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Improving an Ocean Acidification Observation Syste...

The decrease in calcium carbonate saturation state from is important to Pacific Northwest shellfish living in conditions that are naturally close to harmful saturation thresholds.  Anthropogenic additions of carbon dioxide ...
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Ocean Acidification

Acid eats away at calcium carbonate, the primary ingredient of shells and skeletons that many ocean animals depend on for survival. The shell pictured here is a victim of this ...
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OTT - A Real-time Sensor System for Detecting Free...

There is considerable interest in the offshore exploration, and possible development, of hydrocarbon resources in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort shelf seas. Drilling activity can only proceed during the open water ...
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OTT - Detecting Harmful Algal Blooms in the Pacifi...

Shellfish contamination from harmful algal blooms (HABs) is both costly and a significant health risk to coastal communities. Blooms of Pseudo-nitzschia can produce the neurotoxin domoic acid (DA). DA can ...
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OTT - Gulf of Maine Environmental Sensor Processor...

The Environmental Sample Processor (ESP), developed by Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), is a biological sensor capable of detecting harmful algal bloom (HAB) species and their related toxins in ...
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OTT - HABs and Hypoxia

A clean, safe water supply is one of our Nation’s great natural resources, and keeping it that way requires a well-integrated system of monitoring coastal waters, estuaries, rivers, streams and ...
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OTT - Imaging Flow CytoBot Data Integration

San Francisco Bay has long been recognized as a nutrient-enriched estuary, but one that has exhibited resistance to some of the classic symptoms of nutrient over-enrichment, such as high phytoplankton ...
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OTT - Ocean Acidification

The ocean chemistry of the seawater is rapidly changing in a process known as ocean acidification. These changes in seawater chemistry affect animal growth, survival and behavior, and they are ...
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OTT - Operational Nutrient Observatory for the Nor...

Coastal and offshore shelf waters of the Northeast United States are seeing fluctuations in the levels of dissolved inorganic nutrients, driven principally by human caused nutrient loading near shore and ...
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OTT - Physical Earth Observations

The ability to observe physical oceanographic variables such as sea surface currents, temperature, salinity, external and internal tides, and surface waves support a vast array of stakeholders and missions, including ...
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News

Celebrate World Ocean Day!

A pelican looks out over the ocean in the Marquesas Islands. Photo Credit: Lieutenant Rebecca Waddington, NOAA Corps Did you know that Earth's oceans are really just one big, world ...
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CeNCOOS Governing Council Meeting: Tiburon

The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environment Studies hosted the governing council meeting. The Center was established in 1978 by Paul F. Romberg, then President of San Francisco State University, on ...
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Challenger Mission Continues World Tour in Indian ...

Challenger mission glider launch, Fremantle, Australia. Photo Credit: Charitha Pattiaratchi Bright and early November 7, 2016, the bright yellow RU-29 Slocum glider, dubbed "Challenger," headed out to sea once more, ...
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DOE and NOAA Announce Winners of Ocean Observing P...

Team Wave Powered Oceanographic Gliders tests their early-stage prototype at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s facility in Carderock, Maryland. Credit: NREL The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Oceanic ...
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Expanding the Respiratory Forecast for the Gulf Co...

The GCOOS Red Tide Respiratory Forecast provides information on when the red tide caused by Karenia brevis could be impacting area beaches so that people who are susceptible to its ...
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Exploring the Ocean with the Power of Waves

TAO buoy operations off the NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana. Electronics technician checking sensors on newly moored buoy. (Photographer: Lieutenant Commander Matthew Wingate, NOAA Corps.) The value of collecting ocean data is ...
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FY13 IOOS Ocean Technology Transition Project Awar...

In FY2013, the U.S. IOOS Program (IOOS®) instituted a multi-year Ocean Technology Transition project to advance science and technology and better enable decision-making. Two efforts were selected for funding in ...
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FY14 IOOS Observing Technology Transition Awards

In FY 2014, the U.S. IOOS Program (IOOS®), in partnership with NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program, continued a multi-year Ocean Technology Transition project to advance science and technology and better enable ...
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FY15 IOOS Observing Technology Transition Awards

Mook Sea Farm, Wapole, Maine. Credit: Mook Sea Farm In FY 2015, the U.S. IOOS Program (IOOS®), in partnership with NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program, continued a multi-year Ocean Technology Transition ...
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General Pages

Enhancing Coastal and Ocean Observing and Innovati...

In 2020, NOAA’s and the U.S. IOOS Office teamed up to develop and host three regional workshops focused on improving users’ access to streamlined ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes observational ...
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Eyes on the Storm: Hurricane Season Resources

For forecasts, warnings, and up to the minute hurricane information, keep up with NOAA's . GOES East GeoColor satellite image of the Atlantic Ocean on September 11, 2018 showing Hurricanes ...
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