Congressman Panetta Introduces Legislation To Establish Coastal Climate Centers Of Excellence

2019-12-05T14:31:50+00:00 November 14, 2019|

(Credit: Architect of the Capitol) (From The Press Office of Congressman Jimmy Panetta)  WASHINGTON, DC [11/14/19] – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) introduced bipartisan legislation to establish National Centers of Excellence at coastal institutions of higher education. The Coastal Resilience Research and Education Act provides the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the authority to designate [...]

USM’s Graham Appointed to Lead Consortium for Ocean Leadership Board of Trustees

2019-11-14T13:59:12+00:00 November 14, 2019|

Credit: University of Southern Mississippi Office of University Communications From: University of Southern Mississippi/ By: Kendra AblazaDr. Monty Graham, Associate Vice President for Research, Coastal Operations at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), was recently selected to chair the national Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL) Board of Trustees based in Washington, D.C.  Graham will [...]

Groups Oppose Cuts to Federal Advisory Committees

2019-10-15T13:17:21+00:00 October 15, 2019|

(Credit: Nishkid64/Wikimedia Commons) From: Eos: Earth and Space Science News/ By: Randy Showstack Dozens of organizations—including scientific, environmental, and public health groups—are calling on President Donald Trump to rescind his 14 June 2019 executive order that limits the number of Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) advisory committees. “By requiring elimination of one-third of existing [...]

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 [...]

Arctic Domain Topic Of Defense Forum

2019-08-27T14:55:25+00:00 November 23, 2017|

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. The theme this year is “The Arctic Domain: From Economics to National Security.” Check-in and coffee will open [...]

2019-08-27T16:06:54+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 [...]

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

2019-08-28T14:43:21+00:00 October 12, 2017|

Photo credit: Photo credit: United States Marine Corps 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, [...]

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

2019-08-28T14:45:13+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 [...]

National Security Briefing: Science & Technology To Prevent Ocean Crimes

2019-08-28T17:10:20+00:00 October 11, 2017|

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. (Interational Conservation Caucus Foundation)  -- Ocean crime is [...]

The Consortium For Ocean Leadership Strengthening EU Bonds

2019-08-28T17:03:46+00:00 October 2, 2017|

Photo credit: Consortium for Ocean Leadership 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 [...]

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.

Alaska’s Economy Depends On Ocean Science And Technology

2019-08-28T17:22:44+00:00 September 22, 2017|

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership's President and CEO, RADM Jonathan White (Ret.), and President of the Marine Technology Society, Donna Kocak, wrote an article on the economic importance of ocean technology and science in Alaska. When considering the importance of our national maritime economy, it’s hard to miss the connections between Alaska and the ocean. Alaska has the longest coastline in the U.S., and the busiest water for commercial fishing in the world. Anchorage was the second largest contributor to our nation’s Gross Domestic Product in the mineral sector in 2014.

Trump Sets Record With Delay In Nominating Administrator

2019-08-28T17:23:54+00:00 September 21, 2017|

It's official: Donald Trump has waited longer than any president in history to pick a NOAA administrator. Trump yesterday broke the record set by Republican President George W. Bush, who delayed his decision until Sept. 19, 2001, when he nominated former Navy Vice Adm. Conrad Lautenbacher for NOAA's top job. (From Greenwire / by Rob Hotakainen) [...]

Illegal Fishing – A Threat To National, Economic, And Food Security Worldwide

2019-08-28T17:24:51+00:00 September 20, 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 – read part one below, and check back in next week for part two.

Trump Picks Scientist Who Accepts Warming For NOAA Role

2019-08-28T17:40:17+00:00 September 7, 2017|

Global Warming in USA by Andrea Della Adriano/Flickr [CC BY 2.0 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13204544@N05/1934744758)] There is something unusual about the Trump administration's appointment of NOAA's new deputy administrator: He believes climate change is real. Tim Gallaudet was nominated to be deputy administrator at NOAA last week. He will take the No. 2 slot at the agency [...]

Trump Taps Former Navy Scientist To Be NOAA’s Second In Command

2019-08-28T17:46:00+00:00 September 2, 2017|

President Donald Trump nominated former Navy oceanographer and Rear Adm. Timothy Gallaudet for the number two spot at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Friday, according to a White House statement. (The Daily Caller, Tim Pearce) -- The 32-year Navy veteran will serve as the assistant secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere if confirmed [...]

Coast Guard Makes Dire Warning About Drilling In The Arctic

2019-08-29T09:31:01+00:00 July 19, 2017|

For months now America's climate denying president, Donald Trump, has been maneuvering to open up the Arctic to oil drilling, in another act of defiance against his predecessor, Barack Obama. Back in April, Trump signed an executive order to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to large parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans. (Ecowatch/ Andy Rowell) --- "We're opening it [...]

Adm. Zukunft: We Are Not Ready For Arctic Oil Spills

2019-08-29T09:34:27+00:00 July 19, 2017|

Photo credit: AWeith/Wikimedia Commons [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Iceberg_in_the_Arctic_with_its_underside_exposed.jpg)] On Monday, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft warned that environmental response organizations are not prepared to address a large oil spill in the Arctic. (From The Marine Executive) --- He drew on his experience as the federal on-scene coordinator during the Deepwater Horizon response [...]

‘Red Teams’ Gain Prominence To Question Climate Science

2019-08-30T16:44:51+00:00 June 29, 2017|

(Click to enlarge) Global climate change could disrupt the global conveyer belt (Credit: NOAA) Trump administration officials are increasingly floating a new way to raise questions about the scientific findings that humans are driving climate change. It's called red team, blue team. (From Climatewire / by Scott Waldman) -- The concept, which originated [...]

A Month Into Hurricane Season, Charlie Crist Says Donald Trump Needs To Fill NOAA Post Now

2019-08-30T16:49:33+00:00 June 27, 2017|

Among the many positions in the federal government that have gone unfilled during the first five months of the Donald Trump administration is someone to lead the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). With hurricane season only about to get more intense in the coming months, Charlie Crist is calling on the White House to fill that position now. [...]

Beneath the Waves — Why Climate Change Needs to Be Acknowledged

2019-09-04T09:01:21+00:00 June 8, 2017|

Christopher Skroupa is a Forbes contributor who focuses on the intersection of government, Wall Street, and main street. He held a Q&A with the Consortium for Ocean Leadership's President and CEO RADM Jonathan White centering around Jon's experience and insight on the nexus of national security and climate change.

Our Shared Seas: A 2017 Overview Of Ocean Threats And Conservation Funding

2019-09-04T09:02:57+00:00 June 8, 2017|

Our Shared Seas: A 2017 Overview of Ocean Threats and Conservation  Funding is a guide of the primary ocean threats and trends to help funders, advocates, and governments make better, faster, and more informed decisions. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation commissioned California Environmental Associates to develop the guide for the increasing number of philanthropists [...]

Hurricane Season Starts Without Heads Of FEMA Or NOAA

2019-09-04T09:05:53+00:00 June 3, 2017|

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially started June 1. With the forecast for "above-normal" storm activity predicted, the two federal agencies most responsible for predicting weather and managing disasters face budget cuts and temporary bosses. In a statement on May 25, NOAA announced: "For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through [...]

Trump’s Paris Withdrawal Makes Already Tough Target Harder To Hit

2019-09-04T09:17:41+00:00 June 1, 2017|

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement on Thursday could make it difficult, if not impossible, for the world to stay on track to reach an internationally agreed goal of limiting dangerous global warming, scientists said. (The Washington Post, Chris Mooney) --- That goal, which sought to limit warming [...]

Barry Myers, AccuWeather Chief Executive, Emerges As Front-runner For NOAA’s Top Job

2019-09-04T12:39:27+00:00 May 15, 2017|

Nearly four months into his administration, President Trump has yet to name the next leader of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But several individuals in the weather community say Barry Myers, chief executive of AccuWeather in State College, Pa., is the leading candidate. (The Washington Post/ Jason Samenow) --- Myers, who holds business [...]

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

2019-09-06T16:02:37+00:00 May 15, 2017|

A massive and powerful nor'easter affecting the Northeastern United States on March 26, 2014, at peak intensity. Photo credit: NOAA/Wikimedia Commons 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 [...]

Who Will Lead NOAA Under President Trump?

2019-09-19T13:31:00+00:00 January 20, 2017|

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the parent organization of the National Weather Service, will introduce new leadership when President-elect Donald Trump assumes office. The agency is at a crossroads and faces many important challenges in the coming years. How these challenges are addressed will help define the next generation of weather and climate [...]

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