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NCCOS and IPO Attend Global Partnership on Nutrient Management Meeting

The Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (GPNM), a group comprised of a variety of agencies and governments, promotes nutrient management for food safety and natural resource conservation. Representatives from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and NOS’ International Program Office (IPO), two groups with experience related to nutrient management and the effects of […]

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NCCOS data informs new International Joint Commission Report on Health of Great Lakes

The International Joint Commission (IJC), an organization addressing boundary water issues between Canada and the U.S., has released its 16th Biennial Report on Great Lakes Water Quality, which includes a brief summary report based on NCCOS Mussel Watch Program (MWP) data. The IJC has chosen mussels as one of seven indicators of chemical integrity when […]

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NCCOS Scientists Collaborate with GLERL and University Researchers for Improved HAB Forecasting.

From June 4 – 6, Researchers from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) met with Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL) and regional university scientists from Heidelberg University, University of Toledo, Ohio State University, and the University of Michigan at the International Great Lakes Conference in Lafayette, IN.  Participants developed new collaborative efforts […]

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NOAA Researchers Earn New Certification in Sciences Wildlife Forensics

NOAA scientists Kathy Moore and Trey Knott of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, and Piper Schwenke of NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center are among the first scientists to be certified in the discipline of Wildlife Forensics. The new certification program is in response to a 2009 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report, “Strengthening […]

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NOS and NMFS Help Connecticut Improve its Shellfish Siting Decision Tool in Long Island Sound

On May 16-17, researchers from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and National Marine Fisheries Service  met with partners from Connecticut Sea Grant, the University of Connecticut, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review developments for a NOAA Aquaculture Program project. The project will merge data from NCCOS’s Farm Aquaculture Resource Management […]

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White House Nutrient Challenge Prize Aimed at Reducing Nutrient Pollution

In response to the limited success of current efforts to reduce nutrient pollution, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is developing a “Challenge Prize” to promote new and faster innovations to address problems such as excess nitrogen and phosphorous (P), and the toxic algal blooms and low oxygen levels they produce. […]

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NOS Seminar Series: BOEM Highlights NCCOS Research Collaboration and Contributions

On May 3, Drs. Rodney Cluck and Brad Blythe of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Environmental Studies Program (BOEM ESP) presented examples of collaborations with NOAA and other federal agencies during the NOS Seminar Series. One of the most highest-attended seminars, it highlighted two recent projects with the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science […]

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