Youyu Lu

Dalhousie University

($78,000 over 1 year, awarded 2010)

Accurate ocean forecasts are necessary to the work of Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), yet there is currently no formal framework for incorporating ocean forecasts into fisheries management and assessment models. This project reduces significantly the gap between DFO’s fisheries management and assessment models and Environment Canada’s (EC) ocean weather forecasting.  By linking ocean forecasts directly to decisions made to manage fisheries activities, DFO and EC will achieve their priority objectives of sound ecosystem and ocean management for the benefit of economic development in Canada.