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NCCOS Scientists Met with Great Lakes Regional Committee to Discuss Enhanced NOAA Mussel Watch Capabilities for Answering Regional Management Questions on Contaminants

Representatives from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science met with the Federal-State Areas of Concern Coordinating Committee (FEDSTACC), a group of regional stakeholders from across the Great Lakes basin, to discuss the common goals of removing EPA-designated Beneficial Use Impairments (BUI) from designated sites and monitoring the recovery of EPA-designated Areas of Concern (AOCs), areas defined by […]

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NCCOS and NIST Scientists Propose Using “Chemical Footprints” to Enhance NOAA Mussel Watch Program’s Monitoring of EPA- designated Areas of Concern

EPA Region 5 in Chicago recently hosted the second meeting on “effects-based” monitoring in the Great Lakes and scientists from NCCOS’ Mussel Watch Program attended. Scientists have long recognized that chemical contaminant monitoring in environmental matrices is expensive and limited in its ability to identify ecological risk. Molecular, biochemical, histological and morphological changes in organisms are useful to risk […]

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Quagga and Zebra Mussel Research to be Published

Research conducted by scientists at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science’s (NCCOS) will be published as a chapter in, Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control, Second Edition, edited by Thomas Nalepa (NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory). The book will include over 30 chapters dealing with ecological consequences of dreissenid mussels in […]

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NOAA Program Awards $2.5 Million for Research on Great Lakes Invasive Species

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science has awarded $2.5 million to the University of Notre Dame and partners to predict the next wave of invasive species likely to enter the Great Lakes and to identify cost-effective countermeasures. The project will be taking a strategic, big picture, look at Great Lakes invasive species. Although NCCOS […]

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NOAA Offices Collaborate to Enhance Data and Information in the Great Lakes Region

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) staff are integrating efforts in the Great Lakes region to provide technology, information, and indicators to support sound decision making. Several NOAA projects and activities in the Great Lakes were reported at the US/Canada Regional Data Exchange meeting on October 29, 2007 in an effort to improve development and […]

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US Commerce Deputy Secretary Announced $2.5 Million to University of Michigan to Develop Forecasting for Dead Zones in Lake Erie

U.S. Commerce Deputy Secretary David A. Sampson today in Detroit announced NOAA has awarded $506,190 as the first installment in a five-year $2.5 million grant to the University of Michigan. The grant will be used to forecast the formation of hypoxia, or low-oxygen conditions known as dead zones in Lake Erie, and its influence on […]

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