What are the ecosystem impacts of Pacific sardine harvest?
The Ocean Modeling Forum helps managers, scientists, and the ocean community use models to take on complex ocean issues.
What We Do
We bring expert modelers together with scientists and participants across disciplines. We help managers frame questions, understand the strengths and limitations of different models, and learn how to incorporate models in their work. By creating an environment for experimentation and learning, the OMF is building the innovative models needed to tackle the ocean challenges of the future, and a community to support that exploration.
The OMF takes on a select number of projects each year so we can devote our full attention to them.
We’ll begin soliciting proposals for our next project in the Spring of 2018.
What makes a good OMF project?
Take a look at our past and present working groups to see what we’ve done so far. Not sure if you’re a fit? Drop us a note. Join our mailing list to be notified when we open our call for ideas.
OMF working groups address pressing ocean management topics using diverse modeling methods. Working group members are scholars from a range of natural and social scientific disciplines who work in an integrated and collaborative manner. Scientists work alongside stakeholders and managers to co-develop goals, approaches, and outputs.
How can we better incorporate human dimensions into the management of forage fish and their ecosystem?
How can population impacts of marine mammal bycatch be evaluated in fisheries with poor data availability or quality?