Monday, September 6, 2021
This image shows a rip current using a harmless green dye.
NOAA

NOAA Launches First National Rip Current Forecast Model

For the first time, NOAA is launching a national rip current forecast model, aimed at saving lives of beach-goers around the country. This new model can predict the hourly probability...

September 6, 2021
Total Views: 1947

Monday, August 30, 2021
NOAA

Ambrose Jearld, Jr.: Researcher, Educator, Mentor And Advocate For Diversity and Inclusion

(NOAA)–Ambrose Jearld, Jr. has spent his life around animals and water—both freshwater and seawater. He was born in 1944 into a Navy family in Annapolis, Maryland, and grew up on...

August 30, 2021
Total Views: 716

Sunday, August 29, 2021
Unique light colored patches of tissue on the whale's head help identify each individual. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Peter Duley
NOAA

Right Whales Numbers Are Increasing In Southern New England Waters Slated For Offshore Wind Energy Development

NOAA–Right whales are increasing their use of southern New England waters, including regions slated for offshore wind energy development, according to aerial survey data collected during the last decade. Offshore...

August 29, 2021
Total Views: 1271

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Offshore

National Hurricane Center Watching Strengthening Low Pressure System Expected to Enter Gulf of Mexico

The National Weather Services’s National Hurricane Center says it is closely watching a broad area of low pressure that is forecasted to track into the Gulf of Mexico where conditions...

August 25, 2021
Total Views: 3361

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Hurricane Elsa
Weather

NOAA: Conditions Remain for Above-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season

With five named storms on the books already this year, forecasters are continuing to call for an above-average Atlantic hurricane season as conditions remain ripe for storm development. “After a...

August 4, 2021
Total Views: 1081

Thursday, July 22, 2021
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Shipping

Study Finds Most Ships Speeding Through North Atlantic Right Whale Protection Areas

Most vessels are breaking speed limits to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales, threatening the extinction of the species, according to a new report released by the ocean conservation...

July 22, 2021
Total Views: 2005

Friday, June 4, 2021
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Shipping

U.S. Set to Unveil First Official Marine Economy Estimate

The U.S. government is set to release its first official estimate of the value of the nation’s marine economy, also known as the “blue economy.” NOAA and the Commerce Department’s...

June 4, 2021
Total Views: 2513

NOAA Chart of the Gulf of Mexico
Environment

Gulf Of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Shrunk A Little

NOAA scientists are forecasting this summer’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic area or “dead zone” — an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life — to be approximately...

June 4, 2021
Total Views: 4230

Monday, May 24, 2021
Sponsored

Sixteen global shipping companies slowed cargo ships off California coast to protect blue whales and blue skies

Program continues to expand and achieve greater environmental benefits The partners in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect endangered whales announced results from the 2020 program and recognized...

May 24, 2021
Total Views: 7508

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Weather

NOAA Predicts Above-Average Hurricane Season But Chances of 2020 Repeat Not Likely

Forecasters with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting another active Atlantic hurricane season this year, but the season will likely fall short of the record-breaking level...

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 1266

Monday, March 15, 2021
NWS marine weather buoy
Shipping

Flood Knocks U.S. Buoy Data Offline

A flood at the U.S. National Weather Service’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland has knocked out power to servers processing NOAA’s marine buoy data, rendering the data inaccessible to the...

March 15, 2021
Total Views: 4483

Friday, February 26, 2021
Shipping

NOAA Kicks Off Transition Exclusively to Electronic Navigation Charts

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is set to begin implementing its sunset plan for paper nautical charts as it transitions exclusively to electronic navigation charts. NOAA announced its...

February 26, 2021
Total Views: 10663

Monday, January 25, 2021
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Environment

NOAA Needs Help Predicting The New Magnetic North

NOAA is offering $30,000 in prizes to citizens who can help them better forecast changes in Earth’s magnetic field. The efficient transfer of energy from solar wind into the Earth’s...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 4796

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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NOAA

U.S. Finalizes 2025 Blue Economy Strategy

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) yesterday released its Blue Economy Strategic Plan for 2021-2025, laying out a roadmap for new ways to advance America’s Blue Economy and...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 1158

Shark at the wreck of the USS Tarpon
Blog

How Are Shipwrecks Found And Protected In United States Waters?

By NOAA – Shipwrecks are the stuff of epic tales and imagination. Some sank in battle, some in transit. They were war machines, whalers and luxury cruise liners. Their doomed...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 7456

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Sponsored

Shipping companies receive awards for slowing to protect blue whales, blue skies

The Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies program gave awards to 15 global shipping companies for reducing speeds to 10 knots or less in the San Francisco Bay Area and...

October 1, 2020
Total Views: 216

Monday, August 17, 2020
NOAA Saildrone
Defense

Marine Autonomy Continues As A Huge Growth Market During COVID-19

While the maritime world struggles with COVID-19, one industry segment continues to grow at a rapid pace: Marine Autonomy. With companies like the MIT startup, Blksail completing autonomous trials remotely,...

August 17, 2020
Total Views: 173

Thursday, August 6, 2020
Maritime News

NOAA Upgrades Hurricane Outlook to Record 25 Named Storms

HOUSTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday increased its prediction for the number of tropical storms expected this year to as many...

August 6, 2020
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Offshore

U.S. Gulf Put on Notice as Tropical Storm Cristobal Gains Strength

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) –Tropical Storm Cristobal, now gaining strength in the southern Gulf of Mexico, could grow into a hurricane as it moves toward the Texas and Louisiana...

June 2, 2020
Total Views: 17

Port of los angeles
Maritime News

Study: America’s ‘Blue Economy’ Worth $373 Billion in 2018

The United States’ marine economy contributed about $373 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2018 and grew faster than the nation’s economy as a whole, according to new...

June 2, 2020
Total Views: 33