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EcoForecasting Program

Ecological Forecasting CSCOR is committed to providing decision makers with high-quality scientific information and predictive tools that provide the underpinnings for ecosystem-based management in coastal regions. The development of ecological forecasts (i.e., the capability to predict the effects and interactions of environmental variability and anthropogenic stressors on coastal ecosystems, and the impacts of management actions on ecosystems and coastal economies) has been the driving force behind CSCOR's and COP's ecosystem research for well over a decade. In much the same way a weather forecast or economic forecast can help society plan for future contingencies, an ecological forecasting capability is necessary for environmental managers to make informed decisions regarding alternative management scenarios. Ecological forecasts can lead to better decision-making, better communication between scientists and managers, and help to set science priorities for the future. More

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