Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Maritime News

NOAA Satellites Aided in the Rescue 186 People at Sea in 2017

NOAA satellites aided in the rescue of 275 lives in 2017, including 186 rescues taking place at sea, according to new numbers released by U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

February 13, 2018
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Hurricane Harvey landfall satellite

NOAA’s Most-Advanced Weather Satellite Ever Now Officially Operational

The U.S. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s next-generation geostationary weather satellite known as GOES-16 is now officially operational after moving into its new GOES-East position, where it will...

December 20, 2017
Total Views: 7

Thursday, November 30, 2017
2017 hurricanes
Maritime News

‘Extremely Active’ 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Comes to a Close – Here’s the Full Season in One Four-Minute Video

Thursday marked the official end of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which spans from June 1 to November each year. The 2017 season produced 17 named storms of which 10...

November 30, 2017
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

NOAA’s New Weather Satellite Captured Stunning Images of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

The most-advanced weather satellite ever developed by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has given scientists and the general public an unprecedented birds-eye-view of the major hurricanes hitting the...

September 12, 2017
Total Views: 78

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Maritime News

2017 Hurricane Season Could Be Most Active Since 2010 – Updated NOAA Outlook

  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a scheduled update to its 2017 hurricane season outlook, with forecasters now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-average season with...

August 9, 2017
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Searchers Locate FV Destination Wreck in Bering Sea

Update: NTSB Says Icing Caused Fatal Sinking of FV Destination in Bering Sea Searchers have located that the wreck of the missing fishing vessel Destination which sank in the Bering Sea...

July 20, 2017
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Unusually Active Hurricane Season Has Gulf of Mexico In Sights

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — The Atlantic hurricane season is less than three weeks old yet it’s already threatening the energy-rich Gulf of Mexico coastline with flooding rains and...

June 19, 2017
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sea Ice Has Diminished Much Faster Than Climate Models Anticipated

By Eric Roston and Blacki Migliozzi (Bloomberg) Eight countries control land in the Arctic Circle. Five have coastlines to defend. The temperature is rising. The ice is melting. The race for newly...

April 19, 2017
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
Photo Of USCG Sarsat Epirb Photo

NOAA Wants To Say… Happy 406MHz EPIRB Day!

Today is 406MHz beacon day! 406MHz beacons are used on vessels (EPIRBs), by outdoor enthusiasts (PLBs) and on aircraft (ELTs). 406 day serves as a reminder for 406 MHz beacon...

April 6, 2017
Total Views: 37

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Are Ship Weather Observations Still Valuable In The Era Of Satellites?

by: Horst von Bargen (Deutscher Wetterdienst) Meteorological satellites (geostationary at an altitude of about 36.000 km and sun-synchronous at a height of about 850 km) provide images and data in...

April 4, 2017
Total Views: 63

Monday, January 23, 2017

Photos: NOAA’s New Weather Satellite Sends First Images Back to Earth

NOAA’s next-generation weather satellite has sent its first images of Earth, well, back to Earth. NOAA released the photos on Monday. The agency said the GOES-16 satellite, the first spacecraft...

January 23, 2017
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Maritime News

Natural ‘Buffer Zone’ Found to Protect U.S. Coast During Active Hurricane Periods

A natural buffer zone of wind shear and cooler ocean temps has been found to form along the U.S. East Coast during periods of greater Atlantic hurricane activity, weakening storms...

January 4, 2017
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Friday, October 28, 2016
Velella Floating Fish Farm, Hawaii

Gulf Of Mexico Fish Farms: NOAA’s $100 Million Mistake

by Deena Shanker (Bloomberg) If someone offered you a chance to invest millions of dollars in a business nobody wants, would you take it? If you’re the U.S. government, the answer is a resounding yes. Since...

October 28, 2016
Total Views: 29

Monday, August 22, 2016
Triton submersibles

NOAA To Explore ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ Wreckage

by Vernon Smith (NOAA) July 15, 1942. America had been in World War II for less than a year, but the fight was coming to the nation’s shores. That day,...

August 22, 2016
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tropical Storm Fiona Builds Strength In Atlantic

by Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) Tropical Storm Fiona, which formed more than 900 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, is forecast to track across the open Atlantic for at least the...

August 18, 2016
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
NOAA Weather Data

Supercomputer To Help Predict Dangerous River Flooding

by Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) In a week when heavy rains in Louisiana led to eight deaths and forced more than 20,000 people from their homes, the U.S. said it can now...

August 16, 2016
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Friday, August 12, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. Raises 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook: Here’s What to Expect This Peak Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has raised its outlook for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, forecasting a higher number of named storms as conditions now point to a more...

August 12, 2016
Total Views: 1

Sunday, July 3, 2016
Hurricane Andrew Progression

Atlantic Hurricane Season: What to Expect In 2016

by Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) Colorado State University edged up its seasonal Atlantic hurricane forecast to 15, three more than in an average year. The new prediction is that six...

July 3, 2016
Total Views: 41

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Maritime News

Alex Becomes First January Hurricane Since 1938

Subtropical storm Alex has strengthened into a hurricane, becoming the first January hurricane to form in the Atlantic since 1938, the U.S. National Hurricane Center has said. The NHC says...

January 14, 2016
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Maritime News

Lost 19th Century Whaling Fleet Found Off Alaska’s Arctic Coast – NOAA

Archaeologists have discovered the battered hulls of two 1800s whaling ships nearly 144 years after their sinking off the Arctic coast of Alaska along with a fleet 31 others, the National...

January 12, 2016
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