Category Archives: Nancy Foster Exploration

NOAA Completes Ship-based mapping of the Northeast Reserve, Puerto Rico

By Tim Battista Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science A team of scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and partner organizations just returned from a three and a half week … 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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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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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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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission: Field Notes/Day 9 Part 2 – NOAA Ship Nancy Foster Officers / Pulling into Port at the Coast Guard San Juan Station

By Shannon Simpson In order to conduct the science onboard the Nancy Foster it takes a well coordinated system of officers and crew to sail this almost 200 foot long ship.  Without them the science would not be possible.  Today … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission: Field Notes/Day 9 Part 1 – Being the Chief Scientist on the Nancy Foster Mapping Missions

by Tim Battista, Oceanographer, Chief Scientist on the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster for the 2012 expedition, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Preparation and Planning Preparations for any research mission literally start years in advance, beginning with … Continue reading

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