Category Archives: Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment

Nancy Foster Mission 2015: Multibeam Sonar

Just because the sun has set on the Caribbean horizon and the ROV is put to bed, doesn’t mean work stops on the Nancy Foster. Overnight, another shift of scientists works diligently on mapping the seafloor with the ship’s multibeam sonar. For the purpose of … Continue reading

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Nancy Foster Mission 2015: The ROV

At the beginning of the cruise, we deployed an autonomous glider that requires no physical attention from us until the end of its 20-day solo mission. However, we are using another tool daily that is critical to our research and needs a … Continue reading

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Scientists Complete a Comprehensive Biological Study of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

By Randy Clark, NCCOS Marine Biologist An Ocean Oasis On the northern continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico there are many banks that rise out of the depths. Many of these act as an oasis in a relatively deep … Continue reading

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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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NCCOS Continues to Issue Weekly Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasts for Lake Erie in 2013

By Tim Wynne Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science For the 5th consecutive year, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) will issue weekly forecasts for the extent, intensity and likely impacts of harmful … 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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