Category Archives: Biogeography Branch

NCCOS Acknowledged for Development of Innovative Mapping Tool

NCCOS Receives Award for Excellence in GIS By Ken Buja, NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science were honored this year with the Esri Special Achievement in GIS award. This award, presented at the 2013 Esri International User Conference … Continue reading

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Vol. 2, Issue 1 – NOAA in the Caribbean Newsletter: Connecting NOAA and Partners across the Caribbean

By Simon Pittman Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Forecasting hurricanes, mapping coral reefs, monitoring climate change, operating tsunami warning systems, managing fisheries and producing navigation charts are just a few of the NOAA … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Northeast Reserve: where science and management converge.

By Tim Battista Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science The relationship between science conducted to support marine management, and resource management supported by science, is one worth furthering. Historically, these two have not been … Continue reading

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PARTNERSHIPS: The Growth of Collaborative Research at a Regional Level Series, Part 3: Interview with Sean Morton, Sanctuary Superintendent

Part 3 of a three-part series on the Tortugas Ecological Reserve, NOAA Ocean Science Blogger is pleased to sit down with Mr. Sean Morton, Superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) of NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.  As Superintendent, … Continue reading

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PARTNERSHIPS: The Growth of Collaborative Research at a Regional Level Series, Part 2: Socioeconomics Focus with Dr. Bob Leeworthy

In an effort to show illustrate the role of economics in coastal and ocean resource conservation and management decision-making, NOAA Ocean Science Blogger sat down with Dr. Vernon (Bob) Leeworthy to talk about a study he conducted before and after … Continue reading

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PARTNERSHIPS: The Growth of Collaborative Research at a Regional Level Series, Part 1: Overview with Dr. Chris Jeffrey

In an effort to give readers a sense of how research changes over time, building on historical approaches, informing future study directions, NOAA Ocean Science Blogger sat down with NOAA’s Dr. Chris Jeffrey of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: Predicting Mesophotic Coral Distributions in Hawaii Blog Series, Part 2 – A Word with Dr. Malia Chow, Superintendent of NOAA’s HIHWNMS

Dr. Malia Chow is the Superintendent of NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (sanctuary), a role that necessitates experience working with stakeholders, researchers and government officials, etc. on varying levels. What readers might not know is that Malia … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: Predicting Mesophotic Coral Distributions in Hawaii Blog Series – Part 1, Bryan Costa

By Bryan Costa, Geospatial Scientist, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Project Overview The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS) is jointly managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the … Continue reading

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Resource Management: Mapping Coral Reefs in the Marshall Islands, Matt Kendall

An atoll not at all what I expected The Mission The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) within the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) at NOAA is among those responsible for creating maps of coral reefs. Maps … Continue reading

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Partnerships: NOAA and St. Thomas Fishing Community Study Impacts of Marine Debris

By Randy Clark Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Here at NCCOS, much of our research is prompted by coastal managers and resource users. We aim to provide managers with data on … Continue reading

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