The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today that it is extending the public comment period for the Request for Information (RFI) and Comments on the Preparation of the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program.
Scientists at Penn State University have discovered two new coral reefs near the site of BP’s historic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the impacts to those reefs from the spill have been greater than expected, according to research released Monday.
For thousands of years, the jagged rocks of a submerged mountain range about 80 miles off the coast of Gloucester have preserved one of the region’s most distinct marine habitats.
Fresh-caught swordfish will be off the menu in California restaurants for at least the next month, due to a federally imposed temporary ban on drift gillnets in the Pacific to protect endangered sea turtles starting on Friday.
On July 28th and 29th, Ocean Leadership hosted a meeting with industry leaders, naval engineers, and marine scientists to build on the International Maritime Organization Guidelines on Ocean Noise (April 2014) and discuss the issue of underwater noise from ships and to formulate a plan for the next steps to move forward on this issue.
President Obama has nominated Vice Admiral Manson Brown to be the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation and Prediction at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Senate Budget Committee met on Tuesday and received testimony on the economic and budgetary consequences of climate change.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing this week entitled “Revisiting the RESTORE Act: Progress and Challenges in Gulf Restoration Post- Deepwater Horizon”.
Despite the FY15 appropriations process likely to drag into the winter, the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology have released their annual science and technology priorities memo for FY 2016.
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has announced the House of Representatives will consider a continuing resolution (CR) in September to avoid a government shutdown when the fiscal year (FY) 2015 year begins on October 1st.