Comparative Analysis Of Marine Ecosystem Organization

CAMEO: 2009-2010 Selected Projects

CAMEO is pleased to announce the eight proposals selected for funding as the result of the 2009-10 Announcement of Opportunity.

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CAMEO: 2010-2011 Announcement of Opportunity
NOAA and NSF have released a new Announcement of Opportunity. Proposals are due January 7, 2011. Click here for more details.


Patterns of Connectivity in Northwest Atlantic Ecosystems CAMEO: Comparative analyses of natural and human influences on coral reef community structure, diversity, and resilience Fish productivity and fishing impacts compared across a range of marine ecosystems Developing linked watershed-marine ecosystem service models to evaluate coastal management Comparative Approaches to Predicting the Consequences of an Impending Re-Invasion: Top Predator Effects on Californian Nearshore Fisheries A novel tool for validating trophic position estimates in ecosystem-based fisheries models Using interdecadal comparisons to understand trade-offs between abundance and condition in fishery ecosystems Multiscale models of Hawaii's coral reef communities
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The Comparative Analysis of Marine Ecosystem Organization (CAMEO) program is implemented as a partnership between the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service and National Science Foundation Division of Ocean Sciences. The purpose of CAMEO is to strengthen the scientific basis for an ecosystem approach to the stewardship of our ocean and coastal living marine resources...

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Science Plan

The Draft CAMEO Science Plan describes the overarching goal and the science needed for the Comparative Analysis of Marine Ecosystem Organizations (CAMEO) research program. The Plan has two parts. Part 1 describes key scientific questions to guide fundamental research that would facilitate an ecosystem approach to management of living marine resources. Part 2 of the plan will...

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News and Events

September 14, 2010

The CAMEO program is excited about many recent activities. Here is a brief description of some of latest events:


July 15, 2010

Comparative analysis of marine ecosystems: international production modelling workshop

CAMEO co-sponsored a trilateral production modelling workshop on May 10-14, 2010 in Woods Hole, MA. 28 researchers from the U.S., Canada, and Norway met to quantify the importance of biophysical processes, trophodynamics and fishing on productivity in 11 northern marine ecosystems.Read More..

June 22, 2010

CAMEO workshop on end-to-end modeling in marine ecosystems

CAMEO principal investigators John Steele, Kerim Aydin, Dian Gifford, and Eileen Hofmann hosted a workshop in April 2010 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on end-to-end modeling in marine ecosystems. Approximately 30 federal and academic scientists from across the United States attended. Read More..


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