Thursday, October 9, 2008
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Reducing Speed to Protect Right Whales

NOAA has announced today the issuance of a regulation that aims to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whales from collisions with large ships.  The regulation will require large vessels...

October 9, 2008
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Uncategorized

New Exhibit On National Mall Explores The Depths of The Ocean

NOAA has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institute to bring the depths of the ocean to the National Mall, in Washington D.C.  This past weekend, the Institute inaugurated the Sant...

September 30, 2008
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Thursday, September 11, 2008
Weather

NOAA’s Historical Hurricane Tracks Website

It is obvious that NOAA has some of the most comprehensive and accurate information for predicting weather available to the public.  NOAA’s National Weather Service, among its various other organizations,...

September 11, 2008
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Saturday, August 30, 2008
Weather

Great Links for Tracking Hurricanes

With Hurricane Gustav now a Category 4 and gaining strength, the 2008 season is really starting to peak in strength.  So gCaptain has put together a list of the best...

August 30, 2008
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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AIS for Right Whales? – UPDATE

* UPDATE in response to NOAA’s Ship Strike Reduction Rule NOAA has moved a step forward in implementing it’s Ship Strike Reduction Rule, which aims to reduce the number of...

August 27, 2008
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Monday, August 25, 2008
Weather

New From NOAA – Southeast U.S. Marine Weather Website

In a Press Release on August 19, NOAA announced its new Southeast U.S. Marine Weather website.  It reads: NOAA has launched a one-stop Southeast Marine Weather Internet portal offering marine...

August 25, 2008
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Monday, August 18, 2008
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NOAA’s Ocean Exploration Ship – Okeanos Explorer

Okeanos Explorer, the first federal ship dedicated solely to ocean exploration, was commissioned on Saturday in Seattle, WA. A former U.S. Navy surveillance vessel, the ship was transferred to NOAA...

August 18, 2008
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Thursday, August 7, 2008
Weather

NOAA Increases Expectancy for Above-Normal 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season

NOAA has increased its confidence for an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in an updated outlook for the 2008 season released today.  NOAA is now projecting an 85% probability of an...

August 7, 2008
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Weather

NOAA To Make Surface Chart Cutback

The above shows a notice box on NOAA’s current 24hr Surface Prediction Chart which can be found HERE. It states: On 08/15/08 the limits of this chart will change to...

July 8, 2008
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Sunday, June 15, 2008
Navy

Blackwater Maritime Teams With Kings Point

Pictured above is the newly refurbished ex-NOAA vessel McArthur, a 183-ft. ship that boasts “state of the art navigation systems, full GMDDSS communications, SEATEL Broadband, dedicated command and control bas,...

June 15, 2008
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Friday, April 11, 2008
Weather

Ocean Prediction Center Requests Comments

The National Weather Service (NWS) Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) is requesting comments relating to the importance of accurate and timely marine weather analyses to shipboard operations. Staffers at the center...

April 11, 2008
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Uncategorized

Happy Birthday AMVER

Bitterend brings us the anniversary of AMVER: Originally known as the Atlantic Merchant Vessel Emergency Reporting (AMVER) System, it became operational on July 18, 1958. Amver began as an experiment,...

January 23, 2008
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Sunday, December 16, 2007
Weather

Shedding light on rogue waves

Physics World points us to an article from the most respected journal in science; Nature. They tell us; Every so often mariners report the sighting of a huge wave towering...

December 16, 2007
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007
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Protecting The World’s Rarest Whales

Drawing by Louise Jennison To help protect the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale population, NOAA Fisheries Service is reminding mariners that the start of calving (birthing) season begins Nov....

November 28, 2007
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Monday, November 12, 2007
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Weather

NOAA Celebrates 200 Years of Science

NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Boulder campus will celebrate and commemorate the agency’s 200-year legacy in science with a dedication ceremony, public activities, and teacher training from 9:30 a.m....

November 12, 2007
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Weather

Earthquake ALERT – San Francisco

A Magnitude 5+ earthquake was just (last 1/2hr) recorded in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more details and please write any information or links you have in the comments section....

October 30, 2007
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