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January 04, 2012

Supporting Ocean Energy Planning with the Multipurpose Marine Cadastre

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Date and Time: January 04, 2012, 14:00-15:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Seminar available via webinar only (see Remote Access and Notes section below)
Speaker(s): Adam Bode and David Stein (NOAA Coastal Services Center)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Abstract:

The Multipurpose Marine Cadastre (MMC) is a multiagency effort to build a GIS-based marine information system for U.S. waters that provides authoritative geospatial data and supporting information to inform decision-making on a range of ocean issues. The MMC contains marine cadastral data, which encompass the spatial extent, usage, rights, restrictions, and responsibilities of marine areas, as well as other data needed to support planning, management, and conservation of submerged lands and marine spaces. The combination of marine cadastral, biological, geophysical, ocean use, and legal authority data provides users with the spatial context needed to address issues such as alternative energy siting, aquaculture, submerged lands leasing, marine conservation, and marine spatial planning (MSP). This webinar will demonstrate how spatial data are being organized and integrated in the MMC, and how the MMC can be used to support ocean energy planning.

In this webinar, participants will learn about

  • Learn about the basics of marine cadastral data
  • See demonstrations of the Multipurpose Marine Cadastre
  • Hear examples of how the Multipurpose Marine Cadastre can be used to support ocean energy planning
Remote Access and Notes:

Presentations are available remotely via a webinar. To register, visit http://www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/webinar/index.html. You will receive an email prior to the webinar containing information about join. This webinar will be recorded for on-demand playback. For further information please contact .

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1113

Effects of Increased Water Clarity on the Catchability of Fishes in Lake Erie due to Dreissenid Activity

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Date and Time: January 04, 2012, 10:30am-11:30am Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Lake Superior Hall (4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI)
Speaker(s): (Research Ecologist, USGS-Great Lakes Science Center, Lake Erie Biological Station)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER)
Abstract:

Water clarity in western Lake Erie increased markedly by the early 1990s, a few years after the invasion of dreissenid mussels (Dreissena polymorpha and D. bugensis). In other systems, increased water clarity has resulted in greater trawl visibility, resulting in lower catchability of fishes. We examine a 45-year time series of bottom trawl data collected during daylight and nighttime. For the 4 most common fish species, nighttime catchability was significantly higher than daytime catchability following recorded increases in water clarity in 1991. For an economic species, yellow perch (Perca flavescens) trawling at night resulted in more conservative and reliable estimates of harvestable stock.

About the Speaker: http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/personnel.php?action=Stapanian,%20Martin
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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1114

January 10, 2012

Inspiring Innovation by Capitalizing Creativity

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Date and Time: January 10, 2012, 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3, 2nd Floor, NOAA Library (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): (Senior Program Officer, World Wildlife Fund)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), NOAA Central Library
Abstract:

Bycatch is among the most problematic aspects of modern fishing from a conservation perspective. In addition to the sheer volume of bycatch globally, unselective fishing poses an extinction threat to numerous species of ocean wildlife and threatens the commercial viability of a number of mainstream fisheries. In recent years, improvements to fishing gear and practices have played an important role in reducing bycatch, as modifications have increased the chances for non-target species to escape or avoid capture altogether. In response to the bycatch concern, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiated the first International Smart Gear Competition in 2004-2005, with the goal of identifying innovative and practical modifications, to currently used gear with potential for significantly reducing bycatch. The competition, which now offers cash prizes totaling $57,500, has been held five times and attracted more than 330 entries from 50 countries worldwide. It has also served as a positive way for conservation interests to cooperate with industry and a cornerstone for cross-sector collaboration between NGOs, industry and government.

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Presentations are available remotely for free via a combination of phone (US & territories) & webcast. For remote access via webinar (unless specified otherwise below), please fill out the registration form a few minutes before the meeting is scheduled to begin. The Meeting Number is 742656968; the Passcode is brownbag. For audio in the US and Canada, dial 866-833-7307. The participant passcode is 8986360.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1115

Prediction Uncertainty, Bright Lines, and the Search for Useful Indicator Benchmarks for Ecosystem Management

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Date and Time: January 10, 2012, 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan, Michigan-Huron Room
Speaker(s): Dr. Douglas Mclaughlin (Research Scientist, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI))
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA GLERL-CILER Joint Seminar Series
Abstract:

Models often help environmental managers estimate or predict ecological responses from observed levels of ecosystem stressors or other indicators. They also can provide a link between desired ecosystem conditions and the level of an indicator that supports the desired conditions, i.e., an indicator benchmark. Numeric water quality criteria development for nutrients is an important example, in which models relating nutrient concentrations or loads to various ecological responses are needed to establish criteria that can serve as management goals to help prevent undesired levels of nutrient-related responses such as excessive algal growth. However, because the relationships between indicators and ecosystem responses are uncertain, there also is uncertainty in the true ecological condition that is likely to be associated with an indicator benchmark. How can this uncertainty be characterized in a way that is useful to environmental managers and other stakeholders, and can lead to more confident, transparent benchmark-based management decisions? This presentation describes the use of receiver operating characteristics analysis and a decision error framework to inform the selection of indicator benchmarks and to help characterize the uncertainty in predictions of ecological condition based on the status of an indicator relative to its benchmark. The approach can be used to evaluate existing data sets, or incorporated into project planning to derive quality objectives in environmental research and monitoring programs.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1116

Remote Sensing Data as Drivers for Streamflow Prediction Models for the Upper Midwest

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Date and Time: January 10, 2012, 14:00-15:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-2, Room 8246 (1325 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): Kristie J. Franz (Assistant Professor, Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA National Weather Service, Office of Hydrologic Development
Abstract:

In the face of a changing climate, growing populations, and increased human habitation in hydrologically risky locations, both short- and long-range planners increasingly require robust and reliable streamflow forecast information. Traditional forecasting methods rely on watershed-scale, conceptual models driven by ground-based (commonly point-scale) observations of precipitation and temperature. With the advent of satellite remote sensing, the continuing development of more physically representative models, and the adoption of a more flexible operational forecast system by the National Weather Service, significant advances in process representation (such as snow depletion and evapotranspiration) in hydrologic forecasts can now be made. The proposed study will test the potential for satellite-derived data to meet current forecasting needs in the upper Midwest U.S. There is a need to develop new forecasting methods for this region that are able to account for climatic and landscape changes more readily and effectively than current methods. This area is highly flood prone but also sensitive to prolonged dry periods in late summer and early fall. The region is also characterized by a highly managed landscape, which has drastically altered the natural hydrologic cycle. The application of MODIS snow albedo, snow covered area, cloud cover, land surface temperatures, and derived evapotranspiration values will be investigated for hydrologic model input and improvement of streamflow forecasts. Our analysis will cover annual streamflow variability, but also focus on two key time periods for the Midwest: the spring wetting and late summer drying period. Models of varying complexities will be investigated to understand the relative impacts of using spatially explicit remotely sensed data in a range of hydrologic models (including the current operational system), with the goal of improving model simulations and the initial conditions prior to the start of a forecast. Hindcasting and forecast verification techniques will be applied to quantify the influence of the initial conditions on forecast skill for persistence and ensemble predictions.

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Remote access via GotoMeeting: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/278014976 (Registration is required).

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1117

January 11, 2012

Linking Oregon's Climate Impacts Assessment and Adaptation Frameworks: The First Step in Bridging the Gap Between Science and Policy

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Date and Time: January 11, 2012, 13:15 to 14:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-2, Room 14316 (1325 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): (Oregon Climate Service)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA National Weather Service OCWWS
Abstract:

The impacts of climate change are already being realized across the State of Oregon. Resilience needs to be built into human communities and fostered into natural communities to deal with the adverse impacts of climate change. Historically, Oregonians have been planning for and adapting to climate variability, though the rate and uncertainty associated with future change is unprecedented. In 2009, the Governor tasked state agencies to work together in developing a climate change adaptation plan. At the same time, the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) was beginning work on developing its inaugural statewide climate impacts assessment. This assessment, the Oregon Climate Assessment Report, spans the physical, biological and social sciences, as per HB 3543 of the Oregon State Legislature. This state-specific impacts analysis was crucial for serving as the foundation for developing the framework, namely in identifying risk and assessing scientific confidence. We explore the link between science and policy in Oregon. In particular, giving science a seat at the table to inform, but not dictate policy, was a successful way to start the adaptation planning conversation.

About the Speaker:

Kathie Dello is the Deputy Director of Oregon Climate Service and a Faculty Research Assistant with the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and the Climate Impacts Research Consortium at Oregon State University. She works on a number of projects, including research on regional climate impacts and adaptation strategies. She served as the coordinator and co-editor or the first Oregon Climate Assessment Report, which was released in December 2010. She has an MA in Physical Geography and a BS in Atmospheric Science from the University at Albany (State University of New York).

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1118

January 12, 2012

Objective Reduction of the Susquehanna Flood Forecasting and Warning System (SFFWS) Rain Gauge Network

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Date and Time: January 12, 2012, 09:30 to 10:30am Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-2, Room 8246 (1325 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): Dong-Jun Seo and Ridwan Siddique (Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA National Weather Service, Office of Hydrologic Development
Abstract:

A procedure for objective reduction of rain gauge networks has been developed and applied to the SFFWS gauge network. The procedure is based on evaluation of theoretically-expected error variance associated with precipitation analysis using a variant of the National Weather Service's (NWS) Multisensor Precipitation Estimator (MPE) for 16 different combinations of the precipitation accumulation period (hourly, 6-hourly), season (warm, cool), areal extent of precipitation (any extent, significant extent only) and use or non-use of the Flash Flood Potential Index (FFPI) in the analysis. To estimate the statistical parameters for the procedure, the historical archive of the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center (MARFC)-produced MPE products was used.

The negative impact of eliminating any number of the SFFWS gauges with the smallest collective marginal value to the "reference" network is assessed by calculating the collective increase in error variance in precipitation analysis over the Susquehanna River Basin (SRB). The reference network is made of the 73 SFFWS gauges and a selection of 120 high-quality rain gauges in the SRB that report precipitation in hourly or shorter-duration amounts. In this presentation, we describe the procedure, the main outcomes, conclusions and recommendations.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1119

(Seminar Canceled) Reef Fish Surveys at the Speed of Sound! Acoustic-Derived Metrics for Reef Fishery and Ecosystem Management

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Date and Time: (Seminar Canceled) January 12, 2012, 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-4, Room 8150 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): (Applied Ecology & Restoration Research Branch, Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), NOAA's Beaufort Laboratory, Beaufort, NC)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series and National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Abstract:

Ecological characterization of coral reef ecosystems informs fishery and ecosystem management, marine reserve design, and fills gaps in coastal planning needs. Advances in semi-automated habitat mapping using satellite imagery and ship-board sonars have increased accuracy and efficiency in producing management-relevant maps and geospatial products. But in most cases, managers are charged with managing habitats for the inhabitants (the fish). Fishery sonar has a 50-year history in fisheries research, but limited use in coral reef systems. Fishery sonars provide a means to rapidly map the water column and habitat use by reef fishes at resolutions and extents that are comparable to satellite- or sonar-derived habitat maps, providing spatial coverage orders of magnitude greater than allowed through visual census alone. This presentation will highlight three areas of research that underscore advantages and challenges of using fisheries sonar in complex and diverse reef systems: extending interpretation of coral reef habitat maps, assessing efficacy of marine reserves, and contributing to ocean education and outreach.

About the Speaker:

Chris Taylor is an ecologist in the Applied Ecology & Restoration Research Branch at National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science at NOAA's Beaufort Laboratory. His primary area of research is in coastal fisheries ecology and specializes in the use of sonar to observe and assess fishes in estuarine and ocean habitats. Prior to joining NOAA in 2008, Chris was a member of the research faculty at University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University. Chris is co-founder of the SouthEast Acoustics Consortium, a working-group of federal and state agencies, public and private industry and academic institutions established to advance the use of active acoustic remote sensing tools to aid fisheries and ecosystem research and management in the southeast US and US Caribbean.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1120

The Need for Evaluation Database for Volcanic Ash Dispersion Model Result

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Date and Time: January 12, 2012, 13:00-13:15 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3, Room 3404 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): (NOAA Air Resources Laboratory)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Air Resources Laboratory
Abstract:

TBD

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1121

Climatology, Variability and Change in Arctic Surface-Based Inversions

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Date and Time: January 12, 2012, 13:15-13:30 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3, Room 3404 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): (NOAA Air Resources Laboratory)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Air Resources Laboratory
Abstract:

TBD

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1122

The Importantance of Wind Shielding at the NOAA/FAA/NCAR Winter Precipitation Testbed

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Date and Time: January 12, 2012, 13:30-13:45 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3, Room 3404 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): (NOAA Air Resources Laboratory)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Air Resources Laboratory
Abstract:

TBD

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1123

Characterization of the Spatial Variability of Land Surface Temperature around NOAA CRN Sites Using Airborne and Satellite Measurements

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Date and Time: January 12, 2012, 13:45-14:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3, Room 3404 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): (NOAA Air Resources Laboratory)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Air Resources Laboratory
Abstract:

TBD

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1124

From Founding Fish to Invasive Species: Contrasting Views of American Shad in Their Native and Introduced Range

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Date and Time: January 12, 2012, 11:00-12:00 Pacific Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NWFSC (2725 Montlake Blvd. E, Seattle, WA)
Speaker(s): (University of Washington)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM
Abstract:

American shad are an anadromous clupeid of increasing conservation concern on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America, but for very different reasons. The species historically supported an important commercial fishery in their native (Atlantic) range, but a combination of anthropogenic factors has resulted in dramatic rangewide declines in abundance and extirpations of spawning runs. Despite fishery closures and ongoing restoration efforts, native rangewide abundance of American shad has continued to decline to historic all time lows, and exhibits no signs of recovery. On the contrary, American shad in their introduced (Pacific) range have become prolific. American shad were introduced to the Sacramento River, CA, in 1871 to support a growing human population in San Francisco, but the species rapidly dispersed and colonized additional rivers along the Pacific coast. American shad have since been reported from the waters off Baja Mexico to the Anadyr River, Russia. The species also now constitutes the single largest spawning run of any anadromous fish in the Columbia River, and outnumbered all native salmonids combined from 1977-2008. Although the spread of aquatic invasive species is a global concern, the specific impacts of invasive American shad in Pacific coastal ecosystems are equivocal. Despite their presence in the region for well over a century the species persists in relative obscurity, having not been the subject of much scientific investigation, and remains ecologically overlooked and evolutionarily underappreciated. The goals of this synthesis are to overview the current state of biological knowledge of American shad in both their native and introduced ranges, provide historical context for future examinations of shad along the Pacific coast, and to highlight areas of research that require immediate investigation.

About the Speaker:

I have broad interests in evolutionary biology, molecular ecology, and conservation. My research explores the evolution of wild anadromous fish populations over contemporary time scales, and aims to bridge the gap between academia and application by employing molecular and non-molecular tools to provide linkages between evolutionary biology and practical conservation. My research has examined the full ontogenetic development of the endangered Atlantic whitefish - a Canadian endemic restricted to Nova Scotia, and the development of morphological criteria for accurate discrimination of this species from morphologically similar coregonine fishes at all life history stages. More recently my attention has focused on American shad, a species of increasing conservation concern on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America, but for very different reasons (see abstract). My dissertation examined the distribution of neutral genetic variation and spatial scale of population structure from across the species' native range (Atlantic coast). My post-doctoral research examines American shad in their introduced range (Pacific coast), and their ecological and evolutionary role as an invasive species in Pacific coastal ecosystems.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1125

January 17, 2012

Ocean Acidification Monitoring and Research at NOAA: An Integrated Approach

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Date and Time: January 17, 2012; 12:00-13:00h Eastern Time Zone; [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3, 4th Floor, Room 4527 large conference room (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910)
Speaker(s): (Director, NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, NOAA Research)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) and NOAA Ocean Acidification Program
Abstract:

The increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere caused by the burning of fossil fuels and land use change not only is causing global climate change but also a reduction in pH of the world's oceans (ocean acidification). Already a 0.1 pH reduction has been documented globally and models predict another 0.2 to 0.3 drop before the end of the century. The ramifications of this change in the chemical balance of the oceans, a rate of change and to levels not experienced by the world's oceans in at least the past 800,000 if not 20 million years, are only slowly being discovered. The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, officially established in May 2011 in response to the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009, manages a growing portfolio of research and synthesis activities as outlined in the NOAA's Ocean and Great Lakes Acidification Research Plan including observing, experimental, modeling, data synthesis and outreach components. The goals of the NOAA research program are both to track changes in the biogeochemistry of national and global waters and to forecast the impacts of those chemical changes on the functioning of marine ecosystems, valuable commercial fisheries and asssociated economies. The current challenging fiscal environment requires close coordination across NOAA. NOAA is also the lead agency for the Ocean Acidification Interagency Working Group (under the Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology) which has the responsibility for coordinating OA-related efforts across the federal government. An overview of the NOAA and interagency ocean acidification research and monitoring efforts will be provided as well as some insight into future directions.

Download Presentation: OneNOAAScience_Jewett_Seminar_Jan172012_public.pdf
About The Speaker: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2011/20110513_oceanacidification.html
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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1126

How Do Catch Shares Affect Marine Resources? Insights From A Global Comparative Analysis

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Date and Time: January 17, 2012. 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910); 2nd Floor, NOAA Library
Speaker(s): (Associate Professor, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC and NOAA Library
Abstract:

NOAA issued its Catch Share Policy in November 2010 to provide guidance and direction on these programs as fishery management tools to build and maintain sustainable and prosperous U.S. fisheries and healthy ocean ecosystems. Yet, we still don't know the types of ecological benefits they provide to fisheries, and the types of fisheries where these benefits are most likely. Dr. Timothy Essington, Dr. Mike Melnychuk and their colleagues, supported by the Lenfest Ocean Program, conducted the most comprehensive study to date on the effectiveness of catch share programs in achieving fisheries management objectives, comparing the impacts of catch shares for 345 stocks around the world, including many U.S. stocks. The team was the first to discover that the most prominent effect of catch shares was more predictability and less variability in ecological metrics.

Using statistical approaches to tease out the impacts of catch shares from other factors influencing fisheries health, the researchers found no evidence that catch share programs significantly improved the population size of the fish. They did find, however, that catch share programs often increased the predictability of hitting quota targets and can reduce the frequency of overfishing, making catch shares useful tools for better managing fisheries.

The results of this body of research may help guide NOAA and the regional fishery management councils in decisions about new policies or management options for implementing catch share programs.

About the Speaker:

http://www.fish.washington.edu/people/essington/index.html

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1127

January 18, 2012

Making Plain Language Clear

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Date and Time: January 18, 2012, 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-4, Room 8150 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): (NOAA's Workforce Planning and Development Division, WPD)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series and NOAA's Workforce Planning and Development Division
Abstract:

Applying Plain Language to our communications with stakeholders is more than common sense (and a time and money saver); it's now the law. Whether you write letters, brochures, reports, guidance documents, or web content, if it's not in Plain Language, you've got a problem. But shifting from "Government-ese" requires a new mindset. This seminar offers a brief intro to the law and tools you can use to help ensure that you write clearly, and your audience gets your message the first time.

About the Speaker:

Karen Robin has been involved in all manner of communications throughout her career as a wordsmith - journalism, public affairs, corporate communications, marketing, technical writing, and desktop publishing. Currently a writer-editor within NOAA's HR department, she brings an editor's detailed eye and a writer's sensibility to teaching Plain Language principles to agencies across the Federal Government.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1128

Ensemble-Based Variational Assimilation Method to Incorporate Microwave Imager Data into a Cloud-Resolving Model

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Date and Time: January 18, 2012, 14:00-15:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: World Weather Building (5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746); Room 707
Speaker(s): Kazumasa Aonashi (Japan Meteorological Agency)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA)
Abstract:

The goal of the present study is to develop a method to assimilate Microwave Imager (MWI) brightness temperatures (TBs) into Cloud-Resolving Models (CRMs). To address the non-linear relationship of TBs to the state variables of CRM and the flow-dependency of the CRM forecast error covariance, we adopted an Ensemble-based variational data assimilation method (EnVA). In this presentation, I will report our recent studies on the following problems in EnVA:

  1. Large-scale displacement errors of rainy areas between the observations and the CRM forecasts;
  2. Serious sampling errors of cloud-physical variables because they were confined to rainy areas.

In order to solve the displacement error problem, we developed the EnVA that used Ensemble forecasts with displacement error correction. In order to alleviate the sampling error, we are introducing the following ideas to the EnVA:

  1. Use of ensemble forecasts at neighboring grid points;
  2. Classification of CRM variables and assumption of zero cross correlation between different classes.
Download Presentation: http://www.jcsda.noaa.gov/documents/seminardocs/2012/Aonashi20120118.pdf

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Video:

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1129

January 19, 2012

92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting Dress Rehearsal: STAR AMS Presenters Preview their Planned Talks

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Date and Time: January 19, 2012, 13:00-14:30 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA World Weather Building (WWB), Science Center, Room 707 >> Room 701 after 3:00 p.m.(5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746, USA; See Map & Directions from Google)
Speaker(s): Various speakers TBD
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NESDIS STAR Seminars
Abstract:

Participating Groups:

  • New York - CREST (9 papers) (1:00 - 1:30 pm)
  • Maryland - CICS and SCSB (12 papers) (1:30 - 2:15 pm)
  • Maryland - STAR - Camp Springs/Silver Spring (17 papers) (2:15 - 3:00 pm)
  • BREAK and switch to Room 701
  • Complete STAR (3:15 - 3:30 pm)
  • Wisconsin - CIMSS and ASPB (12 papers) (3:30 - 4:15 pm)
  • Colorado - CIRA and RAMMB (5 papers) (4:15 - 4:30 pm)
Download Presentations:

Summary slides (PDF, 11.08 MB)

Summary slides in Power Point (PPTX, 13.55 MB)

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You may participate in the STAR AMS Preview via dial-in. conference number: 888-396-1320; passcode: 9371952.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1130

Forensic Science at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center

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Date and Time: January 19, 2012, 11:00-12:00 Pacific Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NWFSC (2725 Montlake Blvd. E, Seattle, WA)
Speaker(s): (Northwest Fisheries Science Center)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM
Abstract:

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center Genetics & Evolution Forensic Unit provides forensic genetic analyses to NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) in various criminal and civil investigations. Most forensic requests involve identification of species or populations of salmon listed on the Endangered Species Act (ESA); however, through time we have expanded our capabilities to provide species identification for seafood mislabeling cases (Lacey Act) and seal and dolphin cases (Marine Mammal Protection Act). For the unknown biological evidence in NOAA Fisheries OLE investigations, molecular genetic analysis may be one of several disciplines needed for evidence identification. Stable isotopes, pathology, morphology, sampling design, and otolith microchemistry analyses are frequently requested by law enforcement. Here I will present one example of a multidiscipline approach to identify evidence suspected to be protected Steehead plus a few more examples from the forensic archives including seafood fraud and illegal wildlife trade.

About the Speaker:

Piper joined the Conservation Biology Division in 2000 with five years experience as a forensic molecular geneticist. She brought her experience in expert witness testimony, human forensic DNA analysis, and body fluid identification. Her primary role at the NWFSC is to provide forensic DNA analyses and consultation for NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement on criminal cases involving salmon, rockfish, and marine mammals. Piper earned a B.S. at Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1992 majoring in Biology and Psychology. Currently Piper is working on a graduate degree at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences with Lorenz Hauser. Piper's research interests are in developing robust molecular genetic assays in order to identify species and populations of protected marine vertebrates for forensic applications. Her graduate research interest is in hybridization of Puget Sound copper, quillback, and brown rockfish. She is developing several species specific SNP markers in rockfish to investigate genetic introgression in Puget Sound rockfish.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1131

Do You Have a Flag? Arctic Governance and The Perceived "Race" for Resources

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Date and Time: January 19, 2012. 12:00-12:30 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910); 2nd Floor, NOAA Library
Speaker(s): (U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Transportation System Directorate)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA 2011 Sea Grant Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Series
Abstract:

The Arctic's extremes, both in climate and geography, have shielded it from many of the modern advances that have influenced much of the world. However, time is quickly catching up with the Arctic. Promising prospects and the decreasing extent of summer sea ice have heightened interest in Arctic offshore oil and gas resources, commercial shipping, tourism and other activities, providing new opportunities and a longer seasonal window. Increasing access and a changing geopolitical status has prompted some commentators to suggest a global "race" for Arctic resources and the need for a comprehensive Arctic treaty analogous to the Antarctic Treaty System that governs Antarctica. Despite the similarities that exist between Antarctica and the Arctic they are fundamentally distinct such that the application of governance mechanisms similar to Antarctica's would be inappropriate. Rather than a global "race," current governance mechanisms, chiefly the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), provides for the orderly resolution of most Arctic issues. In addition, several other international agreements and organizations exist to resolve issues not covered under UNCLOS. Consequently, a new comprehensive governance mechanism akin to the Antarctic Treaty System is unnecessary.

About the Speaker:

http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/knauss/photos/2011_fellows/pages/Hoefsmit_Christina_RI.html

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1132

Danger, Desire, and Governance: A Political Ecology of Vibrio vulnificus

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Date and Time: January 19, 2012. 12:30-13:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910); 2nd Floor, NOAA Library
Speaker(s): (Office of Marine Conservation, Department of State)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA 2011 Sea Grant Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Series
Abstract:

Oysters are often imbued with qualities of danger and desire. Yet these affective and sensory elements are increasingly imbricated with the technical and mundane: interstate commerce rules, laboratory testing, and food processing technologies. In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a ban on the sale of raw oysters harvested from the Gulf of Mexico from spring through fall. The proposal, which has led to dramatic changes in shellfish management and processing, was spurred by public health concerns related to Vibrio vulnificus, a bacterial pathogen that causes the deaths of approximately 15 U.S. consumers each year. This presentation is based on 14 months of ethnographic fieldwork in Apalachicola Bay, Florida, a community that produces 10% of the nation's oysters. The proposed ban, and the measures that have been taken to prevent it, may have a particularly significant impact on oyster harvesters in Apalachicola Bay due to the historical effects of resource tenure regimes on local industry structure. Debates about food safety are also debates about society and governance. This presentation examines the discourses of risk and freedom underlying the controversy over V. vulnificus and its control, as well as implications for particular actors, livelihoods, identities, and ecologies.

About the Speaker:

http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/knauss/photos/2011_fellows/pages/Blanchard_Becky_FL.html

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1133

January 24, 2012

Information Management: The value of Embedded Librarians in NOAA Programs

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Date and Time: January 24, 2012. 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910); 2nd Floor, NOAA Library
Speaker(s): Trevor Riley (NOAA PPI), Joan Moumbleaux (NMFS Habitat Restoration Division), and Chris Belter (NOAA Central Library)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC NOAA Library
Abstract:

In today's information-rich environment, effectively managing information is critical to success. Embedded librarians and information professionals can assist in this process by creating information management solutions tailored to unique organizational needs. This seminar will present three case studies of how embedded librarians are already assisting NOAA program offices. Trevor Riley will discuss his work within the office of Program Planning and Integration, including the management of shared electronic workspaces, research, and development of new information architecture public websites. Joan Moumbleaux will discuss her information management work on the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill; specifically how she identified the Restoration Center's business needs, determined information governance and management, and insures security in a litigation hold environment. Finally, Chris Belter will discuss his role in tracking, publicizing, and performing bibliometric analyses on publications supported by NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research in order to help demonstrate the Office's value to NOAA.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1134

Sustaining Coral Reef Fisheries of Puerto Rico

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Date and Time: January 24, 2012; 12:00-13:00h Eastern Time Zone; [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-4, (1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), Room 11153
Speaker(s): and (University of Miami RSMAS)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
Abstract:

The coral reef fisheries of the Puerto Rico reef ecosystem support multimillion-dollar fishing and tourism industries. The sustainability of these fisheries is a key conservation concern given their economic and ecological importance, the significant dependence of subsistence and artisanal fishers on reef fisheries for their livelihoods, and the considerable and growing threats to coral reef habitats (i.e. coral bleaching and disease, pollution and climate change). The data- and model-limited situations confronting most coral reef fisheries, including those of Puerto Rico, have hampered application of modern stock assessment techniques that meet the legal mandate of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSFCMA). We discuss development of a suite of length-based methods for stock assessment of data-limited fisheries and the application to Puerto Rico that conforms to the legal requirements of the MSFCMA.

About The Speaker:
  • Jerald Ault, Ph.D., is a professor of marine biology and fisheries and Director of the Tarpon & Bonefish Research Center at the University of Miami (UM) and scientific advisor to the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. Dr Ault is a world-renowned fisheries scientist specializing in the biology, statistical assessment, modeling, and management of marine fisheries.
  • Steven G. Smith, Ph.D., is a research scientist at UM and together with Dr. Ault has pioneered research on ecosystem-scale fishery-independent statistical survey designs and associated database architectures that have greatly improved the information systems for fisheries ecosystem assessment and management in Florida, the U.S. Caribbean, and the Hawaiian Archipelago.
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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1135

January 25, 2012

How Can we Deal with Data Gaps for Integrated Ecosystem Assessments?

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Date and Time: January 25, 2012; 12:00-13:00h Eastern Time Zone; [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-4, (1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 8th Floor, Room 8150
Speaker(s): and (Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences)
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Abstract: Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor (New Jersey) has been listed as 'highly eutrophic' according to the National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment (NEEA). One challenge for assessing status of eutrophication in Barnegat Bay, as in many estuaries nationally and globally, is data availability. Non-continuous monitoring and temporal/spatial mismatches in data collection make it difficult to assess or weight different datasets. The current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment being conducted for Barnegat Bay includes a suite of 20 metrics that are organized into six components: 1) Ecosystem Pressures, 2) Water Quality, 3) Light Availability, 4) Seagrass Response, 5) Harmful Algal Blooms, and 6) Benthic Invertebrate Response. Here, we provide a potential solution to the issue of data gaps and a method to weight each dataset in a quantifiable, objective way to avoid bias and 'double counting'. We discuss this method in the context of other methods used both nationally and globally, with some emphasis on shallow coastal lagoons that differ in characterization from drowned river valleys.
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  • is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Rutgers University, working with Dr. Michael J. Kennish. His main area of research is ecosystem health assessment using a variety of bioindicators including seagrass and shellfish. He is particularly keen on science communication and increasing dialogue between scientists, environmental managers, decision-makers, and stakeholders. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, advised by Dr. Bill Dennison. There, his dissertation demonstrated that chemical (stable isotope) signatures in oysters can be used to identify and map influences of human and/or animal waste in estuaries. Dr. Fertig received a BA in Biology from Brandeis University in 2003 and spent a semester studying at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole in 2001.
  • primary research interest is investigating anthropogenic impacts on estuarine and coastal marine environments and developing remedial measures. He is particularly interested in examining the natural and anthropogenic stressors that effect change in coastal ecosystems and delineating the dynamics of environmental forcing factors that generate imbalances in biotic community structure and ecosystem function. Dr. Kennish has been heavily involved in integrative ecosystem assessment, notably investigations of impairment and condition of New Jersey's estuarine and coastal marine environments employing innovative research methods. This work has entailed studies of watershed development, habitat loss and alteration, nutrient enrichment and eutrophication, hypoxia and anoxia, organic pollution, chemical contaminants, climate change, sea-level rise, overfishing, invasive species, watercraft effects, dredging and dredge material disposal, thermal discharges, entrainment and impingement of electric generating stations, and other subjects.
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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1136

Regulating Carbon Emissions from Ships

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Date and Time: January 25, 2012. 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910); 2nd Floor, NOAA Library
Speaker(s): (Vice-President, World Shipping Council)
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Abstract:

Bryan Wood-Thomas, Vice-President of the World Shipping Council and former Associate Director of EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, will address the current global debate on how to regulate carbon emissions from shipping with a focus on the primary options under debate, the economic motivation of the parties, and the political and legal questions that arise in certain scenarios. Bryan will also discuss the anticipated impacts of the North American Emission Control Area, an area designated by the International Maritime Organization in 2010 that encompasses coastal and ocean waters around North America out to 200 nautical miles. Beginning in August 2012, ships in this area must comply with more stringent air pollution limits for NOx, SO2 and particulate matter. More information about the North American Emission Control Area can be found at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/regs/nonroad/marine/ci/420f10015.htm

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http://www.worldshipping.org/about-the-council/council-management/bryan-wood-thomas

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1137

The Hunt for Small Ice Particles: Improving our Measurements of Ice in the Atmosphere

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Date and Time: January 25, 2012. 15:30-16:30 (Boulder, CO) Mountain Standard Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Chemical Sciences Division seminar Room 2A305, David Skaggs Research Center (NOAA Building), 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO (Directions)
Speaker(s): Jeffrey Stith (Senior Scientist and Manager, NCAR Research Aviation Facility)
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Abstract:

Properly characterizing the sizes and concentrations of condensed water or ice is a fundamental goal in airborne cloud physics research. Measurement of small (less than about 150 microns) ice particles represents a particular challenge, due to the difficultly of capturing the form of the ice (for example when using optical techniques). The problem is further confounded by shattering of ice particles during sampling, which modifies the measured size distribution from what is present in the cloud by creating small particles from shattered large ice particles. Here, we present a summary of some techniques for addressing this problem, including a summary of recent instrumental approaches such as the small ice detector (SID II) to sample small ice and modification of the tips of instruments to reduce the shattering of large ice. A summary of some results from the recent Instrument Development and Education in Airborne Science (IDEAS) flight test program will be presented. During this program we tested a new instrument, HOLODEC II, which uses holography to reconstruct a three dimensional view of hydrometeors and offers a new approach to solving this problem. We also present an overview of current and planned instrument flight testing as part of the IDEAS program.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1138

January 26, 2012

NODC Data and Services and its new Geoportal Server

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Date and Time: January 26, 2012; 12:00-13:00h Eastern Time Zone; [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-3, 4th Floor, Room 4817 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910)
Speaker(s): and (NOAA NODC)
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Abstract: NOAA's National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) recently released its new Geoportal Server, which provides a comprehensive suite of new data discovery and access services to the world's most comprehensive archives of marine data and information. Containing over 25,400 datasets, the NODC archives can now be easily searched by time, space, and keywords. NODC's holdings can now be browsed by parameters such as platforms, submitting institutions, projects, observation types, sensors, and several other factors. A robust ocean locator map supports user queries with the names and locations of every ocean basin and sea name, Exclusive Economic Zone domains, National Marine Sanctuary boundaries, and numerous other regions. While improving discovery of the NODC ocean archives, NODC's Geoportal Server also acts as an integrating technology that brings together NODC's various data access, visualization, and discovery services as well as its overall metadata management workflows. While providing an enhanced web-based interface for more integrated human-to-machine discovery and access, the deployment also enables NODC for the first time to support a robust set of machine-to-machine discovery services such as the Catalog Service for the Web (CS/W), OpenSearch, and Search and Retrieval via URL (SRU) . This approach allows NODC to utilize the Geoportal Server as an integrator of services. Scientific and other users can now come to the NODC Geoportal Server, or search it directly from their client applications, and not only find archived data sets and products but also all of the available interoperable access, subsetting, reformatting, and visualization services available for their search results. This framework will be presented with an emphasis on how it both simplifies the discovery and access process for the user and exposes the rich collection of services available for any given data set in meaningful and accessible ways. The results of usability tests conducted by NODC will be presented, along with the priorities for future development and enhancements that the usability tests highlighted. See http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/geoportal
Download the presentation: NODC_Data_Services_Geoportal-20120126.pdf
About The Speaker:

is a Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing specialist . She holds two master's degrees in Geography (University of Maryland, College Park) and Water Resouces & Envrionmental Management (ITC, The Netherlands). She joined NODC in 2010 and has been working under for Geoportal Server development and GIS related services at NODC.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1139

Overview of Ecology's Sediment Rule Revisions: Freshwater Sediment Standards and Dealing with Bioaccumulatives

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Date and Time: January 26, 2012, 11:00-12:00 Pacific Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NWFSC (2725 Montlake Blvd. E, Seattle, WA)
Speaker(s): (Environmental Specialist, Department of Ecology, State of Washington)
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Abstract:

Washington State Department of Ecology is currently revising the Sediment Management Standards cleanup section (WAC 173-204-500). Proposed revisions will include clarification of the current narrative human health standard, providing more details on how human health should be protected (current standard is "does not result in significant human health risk"), addition of freshwater sediment standards, and addition of an ecological receptor risk narrative. For the bioaccumulative issue, dealing with health risks is problematic given subsistence consumption rates which drive risk values to below natural background (and even detection limits); ecological risk assessments result in similar problems. The approach being proposed for the rule revision will be presented, and explained using case studies. The presentation on the freshwater standards will include a brief overview of the problem and Ecology's approach, based on the report which was just released. Important to this discussion is what the standards are designed to protect, and how other receptors and endpoints are covered in the rule.

About the Speaker:

Laura has worked in environmental sciences since 1984. An internship at the Environmental Science Division of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory lead to graduate school at UC Davis. After receiving her Ph. D. she had a post-doctoral position at the Seattle NMFS laboratory, then went on to take a position in Vicksburg MS with the US Army Corps of Engineers' ERDC Laboratory before finally returning to the west as a Toxicologist for the State of Washington's Department of Ecology. Before working with the state, her research ranged widely including such topics as development of rapid screening methods, impacts of military relevant compounds (metals and explosives) to terrestrial organisms, and use of gene expression arrays to assist in identifying potential mechanisms of action and fingerprints of exposure. She currently works in the Shorelands Environmental Assistance Program, evaluating sediments for dredge projects across the state, as well as assisting the Toxic Cleanup Program in revising Washington State regulations dealing with contaminated sediments issues.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1140

January 27, 2012

A Dialogue with the NOAA Administrator on Future NOAA Science

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Date and Time: January 27, 2012. 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3, 4th Floor, Room 4527 Large Conference Room (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910)
Speaker(s): (Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator)
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Abstract:

Dr. Lubchenco invites all NOAA employees to participate in an open dialogue on future NOAA science. What should our research priorities be given ongoing fiscal challenges? How can we improve the climate for NOAA science? As we face increasingly challenging economic and social times, we must be selective and strategic in delivering the greatest value to the Nation. We also must communicate the merit of NOAA science effectively to decision makers and the public. Dr. Lubchenco will offer some thoughts on future NOAA science, including how we might better frame it for the public and decision makers. Please bring your ideas for future NOAA research priorities and ways we can strengthen the way we talk about and share our science with the world.

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Dr. Jane Lubchenco Dialog on Science

About the Speaker:

Dr. Jane Lubchenco

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1141

January 31, 2012

An Updated Precipitation Frequency Analysis For The State of Alaska

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Date and Time: January 31, 2012, 10:00-11:00 Alaska Local Time (14:00-15:00 Eastern Time Zone) [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: The ACCAP office is located on the second floor of the Denali Building, 3352 College Rd., Fairbanks, Alaska
Speaker(s): (Director of HSDC at NOAA/NWS/OHD); Doug Kane and Sveta Stuefer (Water and Environmental Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA ACCAP monthly climate webinar
Abstract:

NOAA's National Weather Service Office of Hydrologic Development and University of Alaska Fairbanks, Water and Environmental Research Center are updating precipitation frequency estimates for the state of Alaska. Precipitation frequency estimates are used by hydrologists, engineers and others when designing infrastructure built to cope with runoff. The new estimates in an electronic format, which will replace estimates published in early 1960s, will be published in NOAA Atlas 14 Volume 7 and will be available through NOAA's Precipitation Frequency Data Server (http://hdsc.nws.noaa.gov/hdsc/pfds), starting in February 2012. In this webinar, the authors will present the steps taken in the data collection, analysis, QA/QC, discuss some of the problems and finally present results of the updated atlas.

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Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register please fill out the web-form at: http://ine.uaf.edu/accap/teleconference.htm#register, or contact: Brook Gamble, Assistant Coordinator and Outreach Specialist, (907) 474-7812, . Please let us know if you intend to come in person. You are welcome to join us in our Fairbanks conference room. The ACCAP office is located on the second floor of the Denali Building, 3352 College Rd., Fairbanks.

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The speakers will be Sanja Perica, Director of HSDC at NOAA/NWS/OHD who will speak from our Silver Spring, MD location (SSMC-2, Room 8246; please contact for further information for MD location seminar) and Doug Kane and Sveta Stuefer (Water and Environmental Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks) who will speak from Fairbanks, Alaska. For support during a call, press *0 on your phone and a conferencing coordinator will assist you. For further information please contact Brook Gamble, Assistant Coordinator and Outreach Specialist, (907) 474-7812,

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1142

On The Reliability of Climate Models: How Well Do They Describe Observed Trends?

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Date and Time: January 31, 2012, 10:00-11:00 AM (Boulder, CO) Mountain Standard Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division South Conference Room (1D403), David Skaggs Research Center Boulder, CO
Speaker(s): Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) , De Bilt, Netherlands
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory ESRL Physical Sciences Division Upcoming Seminars
Abstract:

Climate models are widely used to construct local projections of future climate changes. For these to be used as "forecasts" the ensemble of climate models has to be reliable in the sense that the projected probability of outcomes should correspond with the realised probability. In weather and seasonal forecasts this is verified over a set of past forecasts. Since the local climate change signal is now emerging from the weather noise in many regions of the world, the reliability of climate model ensembles can be estimated by comparing the observed and modelled trends in temperature and precipitation over the past 50 to 100 years. The spatial dimension is used to gather the necessary statistics. Although global and continental trends are represented well, it is shown that in many regions of the world the observed local trends are not within the ensemble of modelled trends. These areas are larger than would be expected on the basis of chance fluctuations and are therefore a consequence of either misrepresentation of the trends or underestimation of low-frequency variability in climate models. Downscaling with regional climate models does not change this conclusion beyond the addition of orographic details. For European temperature and precipitation trend we have investigated the causes of the discrepancies. In winter, both temperature and precipitation have increased much faster than modelled due to an increase in westerly circulation associated with a significant increase in air pressure over the Mediterranean. In spring and summer the faster rise of temperature is over the land areas of southern Europe. In the Netherlands it is associated with a large increase in global radiation. The concomitant rise in East Atlantic SST causes an increase in coastal precipitation that is absent in the climate models. This is partially explainable by a wrong ocean current system in the North Atlantic Ocean, which is a well-known deficiency of coarse resolution ocean models. Finally, the decrease of mist and fog caused by decreased air pollution is not represented in climate models. None of these factors is associated with known modes of low-frequency variability, leading to the conclusion that the biases are more likely in the trend than in the variability. Time permitting, extreme hourly precipitation trends are discussed. Plotting these as a function of dew point temperature gives a common scaling behavior, between De Bilt and Hong Kong, two stations with long hourly time series. In the Netherlands this allows for an attribution of the increase of hourly extremes to local temperature rise. In Hong Kong this attribution cannot be made and other factors, such as possibly urbanisation, must be responsible for the observed increase.

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Remote Access TBD. If you are coming from outside the NOAA campus, you must stop at the Visitor Center to obtain a vistor badge. Please allow 10 extra minutes for this procedure. For further information please contact (303-497-3876)

Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Friday, January 27, 2012 9:46 AM . The OneNOAA Science Seminars are the most complete summary of upcoming NOAA science seminars; a joint effort by several NOAA seminar partners to share science across NOAA and our contituents. To hear about upcoming OneNOAA Science seminars you can join our weekly e-mail of OneNOAA seminars [nominally email sent on Mondays; anyone can join the list] by

You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time from the serv list. If you already receive an email with our seminar updates, then you do not need to subscribe to this list. For information about the OneNOAA Science Seminars or to suggest a speaker please contact . Links to resources outside the Federal Government are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only [NOAA Disclaimer].

OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1143

OneNOAA Science Seminars Subscription Information

i-access to our OneNOAA science seminar announcements:

  1. Join our weekly e-mail seminar announcement [nominally, email sent on Mondays; anyone can join the list]. You can subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminars moderated email list by sending an email message to: with the word `subscribe' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes) or visit https://list.woc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/onenoaascienceseminars and fill in your email address (see also how to suscribe).
  2. Online OneNOAA web access: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/seminars/ (Web page maintained by )
  3. Archive of previous OneNOAA science discussion seminars (by calendar year): [2011] [2010] [2009] [2008] [2007] [2006] [2005] [2004].
  4. Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar RSS feed.
  5. Access the seminars via google calendar (see how at http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/seminars/Google_Calendar.html)
  6. Interested in becoming a OneNOAA science seminar partner?
  7. When available, all seminars can be accessed remotely by anyone on a first-come-first serve basis.
  8. Note: All seminars subject to title, location, date, and time changes without notice. Please check the OneNOAA seminar web page for the latest seminar updates. Unless otherwised indicated, seminars are open to the public. The contents of the OneNOAA Science Seminars web page do not reflect any position of the Federeal Government or NOAA. References to trade names or commercial entities do not imply endorsement of any kind. Links to resources outside the Federal Government are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only [NOAA Disclaimer]. The information provided by the OneNOAA Science Seminars is for broad information purposes only. See privacy policy [NOAA Privacy policy]

 

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