Atlantic Hurricane Season Shows No Signs of Slowing

August 4, 2021 – The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is well underway, and atmospheric and oceanic conditions remain conducive for an above-average hurricane season, according to the annual mid-season update issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The latest outlook reflects that the number of expected named storms (winds of 39 mph or greater)…

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June 2021 was the 5th warmest June on record for the globe

June 2021 placed as fifth-warmest June in the 142-year global climate record. The year-to-date (through June) average global temperature ranked eighth highest on record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Here’s a closer look into NOAA’s latest monthly global climate report: Climate by the numbers June 2021 The average global surface (land and ocean) temperature in…

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RV Sally Ride Discovers Massive DDT Dump off Los Angeles

April 26, 2021 – An expedition led by UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography mapped more than 36,000 acres of seafloor between Santa Catalina Island and the Los Angeles coast in a region previously found to contain high levels of the toxic chemical DDT in sediments and the ecosystem. The survey on Research Vessel (R/V) Sally Ride identified an…

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Recent Tests Advance Drone Use for Laser Target Firing

November 24, 2020 – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) researchers recently took an idea to use drones to test and evaluate ships’ new laser weapons a step further by successfully launching and landing one from a moving ship. From a few miles off the Port Hueneme coast, NSWC PHD Research and Technology Applications Manager Alan Jaeger…

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Vestdavit wins long-term service agreement with NOAA

October 16, 2020 – Leading boat launch and recovery systems supplier Vestdavit has secured a far-reaching frame agreement to provide service, support and spares for the variety of marine davits it has supplied to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA operates a fleet of research and survey vessels that conduct a wide variety of missions, including oceanographic research,…

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NOAA improves marine navigation near Georgia and New Hampshire naval bases

September 10, 2020 – Two new Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems, also known as PORTSⓇ, are improving maritime safety near Kings Bay, Georgia, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, near two U.S. Navy installations. NOAA and the U.S. Navy partnered to install the first new PORTS in two years, the 34th and 35th in the nationwide network. The system near Naval Submarine Base…

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Sea Turtle Week 2020: Celebrating Sea Turtle Conservation

A juvenile green turtle swimming in the open ocean. Photo: Witherington – Our Sea Turtles. Blair and Dawn Witherington. NOAA Fisheries is committed to the protection, conservation, and recovery of sea turtles. We conduct research to inform conservation management actions and we work closely with our partners to advance conservation and recovery of these amazing animals. Celebrating Sea Turtles Welcome…

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Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc to Share Data With NOAA

April 21, 2020 – NOAA has forged a formal agreement with Vulcan Inc., the company created by the late Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, to share data resulting from the two organization’s ocean work. Both NOAA and Vulcan share a mission to advance the public’s understanding of the value and importance of the global ocean. Through a new…

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