This Working Group will conduct the synthesis of the foundational Environmental Time Series Observations (ETSOs). According to the schedule and duties described in the NPESR Implementation Plan (Qingdao, October 2015), the WG will coordinate and communicate with the SG-NPESR3, the NPESR Editorial Board, and other concerned parties to effect an orderly transition of duties as the work of the Study Group is concluded after PICES-2016.
Following PICES-2016, the Working Group will work with the Editorial Board and the authors of the individual ETSOs to develop regional syntheses, culminating in a North Pacific synthesis. Following production of the North Pacific synthesis, the WG will serve as editors for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Resource Ecology and Ecosystem Modeling project as it produces the regional syntheses and these are combined into a web-published NPESR3. At the pleasure of the Editorial Board, the Science Board and Governing Council, the Working Group may participate in developing and producing NPESR publications in other formats. For definition of items listed in the terms of reference and more precise scheduling information please refer to the Third Ecosystem Status Report Implementation Plan.