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NOAA-Supported Coral Reef Institute Finds Home in ...

On September 27, Nova Southeastern University officially opens a new research facility, the86,000-square-foot Center of Excellence forCoral Reef Ecosystems Science Research, which will host local, national, and international coral specialists ...
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Graduate Student to Present Research at Internatio...

Bob Crimian, a student in the College of Charleston Master of Science in Environmental Studies program was selected as one of six Student Fellows to present hisresearch at the international ...
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Methods in Marine Bioacoustics: Hands-on Research ...

This August, neighboring scientists in Beaufort, NC organized and taught a course focusing on the fundamentals of acoustics: communication and hearing ofmarine mammals, measuring impacts of ocean noise, fisheries sonar, ...
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NOAA’s National Ocean Service: September 201...

Looking for a little deep sea adventure? Today's Diving Deeper Shorts podcast explores how scientists map the sea floor and what a day is like on a research mission. Join ...
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Deep Coral Expert Leads Research Aboard Google Exe...

From August 26 to September 6, Schmidt Ocean Institute Fellow Peter Etnoyeris serving as chief scientist aboard the R/V Falkor, owned by the institute, as part of sea trials for ...
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‘Twilight’ Coral Ecosystems Research C...

The Pulley Ridge project research team and the R/V F.G. Walton Smith. Credit: Courtesy of R. Cowen. University scientists sponsored by NOAA are conducting a 14-day mission to study how ...
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2012 Esri International User Conference Highlights...

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science was one of only three NOAA offices invited to host an exhibit at the 2012 Esri International User Conference Exhibition Hall and speak ...
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FIS – Worldnews – NOAA vessel to map f...

Scientists from Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and partner agencies will depart Key West this week aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ship Nancy Foster to map fish ...
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Offshore wind farms will be encouraged in tracts a...

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 ...
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Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems Found to Host Species ...

Researchers in Hawaii recently discovered that coral habitats found at intermediate depths between 30-150 meters (about 100-490 feet) host some of the same species that live on coral reefs in ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in the US Caribbean/ Puerto Rico and St. Thomas from 2016-04-07 to 2016-04-26 (NCEI Accession 0157612)

NOAA's NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Team, in collaboration with NOAA Ship Nancy Foster, federal, academic, and private sector partners conducted the 2016 Seafloor Mapping of the US Caribbean project. Several areas of interest were explored and surveyd during the field mission in ...
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Water depth and reflectance collected from LADS Mk II Airborne System in Caribbean Sea and Puerto Rico from 2006-04-07 to 2006-05-15 (NCEI Accession 0153360)

These images represent LiDAR (Light Detection & Ranging) data collected by NOAA from the shoreline of southwestern Puerto Rico to about 50 meters in depth. Reflectivity was calculated for each sounding as the ratio of returned energy to transmitted energy, ...
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Water depth, acoustic backscatter, and other data collected from Nancy Foster and Fugro LADS Mark II Airborne System in Caribbean Sea and US Virgin Islands – Shoals from 2011-03-29 to 2011-04-16 (NCEI Accession 0131858)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) completed its eighth year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship Nancy Foster from March 29 to April 16, 2011. The objective of this project was to collect a ...
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Watersheds and coral reefs: conservation science, policy and implementation

Coral reefs worldwide are being degraded by human-induced disturbances, resulting in ecological, economic, and cultural losses. Runoff and sedimentation are among the greatest threats to the coastal reefs surrounding high islands and adjacent to continental landmasses. Existing scientific data identify ...
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Where, what, when, and why is bottom mapping needed? An on-line application to set priorities using expert opinion

Globally there is a lack of resources to survey the vast seafloor areas in need of basic mapping data. Consequently, smaller areas must be prioritized to address the most urgent needs. We developed a systematic, quantitative approach and on-line application ...
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White paper on Gulf of Mexico mercury fate and transport: applying scientific research to reduce the risk from mercury in Gulf of Mexico seafood

This white paper provides back ground and rationale for the priorities laid out in the Action Plan and summarizes our current understanding of mercury in the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. In addition, the Action Plan emphasizes the identification of special ...
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Working with video to improve deep-sea habitat characterization

Videos collected from ROVs empower people to explore the ocean from any location. Beyond the immediate value of revealing the mysteries of the deep ocean, video footage provides a rich data source that contributes to our fundamental understanding of the ...
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