Category Archives: Marine Regional Planning

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: American Samoa Blog Series – Part 1, Matt Poti

Overview The Biogeographic Assessment of the Samoan Archipelago represents the continuation of an ongoing partnership between NCCOS’ Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch, the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), and the Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP). … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission: Field Notes/Day 18 – Education and Outreach aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster!

by Alicia Clarke and Tracy Gill, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science We are sad to announce that the 2012 NOAA ship Nancy Foster mapping mission has come to an end. But, before we left the mission for good, … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission/Day 17 – Final Day of Science

By Alicia Clarke The Last 24 Hours of Science After an afternoon spent successfully calibrating this fish acoustics sonar system, Laura Kracker and Erik Ebert started the last 12 hours of fish acoustic operations for the mission. The team deployed … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission/Day 16- Multibeam and ROV Finds

By Alicia Clarke Yesterday evening we wrapped up the multibeam and related ROV operations. Over the course of the day’s three dives we found pockets of the seafloor teaming with fish, corals and invertebrates. Some of the day’s best pictures … Continue reading

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Tourism: Benthic Habitats of Buck Island Reef National Monument

By Bryan Costa, Geospatial Scientist, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Overview of Buck Island Reef National Monument Buck Island Reef National Monument (BIRNM or Monument) is located north of St. Croix in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission: Field Notes/Day 15 – Backscatter Imagery Completes the Picture of the Sea Floor

By Will Sautter, Acoustic Mapping Specialist, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Painting a Portrait of the Seafloor This is Will Sautter again. We have been steadily painting the portrait of the Great Reserve boundary with … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission/Days 11-14 – Connecting Students to Scientists via Skype

By Alicia Clarke Back Out to Sea after Weather Delays You’ve probably noticed that the Nancy Foster mapping mission team has been a bit quiet over the last couple of days. That’s because a weather system blowing in from the … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission: Field Notes/Day 10 – Reef Smart Puerto Rico: Bringing Coral Reef Ecosystem Science to Policy and Decision Makers

By Alicia Clarke, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Today was our last day in port, but before we went back out to sea the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster played host to some very … Continue reading

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