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Richard W. Spinrad sworn in as NOAA administrator

Richard W. Spinrad sworn in as NOAA administrator

Richard (Rick) W. Spinrad, Ph.D., an internationally renowned scientist with four decades of ocean, atmosphere, and climate science and policy expertise, was sworn in today by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo as the under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and the 11th NOAA administrator. This follows his confirmation by the U.S. Senate on June 17, 2021.

June 24, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA Ocean Exploration heads out to sea

NOAA Ocean Exploration heads out to sea

NOAA Ocean Exploration's operations on Okeanos Explorer are back in full swing - which means live-streaming from the sea floor is back!

June 22, 2021 0 Comments
4 ways NOAA is studying the ocean's role in climate

4 ways NOAA is studying the ocean's role in climate

For World Ocean Month, here are four ways NOAA is tracking ocean health and our changing climate.

June 21, 2021 0 Comments
New analysis shows microbial sources fueling rise of atmospheric methane

New analysis shows microbial sources fueling rise of atmospheric methane

The sudden and sustained risesine 2007  in atmospheric levels of the potent greenhouse gas methane has posed one of the most significant and pressing questions in climate research: Where is it coming from?

June 17, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA names University of Oklahoma to host new institute for severe and high-impact weather research

NOAA names University of Oklahoma to host new institute for severe and high-impact weather research

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected the University of Oklahoma to host NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CISHIWRO).

June 15, 2021 0 Comments
Joint NASA, NOAA study finds Earth's energy imbalance has doubled

Joint NASA, NOAA study finds Earth's energy imbalance has doubled

Two independent types of measurements show a strong warming trend during the 14-year period from 2005 to 2019.

June 15, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA initiatives among the first round of Ocean Decade endorsed actions

NOAA initiatives among the first round of Ocean Decade endorsed actions

NOAA scientists and priorities are well reflected in several of the first Ocean Decade actions endorsed and announced this week by the United Nations Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC).

June 11, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA names Oregon State University to host new institute for marine research

NOAA names Oregon State University to host new institute for marine research

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected Oregon State University to host NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystem and Resources Studies (CIMERS).

June 8, 2021 0 Comments
New website brings deep-ocean exploration imagery and lessons to educators and public

New website brings deep-ocean exploration imagery and lessons to educators and public

Developed through a partnership with NOAA Ocean Exploration, Ocean Exploration Trust, and Schmidt Ocean Institute, the Deep Ocean Education Project website features student activities, stories from the field and more.

June 8, 2021 0 Comments
Carbon dioxide peaks near 420 parts per million at Mauna Loa observatory

Carbon dioxide peaks near 420 parts per million at Mauna Loa observatory

In May, NOAA's measurements at the Mauna Loa observatory averaged 419.13 parts per million. Scientists at Scripps calculated a monthly average of 418.92 ppm.  It's the highest level since accurate measurements began 63 years ago.

June 7, 2021 0 Comments
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