What's New - 11 years of HEED 1995-2006

News Features:

  • Audubon Magazine - highlights the HEED project and data. June 2000 issueSee Archives June
  • Scientific American June 1999
  • Science News Jan 30 1999
  • earthcrash/news/1999/01/30-1 Multilingual Translations
  • Scout Report on Science & Eng.
  • NY Times articles
  • Scientific American Frontiers
  • Bill Curtis Special
  • NKI Japan Interview
  • CNN Segment
  • Baltic Regional Program Newsletter


    Office News - Updated April 2006

  • Gulf of Mexico LME project time-line established
  • Automated Disturbance Reporting System Online
  • Disturbances continue to be reported to HEED Project Office
  • HEED MD Website Renovated
  • Online Web database reporting is now available.
  • Interactive GIS tied to the database - now available
  • Baltic LME project has started
  • EPA GMNET projects have started
  • Project office moves to Aquatic Research Laboratory - Teaneck, NJ
  • HEED MD project moves from Columbia University to Consortium HQ
  • Columbia University Hosts HEED MD Project
  • UNH Office of Sustainability Programs and Climate Change Research Center, University of New Hampshire supports/hosts HEED Program Offices.
  • HEED Project moves from Harvard University Dept. Earth Sciences to Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health Offices

    Outreach Efforts:

    Ecosystem Indicators - European Environmental Agency, Briefing for Executive Director, Copenhagen, Denmark (Nov. 2003)

    Multiple Marine Ecological Disturbance - International Council for the Exporation of the Sea (ICES. Copenhagen, DK (Nov. 2003).

    U.S. Marine Ecosystem Monitoring Programs. US ICES delegate to study group on Ecosystem Health, Gdynia, Poland (Nov. 2003).

    Ecosystem Health - Baltic Sea Regional Program. ICES Study Group Pollution and Ecosystem health, Gdynia Poland (Nov. 2003).

    The HEED MMED Approach for the Baltic. ICES Study Group Pollution and Ecosystem Health, Gdynia Poland (Nov. 2003).

    Lobster Health Issues and the Environment in Rhode Island Workshop, URI-GSO Narragansett, RI (2003)


    Columbia University, CERC, Conservation Medicine Guest Lecture (April 2002)

    Toxicology and EPA Superfund Symposium. Duke University Durham, NC ( April 2002)

    Global Ocean Observation System. Oceans.US Arlie House, Warrenton,
    VA (March 2002)

    Evaluation of Health /Performance: Sex and Money Lecture. Computer
    Measurement Group. Anahiem CA (Dec 2001)

    Consortium for Conservation Medicine Retreat Tufts University School
    of Veterinary Medicine (October 2001)

    Bioscapes - Integrating Conservation Objectives in NY Landscapes. Wildlife Trust, Tarrytown, NY (September
    2001)

    Interdisciplinarity - Biogeosciences at the Threshold Workshop,
    American Geophysical Union, Elkridge, MD (March 2001)

    Establishing Baseline Trends in the Health of California's Marine
    Ecosystems- NMFS, UC Santa Cruz (Jan. 2001)

    Marine Ecosystem Health Assessment of the Eastern Pacific Ocean-
    Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (Jan. 2001)

    Correlation of Diverse Disturbance Data to Better Understand Climate
    Variability, AGU SaFr. Session.co-chair (Dec. 2000)

    Rock Crab Gender and Commodities Trading AI & Neural Networks
    - Greenwich Tech. Partners NY, NY (Dec. 2000)

    Data Archiving - Earth Oceans and Space Seminar University of New
    Hampshire. Durham, NH (October 2000)

    Marine Disturbance - Marine Sentinels Workshop. Wildlife Preservation
    Trust Tarrytown, NY (October 2000)

    Ecological Indicators -U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 5th
    Annual NHEERL Conference. Durham, NC (May 2000)

    Tracking Marine Morbidity - U. S. Environmental Protection Agency,
    Gulf Ecology Division NHEERL, FL (Feb. 2000)

    Wild Life Preservation Trust International
    and CIESIN Talk. Columbia University.
    Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (Dec. 1999)

    Marine Disease Data Mining - Health
    of the Oceans, UN IOC NIEHS Workshop
    - Bermuda Biological St.
    (Nov. 1999).

    Marine Data Standards- Estuarine Research Federation International
    Workshop. New Orleans (Sep. 1999).

    Baltic Sea Information System Development- Sea Fisheries Institute,
    Gdnya, Poland (July 1999).

    HEED Data System -Coastal Global Ocean Obs. System Workshop. Chesapeake
    Bio. Lab. Solomons, MD (May 1999).

    New England Climate Change, Health and Water Resources Workshops,
    Univ. of NH (Mar. 1999)

    State of the World's Ecosystems- World Resources Institute, Experts
    Meeting, World Bank, NY (Feb. 1999).

    Marine Information Survey Methods- U. S. General Accounting Office.
    Water Div. Boston, MA (Jan. 1999).

    Health of the Oceans Congressional Briefing, Washington D.C. and
    Press Conference (December 1998).

    Pfiesteria piscicida and Climate. American Public Health Association,
    Pfiesteria Workshop, D. C. (Dec. 1998)

    Marine Data Mining- New England Estuarine Research Society Fall
    Meeting, Woods Hole, MA (Oct. 1998).

    Gulf Breeze Workshop on CGOOS and HAB databases, NHEERL, GED, EPA,
    FL (fall 1998)

    Marine Data Rescue - National Ocean Data Center. National Oceanic
    and Atmospheric Administration (June 1998).

    Year of the Oceans, New England Regional Telecast. Boston, MA (June
    1998)

    HEED Global Change Program- Environmental Protection Agency- Narragansett,
    RI (April 1998).

    New England Aquarium, Lowell Lecture Series. Marine Disease Exhibit.
    Boston, MA (April 1998)

    Harvard School of Public Health & Boston Museum of Science Family
    Sci. Weekend.Museum of Science, Cambridge MA (March 1998)

    Global Database & Marine GIS-
    International Soc. for Aquatic Animal Health Conference
    , Baltimore,
    MD. (August. 1998).

    Inventory of Disease Data- Maryland DNR Fisheries Service. Lesion
    Workshop. Oxford, MD (July 1998).

    NOAA Site Visit . Kirk Waters(NOAA-CSC) and Pat Tester (NOAA-COP),Durham,
    NH. (January 1998).

    Climate, Oceans and Health- U. S. National Research Council- Ocean
    Studies Board. Washington, D. C. (Nov, 1997).

    Marine Disturbance Data Warehousing Plenary Speaker - U. S. National
    Academy of Sciences-

    National Research Council Conf.
    on Scientific and Technical Data Exchange and Integration
    ,–
    Bethesda MD (December 1997).

    Coastal Zone 97. Boston, MA (summer 1997).

    HEED Dept. of Health Statistics Talk. Harvard School of Public Health. Boston MA
    ( 1997).

     HEED Publications

    see publications page for more recent publications

    1. Sherman. B. H., 2000. Marine Ecosystem Health as an Expression
      of Morbidity, Mortality and Disease Events (Chapter in Volume
      1). Seas at the Millennium. An Environmental Evaluation. Edited
      by C. Sheppard Elsevier Science, New York. 2010p.
    2. Sherman, B. H. 2000. Marine Disease, Morbidity and Mortality,
      Toward a Baltic Sea Information System. Proceedings of the International
      Symposium on Fisheries Ecosystem Research and Assessments. Sea
      Fisheries Institute, Morski Instytut Rybacki. Gdynia, Poland.
      July 5- 6 1999 (Submitted: Special Issue of the Bulletin of the
      Sea Fisheries Institute).
    3. Hayes, M. L., J. Bonaventura, T. P. Mitchell, B. H. Sherman,
      J. M. Prospero, E. A. Shinn, F. V. Dolah, R. T. Barber. 2000.
      Climate forcing harmful algae blooms and major marine ecological
      disturbances, a functional relationship? Submitted Oct. 15, 1999
      to Hydrobiologia: The International Journal on Limnology and Marine
      Sciences. W. Junk Publishers. The Hague.
    4. Epstein, P. R, B. H. Sherman, and J. Rose, 2000. Health, Climate
      and Water Resources. In US Global Change Research Program’s National
      Assessment of Potential Consequences of Climate Change and Variability
      (S. M. Bernard, J. Patz, M. McGeehin and J. Scheraga eds., Health
      Assessment) (In Review).
    5. Sherman, B. H., W. S. Fisher and P. R. Epstein, 2000. Methodology
      for Marine Disturbance Impact Evaluation. Marine Pollution Bulletin
      (Special Issue). In Preparation.
    6. Sherman, B. H. 1999. Disturbance Indicators for Time Series
      Reconstruction and Marine Ecosystem Health Impact Assessment.
      Ph.D. Dissertation.(175pgs) - Could someone help me publish this?
      I could really use the Diploma!!!!!.
    7. Harvell, C. D., Kim, K., Burkholder, J. M., Colwell, R. R.,
      Epstein, P. R., Grimes, D. J., Hofmann, E. E., Lipp, E. K., Osterhaus,
      A. D. M. E., Overstreet, R. M., Porter, J. W., Smith G. W., and
      G. R. Vasta. 1999. Emerging marine diseases Climate links and
      anthropogenic factors. Science 285:1505-1510.
    8. Fisher, W. S. and B. H. Sherman, 1999. Integrated monitoring
      of marine disease and mortality. 91 st Annual Meeting of the National
      Shellfisheries Assoc. Halifax, Canada, April 1999. J. Shellfish
      Res. 18: 318
    9. Sherman, B. H. 1999. Tracking Marine Disturbance Morbidity and
      Mortality. A Retrospective Data Analysis and Prototype Monitoring
      System. In Causes and Effects of Ulcerative Lesions in fish. Proceedings
      of a Workshop Easton, Maryland August 11- 12, 1998. Eds. S. J.
      Jordan C. J. Sindermann, A. Rosenfield, E. B. Maryland Department
      of Natural Resources Fisheries Service Paul S. Sarbanes Cooperative
      Oxford Laboratory July, 1999.
    10. Epsetin, P.R. 1999. Large Marine Ecosystem Helath and Human
      Health. in H. Kumpf, K. Steidinger and K. Sherman (eds). Gulf
      of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem . Assessment, Sustainaibility,
      and Managment H. Kumpf, K. Steidinger and K. Sherman (eds). pp.
      459-475.
    11. Bernard S. M., J. Rose, B. H. Sherman, M. McGeehin J. Scheraga,
      J. Patz. 1999. Water, Health, and Climate: Assessing the Potential
      Consequences of Climate Change and Variability on Waterborne Disease
      Risk. The American Water Resources Association 1999 Conference.
      Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change to Water
      Resources of the US Atlanta, Georgia, May 10- 12, 1999
    12. Fisher, W. S., P. R. Epstein, and B. H. Sherman 1999. Overview
      of health, ecological and economic dimensions of global change:
      tracking marine disturbance and disease. In: T. J. O’Shea, R.
      R. Reeves and A. K. Long (editors) Marine Mammals and Persistent
      Ocean Contaminants. Marine Mammal Commission, pp. 113- 116
    13. Epstein, P. R., B. H. Sherman and E. Spanger- Siegfried (Eds),
      1999. Extreme Weather Events. The Health and Economic Consequences
      of the 1997- 1998 El Nino and La Nina. The Center for Health and
      the Global Environment. Harvard Medical School. January 1999.
    14. HEED 1998. Health Ecological and Economic Dimensions of Global
      Change Program. Marine Ecosystems: Emerging Diseases As Indicators
      Of Change. Health of the Oceans from Labrador to Venezuela. Year
      of the Ocean Special Report. NOAA- OGP and NASA Grant number NA56GP
      0623. (Eds.) P. R. Epstein, B. H. Sherman, E. S. Siegfried, A
      Langston, S Prasad, B. Mckay. December 1998. Published by The
      Center for Conservation Medicine and CHGE Harvard Medical School,
      Boston, MA. 85p.
    15. Sherman. B. H. 1997. "Health, Ecological, and Economic Dimensions
      of Global Change: Tracking Marine Disturbance and Disease," Proceedings
      of the National Academy of Sciences - Conference on Scientific
      and Technical Data Exchange and Integration. Sponsored by the
      U. S. National Committee for CODATA, National Research Council.
      NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. Dec. 15- 17, 1997.
    16. Sherman, B. H. 1994. "Toward a Unified Environmental Studies:
      Theory and Method for Landscape Ecological Assessment, Monitoring,
      and Management of Multijurisdictional Regions." Masters Thesis,
      Institute for Environmental Studies Land Resources Program. University
      of WI- Madison (1994).

    We Are Going In All Directions:

  • Ben Sherman is finally analyzing MMED data and
    is looking for co-authors for the many review articles that
    will be spawned from this project - Ben is currently the
    custodian of the project and runs the Project Office in New Jersey
  • Lauren Hauser moved to Florida
  • Amy Langston moved to Oregon.
  • Erika Siegfried moved to Boston.
  • Sandip Prasad moved to England
  • Paul Epstein is working on a Re-Insurance Project at CHGE.