The broad-scale studies will involve both bank-wide surveys and moored instrumentation. The broad-scale surveys will identify changes in the abundance of populations between survey periods and document the spatial extent of biological and physical conditions monitored on a finer temporal scale by moored instruments. The surveys also will provide the link between satellite imagery and the sub-surface oceanography. Mechanistic explanations for the biological and physical changes occuring on a bank-wide basis must come from interpretation of complementing biological and physical process studies. These interpretations will be supported by the development and use of models. The broad-scale information will guide the placement and allocation of effort in the smaller-scale process studies and will be needed a posteriori to interpret the relative influence of the various processes on the population as a whole.