Sanctuaries establishes new business advisory council

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has established a new business advisory council to give its director the views of industry leaders as they work with corporate partners in marine resource protection.. …read more

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New website features millions of chemical analyses from Deepwater Horizon oil spill

NOAA announced the release yesterday of a comprehensive, quality-controlled dataset that gives ready access to millions of chemical analyses and other data on the massive Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The dataset, collected to support oil removal activities and assess the presence of dispersants, wraps up a three year process …read more

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Contiguous U.S. had eighth wettest and 15th warmest summer

The average temperature for the contiguous United States during the summer season (June-August) was 72.6

New online mapping tool for Great Lakes region

NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration has launched a new online mapping tool for the Great Lakes that will give decision makers, resource managers, and environmental responders better information as they clean up hazardous materials and restore the coastal and estuarine environments. …read more

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Partners deploy underwater robots to improve hurricane science

A fleet of underwater robots is descending into waters off the east coast to collect data that could help improve storm intensity forecasts during future hurricane seasons. Several regions of the NOAA-led U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS

New analyses find evidence of human-caused climate change in half of the 12 extreme weather and climate events analyzed from 2012

Human influences are having an impact on some extreme weather and climate events, according to the report “Explaining Extreme Events of 2012 from a Climate Perspective” released today by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. …read more

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