Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Kevin Werner
Science and Research Director Northwest Fisheries Science Center
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
206-860-6795 office
206-390-4949 mobile
Dr. Michael Liddel
Statistician for NOAA Fisheries, Office of Science and Technology

NOAA website

NOAA CESU Guidelines will be available soon.

Key Education, Research, and Technical Assistance Needs

NOAA Fisheries Service has six science centers that conduct basic research to support the management arm.

Fisheries research needs:

  • Marine fisheries ecosystems
  • Coastal ecosystems
  • Species and habitats at risk
  • Recovery research
  • Monitoring of stock status
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Wave energy
  • Dam passage (Open Rivers program)
  • Quantitative aspects
  • Salmon
  • Marine mammals