Spanish Navy Tall Ship Receives Certificate From NOAA

January 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – This week the school ship “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” has received from the “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration” (NOAA) the certificate of responsibility by which he is recognized with the highest of ratings on commitment and compliance with restrictions at the Stellwagen whale sanctuary in the North Atlantic. During its XCI instruction cruise, specifically…

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NOAA in the Great Lakes supports inter-agency search for WWII aircraft

Did you know that there are about 120 World War II era aircraft lying at the bottom of Lake Michigan? The Navy used these aircraft to train and certify pilots to take off and land from aircraft carriers during World War II. U.S. Naval operations along Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes, began in 1923. Between 1923 and 1942, operations…

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A Year Locked in Ice

September 20, 2019 – The most ambitious research expedition ever to target the central Arctic got underway as the German icebreaker RV Polarstern pulled out of Tromso on September 20, destined for an ice floe where it will serve as a drifting base for hundreds of scientists during the next 13 months. More than 10 years after CIRES scientist Matthew…

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Partnerships Promote Better Understanding of the North Atlantic as a Whole

by Dr. Martha Nizinski, NOAA Fisheries National Systematics Laboratory We often hear the statement that “it takes a village” to describe accomplishments that may not have been realized without a little help from our friends. So too is the case for scientific exploration and discovery. No matter the ocean, country, or province, many of the fundamental questions asked by the…

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NOAA increases chance for above-normal hurricane season

August 8, 2019 – NOAA forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two named storms have formed so far this year and the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October, are now underway. “NOAA will continue to deliver the information that the public…

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Watch live: NOAA expedition to unexplored waters off U.S. Southeast coast

June 20, 2019 – Curious about what lies and lives deep beneath the surface of the ocean? Now’s your chance to see it with your own eyes. From June 21-July 11, tune into NOAA’s live video broadcasts of dives to depths as deep as two miles (3,200 meters) as part of an expedition off the southeastern coast of the United States. After collecting high-resolution…

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Peeking Inside the Anatomy of a Derelict Vessel

By Doug Helton The waterways and coastlines of the U.S. are a national resource, providing critical habitat, supporting jobs and providing views and recreation, but they are also a dumping ground for sunken, abandoned, and derelict vessels. Abandoned and derelict vessels (ADVs) are a problem in most ports and waterways. Some are dilapidated but still afloat, and others are left…

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The North American Satellite Tracking of Pollution (NASTOP) Program

On May 2, 2018, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its counterpart in the north, Environment and Climate Change Canada, worked together to create the North American Satellite Tracking of Pollution (NASTOP) Program to bolster our shared capacity to respond to marine pollution events. Much like NOAA, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) works to preserve and enhance the…

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Top Five Weird Ocean Phenomena

The ocean may conjure images of beautiful waves, shipwrecks, and marine life. But strange thingshappen in the ocean as a result of weather and currents. The five events described below are just a few of them. 1. St. Elmo’s Fire St. Elmo’s Fire is a colorful discharge of atmospheric electricity that typically occurs during a thunderstorm. When a sharp object (such as a ship’s…

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NOAA Awards Teledyne Webb Research $7 Million IDIQ Contract

October 4, 2018 – Teledyne Webb Research, a division of Teledyne Technologies and a leading provider of neutrally buoyant, autonomous drifters and profilers, autonomous underwater gliding vehicles, and moored underwater sound sources, has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the provision of Slocum gliders, sensors, and service components. The award…

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