Project Title: PICSI Project 8: Instrumentation and environmental monitoring
Project Summary

Environmental data loggers have been opportunistically deployed and collected on Pisces submersible dives over the last few years such that an acoustic current meter and 9 flow meters with thermographs, which are all still on the bottom waiting for recovery. This project will recover these instruments and their data to create a coordinated approach to documented environmental differences at known sites.

Anticipated Management Application(s)  None Defined
Location(s):
  • Main Hawaiian Islands
Point of Contact: Office of the Point of Contact:
  • NMFS PIFSC
Project Title: PICSI Project 8: Instrumentation and environmental monitoring
Methods/Approach

In 2015 we will seek boat time and ROV capability to recover this equipment.  Also in 2015 we will develop landers with an improved suite of sensors to deploy at known sites in a comparative approach that characterizes the year round environment of deep coral assemblages.  The landers will be recovered in 2016, and new ones will be deployed. These landers will be recovered in 2017 and the data analyzed by a post-doc with the appropriate data analysis experience to move the findings directly to publication.

Project Results and Management Outcomes

Funding for this fieldwork project resulted in a publication: Settlement, colonization, and succession patterns of gold coral Kulamanamana haumeaae in Hawaiian deep coral assemblages (Parrish 2015) 

Project Title: PICSI Project 8: Instrumentation and environmental monitoring
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