NSF Awards Contract to WHOI to Lead OOI Program Management

2018-09-19T14:57:03+00:00 September 19, 2018|

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it has awarded a coalition of academic and oceanographic research organizations a five-year contract to operate and maintain the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The coalition, led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), with direction from the NSF and guidance from the OOI Facilities Board, will include [...]

Ocean Science And Technology Are Critical To An Effective Ocean Policy That Will Advance The Economic, Security, And Environmental Interests Of The United States

2018-06-25T17:20:40+00:00 June 20, 2018|

(Washington, D.C.) – In response to the release of the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, released the following statement. “The ocean has much to offer, but only [...]

Ocean Plastics Lab coming to Washington’s National Mall, June 4-17 

2019-04-22T14:09:19+00:00 May 29, 2018|

(Credit: Shadyart87/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0) Exhibit showcases global problem and solutions to ocean plastic pollution  (Washington, D.C.) – The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is among the U.S. sponsors and participants of the Ocean Plastics Lab, an international outdoor, interactive exhibit, composed of four shipping containers, that is coming to Washington’s National Mall next [...]

Montgomery Blair High School Cruises To Victory In 21st Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl

2019-08-23T11:13:33+00:00 April 23, 2018|

Photo credit: Allison Hays/Consortium for Ocean Leadership On Sunday, students from Montgomery Blair High School (Silver Spring, Maryland) won the National Finals of the 21stAnnual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). An interdisciplinary ocean science education program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, the NOSB tests students’ knowledge of ocean-related topics, including cross-disciplines of biology, chemistry, [...]

Omnibus Spending Bill A Win For Ocean Sciences

2018-03-29T08:45:52+00:00 March 22, 2018|

(Washington, D.C.) – In response to the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, released the following statement. “I am extremely pleased that the congressionally-passed omnibus spending plan for FY 2018 is a win for ocean and [...]

Investments In Ocean Science and Technology That Underpin Our Nation’s Security Left Out Of President’s Budget

2019-08-23T15:27:11+00:00 February 14, 2018|

(Washington, D.C.) – In response to the release of the president’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, released the following statement. “I am deeply disturbed by the proposed cuts to ocean and Earth sciences and technology in the president’s budget [...]

Statement From President And CEO RADM Jon White (Ret.) On Confirmation of Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet to be Deputy Administrator of NOAA

2018-08-28T14:08:07+00:00 October 6, 2017|

(Washington, D.C.) – In response to the Senate’s confirmation of Rear Admiral (Ret.) Tim Gallaudet to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, released the following statement. [...]

President And CEO RADM Jon White (Ret.): Our Nation’s Economy, Health, And Security Benefit From Federal Investments In Basic And Early-Stage Research

2018-08-28T14:05:51+00:00 September 6, 2017|

(Washington, D.C.) – In response to Congress’ consideration of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018, on the House floor this week, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, submitted the following letter to House Appropriations Committee leadership. “As the House considers H.R. [...]

President and CEO RADM Jon White (Ret.): Gallaudet Brings Science, Oceanography, and Meteorology Expertise to NOAA

2018-08-28T14:08:25+00:00 September 2, 2017|

(Washington, D.C.) – In response to President Trump’s announcement of his intent to nominate Rear Admiral (Ret.) Tim Gallaudet to be the next deputy administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, released the following statement. “Yesterday, the president [...]

Ignoring The Changing Climate Threatens Our National, Homeland, and Economic Security

2019-09-04T09:16:53+00:00 June 1, 2017|

(Washington, D.C.) -- In response to President Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement, the following statement was issued by Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. “Much like geometry, climate change isn’t an abstract concept to be believed or disbelieved. Measurable points, [...]

A Foundation For Greatness Must Include Investing In Our Future

2019-09-04T09:57:08+00:00 May 23, 2017|

(Washington, D.C.) – The following statement was issued by Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, in response to cuts to federal Earth and ocean science, as well as grant programs, in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request, “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” “Greatness isn’t [...]

Santa Monica High School Wins 20th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl

2017-04-24T20:18:13+00:00 April 24, 2017|

On Sunday, students from Santa Monica High School (Santa Monica, California) won the National Finals of the 20th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl. An interdisciplinary ocean science education program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, the NOSB tests students’ knowledge of ocean-related topics, including cross-disciplines of biology, chemistry, policy, physics, and geology. Students on Santa Monica’s first national championship team include Amy Amatya, Nanki Chung, Rhys Gaida, Ryu Akiba, and Josh Sheng. They are coached by Mr. Ingo Gaida.

National Ocean Sciences Bowl Announces 2015 Scholarship Recipients

2016-06-28T19:24:34+00:00 September 10, 2015|

Students awarded $1,000 toward undergraduate education(Washington, D.C.) – The Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is pleased to announce their 2015 National Ocean Scholars. The annual National Ocean Scholar Program is part of the NOSB’s continuing efforts to recognize and support achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Five high [...]

National Ocean Sciences Bowl Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients

2014-08-11T14:00:11+00:00 July 10, 2014|

As part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl’s (NOSB) continuing effort to recognize achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the Consortium for Ocean Leadership offers the National Ocean Scholar Program. This scholarship program provides tuition assistance for NOSB students who will pursue a marine-related topic area in their post-high school education.

National Oceanographic Partnership Program Honors 2011 Excellence in Partnering Award Recipients

2016-06-29T09:24:17+00:00 October 15, 2012|

Today, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) presented the research team of the NOPP-funded project Exploration and Research of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Natural and Artificial Hard Bottom Habitats with Emphasis on Coral Communities: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks (also known as Lophelia II) with the 2011 Excellence in Partnering Award at a breakfast held at the MTS/IEEE Oceans ’12 Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Ocean Leadership Board Member Nancy Rabalais Among 2012 MacArthur Fellows

2016-06-29T09:24:21+00:00 October 3, 2012|

Working across a broad spectrum of endeavors, the Fellows include a pediatric neurosurgeon, a marine ecologist, a journalist, a photographer, an optical physicist and astronomer, a stringed-instrument bow maker, a geochemist, a fiction writer, and an arts entrepreneur. All were selected for their creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future.

Consortium for Ocean Leadership Names Rutgers to OOI Team

2016-06-29T10:24:04+00:00 March 15, 2011|

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership announced Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will join the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) to build a variety of software interfaces and web-based tools that ultimately will allow educators to bring the ocean into their learning environments.

Contoocook Valley Regional High School Wins National Video Contest

2016-06-29T10:46:12+00:00 April 30, 2010|

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®), an ocean science education program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership based in Washington, D.C., announced that Contoocook Valley Regional High School from Peterborough, New Hampshire has won the second annual NOSB “Living on the Ocean Planet” Video Contest.

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