Presentation on theme: "Quinault Indian Nation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Quinault Indian Nation Integrated Ocean Observing Systems (IOOS)Joe Schumacker, Marine Resources ScientistQuinault Department of Fisheries
2 Treaty Tribes of Washington State Unique Ocean Governance AreaOver 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.
3 Big Ocean: Little Information 10 years ago – assets in the Quinault ocean area fewMostly research directed– often seasonal only.SinceNew 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.
7 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.
8 IOOS 2014 proposal: Operational ecological forecasting of HABs in the Pacific Northwest using an ESP Summer/fall good weatherSummer/fall weak stormsWinter/early spring strong stormsModified from Hickey et al. 2013
9 The Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) Advanced, automated, quantitative, in situ, biological sensing systemNear real-time data deliveryExtended, high frequency, and responsive surveysEarly warning of HABs and their toxinsThe NWFSC’s ESP “Friday”
12 Why is NANOOS Valuable to Quinault? Human Health and SafetyHarmful Algal Blooms (HAB’s)Sea Conditions (Weather)Storm DataTsunami Inundation Zone MapsEcosystem InformationNANOOS Makes Data Available For:Hypoxia (“Dead-Zones”)Ocean AcidificationUpwelling and Currents Information
13 Sea-Glider Collaboration CMOP – QuinaultSea-Glider CollaborationQuinault F/V WhisperPreparing to deploy Slocum Glider in Quinault area
14 Sea-Glider Collaboration Water Column DataSea-Glider Collaboration
15 Why is NANOOS Valuable to Quinault? Human Health and SafetyHarmful Algal Blooms (HAB’s)Sea Conditions (Weather)Storm DataTsunami Inundation Zone MapsEcosystem InformationNANOOS Makes Data Available For:Hypoxia (“Dead Zones”)Ocean AcidificationUpwelling and Currents InformationNANOOS Networks People