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$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
New Bering Sea research reveals how changing ecosystem impacts America's most valuable fisheries

New Bering Sea research reveals how changing ecosystem impacts America's most valuable fisheries

Bering Sea marine mammals, birds, and fish are shifting where they eat, bear their young, and make their homes in response to changes in sea ice extent and duration.

May 30, 2012 0 Comments
Students win chance to launch a NOAA global ocean drifter for Earth Day

Students win chance to launch a NOAA global ocean drifter for Earth Day

Middle and high school students in six cities across America have won the chance to deploy a NOAA global ocean drifter for Earth Day, earning the opportunity to launch a small 44-pound floating buoy into an ocean current.

April 18, 2012 0 Comments
Amount of coldest Antarctic water near ocean floor decreasing for decades

Amount of coldest Antarctic water near ocean floor decreasing for decades

Scientists have found a large reduction in the amount of the coldest deep ocean water, called Antarctic Bottom Water, all around the Southern Ocean using data collected from 1980 to 2011.

March 20, 2012 0 Comments
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