New Site for Southern Stingray Bowl

2016-06-29T10:49:14+00:00 September 3, 2009|

From South Carolina to Georgia, a new location site has been named for the Southern Stingray Bowl, one of the 25 regional competitions being held this year for the Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®).

NOPP Funding Announcement

2019-03-20T15:54:26+00:00 August 26, 2009|

For funding beginning in FY 2010, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) welcomes research proposals meeting the goal of partnerships between at least two of the following three sectors: academia, industry (including NGOs), and government.

National Ocean Sciences Bowl Second Place Team Takes Award Trip

2019-03-20T15:50:46+00:00 August 4, 2009|

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is pleased to announce that the team who placed second in the 12th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) Finals Competition, Lexington High School, just returned from their awards trip to Catalina Island and La Jolla, Calif.

Dr. Nasseer Idrisi Selected As HBCU Educator at Sea

2019-03-20T15:56:19+00:00 July 30, 2009|

Dr. Nasseer Idrisi was recently selected as the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Educator at Sea to sail aboard the JOIDES Resolution (JR), the newly equipped and modernized scientific ocean drilling research vessel supported by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP).

National Ocean Sciences Bowl Announces 2009 Scholarship Winners

2019-03-20T15:50:46+00:00 June 8, 2009|

(Washington, D.C.)- The Consortium for Ocean Leadership's National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is pleased to announce their 2009 National Ocean Scholars. High school seniors Brian Schuster of Raleigh, North Carolina and Emily Northrop of Coral Gables, Florida beat out 23 applicants to be awarded the $1,500 scholarship for their first year of college.

Ocean Leadership Staff Member Wins Acclaimed Award

2019-03-20T15:53:00+00:00 May 26, 2009|

Washington, D.C.- The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased to announce that biologist Ron O'Dor, chief science officer of its Census of Marine Life program, is the recipient of Canadian Geographic's 2009 Environmental Scientist of the Year award.

Antarctic Marine Biodiversity Data Online

2019-03-20T15:53:00+00:00 May 14, 2009|

A new web portal provides free and open access to information on Antarctic marine species. The SCAR-MarBIN portal lets users browse, see and search different types of data, including over 2000 photos and videos. Entries are geo-referenced so users can discover what is found where.

Drill Ship Unfolds ‘Pages of a History Book’

2019-03-20T15:56:21+00:00 May 9, 2009|

Scientists aboard the JOIDES Resolution are unlocking the earth's life story with sediment recovered from far beneath the Pacific ocean floor. The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program ship arrived Monday with core samples that date back in time to the warmest sustained "greenhouse " period on Earth — about 53 million years ago.

Ocean Carbon: A Dent in the Iron Hypothesis

2019-03-20T15:54:26+00:00 May 7, 2009|

BERKELEY, CA – Oceanographers Jim Bishop and Todd Wood of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have measured the fate of carbon particles originating in plankton blooms in the Southern Ocean, using data that deep-diving Carbon Explorer floats collected around the clock for well over a year. Their study reveals that most of the carbon from lush plankton blooms never reaches the deep ocean.

JOIDES Resolution Returns to Ocean Drilling in the Pacific Ocean

2019-03-20T15:56:21+00:00 May 1, 2009|

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program drillship JOIDES Resolution left Honolulu in early March for a two month voyage with 29 scientists from seven nations, 25 technicians, and 66 crew from many more countries to chart the detailed climate history during the first of two voyages of the "Pacific Equatorial Age Transect". This was the first international scientific drilling expedition after the JOIDES Resolution underwent a multi-year, more than $100 million U.S. dollar transformation into a 21st century floating science laboratory.

Scientific Drilling Vessel Returns to Work After Major Overhaul – JOIDES Resolution Currently on Expedition in Pacific

2019-03-20T15:56:39+00:00 April 29, 2009|

(Washington, DC) – The JOIDES Resolution (JR) has returned to international operations and will make its scheduled Port Call in Honolulu, Hawaii May 5-9, 2009. An international team of scientists will have completed the first of two eight-week Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) expeditions to the Equatorial Pacific ocean.

President Obama Signs Public Land Management Act Into Law

2016-06-29T10:50:16+00:00 March 30, 2009|

Just days after the House of Representatives passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, President Obama signed the Act into Law. This historic Act contains five landmark ocean bills: Ocean Exploration and NOAA’s Undersea Research Program Act; Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act; Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009; Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009; and Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program.

Marine Scientists Find Unknown Sea Creatures

2019-03-20T15:53:00+00:00 March 5, 2009|

Giant sea spiders, ancient species of bacteria and new starfish living in communities are just some of hundreds of sea creatures that have been discovered by scientists conducting decade-long census of sea life. Researchers in more than 80 nations are participating in the effort which is funded by governments, foundations and corporations.

Gary Locke Selected to be Next Commerce Secretary

2016-06-29T10:50:19+00:00 March 2, 2009|

President Barack Obama nominated former Washington Governor Gary Locke to be the next Secretary of the Department of Commerce earlier this week. The Consortium for Ocean Leadership applauds the selection of Gary Locke and looks forward to working closely with him while he guides the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which comprises more than half of the Department’s budget.

Stimulus Bill Signed Into Law

2016-06-29T10:50:20+00:00 February 17, 2009|

President Obama signed a $787 billion economic stimulus bill on Tuesday. Details of the ocean science portions of the bill are highlighted below.The federal agencies will have 60 days to submit a spending plan to Congress...

Ocean Research Officials Hail Completion of Modernization for U.S. Scientific Ocean Drilling Vessel

2019-03-20T15:56:40+00:00 January 23, 2009|

Senior officials from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. Implementing Organization for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program today marked the occasion of the research vessel JOIDES Resolution sailing off from Singapore for science sea trials and transit to Honolulu, after a complete transformation to modernize and upgrade the ship in a Singapore shipyard.

Senate Passes Critical Ocean Legislation

2016-06-29T10:50:23+00:00 January 15, 2009|

Today, the U.S. Senate passed S.22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which contained five landmark ocean bills: Ocean Exploration and NOAA's Undersea Research Program Act; Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act; Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009; Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009; and Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program.

The JOIDES Resolution Completes Initial Sea Trials

2019-03-20T15:56:40+00:00 January 12, 2009|

On January 9-10th, the JOIDES Resolution successfully completed initial sea trials in the South China Sea before returning to Singapore. The ship's equipment and systems were tested during these initial sea trials to the satisfaction of the American Bureau of Shipping representatives, subject to correction of some minor easily rectified items.

Admiral Watkins Receives Presidential Citizens Medal

2016-06-29T10:50:25+00:00 December 10, 2008|

WASHINGTON - Today Admiral James D. Watkins (U.S. Navy retired) was honored by President George W. Bush with the Presidential Citizens Medal. The Presidential Citizens medal is awarded by the President of the United States in recognition of U.S. citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service for our nation.

MMS Underway with $3.7 Million Deepwater Coral Study

2019-03-20T15:54:26+00:00 November 25, 2008|

The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has begun a $3.7 million, four-year study of deepwater corals in the Gulf of Mexico. The study contract, which focuses on deepwater coral communities that have formed both naturally and on oil and gas platforms and shipwrecks...

Protected ‘Swimways’ Urged For Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtle

2019-03-20T15:53:00+00:00 October 22, 2008|

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Conservation Congress this week adopted a resolution urging nations to protect the leatherback sea turtle and sharks from the world's industrial fisheries by identifying and creating marine protected areas along the Pacific leatherback's migratory routes.

Summer/Fall 2008 Outreach Strategy

2016-06-29T10:50:31+00:00 August 12, 2008|

A number of our members and those of you from our community have asked us what approach you might take on educating your congressional delegation with respect to the important work your institutions do in ocean research and education. We have outlined some suggestions for you and encourage you to pursue them.

Journey to the Center of the Earth: Could It Really Happen?

2019-03-20T15:57:07+00:00 July 17, 2008|

Jules Verne's classic science fiction novel A Journey to the Centre of the Earth has stood the test of time as imagination-capturing entertainment. Originally penned in 1864, it has been adapted into films, television and animation, thrill rides, video games and even a music album. In July 2008, the story again hits the big screen in a 3-D summer blockbuster.

Ocean Leadership Selects New Chair

2016-06-29T10:50:51+00:00 June 25, 2008|

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased to announce that Dr. Shirley Pomponi has been elected as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Outgoing Chair, Dr. Eric Barron, is leaving the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas to head the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.

Ocean Community Urges Senate to Pass Critical Legislation

2016-06-29T10:50:52+00:00 May 21, 2008|

Yesterday, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership delivered a letter that was signed by 98 research and education organizations to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging Senate consideration of bills to improve our understanding of the ocean, conservation of its resources, and maritime commerce and recreation.

Massachusetts High School Team Wins National Competition

2019-03-20T15:50:47+00:00 April 30, 2008|

WASHINGTON - Lincoln-Sudbury High School returns home to Massachusetts after winning the 11th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) held at Seward High School in Seward, Alaska last weekend. Twenty-five high schools from all over the United States competed in the NOSB Final Competition with prizes and scholarships on the line. The NOSB is a program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership based in Washington, DC.

House Passes Critical Ocean Observing System Bill

2016-06-29T10:50:55+00:00 April 1, 2008|

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observing Act of 2007. The Act would create an integrated ocean observing system (IOOS) that will monitor and forecast ocean conditions, including the physical, biological and chemical components of coastal waters.

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