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Scientist Honored for Forging Internship Opportunities

On October 19, NCCOS scientist Dr. Teresa McTigue was awarded the University of Maryland’s 2012 Distinguished Alumna Award by the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences’s Department of Biology. Dr. McTigue was honored for her commitment to supporting and enhancing undergraduate programs and her work to establish NOAA internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students […]

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Extreme Weather: A Mixed Bag for Dead Zones | WRI Insights

This post was co-authored with Bob Diaz, a WRI partner and professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. This year’s extreme weather events—a warm winter, even warmer summer, and a drought that covered nearly two-thirds of the continental United States—has certainly caused its fair share of damages. But despite the crop failures, water shortages, […]

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Modeling Efforts Aim to Improve Chesapeake Bay Seasonal Hypoxia Forecasts

Ecological forecasts help resource managers better understand their management options, the likely effects of their decisions, and consequences of their actions.  In the Chesapeake Bay, deep portions provide more habitats for fish, shellfish and crabs.  However, during the summer, deeper waters are too dark for plants to grow and create oxygen by photosynthesis so oxygen […]

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Offshore wind farms will be encouraged in tracts along the East Coast – The Washington Post

The federal government is poised to auction to wind farm developers 2,434 square miles of the continental shelf in the Atlantic Ocean, which would allow wind farms to sprout 10 miles off the shores of six states, from Massachusetts to Virginia. Extensive efforts are underway to avoid the fiasco of the first proposed offshore wind […]

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Fire destroys research vessel – The Star Democrat: Local News

A fire Monday morning (June 25, 2012) destroyed a 55-foot research vessel owned by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration undergoing repairs at the Cambridge Yacht Maintenance boatyard on Cambridge Creek. The RV Laidly caught fire around 8:56 a.m. Monday, according to investigators for the Maryland State Fire Marshal(…) NOAA’s (National Ocean Service) had operated […]

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Latest Oxford Day Shines Light on Laboratory

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science’s Cooperative Oxford Laboratory (COL) recently conducted an open house in conjunction with the Town of Oxford’s yearly Oxford Day event. The Cooperative Oxford Laboratory is a partnership among NOAA, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and U.S. Coast Guard. The open house is a means to inform the public […]

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Europe loses sight of Earth : Nature News & Comment

With hopes fading fast for the crippled Earth-observing satellite Envisat, researchers are warning that delays to its replacements will leave Europe lacking vital monitoring data for years to come. Launched in 2002, Envisat is the largest environmental satellite ever built and the mainstay of the Earth-observing programme for the European Space Agency (ESA). The 8.2-tonne […]

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