Wednesday, September 28, 2011

NOAA Ship Rainier Heads North To Map Digital Charts in 3D

NOAA Ship Rainier has begun a month-long survey of the sea floor near Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island as part of a multi-year effort to update nautical charts for the...

September 28, 2011
Total Views: 3

Thursday, August 25, 2011

U.S. East Coast Braces as Irene Strengthens, US Navy and merchant vessels put to sea

  By Arian Campo-Flores, Valerie Bauerlein and Mike Esterl, Dow Jones & Co Hurricane Irene thrashed the Bahamas early Thursday, with widespread damage reported on at least two southern islands....

August 25, 2011
Total Views: 3

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Thousand Year Storm…

By John J. Miller Tropical Storm Emily petered out over Cuba last week, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns of “high hurricane activity” in the months ahead, with...

August 12, 2011
Total Views: 1

Thursday, June 9, 2011
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‘Healthy oceans are everyone’s business’

Photo By Rob Almeida, Copyright 2011 Remarks by NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco during Capitol Hill Oceans Week June 7, 2011 Good morning everyone! Let me begin with some heartfelt...

June 9, 2011
Total Views: 5

Friday, February 25, 2011
NURC Hydrographic AUV Glider

Gliders For Use In Hyrdographic & Anti-Submarine Missions

For the last few weeks, in the Ionian Sea to the southeast of Sicily, three gliders participated for the first time in an anti-submarine warfare exercise. During operation Proud Manta...

February 25, 2011
Total Views: 5

Monday, January 10, 2011
Bacteria and Oxygen Levels After Gulf Oil Spill

Microbes Mopped Up After Gulf Oil Spill

Bacteria made quick work of the tons of methane that billowed into the Gulf of Mexico along with oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout, clearing the natural gas from the...

January 10, 2011
Total Views: 8

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Piloting Arctic Waters And Other Major Shifts In Navigation

The following article by CDR Michael Hendersen, Navigation Manager NOAA was originally published in the December 2010 edition of CAMM , Council Of American Master Mariners, magazine Sidelights. Click HERE to...

January 9, 2011
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Seven vessels accused of violating Right Whale rule

For the first time since its inception on December 9, 2008, NOAA has issued notices of violations against seven vessels that have allegedly failed to meet the speed limitations of...

November 16, 2010
Total Views: 4

Friday, October 29, 2010

NOAA maps October 25th Indonesian tsunami

Click image for interactive map Tsunami Event – October 25, 2010 Mentawai, Indonesia The Indonesia tsunami event was generated by a Mw 7.7 earthquake (3.484°S, 100.114°E ), at 14:42:22 UTC,...

October 29, 2010
Total Views: 80

Friday, October 8, 2010

‘Charting a More Perfect Union’: NOAA releases Civil War chart collection

U.S. Coast Survey cartographers traveled with Union forces to produce battlefield maps during the Civil War (Map of the Battlefield of Chickamauga). Credit: NOAA In recognition of the 150th anniversary...

October 8, 2010
Total Views: 1

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bluefin Tuna And The BP Oil Spill

The NY Times has an interesting article on the depletion of Bluefin Tuna around the world and suggests that the fate of Atlantic TunBluefin’s may be in jeopardy from the...

June 27, 2010
Total Views: 6

Monday, June 14, 2010

Real Time Mapping of BP Oil Spill Response Vessels

Today, NOAA has launched an exciting new web tool that offers the general public a glimpse into the information responders to the Gulf Oil Spill are receiving.  Among a number...

June 14, 2010
Total Views: 10


GeoPlatform – Gulf Oil Spill Response

The dynamic nature of the BP oil spill has been a challenge for a range of communities – from hotel operators to fishermen to local community leaders. We know the...

June 14, 2010
Total Views: 4

Thursday, May 27, 2010

NOAA Expects Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season

An “active to extremely active” hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year according to the seasonal outlook issued today by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center – a division...

May 27, 2010
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Monday, April 5, 2010

Right Whale Season – Be On The Lookout

With only 300-400 in existence, North Atlantic right whales are among the most endangered whales in the world. Their slow movements, time spent at the surface, and time spent near...

April 5, 2010
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

NOAA’s National Weather Service to Use New Hurricane Wind Scale

Storm Surge and Flooding Prediction Dropped in New Scale NOAA’s National Weather Service will use a new hurricane scale this season called the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  The scale keeps...

February 18, 2010
Total Views: 2

Thursday, February 4, 2010

NOAA’s Bell M. Shimada – Interesting Ship of The Week

This week’s interesting ship is NOAA’s new high-tech fisheries survey vessel, Bell M. Shimada. Bell M. Shimada‘s primary mission will be to study, monitor and collect data on a wide...

February 4, 2010
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

US Navy Oceanographic Survey Ship

ST Engineering announced today that its US shipyard, VT Halter Marine, has been awarded a contract worth US$87m  to build an enhanced version of a T-AGS 60 Class oceanographic survey...

December 23, 2009
Total Views: 16

Friday, December 18, 2009

Scientists Discover Explosive Deep-Ocean Volcano – Video

The below videos show eruptions of the West Mata volcano, the deepest erupting volcano discovered by a team of scientists funded by NOAA and the National Science Foundation in May...

December 18, 2009
Total Views: 1