Northeast Biological
Observations Workshop

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

May 6-7, 2019

A workshop to identify U.S. Northeast stakeholder needs and observation priorities for animal telemetry and marine biodiversity observations. Hosted by NERACOOS, NROC, Animal Telemetry Network (ATN), Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) and Ocean Tracking Network (OTN).

Workshop Background

This is one in a series of regional workshops to identify priority stakeholder needs for regional telemetry and other aquatic species observations that could be served by an ATN/MBON/OTN baseline network; we will also examine whether existing telemetry and biodiversity observing assets are able to satisfy stakeholder requirements. The information generated at the workshop will be used to identify regional and national observation priorities to ensure that both are being met, a concise plan for sufficient funding of the envisioned national ATN tagging and MBON programs, and how integration and coordination of these assets will be achieved.

Workshop Objectives

  1. Identify & Prioritize Monitoring & Observational Needs
  2. Identify the Existing Assets & Capabilities in the Region
  3. Document Stakeholder Uses of Biodiversity & Telemetry Data
  4. Identify Infrastructure and Data Management Challenges & Opportunities

Workshop Documents

Logistical Information

  • Meeting location: University of New Hampshire: Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room
  • Parking Information & Directions: Campus Crossing Visitor Lot & Holloway Commons: 3 Mill Road, Durham, NH 03824 (campus map)
  • Recommended Hotel Accomodations: Holiday Inn Express, 2 Main St, Durham, NH 03824