California Ocean Protection Council (OPC)
Characterization and Indicators of Oceanographic Conditions
Spatial patterns and temporal variability in water temperatures, currents and other oceanographic conditions play an important role in the dynamics and structure of marine populations and ecosystem
Sandy Beach Ecosystems: Baseline Characterization and Evaluation of Monitoring Metrics for MPAs along the South Coast of California
Sandy beach ecosystems are the focus of this baseline monitoring study.
Baseline Characterization of Rocky Intertidal Ecosystems
The main objective of this project is to produce a quantitative baseline characterization of the region’s rocky intertidal invertebrates and algae, following biodiversity and target-species survey
Baseline Characterization of Nearshore Rocky Reefs and Kelp Forests
This project will use data collected by professional research divers to describe and assess ecological conditions within the region’s nearshore rocky reefs and kelp forests.