2008, Oceanography 21(4):18–21, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.01
Richard A. Jahnke | Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Savannah, GA, USA. He served as Chair of the CoOP Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) from 2000–2008 and was an SSC committee member from 1995–1998.
Michael R. Roman | Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland, Cambridge, MD, USA. He served as CoOP SSC chair from 1993–1999 and was an SSC committee member from 1990–1993 and 1999–2001.
Kenneth H. Brink | Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA. He was instrumental in the creation of CoOP and was Chair of the SSC from 1990–1993 and a member of the SSC from 1993–1998.
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.
Jahnke, R.A., M.R. Roman, and K.H. Brink. 2008. Coastal Ocean Processes program: Advancing interdisciplinary research and technology development. Oceanography 21(4):18–21, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.01.