Roving Exhibit Highlights Ocean Plastics Problem

2018-06-11T09:38:37+00:00 June 11, 2018|

The Ocean Plastics Lab, currently on the National Mall in Washington, D. C., illustrates the pollution threat and points to solutions. (From EOS.org/ By Randy Showstack) -- Plastic seems to be everywhere in the oceans, from urban harbors to remote beaches, from the middle of the oceans to the depths of the seas. It endangers marine [...]

Blue Future: Mapping Opportunities For U.S.-China Ocean Cooperation

2018-05-22T09:30:25+00:00 May 22, 2018|

(Credit: Getty/George Rose) The United States and China share a deep common interest in ocean protection. The world’s ocean and coastal resources are currently under threat from overfishing, pollution, and unchecked resource extraction. Global ocean health is declining rapidly and has already reached crisis levels. (From American Progress) -- As the largest ocean [...]

Unmanned Maritime Systems Benefit From New Legislation

2018-03-30T13:58:10+00:00 March 7, 2018|

(Credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, along with Reps. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., and Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., today introduced the 'Commercial Engagement through Ocean Technology (CENOTE) Act.' This bicameral, bipartisan legislation would advance the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) use of unmanned maritime systems, encourage [...]

Climate And National Security Forum 2018: A Responsibility To Prepare

2018-03-01T15:25:27+00:00 February 2, 2018|

(Click to enlarge) The U.S. Navy base in Norfolk, Virginia (Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ernest R. Scott/Wikipedia) The Center for Climate and Security, in partnership with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, invites you to join us for the 2018 Climate and National Security Forum: A Responsibility [...]

If You’re Interested In Environmental Topics, Put These Dates On Your Calendar To Learn Sea Secrets

2018-03-01T15:43:12+00:00 January 2, 2018|

As the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science enters its 75th year of scientific discovery, it brings the South Florida community another great lineup of speakers on the latest scientific research and exploration of the planet. (From The Islander News) -- The 2018 Sea Secrets is a series of evening lectures [...]

Arctic Domain Topic Of Defense Forum

2018-03-01T15:52:30+00:00 November 23, 2017|

(Click to enlarge) Warm-water upwelling can essentially melt the underside of glaciers. (Credit: Antarctica Film Commission) The Patuxent Partnership and the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland are coming together to present the 12th annual Patuxent Defense Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, from 8:30 am to 5 pm. [...]

2018-03-01T16:04:55+00:00 November 17, 2017|

The Isle of Man is leading the world in the way it is tackling the problem of plastic and marine pollution on beaches, according to scientists and marine experts in the USA. The achievements of the charity Beach Buddies, and its “exceptional engagement with the community” has been praised during a brief visit to [...]

Trump Taps AccuWeather CEO To Head NOAA

2017-11-30T15:53:30+00:00 October 12, 2017|

(Click to enlarge) NOAA Logo (Credit: NOAA) President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Barry Myers, the CEO of private weather company AccuWeather, to lead the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the country's foremost scientific agency for oceanic and climate research. (From EcoWatch / by Lorraine Chow) -- The White House praised Myers and his company for its [...]

White House Will Nominate AccuWeather’s Barry Myers To Lead NOAA

2017-11-30T15:53:56+00:00 October 12, 2017|

President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed Barry Myers as the next administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency whose budget the administration has proposed slashing for fiscal year 2018. (From EOS / By Randy Showstack) -- Myers, who is chief executive officer of AccuWeather, Inc., would be just the second nonscientist nominated to lead NOAA [...]

Trump Taps AccuWeather CEO To Head NOAA, Breaking With Precedent Of Nominating Scientists

2017-11-30T15:56:47+00:00 October 12, 2017|

(Click to Enlarge) NOAA's new weather satellite GOES-16 captures stunning high-resolution imagery that will aid weather system monitoring and forecasting. (Credit: NOAA) Barry Myers, the chief executive of the private weather forecasting company AccuWeather, is President Trump’s pick to run the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The appointment of Myers, a businessman and [...]

National Security Briefing: Science & Technology To Prevent Ocean Crimes

2018-06-28T12:59:49+00:00 October 11, 2017|

(Credit: International Conservation Caucus Foundation) On October 3rd, the Oceans Caucus Foundation hosted the first in a series of briefings on National Security. This briefing, featuring speakers from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), centered on the role of science and technology in preventing ocean [...]

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