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

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 services of economic and environmental importance to the people of the Caribbean. Given the diversity … 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: 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 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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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission/Day 8 – Seafloor Mapping with Multibeam SONAR

By Will Sautter, Acoustic Mapping Specialist, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science This is Will Sautter, the acoustic mapping specialist for the Nancy Foster 2012 Seafloor Characterization mission of North East Puerto Rico. I am very … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission/Day 7 Part 2 – Fish Acoustics

By Chris Taylor NCCOS Blogger Biography: Dr. Chris Taylor is a research ecologist with NOAA’s Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research in Beaufort, North Carolina. In his research he uses underwater acoustic technologies (like fisheries sonar, fish-finding echo sounders, and multibeam sonar) … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission/Day 7 Part 1 – Swapping Out: New Arrival on the Nancy Foster

By Shannon Simpson Hello everyone! Antares, the Nancy Foster’s guest blogger for the last week, has passed the torch on to me. I will be writing about the mapping mission for the next three days. I’m a policy analyst, working … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission/Day 3 – Life on the Ship

By Antares Ramos Álvarez Life On The Ship So how is life on the ship?  Very different than on land!  You are constantly rocking and you can easily lose track of what day of the week it is.  Even the language … Continue reading

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