Tag: NOAA

Marine Mammals and Mapping

I’ve just returned from a symposium on “Cetaceans and Noise Mapping” sponsored by NOAA and agency partners Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The purpose of the meeting was to explore and expand…

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Follow-up on the Arctic Five Year Oil and Gas exploration plan

A few weeks back we asked you all to sign on to a petition addressed to NOAA chief Dr. Jane Lubchenko expressing concerns about the rampant expansion of Arctic oil and gas exploration and production (E&P). Thanks to your participation…

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An unusual climate of cooperation

I find myself again in Washington DC, this time for a workshop on “Marine Mammals and Sound” sponsored by an interagency group which includes NOAA, the Minerals Management Service, and the Navy. (Interagency cooperation will be one of the hallmarks…

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NOAA Launches another quiet research vessel

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries department has launched a third in a series of four fisheries research vessels designed around new, quiet technologies. Named “Pisces” NOAA’s Rear Adm. Jonathan Bailey says that the boat “…is so advanced…

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Two Holiday Gifts!

This last week has ushered forth two great developments for the ocean. The first is actually a retraction of a Bush-driven policy that would have seriously compromised the National Environmental Policy Act by allowing NOAA to bypass external review when…

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Dec. 2008 holiday gifts

This last week has ushered forth two great developments for the ocean. The first is actually a retraction of a Bush-driven policy that would have seriously compromised the National Environmental Policy Act by allowing NOAA to bypass external review when…

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