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International Harmful Algal Bloom Panel Convenes to Decide Future HAB Activities

On April 28-30, 2013, Dr. Robert Magnien of NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) chaired the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms (IPHAB).  This year, IPHAB reviewed progress on harmful algae priorities and initiatives in partnership with other international organizations such as International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and the […]

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Spring into NCCOS Science Dive Training in Alaska!

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Kasitsna Bay Laboratory near Seldovia, Alaska hosted 18 science divers during its spring 2013 class run in partnership with University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Near-freezing water temperatures and fresh snow – normal spring conditions in south-central Alaska – provided the divers with great training in cold-water and dry […]

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NCCOS-supported Student Wins Award 2013 Research Forum Award

NCCOS-supported University of Central Florida (UCF) graduate student, Matthew Bilskie, won the Engineering, Computer Science, Modeling and Simulation category at the 2013 University of Central Florida Graduate Research Forum in April.  Matt is currently working on the NCCOS Ecological Effects of Sea level Rise project in the northern Gulf of Mexico. His award-winning poster described his large-scale, high […]

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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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Palauan Researcher Receives Prestigious 2013 Pew Fellowship

The Pew Charitable Trusts organization recently awarded Yimnang Golbuu, CEO and Chief Researcher of the Palau International Coral Reef Center a 2013 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation to assess the connectivity of marine protected areas in Palau.  PICRC researchers and colleagues developed a hydrodynamic model to track coral and fish larvae as they move through […]

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Hotel Kasitsna: NCCOS Lodges Coast Guardsmen Raising Storm-sunk Boats

A 5-foot snowfall created a snowy winter wonderland just before Christmas near the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Kasitsna Bay Laboratory in south-central Alaska. However, the heavy snow also sank two old, 50-foot fishing vessels in nearby Jakolof Bay, when one vessel capsized on top of the other. The U.S. Coast Guard oversaw salvage operations in […]

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Habitat for Humanity and NCCOS: Helping Build a Community

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science’s Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research (CCEHBR) recently repurposed one of its chemistry laboratories. Old copper tubing was dismantled and donated to Sea Island Habitat for Humanity. Instead of going to a landfill, the copper will be recycled, and the money will support home-building efforts. Sea […]

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