Navy Quietly Shut Down Climate Change Task Force

2019-08-12T15:09:22+00:00 August 12, 2019|

DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force. (Public Domain) (By Philip Athey / From E&E News)  The Navy has quietly stood down its Task Force Climate Change, created in 2009 to plan and develop "future public, strategic, and policy discussions" on the issue. The task force ended in March, [...]

Congressman Panetta Introduces Legislation To Improve Oceanographic Research And Education

2019-06-07T16:50:13+00:00 June 7, 2019|

(Credit: Architect of the Capitol) (From The Press Office of Congressman Jimmy Panette)  WASHINGTON, DC  [06/06/19] – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) introduced the bipartisan National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) Reauthorization Act.  The legislation will strengthen the program through enhanced resourcing and improved oversight. "For over 20 years, NOPP has facilitated public-private [...]

Albany High School Sails to Victory in 22nd Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl

2019-04-16T11:05:37+00:00 April 14, 2019|

The Albany High School team with Senior Education Program Manager at NOAA Sarah Schoedinger and Consortium for Ocean Leadership President and CEO RADM Jon White USN (Ret.) Ketchikan High School Takes Home James D. Watkins Sportsmanship Award (Washington, D.C.) – On Sunday, students from Albany High School (Albany, California) won the National [...]

Review&Forecast – Sea Technology Magazine, January 2019

2019-04-08T13:28:32+00:00 April 8, 2019|

Increasing Our Ocean Security: How A Healthy Ocean Benefits Us All (By RADM Jonathan White, U.S. Navy (Ret.) / From Sea Technology, Jan. 2019)  In 2017, I started talking about ocean security, or the concept that our national, homeland, energy, food, water and economic securities, as well as our public health and safety, depend [...]

The Climate and Security Podcast: Episode 9 with Rear Admiral Jonathan White, USN (Ret)

2019-03-06T12:02:10+00:00 March 6, 2019|

(From The Center for Climate and Security)  In this episode, Rear Admiral Jonathan White, US Navy (Retired), President and CEO of the Ocean Leadership Consortium and member of the Center for Climate and Security’s Advisory Board, talks to host Dr. Sweta Chakraborty about his 32-year career in the U.S. Navy and his acute understanding and knowledge [...]

Bonamici, Young, Pingree, Posey Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Address Health Of Oceans and Estuaries

2019-08-22T15:43:03+00:00 February 15, 2019|

Legislation would help coastal communities cope with ocean and coastal acidification (From The Press Office of Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici)  WASHINGTON, DC [02/14/19] – Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Congressman Don Young (R-AK), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan Coastal and Ocean Acidification Stressors and Threats (COAST) Research Act. [...]

Mr. President And Congress: Join Us In Thanking The NOAA Workforce

2019-08-22T15:45:21+00:00 February 15, 2019|

Fully fund NOAA, and spare employees the stress and anxiety of another shutdown. (From The Washington Post/By Carissa Bunge, Ari Gerstman, and Allison Hays)  The authors are the co-chairs of the Friends of NOAA. Early in the morning of Jan. 19, the tornadoes began to touch down in Mississippi. The Jackson National Weather Service [...]

Our Daily Planet: February Interview With COL President RADM Jonathan White

2019-02-01T10:34:43+00:00 February 1, 2019|

Interview of the Week:  Jon White, RADM (Ret.) and CEO Consortium for Ocean Leadership (From Our Daily Planet/ By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha)  February 1, 2019 -- Jon White had a 32-year career in the Navy, rising to its chief meteorologist and oceanographer before his 2016 appointment to lead the Consortium.  We asked him about the recent news [...]

The Launch Of The Stephenson Ocean Security Project

2019-08-22T16:10:35+00:00 January 25, 2019|

A New CSIS Initiative on Ocean Health and Global Security (From The Center for Strategic and International Studies) The Stephenson Ocean Security Project (SOS) is focused on the links between ocean health and global security.  The Project will highlight how marine resource disputes drive instability in key regions of the globe and the ways [...]

The Pentagon’s New Climate Change Report Is Missing Some Important Details

2019-05-01T16:19:37+00:00 January 25, 2019|

(DoD photo by Lt. Greg Linderman, U.S. Navy/Released) The entire Marine Corps, for instance. (From Mother Jones/By Dan Spinelli) Less than two months after President Donald Trump said he did not believe a federal report outlining the existential threat of man-made climate change, the Defense Department has released its own report on how to manage the “effects of [...]

Expert Tells URI Crowd That Climate-Change Research May Mean “Our Survival”

2018-10-30T10:35:22+00:00 October 30, 2018|

(credit Wikimedia Commons/public domain) COL President and CEO Jon White delivered a keynote speech to the Coastal Resiliency Symposium at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography  (From Providence Journal/By Alex Kuffner) NARRAGANSETT — The former head of oceanography and meteorology for the Navy argued for more funding for research [...]

INSIGHT: Interview With Jon White

2018-10-30T09:27:20+00:00 October 30, 2018|

Jon White, INSIGHT Interview for m/OppenheimTV INSIGHT: Consortium For Ocean Leadership - Jon White (From m/OppenheimTV) Jon White, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, discusses how the organization helps activists and citizens alike unite to preserve the oceans and its waters for future generations. This interview was [...]

Our Daily Planet: Interview With COL President RADM Jonathan White

2018-09-21T11:43:26+00:00 September 21, 2018|

Interview of the Week:  Jon White, RADM (Ret.) and CEO Consortium for Ocean Leadership (From Our Daily Planet/ By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha) -- Admiral White is President and CEO of the leading consortium of ocean science and technology institutions from academia, public aquariums, and industry.  He spent 32 years in the Navy where he served ultimately [...]

Roving Exhibit Highlights Ocean Plastics Problem

2019-08-23T10:01:49+00:00 June 11, 2018|

Photo credit: Allison Hays/Consortium for Ocean Leadership 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 [...]

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

2019-08-23T10:07:25+00:00 May 22, 2018|

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 stakeholders—with unparalleled dependence on seaborne [...]

Unmanned Maritime Systems Benefit From New Legislation

2019-08-23T15:12:28+00:00 March 7, 2018|

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 private sector research and development, and ensure [...]

Ocean Science and Technology = Security for Today and Tomorrow

2018-03-12T10:30:00+00:00 February 22, 2018|

When I say “ocean security,”what comes to mind? I’m not talking about wearing a life jacket while aboard a boat or keeping an eye on one’s cellphone while splashing in the surf. What I am talking about is the merging of science and security when considering our ocean. (From Sea Technology/ By Jon White) [...]

Climate And National Security Forum 2018: A Responsibility To Prepare

2019-08-23T15:39:58+00:00 February 2, 2018|

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 to Prepare. This year’s forum panels will focus on the risks that climate change presents to national security on an operational and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Consortium For Ocean Leadership Strengthening EU Bonds

2017-11-30T15:56:22+00:00 October 2, 2017|

The ocean impacts every single human life—it supplies oxygen, medicine, and food. If the sea is our most precious resource, why aren’t organizations across the globe better communicating about breakthroughs in ocean science? (Bilat USA 4.0 / By Callan Yanoff, Jonathan White) -- The Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL) supports every aspect of oceanic discovery across [...]

Illegal Fishing Part II– How Ocean Science And Technology Can Address IUU Fishing And Secure National, Economic, And Food Security Worldwide

2018-02-01T10:57:43+00:00 September 26, 2017|

Global Fishing Watch uses data and open technologies to help save the oceans by showing, for free, exactly where all of the trackable commercial fishing activity has happened since 2012 and is happening today in near-real time. The Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s President and CEO RADM Jonathan White (Ret.) wrote a guest blog series – part one was shared last week, read part two below, and check back in next week for part three.

5 Things The Weather-Climate Community Needs In The Next NOAA Administrator

2017-05-15T15:20:09+00:00 May 15, 2017|

(Click to enlarge) North Atlantic weather has been felt through seismic waves in Japan (Credit: NOAA) The Washington Post's Jason Samenow broke a story today that Barry Myers, chief executive of Accuweather, has emerged as the front-runner to be selected as the next Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Filling this position [...]