Farallon Institute's Multivariate Ocean Climate Indicator (MOCI) published

Marisol Garcia-Reyes and Bill Sydeman have a new paper in the journal Ecological Indicators this week in which they publish the Multivariate Ocean Climate Indicator (MOCI).  MOCI is a regional indicator of marine environmental conditions for the central and southern California Current.  It accurately represents ocean-climate variability and major climate events such as El Ninos and the recent North Pacific phenomenon "The Blob".  MOCI also relates well to biological measurements across trophic levels, including copepod abundance, rockfish growth, and seabird reproductive metrics.  Since the data that are used to create MOCI are found online, MOCI is easily update-able and will be updated quarterly.  More information about MOCI and the index itself can be found here.