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NOAA tests unmanned aircraft for wildlife surveys and environmental research in Hawaii

NOAA tests unmanned aircraft for wildlife surveys and environmental research in Hawaii

NOAA scientists are testing two types of unmanned aircraft this summer to survey a variety of rare and endangered species, monitor remote marine areas, locate marine debris for removal and study fragile ecological features in the vast Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
July 9, 2014 0 Comments
Pacific island is natural laboratory to study ocean acidification

Pacific island is natural laboratory to study ocean acidification

Ian Enochs, a scientist with NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the University of Miami, traveled in May to the Island of Maug in the Pacific Ocean as part of a NOAA expedition aboard NOAA Ship Hi’ialakai to study coral reef ecosystems. We caught up with Enochs to learn about his research on underwater vents that seep carbon dioxide into the Pacific.

July 1, 2014 0 Comments
NOAA and partners release first federal ocean acidification strategic research plan

NOAA and partners release first federal ocean acidification strategic research plan

Today, NOAA and its partners released the first federal strategic plan to guide research and monitoring investments that will improve our understanding of ocean acidification, its potential impacts on marine species and ecosystems, and adaptation and mitigation strategies.

March 26, 2014 0 Comments
$2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Launched

$2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Launched

XPRIZE (www.xprize.org), the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, announced the launch of its next major competition: the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE aims to spur global innovators to develop accurate and affordable ocean pH sensors that will ultimately transform our understanding of ocean acidification.
September 10, 2013 0 Comments
5,000th Teacher Completes NOAA Ocean Exploration Workshop

5,000th Teacher Completes NOAA Ocean Exploration Workshop

When Malia Ane signed in at a September 2012 workshop, she was the 5,000th teacher to do so since NOAA began the program nine years ago.

February 4, 2013 0 Comments
One in a million: NOAA ocean profilers hit new data transmission milestone

One in a million: NOAA ocean profilers hit new data transmission milestone

The Argo fleet, now more than 3,000 floats strong, recently collected its one millionth temperature and salinity profile.
December 11, 2012 0 Comments
‘Prawling’ around in the Atlantic

‘Prawling’ around in the Atlantic

A new type of buoy powered by the waves is being used during a large scale field study sampling the salinity – or saltiness – of the mid-Atlantic Ocean.

September 7, 2012 0 Comments
Researchers estimate total energy and local impact of the 2011 Japan tsunami

Researchers estimate total energy and local impact of the 2011 Japan tsunami

The March 11, 2011, Japan tsunami generated about 3 petajoules of energy, according to a new NOAA study. That’s enough to power New York City for seven days or the entire country of Canada for about two and a half hours,.

August 22, 2012 0 Comments
NOAA-funded researchers find caffeine in Pacific Northwest coastal waters

NOAA-funded researchers find caffeine in Pacific Northwest coastal waters

Finding caffeine in waters just off a coastline heavy with coffee shops may not be surprising. A NOAA-funded study suggests that traces of caffeine in Pacific Northwest waters come from septic tanks and sewer overflows.

August 1, 2012 0 Comments
Underwater ‘ears’ heard rumblings before 2011 undersea volcano eruption

Underwater ‘ears’ heard rumblings before 2011 undersea volcano eruption

A team of scientists that last year created waves by correctly forecasting the 2011 eruption of Axial Seamount years in advance now says that the undersea volcano located some 250 miles off the Oregon coast gave off clear signals hours before its impending eruption.

June 11, 2012 0 Comments
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