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    A new plan for pelagic ecological research within the US AMLR Program

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    Document Number:
    C. Reiss and G. Watters
    Submitted By:
    Dr George Watters (United States of America)
    Approved By:
    Dr George Watters (United States of America)

    This document outlines the concept and rationale for movement to an instrument-based (moorings and gliders) program of oceanographic and ecological observations and research to support the U.S. commitment to CCAMLR and ecosystem science in the Southern Ocean. The U.S. AMLR Program's historical ship-based approach is no longer economically feasible. An instrument-based research program, in lieu of a ship-based research program, can reduce costs while still achieving NOAA’s mission in the Antarctic.