Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 21 Issue 04

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Volume 21, No. 4
Pages 18 - 21

Coastal Ocean Processes Program: Advancing Interdisciplinary Research and Technology Development

Richard A. Jahnke Michael R. Roman Kenneth H. Brink
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Coastal ecosystems provide major research challenges because of the diversity of their environments and habitats and their high spatial and temporal variability. The magnitude of mass exchanges and organism populations, and the proximity of coastal systems to human populations, necessitate an improved understanding of these ecosystems. Because of the complexity and, in many cases, interdependency of interactions, significant advancement requires a holistic, interdisciplinary approach.


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