The goal of the CalCOFI Conference 2021, “Social-ecological indicators to support marine management in a changing climate”, is to explore and refine existing social, ecological, and environmental indicators within the California Current. We invite speakers to review the indicators we have, describe their strengths and weaknesses, provide examples of how they are currently being used to inform ocean management, and give suggestions on new indicators that could be developed. We hope this conference will be helpful to the CalCOFI and West Coast community by providing perspective on where we’ve been, where we need to go, and what new innovations are needed with regard to environmental, ecological, and socioeconomic indicators in a time of rapid environmental change.
Please join us for this year’s virtual CalCOFI Conference 2021 which will be held online December 1st & 2nd from 10:30am to 3:00pm (PT) each day. The conference will consist of keynotes, panels, roundtables, and contributed talks related to ocean observing data in support of environmental, ecological, and social indicators, ocean management, and understanding the State of the California Current.