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From the Director:
Hello IOOS Community,
Hurricane season has arrived and a tropical cyclone is expected to form by tomorrow in the Gulf of Mexico that could bring heavy rains and flooding to the New Orleans area. IOOS provides resources and information on tropical storms and hurricanes on our hurricane resources page. Be sure to also check NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/) for the latest forecast. Stay informed and stay safe.
Just in time for hurricane season, SECOORA has received a new glider. Gliders are being used to measure ocean conditions and help improve hurricane forecasting. Preparations to deploy gliders in the Caribbean, Southeast, and Gulf of Mexico are underway. Read more about the new glider in the “Delivering Benefits” section below and check NOAA and IOOS for updates on the “hurricane picket line". As part of this team effort, we are also working with NOAA Research's Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division, the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory and the National Weather Service's Environmental Modeling Center to analyze data from this season and to determine the best mix of gliders, drifters, and surface technologies to improve research and operational models. We have a lot to learn and lots to do. Enjoy the latest below.
From the U.S. IOOS Office:
- Marking 20 Years of IOOS! We will celebrate 20 years of IOOS in conjunction with the upcoming OceanObs’19 meeting in September in Honolulu, HI. In preparation for this celebration, we want to hear your memories of IOOS. Has IOOS helped you, were you a part of building the System, or do you have photos, videos, or documents of the last 20 years that you can share with us? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your memories or ask for more details on how to share information.
Observation Subsystem and Sensor Technologies:
- ACT Open Calls for New Technology Evaluations: The Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) currently has two open calls for new technology evaluations.
- 1. Accepting preliminary applications from developers and manufacturers of commercially available Total Residual Oxidant (TRO) instruments used to monitor TRO in shipboard ballast water treatment applications.
- 2. Call for applications from individuals or teams of researchers, and/or sensor developers and manufacturers to participate in a technology demonstration aimed at improving data processing and algorithm development of hyperspectral imagery for research and management applications within shallow freshwater and marine aquatic ecosystems.
- Applications for both calls are due by August 31, 2019.
- For further details please see: http://www.act-us.info/rft.php
- Surface Current Mapping: (IOOS PO POC, Derrick Snowden, Derrick.Snowden@noaa.gov):
- No update.
- Gliders (IOOS POC LCDR Benjamin LaCour, Benjamin.Lacour@noaa.gov):
- Saildrone Mission Launched from Hawaii: Four Saildrone science vehicles were launched from Hawaii on June 8, 2019 to begin a six-month research mission to study air-sea interaction in the central equatorial Pacific Ocean as part of a broader effort to rethink the Tropical Pacific Observing System. This is the third mission in a three-part series of planned Saildrone missions to the tropical Pacific to study specific targeted phenomena for different phases of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle. Saildrone measurements during this mission will be used to investigate exchanges of heat and carbon dioxide between the ocean and atmosphere associated with ENSO and other processes that affect SST anomalies in the tropics. With the cluster of four Saildrones, we will better understand the horizontal scales of variability affecting these air-sea interaction processes. Ultimately, through these missions, we hope to learn how Saildrone may best be utilized within the Tropical Pacific Observing System. Saildrones are unmanned surface vehicles (USV) developed by Saildrone, Inc. and NOAA/PMEL that use wind and solar energy to transit the ocean and power a variety of mounted scientific instruments. Learn more and get updates by following their blog.
- We continue to plan for more deployments of gliders
- Animal Telemetry Network (ATN) (National Coordinator Bill Woodward, Bill.Woodward@noaa.gov):
- ATN at 5th International Conference on Fish Telemetry (ICFT) and Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) Symposium: Thanks to generous support from Canada’s Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), Megan McKinzie, the US Animal Telemetry Network’s (ATN) data coordinator, participated in the 5th International Conference on Fish Telemetry (ICFT) in Arendal, Norway from June 24-28th. The nearly 200 participants from 24 countries gathered to present and discuss current and evolving research themes, innovative field techniques and data management approaches. Workshops were held to develop new and exciting analysis and visualization tool packs, to undergo data cross-walking exercises to help ensure and maximize data sharing potential between international telemetry networks as well as to promote equipment and infrastructure compatibility across networks. Megan also contributed by presenting a speed talk on gray triggerfish movement, residency and mortality and by acting as panel member in the OTN Symposium: Track, Connect, and Transform which was held on June 28-29th at the same venue.
Data Management and Communications (DMAC listserv – contact Micah Wengren, DMAC System Architect, email@example.com)
- DMAC Tech Webinar held June 27: ‘Infographics & Workflows for the National Marine Sanctuaries & Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Program Using R’ - see MBON bullet below for details.
- Apply by July 15! NSF EarthCube Workshop for Ocean Time Series Data Workshop: The workshop will be held September 13-15, 2019 at the University of Hawai’i. The overarching objective of this workshop is to move the shipboard ocean time series community toward a Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (“FAIR”) model. This workshop will provide a much-needed forum for discussion of key issues and barriers surrounding data discovery, access, and interoperability. More information here: https://mailchi.mp/a1aa4af80e8c/earthcube-time-series-workshop?e=d18288bee8
- QARTOD (National Coordinator Mark Bushnell, firstname.lastname@example.org):
- pH Manual Status: The draft manual has been broadly distributed NOAA-wide, to partner Federal agencies through the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee, and internationally, for the third review. We continue to receive, record, review, and reply to all who provide suggestions and input. Contact us if you would like to receive a copy of the draft, or download it from the Ocean Acidification Information Exchange at https://www.oainfoexchange.org.
- Ocean Best Practice System Update: Members of the OBPS working group have been working with others to organize an Ocean Obs 2019 Ocean Best Practice breakout session (see http://www.oceanobs19.net/breakout-sessions). Best practices are mentioned in most other breakout sessions, so some working group members will also be attending other sessions. We hope you’re able to attend the conference and join the conversation – to record your existing BPs, implement them for your observations, or collaboratively develop new ones.
Modeling and Analysis Subsystem (IOOS PO and IOOS Coastal and Ocean Modeling Testbed (COMT) POC –Tiffany Vance, Tiffany.Vance@noaa.gov):
- NOAA Annual ROMS Workshop: The workshop was held from June 4-5 in Silver Spring. Participants include ROMS developers from Rutgers University and coastal ocean modelers. ROMS developers provided presentations of ROMS updates and several operational applications, and NOAA modelers presented ROMS applications in NOAA operational forecast systems.
- NOAA Annual FVCOM Workshop: The workshop was held from June 24-55 in Silver Spring. Participants include FVCOM developers from UMASS-Dartmouth and WHOI, Coastal ocean modelers from NOAA. FVCOM developers provided presentations of FVCOM version updates and new features including new development, bug fixes, and improvement, followed by operational applications of the Northeast Coastal Ocean Forecast System (NECOFS), and NOAA modelers presented FVCOM applications of the Gulf of Mexico and the Lakes Michigan and Huron operational forecast systems.
- SCHISM Training Workshop: SCHISM developers from VIMS provided a training workshop for NOAA modelers from July 1-2 in Silver Spring. SCHISM (Semi-implicit Cross-scale Hydroscience Integrated System Model) is designed for seamless simulation of 3D baroclinic circulation across creek-lake-estuaryshelf-ocean scales. The workshop includes SCHISM introduction, grid generation, and hands-on training in how to set up realistic model applications.
- Last Chance! Due Today - Request for Information from Industry on NOAA’s Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC): The NOAA is seeking to gather ideas, recommendations, and best practices from industry on how to develop, meet the goals of and support a virtual Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC). EPIC seeks to create a true community earth system model that is accessible to the public and utilizes innovative strategies to host and manage the modeling system. EPIC will leverage existing NOAA resources to accelerate advances to the Unified Forecast System, a community-based, coupled Earth system model designed to meet NOAA's operational forecast mission to protect life and property and improve economic growth.The Request for Information (RFI) is posted on FedBizOps requesting community opinions on NOAAs strategy and vision and is open until July 10th.
- COMT Annual Meeting: The COMT Annual Meeting will be held October 22-34rd in Silver Spring, MD. More details coming soon.
Interagency and International Collaboration/News:
- Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) (IOOS PO POC Gabrielle Canonico, Gabrielle.Canonico@noaa.gov):
- Coordinating the Implementation of Mangrove and Seagrass EOVs: Last month 30 experts from diverse sectors came together in Washington, DC, to discuss implementation of a globally coordinated monitoring system for mangrove and seagrass ecosystems. IOOS participated in the June 10-11 workshop titled “Coordinating the Implementation of Mangrove and Seagrass Essential Observations”, which was a joint activity between the Biology and Ecosystems Panel of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS BioEco) and the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON). A goal is to advance implementation plans for global observations of Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) and Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs). The experts began drafting the implementation plans for such observations and highlighted the urgent need to support biodiversity and health status assessments of these fundamental coastal habitats. They reviewed current observing capabilities, technological requirements and innovations, data management practices, and the products and deliverables associated with implementing the global ocean observing systems for seagrasses and mangroves. Workshop participants identified action items centered on a few key areas that also address pressing societal problems, including adjusting the Essential Ocean Variable (EOV) specification sheets and inviting the broader community and public to contribute . The specification sheets emphasize best practices to ensure high data quality, identifying emerging technological advances for observation and management, mapping monitoring programs for seagrasses and mangroves, identifying and effectively communicating societal benefits of each EOV and the complementary EBVs. The workshop was supported by NASA and hosted by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. For more information about the workshop please refer to the final report. (Thank you to Erin Satterthwaite and Patricia Miloslavich for this update.)
- Development of Tools for Sanctuaries and IEA Partners: On June 27, MBON partner Ben Best, Ecoquants, led a webinar for the IOOS Regional Association Data Management and Communications Team titled “Infographics & Workflows for the National Marine Sanctuaries & Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Program Using R”. Ben has been working with IOOS, MBON, the National Marine Sanctuaries, and NOAA's Integrated Ecosystem Assessment program to automate workflows for creation of ecological status indicators and archiving into data portals (esp. ERDDAP + GeoServer + CKAN), and generation of interactive infographics online as well visualizations within reports (in pdf/docx/html formats). Some examples of infographics are available on the MBON Portal at mbon.ioos.us. The webinar was recorded and is available here.
- Increasing Accessibility to eDNA Data in the US and Globally: OBIS partners are working with Genomic Observatories MetaDabase (GEOME) to bring eDNA data into OBIS, including eDNA data from the US MBON projects. OBIS has received some funding from the Lounsbery Foundation to support OBIS handling of DNA based occurrence data, and is pursuing funding for small island developing states to implement eDNA data collection. One dataset is in OBIS already - available here. OBIS, MBON and others are working with the Global Omics Observatory Network (GLOMICON) to prototype a standardized flow of molecular biodiversity data into global biodiversity data infrastructures such as OBIS and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).
- OceanObs’19 Updates and Planning:
- OceanObs’19: Registration Is Open! For more information on fees, deadlines, posters, and event registration, visit here.
- Planning A Side Event At OceanObs'19? We'll be compiling and advertising a list of side events and workshops occurring during the conference. To add your event to the list, please submit any information you'd like to make public here: http://www.cvent.com/events/oceanobs-19/custom-37-ab37c0e2c6f9491a9cfe7d1ac100f1ce.aspx
- Register for Breaking Waves, Breaking Barriers at OceanObs'19: Celebrating Women's Instrumental Role in Ocean Science, Leadership, and Mentorship: This event will bring together ocean scientists from across the globe to discuss the important role women have served in shaping oceanography. As part of the OceanObs'19 conference week, this event will include a discussion and reception as we pay tribute to great women scientists and inspire the future generations for a more inclusive, robust, and forward-leaning discipline. Learn more and register here.
- Save the date: Ocean Obs RCN Annual Meeting - February 16, 2020, San Diego, CA: The Ocean Obs Research Coordination Network (RCN) will host an OceanObs’19 Conference follow-up meeting on February 16, 2020, in San Diego, CA, immediately preceding the AGU/TOS Ocean Sciences Meeting (https://www2.agu.org/ocean-sciences-meeting/). The OceanObs’19 Conference (Hawaii 16-21 September, 2019; http://www.oceanobs19.net/) will be the third conference of this series, held once every ten years. The Ocean Obs RCN annual meeting on 16 February 2020 will be dedicated to the synthesis of threads and recommendations emerging from the OceanObs’19 Conference. Of particular interest will be focusing the community on the planning for the implementation of initiatives emerging from OceanObs’19. The meeting will advance links between observation networks and operational users to facilitate the delivery of critical information to stakeholders, and to address critical policy issues that require multidisciplinary ocean observing systems.
- NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) Meeting - August 27-29, 2019, New Orleans, LA: The next NOAA HSRP public meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA August 27-29. For more information and to see a draft agenda, please see: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/meeting-new-orleans-2019.htm
- NOAA report: Growth in U.S. Ocean Economic Sectors Continues to Outpace Overall Economy: The nation’s ocean and Great Lakes continue to fuel economic growth across the nation. The latest economic figures in NOAA’s report on the U.S. Ocean and Great Lakes Economy show employment from the ocean economy grew 2.7% in 2016, compared to the national average employment growth of 1.7%. The analysis completed for this report found that ocean and Great Lakes economy sectors created 85,000 new jobs between 2015 to 2016. Overall, the ocean and Great Lakes economy employed 3.3 million people. Tourism and recreation was the top employer with 2.4 million employees. This sector also contributed $124 billion in gross domestic product, the highest of all the sectors. Read more here: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/june19/ocean-economy-report.html
- NGS Pacific Advisor Addresses U.N.-Sponsored Workshop: The NGS Pacific Regional Geodetic Advisor presented NOAA’s plans and procedures for modernizing the U.S. National Spatial Reference System at the Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems in Suva, Fiji, sponsored by the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG). The workshop focused on how to use the Global Navigation Satellite Systems for sustainable social and economic benefits, particularly for developing countries. The NGS advisor also explained how NGS conducts a GPS network project, from planning the project to analyzing the results. NGS is coordinating with other nations in the Asia-Pacific Region as an integral part of defining and developing the Pacific Terrestrial Reference Frame 2022. Contact: Ed.Carlson@noaa.gov
- Exercise Prepares Responders for Potential Disasters in the Pacific Northwest: Representatives from NOAA line and staff offices, along with partners from the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS) and Washington Sea Grant, participated in a tabletop exercise to increase awareness of regional and cross-NOAA capabilities, roles, and mission responsibilities during a disaster event. The NOAA Western Region Collaboration team and the Disaster Response Center planned the scenario, which simulated a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on the Seattle Fault. The exercise highlighted strengths and weaknesses of various NOAA office responses to a natural disaster by testing communication and collaboration abilities under the pressure of unpredictable and rapidly changing conditions. The first draft of the after-action report with recommended actions is in development. Contact: Crescent.Moegling@noaa.gov and Katherine.Krushinski@noaa.gov
- CO-OPS Gears Up for 2019 Lake Erie HAB Season: CO-OPS began daily monitoring of satellite imagery and lake conditions for signs of a harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie. During the regular bloom season, typically July - October, CO-OPS issues twice weekly bulletins. These bulletins provide analysis of the location of the cyanobacteria blooms, as well as three-day forecasts of transport, mixing, scum formation, and bloom decline. In Lake Erie, cyanobacteria blooms can grow rapidly, forming thick floating mats of green scum that may also produce a toxin called microcystin. The scum can clog the coolant systems of boat engines and close beaches. The toxin can pose a risk to drinking water, cause skin irritation, and negatively affect wildlife, pets, and livestock. Contact: Courtney.Barry@noaa.gov
- Ocean Observing Report Card Released: The new Ocean Observing System report card was released July 1st and presented during the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)'s 30th General Assembly sessions devoted to ocean observations. The report provides insight into the status of the global ocean observing system. With the current and increasingly urgent need for nations to take decisions related to the impact of climate change, the report card highlights the need for sustained ocean monitoring. The report card was prepared by the Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). Read the official release or download the report for more information.
- Open Sea Lab II sets sail and promises more open data, more opportunities and even more excitement than OSLI: EMODnet’s second Open Sea Lab (OSLII) was officially launched at a kick-off event on the 24th of May in Brussels. It marked the opening of applications for OSLII in Ghent from 4-6 September, 2019. The entire webcast is now available online as well as the speakers’ presentations. Revealed at the event were the three challenges for OSLII, namely: (i) Marine Environmental Management and Protection, (ii) Blue Society and Ocean Literacy, and (iii) Sustainable Blue Economy. As the concept of Open Sea Lab is to connect marine data and society, the challenges focus on how open marine data can serve societal needs.Technical experts from EMODnet (Pascal Derycke), ICES (Neil Holdsworth) and Copernicus Marine (Fabrice Messal) demonstrated the data, products and services available via their portals and invited potential applicants to explore the diversity of resources, from data and data products on marine litter to underwater noise and from fish trawl surveys to sea ice. Read more herE: http://www.emodnet.eu/open-sea-lab-ii-sets-sail-and-promises-more-open-data-more-opportunities-and-even-more-excitement
- Grants & Funding Opportunities
- DARPA BAA: This new BAA invites proposers to submit innovative basic or applied research concepts in the following technical domains: Frontiers in Math, Computation & Design; Limits of Sensing & Sensors; Complex Social Systems; Anticipating Surprise. The research topics of interest within each domain are described in the BAA.
Delivering the Benefits:
- New glider in SECOORA, just in time for hurricane season: SECOORA received funding from the NOAA US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) to purchase a new G3 Slocum Glider. A naming competition was held to choose the new glider name and Franklin won with 46% of the votes. The name is to honor to Benjamin Franklin, the first person to chart the Gulf Stream. Franklin is operated by the SECOORA glider team lead, Dr. Catherine Edwards, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at University of Georgia. Read more about Franklin and SECOORA's plans here.
- MARCO, MARACOOS Partner to Produce Monthly Maps of Sea Surface Temps: The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), the MARCO Portal Team, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) have partnered to create a series of maps depicting average monthly sea surface temperatures based on 15 years of recent data. Read more about it here.
- NANOOS data used in USCG hearing: Dr. Merrick Haller, OSU and NANOOS PI, was recently involved in the official USCG investigation into the accident of the Mary B II fishing vessel. On January 9th, 2019, the fishing vessel Mary B II capsized attempting to cross the Yaquina Bay Bar, which resulted in the deaths of three commercial fishermen. Data from the OSU radar station funded by NANOOS was post-processed for vessel tracking information, which documented the time-space positioning of the fishing vessel as well as two USCG support vessels. Haller’s group supplied these tracking data as well as wave information from the time of the event in the form of plots as well movies of radar image sequences and vessel tracks. These materials were exhibits at the investigative hearing and Haller testified in person on May 16th 2019 in Newport. Video of Dr. Haller's testimony is available here.
- CeNCOOS joins MPA Monitoring Team: CeNCOOS joins many other partners to help form part of the Statewide Long-Term Monitoring for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) seeking to understand how changes in MPA condition can relate to other phenomena such as regional climate change. To do this we will integrate data from various investigators, locations, habitats and methods to produce assessments of change in key indicators. Learn more about this effort here.
- Text a Great Lakes Buoy: Did you know the buoys in the Great Lakes can text you its latest data? Just text the buoy ID number to 866-218-9973 and within a few moments you'll get back a text with current buoy readings. Check for the buoy you need here!
- Puerto Rico Beach App: Beach day? Stay informed with CARICOOS Pa’ la Playa beach app. Plan your day with this tool that includes wind, wave and weather forecasts, water quality data, facilities, activities and more. Don't forget to check out spectacular aerial views of our beaches, photos, social media sharing and more. Disponible también en español! Available in the App Store and Google Play.
- AOOS Nome CDIP Wave and Surface Current Buoy Deployed: Victor Aguilar from the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) traveled to Nome to help deploy the AOOS wave and surface current buoy off the Port of Nome on June 11, 2019. The buoy is located at Lat 64° 28.344 N, Long 165° 28.442 W. Many thanks to the Port of Nome, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and CDIP for assistance with deployment and long-term operation and maintenance of the buoy. Data are updated every 30 minutes on the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) website and on the AOOS website.
- No update.
- USCG Sector San Juan Pollution Prevention and Boater’s Safety Training: CARICOOS outreach coordinator Mr. Adolfo González was one of the guest speakers at the “Pollution prevention and boater safety” workshop at Puerto Chico Marina in Fajardo, PR on June 29, 2019. Offered by the Incident Management Division of the US Coast Guard (San Juan Sector), the main purpose of the workshop was to promote awareness about the risks involved while operating a vessel and how to manage potential oil discharges and hazardous material releases. Read more about this training here.
- GOMA Meeting Showcases the Gulf: The Gulf of Mexico Alliance held a successful All-Hands Meeting in Alabama in June. GOMA welcomed more than 425 participants and had the opportunity to celebrate new Gulf Star partners, explore ecotourism, conduct six priority issue team meetings and three cross-team meetings and more. GCOOS was proud to be a sponsor and we were pleased with the opportunities we had to showcase our work and partnerships. Read more about the workshop here.
Upcoming Meetings with IOOS Participation:
NANOOS Annual Meeting, August 1-2, 2019, Vancouver, WA: Details forthcoming.
- OceanObs’19, 16–20 September 2019, Honolulu, HI: The OceanObs19 conference planning is well underway! The conference will take place September 16-20 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Check out the conference website for more details: http://www.oceanobs19.net/
- MTS/IEEE OCEANS 2019 - Seattle, WA - Oct 27-31, 2019: OCEANS is the bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students, government officials, lawyers, and advocates. These industry thought leaders gather for four days to highlight relevant topics and current trends, while creating a community of learners and influencers who consistently advance research, practices, and policies for the marine field. The Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society partner to present OCEANS, and this prestigious conference and exhibition draws an audience of more than 2,000 attendees. For more info: https://seattle19.oceansconference.org/
- OCEANS 2019 Seattle - Marine Debris Town Hall: Science and Technology for advancing global sustainability and societal information, Tuesday, October 29, 6-8 pm. For further information, please contact Elisabeth Creed (email@example.com) and René Garello(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Other Upcoming Meetings:
- National Marine Educators Association 2019 Annual Conference, July 21 – 25, Durham, NH: The NMEA 2019 conference committee is excited to host NMEA members at their annual conference at the University of New Hampshire in July. NMEA 2019 is jam-packed with more than 100 sessions plus panel discussions and keynote speakers. Learn more and register here.
- 2019 NOAA Environmental Data Management Workshop, September 4-5, 2019
Seattle, WA: The NOAA Environmental Data Management Committee (EDMC) is pleased to announce the 9th annual NOAA Environmental Data Management Workshop (EDMW) that will be held September 4-5, 2019 in Seattle, WA. The theme for this year’s workshop is “Unleashing NOAA's Data as a Strategic Asset for Science, Service, Stewardship and Innovation.” The workshop will be hosted at the Motif Hotel in downtown Seattle. Please forward this announcement to NOAA colleagues that may be interested in attending or presenting. The 2019 NOAA EDM Workshop will include presentations and working sessions that focus on efforts to improve the collection, stewardship, interpretation, and delivery of NOAA data that enable the agency to carry out its mission and programs effectively. Attendees are primarily NOAA personnel, but we expect to have a few slots for external people. The formal approval process including the NOAA Group Travel Request will begin soon, as will other workshop planning activities including calls for sessions, papers, and registration. To receive future announcements on the 2019 EDM Workshop, please sign up for the 2019 EDMW Mailing List. https://goo.gl/forms/VNmMEyRsDyT3SVAF2
- Save the Date! Pecora 21 & ISRSE 38, October 2019, Baltimore, MD: A joint symposium of the 21st William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium and the 38th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment will convene in Baltimore, Maryland, USA from October 6 – 11, 2019. The organizers have released a call for special sessions and are inviting proposals for sessions that deal with issues and advances in the broader field of Earth observation.
- Save the date: November 5-7, 2019 for the Esri Ocean and Atmospheric GIS Forum, Esri Conference Center, Redlands, CA: Registrations, as well as calls for papers, lightning talks, posters, and story maps and apps will be available soon at http://www.esri.com/events/ocean. Join us at the Esri Ocean and Atmospheric GIS Forum to share new data collection methods and research. Discuss ways multi-dimensional data and web apps can help people put scientific information to work in your organization. Consider the potential of sharing knowledge across disciplines and collaborating with multiple stakeholders. Work with the ocean, weather, and climate communities as they forge new and better concepts in GIS analytics and applications.
Job & Internship Opportunities:
Last chance - PacIOOS Oceanographic Technician: The PacIOOS Oceanographic Technician is an exciting, full-time, entry-level position, responsible to provide technical and logistical support for the PacIOOS wave buoy program. Closes 7/10/2019. Learn more and apply here: http://www.pacioos.hawaii.edu/pacioos-updates/job-opportunity-pacioos-oceanographic-technician/
- Outreach Coordinator, ODU/VSG: The Old Dominion University/ Virginia Sea Grant Climate Adaptation and Resilience Program in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) is searching for an Outreach Coordinator to be located at Old Dominion University. Learn more and apply here.