Press Clips

May 2013


NCCOS Marine Sensor Research Garners AP Coverage. An Associated Press story in the San Francisco Chronicle features recent NCCOS-supported Gulf of Maine deployment of the Environmental Sampler Processor (ESP), a marine sensor that can collect and transmit data about toxin-producing algae blooms, known as red tides, which show up in the Gulf of Maine each spring. Management of other HAB impacted resources around the country are also benefiting from NOAA research to advance applications of ESPs and other cutting edge sensors. See related news:
NCCOS Funded-Partner Demonstrate Sustained Offshore HAB Observation Capabilities in Gulf of Maine
NCCOS and Partners Experiment with First Underwater Robot that Will Remotely Detect Red Tide Toxins in Gulf of Maine
New Technologies and Platforms Transforming Oceanography reports on NCCOS-sponsored research to deploy the harmful algae bloom-detecting Environmental Sampler Processor (ESP) in the Gulf of Maine. The deployment of ESPs in the Gulf of Maine is another step forward in developing an operational harmful algal bloom forecast system for the region.

July 2012

The reports a mild algal bloom for the Western Basin of Lake Erie. (July 7, 2012 )

Similar stories also appeared in: The Times Reporter,, The Independent,, The Crescent News, The Daily Jeffersonian, Lancaster Eagle Gazette, Port Clinton News Herald, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Toledo Blade, Columbus Dispatch

June 2012

New Haven Register reports on the upcoming work to be done in Long Island Sound by NOAA and other governmental agencies to map the bottom of the Sound including animal habitats. (June 16, 2012)

Periódico Novedades de Quintana Roo  reported  international response to a lionfish study   that is ongoing  within and outside the  Cozumel Reefs National Park (PNAC).The project is being done in partnership with NOAA. (June 14,2012)

Similar stories also appeared in: Periódico Quequi,Periódico El Quintanaroense,  Periódico Novedades de Quintana Roo 2

There were also TV clips such as:  Antonio López Vivas  – Canal 5 TV – Noticiero Vértice and Marco de la Peña – Canal 35 Tv Coral – A tomar Café

Scientific American reports on students from USC Dornsife deploy new passive sensors to be used to measure the amount of various potential hazards that may be in our oceans and compare their data with CCMA’s Mussel Watch program. (June 14, 2012)

NCCOS scientist in Beaufort, NC, James Morris provided comment to the Associated Press  about the possible avenues for invasive species transport to the US resulting from events such as tsunami which took place in Japan on March 11, 2011. (June 9, 2012)

April 2012
The Washington Post picked up an Associated Press article on the 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission in Puerto Rico which ran from April 2 – April 22.

Stories also appeared in: ABC News, The Miami HeraldNewsday, The StarTribuneThe South Carolina Herald, Fox NewsFox News Latino, The Daily Press, The Las Vegas Sun, and Sonar Resource

March 2012
National and regional newspapers, trade publications (e.g. red OrbitWind Power Monthly, etc.),  blogs such as The New York Times Green Blog and the American Wind Energy Association blog, and newswires published stories about an NCCOS-led NOAA partnership with New York Department of State in a study to support wind energy decision-making in New York.  Visit the NOAA website to see the original press release, NOAA’s National Ocean Service for their story on this study or below for a complete list of story links.

Stories also appeared in: EarthTimes, FISOcean News and Technology, Ocean Power Magazine, Oil and Gas Online,, Power Engineering, Wind Daily, and Windtech International.

February 2012
The Miami Hearld, Sun Sentinel, and Science Daily have each recently published news articles about the NCCOS-sponsored National Coral Reef Institute project reported by David Hilmer on transplanting lab-grown staghorn coral to degraded reefs offshore of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  National Public Radio also did a related news feature (February 24, 2012).

The KING 5 TELEVISION station (Seattle) and Oregon Public Broadcasting have each published news items on the Puget Sound Harmful Algal Bloom cyst survey as reported on by John Wickham (February 22, 2012).

The Virgin Island Daily News recently published an article highlighting the sediment and pollution research being conducted by NCCOS researcher Tony Pait in the St. Thomas East End Reserve (February 22, 2012).

The Herald-Tribune of Sarasota, Florida featured an article about health impacts of HABs in South Florida and one Harmful Algal Bloom research project being supported by NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and being deployed at University of Florida (February 9, 2012).

The Herald 
of Everette, Washington featured an article about NOAA Mussel Watch Program sampling in Edmonds, Washington. The article discussed volunteer sampling efforts and the fate of those samples once collected (February 4, 2012).

January 2012
Informing the International HAB Community about Operation Forecasts describes the status, plans, and importance of the operational forecasts, and the importance of integrated research to a forecast capability. (Harmful Algae News No 45)

December 2011
The Harmful Algal Blooms-Forecasts Aid HABs Response summarizes HABs forecasting research being done across the US and features NCCOS/CCMA research prominently. (Environmental Health Perspectives)

August 2010

NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory reports on the workshop off the coast of Long Island, New York with the goal of interpreting and implementing recently published protocol  regarding above -water  in situ radiometry. (September 7, 2010)

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