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NOAA Administrator Honors NCCOS Employees

At the 2013 NOAA Administrator and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony, Acting NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan recognized four NCCOS employees for accomplishments that brought unusual credit to NOAA and the Department of Commerce. The following NCCOS employees received the Administrator’s Award: Kimberly Puglise, Felix Martinez, and Michael Dowgiallo for “leading foundational research and consensus building […]

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NCCOS Expertise Contributes to U.S. National Climate Assessment

Four NCCOS scientists wrote a NOAA technical report on “Oceans and Marine Resources in a Changing Climate” that led to a chapter in the Third National Climate Assessment (2013), produced by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Carol Auer, Quay Dortch, Elizabeth Jewett, and Cary Lopez participated in this comprehensive review, wherein 63 experts examined […]

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California Red Tides and Other Algal Blooms Explained

The importance of algal blooms to the ecology of the ocean, including harmful red tides, is highlighted in a new “podcast” from the California nonprofit “Thank You Ocean Campaign.”  The podcast, entitled “Should We Fear Red tides?,” features Dr. Raphael Kudela from the University of California Santa Cruz. Dr. Kudela explains why harmful algal blooms […]

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New Research Shows Both Blooms and Toxicity of Harmful Freshwater Blue-Green Algae Controlled by Nutrients; Genetic Adaptability is Key

In freshwaters around the world blooms of cyanobacteria (commonly known as blue-green algae) are considered a serious health problem due to their potential to release toxins that can poison and kill humans, pets and livestock. What controls the growth of these cyanobacteria and their associated toxicity? New NCCOS-sponsored research shows how harmful cyanobacteria blooms in […]

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NCCOS Employee Honored for Professional Achievement

On May 7, 2012, NCCOS’s Ms. Carol Auer received a NOAA Distinguished Career Award for her long-term commitment to advancing the Nation’s preparedness for the ecosystem impacts of sea level rise. Ms. Auer’s dedicated career in the National Ocean Service spanned thirty-five years analyzing tides and water levels for the Nation and pioneering studies on the […]

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Website Overhaul Brings Coastal Science Information into the Twenty-first Century

After a few years of planning, sweat, tears, scores of meetings, loads of paperwork, and 3 different acting deputy directors, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science soft-released its new, audience-focused website in October of 2012 and we continue to roll out more enhancements and features. The goal of the revised site is to consolidate […]

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Russell Callender selected as the new director: Announcement from David Kennedy

I am delighted to announce that Russell Callender, Ph.D., has accepted the position as director of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). Since August 2009, Dr. Callender has served as NCCOS’s acting director. In this role, Dr. Callender quickly distinguished himself as a manager who put people first and kept his eye on […]

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Employees Honored for Accomplishments

The 2012 NOS Diversity Day and Employee Recognition award ceremony highlighted several NCCOS staff for their exceptional contributions to the NOS mission. Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Turner received an NOS Employee of the Year Award for her nearly 20-year effort developing, enhancing, and sustaining NOAA’s ecological forecasting capabilities. Erik Ebert of Beaufort, NC garnered a Team […]

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