status Report: 2022

Follow this link to download our Ocean Climate Indicators Status Report for 2022 or read our summary table below.


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