Science Serving Communities

2017-11-30T15:26:25+00:00 November 13, 2017|

The Sea Grant Association, in conjunction with Representatives Lee Zeldin (NY-1) and Joe Courtney (CT-2), hosted a briefing, “Using science and outreach to assist state and local decision makers in disaster preparedness and public safety.” Hurricanes Maria, Harvey, Irma, and Nate, along with raging wildfires, have wreaked havoc on the lives of Americans this year, leading Congress to appropriate $50 billion in emergency disaster aid since September. Sea Grant supports research that seeks to understand natural disasters, how humans and nature respond, and how to prepare for the future based on past outcomes.

Bridenstine Nomination Approved By Committee On Party-line Vote

2017-11-30T15:26:55+00:00 November 13, 2017|

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved the nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) to be NASA Administrator this morning on a party-line vote. The committee also approved Neil Jacobs to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction on a voice vote. The nominations next will go to the full Senate for a vote. Dates have not been announced.

Questions On The Road To Confirmation

2017-11-30T15:27:42+00:00 November 6, 2017|

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing to consider four presidential nominees subject to Senate confirmation, including The Honorable James Bridenstine (OK-1) to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Dr. Neil Jacobs to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Environmental Observation and Prediction at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Working Together On Water

2017-11-30T15:27:56+00:00 November 6, 2017|

The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans held a hearing on three water bills, including the Hydrographic Services Improvement Amendments Act (H.R. 221) and Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act (H.R. 1176). The use of our ocean is increasing, and this hearing focused on two pieces of legislation that would address the backlog of coastal surveys (which could help prevent oil spills, ship collisions, and habitat destruction) and ensure working waterfronts persist through coastal development.

NOAA’s Office Of National Marine Sanctuaries And Liquid Robotics Collaborate To Protect Vulnerable Marine Sanctuaries And Ecosystems

2017-10-17T15:45:19+00:00 October 17, 2017|

Liquid Robotics and NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) Pacific Islands Region (PIR) announced a multi-year agreement to develop solutions to help protect and preserve the Hawaiian and American Samoa marine sanctuaries and monuments. Liquid Robotics’ Wave Glider, an autonomous surface ocean robot, will be the core technology to conduct long-term environmental monitoring and surveillance of the Pacific’s most diverse and endangered underwater ecosystems. This partnership will help address the critical long-term monitoring and scientific data collection gaps that are not economically feasible with traditional research assets.

Trump Administration Science Leadership Roles Move Forward

2017-11-30T15:31:42+00:00 October 16, 2017|

On Wednesday, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Mr. Barry Myers (CEO, AccuWeather) to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Several other science and technology nominations and confirmations of interest to the ocean science community also occurred. Why It Matters- As our nation recovers from extreme weather events from coast to coast, the importance of NOAA to public safety cannot be understated.

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

2017-11-30T15:50:46+00:00 October 12, 2017|

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 lawyer, breaks from the recent precedent of scientists leading the agency tasked with a large, complex and technically demanding portfolio.

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 [...]

President and CEO RADM Jon White (Ret.): Myers Nominated to Join Gallaudet, Bringing Weather and Ocean Expertise to NOAA

2017-12-04T11:29:39+00:00 October 12, 2017|

In response to President Trump’s nomination of Mr. Barry Lee Myers to be Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, Department of Commerce and following on the heels of Rear Admiral (Ret.) Tim Gallaudet’s confirmation as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium [...]

National Security Briefing: Science & Technology To Prevent Ocean Crimes

2017-11-30T15:55:44+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 crimes. [...]

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