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Summit Sets Stage for West Coast Harmful Algal Bloom Response Network, Forecasting System

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Experts from NOAA joined a group of eighty scientists, managers, and industry representatives from California, Oregon, and Washington at the first West Coast Regional Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Summit in Portland, Oregon, February 10-12. At the meeting, the representatives endorsed a regional harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring, alert and response network and forecasting system....

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NOS responds to U.S. Airways Flight 1549 crash

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At 3:31 PM on January 15, 2009, U.S. Airways Flight 1549, an Airbus A320 commercial passenger plane, made an emergency water landing on the Hudson River, on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. The National Ocean Service was at the ready, supporting passenger rescue, assessing risk of contamination to the environment, and helping to survey the cold and icy river for the wreckage of the plane....

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Take a Dive: Ocean in Google Earth

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Beginning Feb. 2, visitors to Google Earth can also explore the depths of the ocean and discover NOAA information and images along their journey. This extension of the popular online Earth exploration tool also displays information such as weather patterns, currents, temperatures, shipwrecks, coral reefs, and algal blooms....

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Sensitive to sea-level rise? New report sheds light

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in collaboration with NOAA and U.S. Geological Survey, recently released a report that discusses the impacts of sea-level rise on the coast, coastal communities, and the habitats and species that depend on coastal areas, with a focus on the eight coastal states from New York to North Carolina....

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Rapid responders capture first lionfish invader in sanctuary

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On January 7, rapid responders removed the first reported invasive lionfish from the waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary within 24 hours of notification. This marks the first arrival of lionfish into the Florida Keys since the species became established in U.S. waters in 2000....

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NOAA distinguished scholar uses ocean observations to predict cholera outbreaks

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Dr. Rita Colwell, a distinguished scholar from the NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative (OHHI), recently developed a new way to use ocean observation tools to predict cholera outbreaks....

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New director to make a mark at the National Geodetic Survey

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Juliana P. Blackwell has been named the new director of NOAA’s Office of National Geodetic Survey (NGS). As the first woman to head the nation’s oldest federal science agency, Blackwell will have a big job: overseeing management of the nation’s spatial reference system....

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Restoration plan for Delaware River announced

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NOAA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware are seeking public comment on a restoration plan to repair and improve shoreline and habitats of the Delaware River damaged by a ship oil spill in 2004....

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Santa visits NGS training site for orientation

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The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) recently hosted a special guest at their Corbin Training Center in Richmond, Virginia. NGS, part of the Ocean Service, manages the National Spatial Reference System....

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Creating tomorrow’s coastal leaders today

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Projects proposed by six state coastal zone management agencies have been selected for the 2009 Coastal Management Fellowship program. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement. Student applications for the fellowship are due January 26, 2009....

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