The goal of research in this NRT is to discover mechanisms that control the response of marine systems to climate change and human pressures and to identify policy solutions for such responses. Our research efforts include aspects of (1) coupled natural human systems, (2) risk and uncertainty quantification and communication, and (3) the science of big data. The NRT research programs also have strong communication and collaboration components. Students work in cross-disciplinary teams, on a user-inspired research problem (please see below). To connect science with policy and management, students communicate the forecasts of their research with appropriate perspectives on risk and uncertainty.
Here are examples of group project we wish students to work on:
Project A-Uncertainty in quantification of weather, climate and biological influences on ocean productivity
Project B-Eddy Covariance Flux Measurements in the Coastal Ocean
Project C-Development of Robust Management Procedures for Fish Stocks with Dynamic Population Distribution
Project D- A Bioeconomic Model of Marine Conservation, Fisheries Effort Shift, and Multiple-use Ocean Resource Management
Project E-A socio-ecological system framework to reduce management outcome uncertainty and increase overall success
Project F–Understanding the impact of changing ocean conditions on Dungeness crab
Project G-Global Vessel Traffic and Fishing
Project H-Communication Practices for Big Data Analytics
Project I-Responding to an Oil Spill Disaster: planning or abatement?