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June 05, 2012

Flash Flood Observations and Modeling in the United States

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Date and Time: June 05, 2012, 14:00h-15:00h Eastern Daylight Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-2 Room 8246 (1325 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910)
Speaker(s): (NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory / National Weather Center)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NWS Office of Hydrologic Development
Abstract:

Flash floods are rapid surface water responses to intense rainfall and have significant impacts on transportation, infrastructure, and human safety. While scientists have significantly advanced our comprehension of synoptic and mesoscale environments conducive to intense rainfall, our ability to forecast the hydrologic response, location, timing, and magnitude of the social impact has not progressed commensurately. This presentation will first discuss the development of a unified observational dataset of flash floods, which holds great potential for advancing the science and predictability of flash flooding. Then, I will present the benchmark skill of existing tools for forecasting flash floods, including flash flood guidance, gridded flash flood guidance, and the distributed hydrologic modeling-threshold frequency approach. The final part of the presentation will introduce the Flooded Locations And Simulated Hydrographs (FLASH) project (http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/projects/flash/). This prototype system presently relies on precipitation forcing from the NMQ/Q2 system (http://nmq.ou.edu), and will provide probabilistic flash flood demonstration products over the CONUS at 1-km/5-min resolution. Current FLASH research activities, such as exploring the use of stormscale ensemble QPFs as inputs and development of products that are impact-focused, will be discussed.

About The Speaker:

http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/users/gourley/public_html/

Remote Access and Notes:

Presentations are available remotely via a webinar. Reserve a Webinar seat at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/264361529. Dial-in information is sent to registered attendees. For further information about this seminar please contact david.kitzmiller@noaa.gov.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1295

June 06, 2012

Hurricanes: Where Have They Hit? Using the Historical Hurricane Tracker

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Date and Time: June 06, 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): (NOAA Coastal Services Center)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Abstract:

Understanding the history of hurricane strikes on a location can help with planning for possible impacts of future storms. This webinar will illustrate the Historical Hurricane Tracker, a Web-based tool for displaying the global record of hurricane tracks over the last 150+ years. The tool allows users to search for hurricane tracks that impacted an area of their choice, to sort and filter the search results, examine the characteristics of a particular storm, save storms, and share their analysis with others. In addition, users can examine hurricane strike data for coastal counties, look up official NWS reports on particular storms and access the full database of storm tracks.

In this webinar participants will

  • Use the Historical Hurricane Tracks site to find storm tracks
  • Select and filter storm information
  • Share their results with others
Remote Access and Notes:

Presentations are available remotely via a webinar. To register, visit https://noaacsc.adobeconnect.com/_a1005979616/hurricanes/event/registration.html?preview=true. If you have previously registered to view CSC previous seminars, Notice to returning Webinar participants. This webinar will be recorded for on-demand playback. For further information about this seminar please contact Krista.McCraken@noaa.gov.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1272

Arctic Sustainability

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Date and Time: June 06, 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: ACCAP office, second floor of the Denali Building, 3352 College Rd., Fairbanks, Alaska
Speaker(s): Erica Key (NSF Arctic Observing Network Program Director); Anna Kerttula de Echave (NSF Arctic Social Science Program Director); Nikoosh Carlo (NSF AAAS Fellow)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA ACCAP
Abstract:

In a rapidly changing Arctic, there is an immediate need for understanding the resilience and response of the system to various pressures, ranging from environmental to economic, governmental, and social. The Arctic Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (ArcSEES) program was developed by a partnership of basic research, applied, and regulatory agencies to support the informed study of the integrated human, natural, built, and governance systems to better understand potential Arctic futures and co-develop science and engineering-based solutions that have relevance to northern communities. The combined perspectives of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Geological Survey (USGS), US Fish and Wildlife Service (US FWS), and a consortium of French agencies - including Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives (CEA), Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la MER (IFREMER), and Meteo-France - bring a broad range of expertise to bear on these research questions and underscore the importance of a cohesive approach to achieving resiliency in a shared environment such as the circumpolar Arctic. Join this webinar to learn more about this novel project and share information about sustainability in the Alaska Arctic. Click here to visit ArcSEES on the web

Remote Access and Notes:

To view the presentation during a webinar:

  • Point your web browser to: http://infiniteconferencing.com/Events/accap/
  • Enter Participant Code 83847342
  • Enter the rest of the requested information (The name and organization you enter will be seen by other participants, but your contact information will remain confidential
  • Click the blue "log-in" button

To hear the audio presentation during a webinar:

  • With a regular telephone dial: 1- (877) 594-8353
  • When prompted, enter the Participant passcode: 83847342. Please mute your phone during the presentation. The audio is very sensitive and your external conversations and typing can be heard by other participants.

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: 1296

June 07, 2012

Forensic Science at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center

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Date and Time: June 07, 2012, 11:00-12:00 Pacific Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) Auditorium (2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112); Map to NWFSC
Speaker(s): Dr. Piper Schwenke (Forensic Molecular Geneticist, Conservation Biology Division, 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.

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About The Speaker:

Piper Schwenke joined the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in 2000 with five years experience as a forensic molecular geneticist. She earned a B.S. at Nebraska Wesleyan University 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. 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's research interests are in developing robust molecular genetic assays in order to identify species and populations of protected marine vertebrates for forensic applications.

Remote Access and Notes:

(Updated remote access) Webinar: Go to https://nwfsc200.webex.com/nwfsc200/j.php?ED=13502408&UID=40245523&RT=MiM0 (This meeting does not require a password.) Click "Join". Call-in: 1-650-479-3207 (Not a toll-free number); Access code: 856 489 473. For Assistance during the presentation go to https://nwfsc.webex.com/nwfsc/mc On the left navigation bar, click "Support". For questions about this seminar please contact Diane L. Tierney-Jamieson (206-860-3380; )

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1273

Ecology, Genetics, and Health: Strengthening The Science Underpinning Coral Restoration

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Date and Time: June 07, 2012, 15:00-16:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-4 Room 10153 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): (Southeast Fisheries Science Center)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Abstract:

Coral reef management/conservation strategies have for the most part been concentrated on reducing ambient threats and depending on natural resilience processes to effect recovery of vibrant reefs. With the ESA listing of two (and potentially more) coral species, legal mandates to 'recover' these species in the face of poor natural recruitment and intractable threats (e.g., climate change, disease) suggest the need for proactive interventions to curtail loss of coral tissue and foster recruitment of new corals to populations. However, implementation of such a paradigm is somewhat hampered by a lack of basic scientific understanding in many aspects of coral health and population biology. This seminar will summarize various aspects of research at Southeast Fisheries Science Center aimed at improving the scientific basis for proactive interventions such as restocking, predator control, and potential disease mitigation with a focus on ESA listed Acropora spp.

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About The Speaker:

http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/staff/margaretmiller.htm

Remote Access and Notes:

Webex: Go to http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=441497235&p=OCRMCCD&t=c. Meeting Number: 441497235; Passcode: OCRMCCD. Audio available only by teleconference: Teleconference Number: +1 (866) 836-3293; Participant Passcode: 459201#. For questions about this seminar please contact (301) 427-8645.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1274

American Shad Egg Development Experiments in 2011 by MAST students at NOAA

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Date and Time: June 07, 2012, 11:00-12:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA NMFS NEFSC, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory Conference Room, Office Building 74 (74 Magruder Road, Sandy Hook, New Jersey; Directions)
Speaker(s): Kathleen Devine (Citizen Scientist and Mentor - Oceanport, NJ)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory seminar series
Abstract:

In the Spring of 2011, students at the Marine Academy of Science and Technology conducted experiments to test optimal, suboptimal, and poor conditions to hatch American Shad eggs with the cooperation of the James Howard Laboratory. The Laboratory provided a microscope with a Zeiss Axio camera to document the development of eggs. The students were able to test hatching procedures in optimal conditions, suboptimal conditions with fewer bioballs in the reserve tank, and poor conditions with suspended solids. The presentation will summarize the events that lead up to this cooperative effort by MAST and NOAA, the experiments methods, the images, and the results. The highlight of the program is the series of high resolution images showing the day to day development from a fertilized egg to a hatched larvae four days later. The results of the students experiments showed that Shad eggs are adversely affected in poor conditions with suspended solids and inconclusive results on the effect of suboptimal conditions. These results pose several suggestions for future experiments to consider. The significance of the experiments is to show the feasibility of classroom hatching systems for area schools. The presentation will briefly discuss the other there are other educational programs underway to raise awareness of the decline of the American shad populations on the East Coast.

About The Speaker:

One of the ongoing efforts of NOAA laboratory is to assist the experiments of MAST students and encourage local citizens to study the issues of the area. Kathleen Devine, formerly a inspector of industrial and municipal facilities with NJPES permits, has volunteered in her hometown of Oceanport to teach nature, sampled the Shrewsbury River, and served as a field instructor to Sandy Hook Bay. On a vacation, she found a small paperback book describing a school initiative in Virginia to raise fish eggs in the classroom and for the student to release the hatched fry into the Potomac river. While completing her Masters in Education, Kathleen realized the value of this hands-on program and has worked for the last 6 years to bring it to New Jersey. Spring 2008 Kathleen and Brian Harris hatched approximately 1000 eggs in the basement of NJMSG. With the spawning grounds soon to be opened by the demolition of three dams on the Raritan, Kathleen continues to test the feasibilty of a hatch and release program in New Jersey along the Raritan River and Bay. In the 2011 she mentored two students from MAST to test if students can hatch shad eggs using the classroom sized hatching systems.

Remote Access and Notes:

To join the meeting online:

  1. Go to https://nmfs-st.webex.com/nmfs-st/j.php?ED=164330497&UID=0
  2. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Enter the meeting password: (This meeting does not require a password)
  4. Click "Join"

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  1. Dial: 1-866-658-9153
  2. Enter the passcode: 3373926

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1294

Spatial Analysis of Anthropogenic Competition and Overlap Between Critical Sperm Whale Habitat in the Gulf of Mexico

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Date and Time: June 07, 2012, 12:00-12:30 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 2nd Floor Library
Speaker(s): (NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Fellow, Committee on the Marine Transportation System)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA 2012 Sea Grant Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series
Abstract:

The Gulf of Mexico is home to two of the world's ten busiest ports by cargo volume, the Port of New Orleans and the Port of Houston; in 2008, these ports hosted a combined 14,000 ships. Past research shows that this increase in shipping worldwide has historically lead to an increase in ambient noise level of 3-5dB per decade. Sperm whales in the Gulf of Mexico are considered a genetically distinct, resident population. They have a preference for the Louisiana-Mississippi Shelf region which directly overlaps with the entrance to the Mississippi River and the Port of New Orleans. Disruptions from vessel noise could influence feeding and breeding patterns essential to the health of the stock. Historic sperm whale distribution data are combined with current distribution data to show continued habitat use on the scale of centuries. Automatic identification system (AIS) data overlain with this distribution data documents the bifurcation of key habitat for sperm whales along the Mississippi - Louisiana shelf by shipping lanes apparent through AIS ship track positions. Options for addressing this conflict are discussed.

About The Speaker:

Dr. Alyson Azzara joined the Committee on the Marine Transportation System as a NOAA Knauss Marine Policy Fellow for 2012. Dr. Azzara brings environmental expertise as an advisor to the director. Her main field of expertise is bioacoustics and marine mammal communication and behavior.

Dr. Azzara recently completed her Ph.D. in marine biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston, where her research focused on the interaction between noise from large vessels and sperm whale communication in the Gulf of Mexico. She also reviewed Federal and international framework for the regulation of noise from vessels and potential directions for future management. Her M.S. in oceanography, also from Texas A&M University, focused on the analysis of acoustic data collected as part of the Sperm Whale Seismic Study and investigated the relationship between sperm whale dive patterns, the deep scattering layer, and their associations with various oceanographic features such as currents and eddies.

Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Azzara worked as a contractor for marine mammal research and participated in 16 deep sea research cruises, spending a combined total of one year at sea. In cooperation with NOAA, the U.S. Navy, and several universities and industrial partners, these projects were carried out in the North and Equatorial Pacific as well as in the Gulf of Mexico.

Remote Access and Notes:

For remote access via webinar, 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. Contact (301-713-2600 ext. 115) or (301-713-2600 ext. 155) for further information.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1296

Evaluating Statistical Methods for Maximizing Classification: An Application using Otolith Tracers from Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus)

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Date and Time: June 07, 2012, 12:30-13:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 2nd Floor Library
Speaker(s): (NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Fellow, Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA 2012 Sea Grant Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series
Abstract:

Developing a classification model that accurately identifies the provenance of individuals is central in understanding the dynamics of any population. Otolith-derived tracers, such as trace element chemistry, stable isotope composition, and otolith microstructure have been widely used to determine origin, as each offer a unique habitat description. Despite widespread use, the statistical approaches to handle these data have been slow to develop, and limited guidelines are offered in choosing the most useful discriminatory variables collected from the otolith. Variables are frequently selected because they are easily obtained, widely used by other investigators, or because their mean concentrations differ among areas. These selection methods do not address the information conveyed by each variable, nor the overlap in information that may occur in variable combinations. In this study, Rao's test for additional information was used to identify the most useful discriminatory variables for identifying the nursery seagrass habitats for spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) in Chesapeake Bay. We found that all variables did not convey useful information and classification accuracy was heavily dependent on the type and number of variables used. Two variables from a suite of 12, barium and δ13C, conveyed sufficient information to classify fish with over 80% accuracy. By employing the correct statistical approaches, we show that classification success can be maximized, and natal origin of juvenile fish can be identified with greater accuracy.

About The Speaker:

I was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, where I spent most of my time chasing crabs on the beach. Consequently, I developed a passion for marine resource management and left the island in 2001 to pursue a degree in biology at Morgan State University, Maryland. At Morgan, I earned a B.Sc. in biology with a concentration in mathematics, after which I enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Oceanography at Old Dominion University (ODU). My major professor was Dr. Cynthia Jones and under her tutelage I was able to combine my two favorite fields, ecology and statistics. I finished my degree at ODU in December 2011 and became a Knauss Fellow the following February. Currently I can be found at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA. At NSF, I am placed in the Division of Ocean Sciences where I get to see the most interesting and exciting oceanographic science occurring across the globe.

Remote Access and Notes:

For remote access via webinar, 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. Contact (301-713-2600 ext. 115) or (301-713-2600 ext. 155) for further information.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1297

June 08, 2012

Exploring the Interdisciplinary Approach to Fisheries Management

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Date and Time: (Updated time) June 08, 2012, 10:00-11:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA NMFS NEFSC, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory Conference Room, Office Building 74 (74 Magruder Road, Sandy Hook, New Jersey; Directions)
Speaker(s): Elizabeth Figus (University of Alaska-Fairbanks)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory seminar series
Abstract:

Elizabeth will focus on the importance of interdisciplinary research for the management of fisheries and share with us some of her experiences as a student in Poland and as a scientist working within the European Union.

About The Speaker:

Elizabeth Figus is a social scientist committed to the development and implementation of responsible fisheries management plans worldwide. She has been working in and researching marine fisheries for six years. Elizabeth is familiar with current fisheries management issues from the perspective of both a researcher and a deckhand. This includes four seasons experience as a deckhand based out of Sitka, Alaska, and research concerning fisheries management issues at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In May, Elizabeth completed MA work in Poland concerning stakeholder participation during implementation and reform of the European Union Common Fisheries Policy (EU CFP) in the Polish Baltic Sea fleet. In August, she will begin work on her PhD in Fisheries at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

Remote Access and Notes:

To join the meeting online:

  1. Go to https://nmfs-st.webex.com/nmfs-st/j.php?ED=177006182&UID=483227322&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D
  2. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Enter the meeting password: (This meeting does not require a password)
  4. Click "Join"

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  1. Dial: 1-866-658-9153
  2. Enter the passcode: 3373926

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1298

June 12, 2012

Future of International Climate Agreements

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Date and Time: June 12, 2012, 12:00-13:00 Eastern Daylight Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: WebEx Event, remote access only (see Remote Access and Notes section below)
Speaker(s): (The Ohio State University)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: Ohio Sea Grant Climate Change Seminars
Abstract:

The future of international efforts to manage climate change faces great uncertainty. The greenhouse gas commitments established under the Kyoto Protocol are set to expire at the end of 2012, and governments are scrambling to negotiate a successor agreement. What is the future of international climate agreements? Can we expect a new set of binding commitments, or will the system of rules and institutions evolve in a softer, more decentralized direction? This webinar will provide information about:

  • The history of the global system governing climate change
  • Political obstacles to international negotiations on climate change
  • Policy recommendations for designing a successful agreement to manage climate
About The Speakers: Alex Thompson is Associate Professor of political science at Ohio State University and a Faculty Affiliate of Ohio State's Mershon Center for International Security Studies. His research and teaching focus on the politics of international organizations and law. He is the author of Channels of Power: The UN Security Council and U.S. Statecraft in Iraq (Cornell, 2009) http://polisci.osu.edu/faculty/athompson/
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Remote access TBD. Please contact , Ohio Sea Grant Assistant Director, with questions.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1289

Federal Research in the Arctic: A Five Year Plan

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Date and Time: June 12, 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: ACCAP office, second floor of the Denali Building, 3352 College Rd., Fairbanks, Alaska
Speaker(s): Brendan P. Kelly (Assistant Director for Polar Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive office of the President)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA ACCAP
Abstract:

At least 13 Federal agencies conduct research in the Arctic. Research by those agencies as well as State, local, industry, and non-governmental organizations is accelerating in Alaska and other parts of the Arctic. Coordination of the Federal efforts is the responsibility of the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC). The IARPC's Arctic Research Plan: FY2013-2017 focuses on research expected to benefit from interagency collaboration; considerable research conducted by single agencies is not included. The Five-Year Plan focuses on seven priority areas: sea ice and marine ecosystem studies; terrestrial ecosystem studies; atmospheric studies effecting energy flux; observing systems; regional climate models; adaptation tools for sustaining communities; and human health. This webinar will include a brief overview of the Five- Year Plan followed by comments and questions from participants. The presentation will also describe how to submit written comments on the Five-Year Plan (due by June 22, 2012). Anyone interested in Arctic research or in learning about the Five-Year Plan is invited to participate. Click here to view the IARPC plan on the web

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1297

How is my Habitat Feeling Today? The National Fish Habitat Assessment Status and Direction

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Date and Time: June 12, 2012, 13:30-14:30 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA NMFS NEFSC, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory Conference Room, Office Building 74 (74 Magruder Road, Sandy Hook, New Jersey; Directions)
Speaker(s): Dr. Gary Whelan (Michigan Dept of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory seminar series
Abstract:

TBD

About The Speaker:

Dr. Gary Whelan has a BS from the University of Wyoming and a MS from the University of Missouri, both in fisheries management. He has been working professionally for nearly 30 years with 25 years at Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Fisheries Division and previous to that 4.5 years at the Michigan State University as a soft money research biologist. Currently, Gary Whelan is a Program Manager at MI DNR and manages the state fish production system (hatchery system), tribal treaty coordination, aquatic species and regulatory affairs (regulations, invasive species and commercial fishing), and the state's habitat management unit (environmental assessment, habitat rehab and natural rivers). He has been involved with the National Fish Habitat Plan from the beginning as a core team member and the co-chair of the Science and Data Committee.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1301

Mechanistic Insights Into the Effects of Climate Change on Larval Cod

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Date and Time: June 12, 2012, 14:30-15:30 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA NMFS NEFSC, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory Conference Room, Office Building 74 (74 Magruder Road, Sandy Hook, New Jersey; Directions)
Speaker(s): Dr. Trond Kristianson (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory seminar series
Abstract:

Understanding the physical-biological mechanisms that shape variability in fisheries recruitment is critical for predicting effects of climate change. In this study, Earth System Model (ESM) simulations were coupled with a mechanistic individual-based model (IBM) for larval fish to quantify the effects of climate change on larval cod in the North Atlantic. ESM outputs were averaged over 5 regions spanning the current cod range. Under the SRES A2 (high emissions) scenario, surface ocean temperatures are projected to increase by > 1oC for three of the five regions and stratification is expected to increase at all sites between 1950-1999 and 2050-2099. These changes are associated with decreased primary production by large (> 5 mm ESD) phytoplankton and reduced mesozooplankton biomass (the primary prey for larval cod). IBM simulations predict that larval cod will respond by spending more time searching for food higher in the water column towards the surface. Although this behavioral response helps larvae to maintain growth rates despite reduced prey, it also makes them more susceptible to predation, which reduces survival probability. In addition, high recruitment is expected to be less likely as model results suggest that there will be a shorter time window for possible synchrony between peak larval fish abundance and their prey. Sensitivity simulations suggest that reduced prey availability under climate change causes higher temperatures to have a negative impact on larval survival throughout the cod range. In a lower prey environment, the disadvantage of higher metabolic costs at high temperatures outweighs the advantage of higher growth potential that has been observed to favor northern cod stocks during past warm periods.

About The Speaker:

Dr. Trond Kristianson is a climate modeler from the Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway, where I worked previously. Trond spent considerable time at WHOI and currently is a guest scientist working with Roger Griffis and NOAA climate experts in Silver Spring.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1302

June 13, 2012

Climate Links to Florida Extreme Coastal Sea Levels

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Date and Time: June 13, 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): , PhD, PE, NOS/CO-OPS
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series and the NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)
Abstract:

The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) is an important climate signal with significant global teleconnections and correlations to North American and Western European climate. The AMO has been linked to North Atlantic hurricane activity, thus it is reasonable to hypothesize a connection between the AMO and Florida extreme coastal sea levels. Statistical analysis of CO-OPS gauge data at two long-term Florida stations finds such a link. In the context of hydrological response for a significant fraction of the 19 million Floridians, elevated sea levels portend an emerging failure of civil infrastructure. This is illustrated through the synthesis of sea level rise projections with coastal sea level exceedance statistics. Finally, previous research has formulated a probabilistic framework for AMO state changes, and it is suggested that decision support tools could be developed which incorporate such hydrologically important climate forcing into risk-based scenario planning.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Joseph Park recently joined the Engineering Development Branch of CO-OPS after working as a Senior Scientist at the National Center for Physical Acoustics. Dr. Park's background includes oceanographic deployments and analysis for the U.S. Navy, ocean & electrical engineering for private industry, academia, as well as Federal and regional government agencies.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1279

Development of an Integrated Benthic Ecosystem Survey

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Date and Time: (New date) June 13, 2012, 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3, 2nd Floor, Library (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910)
Speaker(s): (NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC Library
Abstract:

The NEFSC is transitioning its traditional dredge-based sea scallop survey into an integrated benthic ecosystem survey. Central to this transition is deployment of a towed camera system known as HabCam. The HabCam vehicle houses stereo digital still cameras with synchronized strobes, a synthetic aperture side-scan sonar, and an array of oceanographic instruments, including sensors for chlorophyll, dissolved oxygen, water color (spectra) and a CTD. Some dredge tows will continue to be performed, in order to ensure continuity of the time series and to obtain physical samples. A prototype HabCam survey of Georges Bank was conducted in 2011 that collected over 2.5 million images of the sea floor. HabCam will be deployed in both the Mid-Atlantic and Georges Bank starting in 2012. I will discuss results from the traditional dredge survey, the prototype 2011 HabCam survey and preliminary results from the 2012 surveys, and the insights they provide on sea scallop and benthic community dynamics.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1287

NOAA Climate Stewards: Affecting Change Through Education, Collaboration, and Action

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Date and Time: June 13, 2012, 13:00-14:00 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): and (Communications and Education Division of NOAA's National Ocean Service)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NWS OCWWS
Abstract:

Climate change is the defining environmental issue of our time. NOAA plays a key role in understanding and predicting the magnitude of global change and must ensure that critical information is delivered to the public, especially our educators and youngest citizens. NOAA's Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP) promotes experiential and place-based education to enhance the connections between human actions and their effects on natural Earth systems. With 140 formal and informal educators in 40 states, CSEP provides sustained professional development, collaborative online tools, and the support to build a climate-literate public engaged in climate stewardship. Climate Stewards educate themselves and others as they work with their students and communities to reduce their carbon footprints and "go green." This talk will focus on CSEP's purpose, goals, and objectives, and the process CSEP educators go through to meet them; evaluation and design methods, and results of CSEP outcomes will also be discussed along with the organization and use of the CSEP Wiki, which is the primary tool for communication and collaboration. In addition, we will discuss the Project's Regionalization Process, which has allowed Regional Leaders to foster communication and collaboration among participants, share information about regional climate change and pedagogic experiences, and collaborate on mutual interests such as stewardship activities with common and/or regional themes. Success stories of climate stewardship activities from around the country will be shared.

About the Speakers:
  • is an education specialist in the Communications and Education Division of NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) where he serves as the communications director for the NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project, and works with scientists and educators across NOAA to develop programs and resources for educators and students that convey NOAA's research, technology, and activities. Bruce has developed original written and multimedia content for many NOAA Web sites, and was a primary developer of NOS's Education Web site (http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/). Prior to joining NOAA in 1999 he established and ran a marine and environmental studies program at a private high school in Rhode Island, working with teachers and students on coastal ecology, aquaculture, and habitat restoration. He has taught oceanography onboard the tall ship Westward for Sea Education Association; studied the behavioral ecology of lobster and crab populations in Rhode Island and Maine; and conducted research in coral reef ecology in the Red Sea.
  • is the education coordinator for the Communications and Education Division of NOAA's National Ocean Service. She started federal service as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow in the Education Division of NASA in 2000. While at NASA she was an education program manager at NASA Headquarters and started the NASA Explorer Schools program. In 2006 she joined NOAA's National Ocean Service where she leads a development team that provides Web-based products for education audiences. (http://oceanservice.noaa.gov and http://games.noaa.gov). She holds a BS degree in Zoology from Iowa State University and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Drake University. She holds a certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Adolescent and Young Adult Science. Her classroom teaching experiences span 25 years in grades 8-12 in biology, physics, and astronomy/geology. She served as adjunct college professor at Buena Vista University for 8 years teaching zoology and geology to pre-service teachers. Peg has provided teacher professional development workshops for over 30 years to teachers in the United States, Sweden, Mexico, and Scotland.
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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1300

Coral Reef Conservation Ocean Acidification Science Plan Overview

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Date and Time: June 13, 2012, 14:00-15:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-4, Room 10153 (1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910)
Speaker(s): (NOAA Ocean Acidification)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Abstract:

Changes in ocean chemistry in response to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, termed ocean acidification (OA), has emerged as a topic of considerable concern to scientist, policy makers, and resource managers. Over the next century changes in carbon dioxide could impart significant, albeit poorly understood, impacts to marine resources. The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Ocean Acidification Science Plan is intended to guide NOAA funded coral reef ecosystem OA research for 2012-2016, including research conducted through extramural partners, grants and contracts. The plan covers all shallow coral reef ecosystems under the jurisdiction of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States, and outlines national research needed to address the many management challenges for reducing threats, reversing declines and promoting the resilience of coral reef ecosystems.

The research priorities identified in the plan are designed to address the following three questions.

  • What recent past declines in coral reef ecosystems health can be attributed to OA?
  • What present aspects of contemporary coral reef ecosystems are most susceptible to OA?
  • What are the future effects of OA together with other global and local threats in this century on coral reef ecosystems?
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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1307

Artificially Reduced Trends in the UAH Mid-Tropospheric Dataset: Identifying a Bias in the NOAA-9 Satellite

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Date and Time: June 13, 2012, 13:00-14:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research, World Weather Building, Science Center Room 707 (See Map & Directions from Google)
Speaker(s): Stephen Po-Chedley (PhD student at the University of Washington Department of Atmospheric Sciences)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA STAR Seminars
Abstract:

The University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH), Remote Sensing Systems (RSS), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Satellite Applications and Research (NOAA STAR) have constructed long term temperature records for deep atmospheric layers using satellite microwave sounding unit (MSU) and advanced microwave sounding unit (AMSU) observations. However, these groups disagree on the magnitude of global temperature trends since 1979, including the trend for the mid-tropospheric layer (TMT). This study evaluates the selection of the MSU TMT warm target factor for the NOAA-9 satellite using five homogenized radiosonde products as references. The analysis reveals that the UAH TMT product has a positive bias of 0.051 ± 0.031 in the warm target factor that artificially reduces the global TMT trend by an estimated 0.04 K per decade for 1979 - 2009. Accounting for this bias, we estimate that the global UAH TMT trend should increase from 0.038 K per decade to 0.080 K per decade, effectively eliminating the trend difference between UAH and RSS and decreasing the trend difference between UAH and NOAA by 47%. This warm target factor bias directly affects the UAH lower tropospheric (TLT) product and tropospheric temperature trends derived from a combination of TMT and lower stratospheric (TLS) channels.

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About the Speakers:

Stephen Po-Chedley is a PhD student at the University of Washington Department of Atmospheric Sciences. He is interested in structural changes in the atmosphere under anthropogenic global warming, remote sensing, and the impacts of climate change on food security.

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Dial-In Information: U.S. participants: 866-832-9297; International participants: 203-566-7610; Passcode: 6070416. For further information about this seminar please contact (301-763-8127 x100) or (301-763-8042 x156)

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1308

June 19, 2012

LEO, The Local Environmental Observers: A Growing Network For Monitoring Change In the Arctic Communities

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Date and Time: June 19, 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: ACCAP office, second floor of the Denali Building, 3352 College Rd., Fairbanks, Alaska
Speaker(s): (Director, Center for Climate and Health, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA ACCAP monthly climate webinar
Abstract:

The Local Environmental Observer or LEO network is providing rural Alaska communities with tools to improve monitoring for events such as extreme weather, damage to infrastructure, invasive species, and to perform surveillance for outbreaks of illness in wildlife used for subsistence foods. The program uses an internet-based survey for posting observations on monthly Google Maps which are archived to provide a lasting observation record of the observations. In addition to documenting the impacts of change across Alaska, the network is also improving communication, and connecting local environmental and health managers with agencies and organizations that can provide technical assistance and resources. This presentation provides an overview of LEO as a strategy for community-based monitoring of our changing Arctic environment and climate.

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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.

How to Participate / Log-In to the Alaska Climate Webinar:

  • Point your web browser to: http://infiniteconferencing.com/Events/accap/
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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1284

June 20, 2012

Assessments of the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) and Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) for Data Assimilation

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Date and Time: June 20, 2012, 14:00-15:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA World Weather Building (5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746); Room 707 (Directions from Google).
Speaker(s): (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA)
Abstract:

The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) provides 22 channels for probing atmospheric temperature and water vapor under all weather conditions. After intensive cal/val studies, the ATMS TDR data quality is similar to the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) and Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS). The global O-B distributions of ATMS temperature sounding channels are fairly uniform, which is a desirable characteristic for NWP applications. For quality control of clouds and precipitation affected radiances, the AMSU-A cloud liquid algorithm has been refined for ATMS applications. A new approach is developed for ATMS TDR to SDR conversion using the NPP pitch-over maneuver data. Using ATMS SDR data, the O-B displays less scan-angle dependence. On board the DMSP satellite, the Special Sensor Microwave Imager and Sounder (SSMIS) provides 24 channels for imaging and sounding the earth atmosphere. The radiance anomalies of the lower atmospheric sounding (LAS) channels were initially detected by analyzing NWP O-B and found to be associated with the radiation emitted by the antenna reflector and the solar contamination on the calibration targets. Algorithms have been developed to correct these anomalies. After the correction, impacts of SSMIS data on NWP medium-range forecast skills are demonstrated.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1275

SeaSketch: A Web-Application for Collaborative Ocean Planning

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Date and Time: June 20, 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): Will McClintock (Marine Scientist, University of California Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute) and Evan Paul (Operations Director, McClintock Lab, UCSB)
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Abstract:

SeaSketch is a web-based collaborative GeoDesign tool for ocean planning. It is designed as a "software-service," meaning that users may log onto the site and immediately begin using a host of features including: (1) defining a study region, (2) uploading and organizing map data for visualization, (3) creating user groups with specific data permissions, (4) creating map-based chat forums and invite users to participate, (5) defining sketch classes that correspond to sector-based management tools (e.g., conservation areas, aquaculture sites, mining sites, transportation zones, etc.), (6) designing and deploying geospatial survey tools (e.g., human use information, marine mammal sitings, etc.), and (7) sharing sketches, map book marks, map annotations and attachments within the map-based discussion forum. With assistance in developing case-specific analytics (e.g., those that correspond to each sketch class), users will also be able to: (8) generate reports that indicate how well designs meet guidelines (e.g., conservation or energy goals, etc.) and (9) visualize trade-off plots to find more optimal solutions. Finally, process facilitators will be able to: (1) trace sketch lineages to determine the origin and transference of spatial designs, (2) visualize social network diagrams to determine where collaboration is occurring or breaking down, and (3) generate layer use statistics to know where users are looking on the map and what features they are using to make decisions. Tool developers are developing SeaSketch as an end-to-end solution for marine spatial planning, from early discussions of existing data to data gathering to design, analysis, implementation and adaptive management.

About the Speaker:

Will McClintock is a researcher at the UCSB Marine Science Institute and a Senior Fellow with the United Nations Environment Program - World Conservation Monitoring Center. From 2004-2011, Will lead the development of MarineMap (www.marinemap.org), a web-based application used by stakeholders in California's Marine Life Protection Act Initiative for marine protected area planning. In 2010, Will received a $500,000 gift from Jack Dangermond (President of Esri, Inc.) to develop SeaSketch, the "next-generation" collaborative, geodesign application for marine spatial planning. Will received a B.A. in Biology from Earlham College (1991), M.S. In Behavioral Ecology from the University of Cincinnati (1994), Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology from the University of California Santa Barbara (2000), and M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute (2003).

Since 1999, Evan Paul has designed and facilitated stakeholder engagement in environment and natural resource planning in numerous domestic and international contexts utilizing a variety of technologies. His work has enabled diverse interests to reach agreement on issues including climate change adaptation, disaster recovery, marine spatial planning, and other issues. In the Lab, Evan is responsible for project development and management, as well as conducting system requirements analysis for the marine spatial planning efforts supported by SeaSketch. He has a Masters in Environmental Policy & Planning from MIT and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1311

Forecasting and Tropical Cyclone Morphing in the Australian Graphical Forecast Editor

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Date and Time: June 20, 2012, 14:00-15:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-2 Room 2358 (1325 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): Nathan Faggian (Australian Bureau of Meteorology)
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Abstract:

Forecasting adjusted barometric pressure, known as QNH in aviation, is one of the most frequent and important services that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology provides. These forecasts are critical for safety, allowing aircraft to maintain separation from each other and terrain, and are subject to strict monitoring. The Australian Graphical Forecast Editor (GFE) has been producing AreaQNH forecasts in operations since the beginning of 2012. This talk will discuss the implementation of the AreaQNH forecast process.

Another important development in the Australian GFE is the introduction of "morphing". Moving weather features in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) output is called morphing and is an important component of the tropical cyclone (TC) forecast process. Using morphing, we nonlinearly adjust the position of TC features in NWP output to align forecasts to tropical cyclone policy. This talk will also discuss the technical details of morphing and the tools that are currently available in the GFE.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1312

June 21, 2012

State of Decadal Prediction

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Date and Time: June 21, 2012, 13:00-14:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 12th floor Fishbowl (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910). Remote attendance is encouraged
Speaker(s): Lisa Goddard (IRI), Arun Kumar (NCEP CPC), Tom Delworth (GFDL)
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Tom Delworth: Decadal Climate Prediction at GFDL

Lisa Goddard: A Verification Framework for Interannual-to-Decadal Predictions Experiments

Arun Kumar: An Alternate Approach for Decadal Prediction over North America

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1291

South-South Exchanges, Fishing Cooperatives, and Managing Fishery Resources for Multiple Industries: The Banco Chinchorro Perspective

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Date and Time: June 21, 2012, 12:00-12:30 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 2nd Floor Library
Speaker(s): (Knauss Fellow, NOAA Office of Communications and External Affairs)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA 2012 Sea Grant Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series
Abstract:

The Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve is a 25-mile long coral atoll off the Yucatan Peninsula near the Belize border. Famed for its shipwrecks and scuba diving opportunities, the reserve also supports three Mexican fishing cooperatives, who are granted access in an agreement with local management authorities. Despite fishing and tourism interests, the nearshore ecosystem is under-studied and little knowledge exists on how local physical and geographic characteristics of the atoll system support reef life. In May 2012, researchers from Texas A&M University and COBI (Conservidad y Biodiversidad) trained local partners in low-cost reef and fish community assessment methods. This training and focused data collection increased the knowledge base of the Banco Chinchorro system while simultaneously strengthening collaborative partnerships between scientists and non-scientists.

About The Speaker:

Liam Carr is a 2012 Dean John A. Knauss Sea Grant Fellow, working in NOAA's Office of Communications and External Affairs. He was awarded his Ph.D. this past January from Texas A&M University, where his dissertation examined the potential of using fishers' ecological knowledge, behavior, and biases to develop locally-targeted management alternatives for an otherwise data-poor fishery. Originally from New London, Connecticut, Liam has lived and worked on marine resource issues from California to Nice, France to to Cairns, Australia, and many spots in between, while still calling St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands his adopted home.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1309

When Good Intentions Are Not Enough ... Marine Protected Areas in the Gulf of California

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Date and Time: June 21, 2012, 12:30-13:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 2nd Floor Library
Speaker(s): (Knauss Fellow, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA 2012 Sea Grant Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series
Abstract:

Marine protected areas (MPAs) hold great potential to provide biological and socioeconomic benefits, but many have failed to fulfill these objectives. The rush to establish MPAs without proper resources does not resolve conservation problems, but creates a false sense of protection that may worsen the degradation of marine ecosystems at a regional scale. We reviewed MPA efficacy in the Gulf of California, Mexico in order to exemplify this phenomenon. We found that despite sufficient budgets, MPAs (with one exception) have not met conservation or sustainability goals. Here, I will examine two of these MPAs closely: Loreto Bay National Park (LBNP), a large, multi-use MPA where several types of small-scale commercial and recreational fishing are allowed, but where less than 1% of the park is totally protected from fishing and Cabo Pulmo National Park (CPNP), where the entire park has been closed to fishing by the local community. These examples allow us to conclude that MPAs have been unsuccessful due to insufficient no-take zones, little enforcement, and lack of good governance and community involvement. In order to fill these gaps and prevent continued degradation, we recommend a new philosophy for MPAs: no-take MPAs managed under co-management schemes with better intra-government cooperation, enhanced socioeconomic incentives, and improved enforcement.

About The Speaker:

Alexis has experience studying and working with artisanal fisheries, marine protected areas, and environmental education in Mexico, United States, and the Philippines. Originally from Tucson, her work in the Gulf of California biome combined her love of the Sonoran Desert with her interest in marine conservation. Alexis completed her master's degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2011, where her research focused on using a multi-disciplinary approach to analyze the efficacy of MPAs in the Gulf of California. She is interested in holistic governance of ecosystems and utilizing social and ecological tools for better management of natural resources. Alexis is currently a Knauss Fellow in the NMFS Office of International Affairs.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1310

June 26, 2012

"Blue Culebra" - An Underwater Adventure Video in the Last Virgin Island

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Date and Time: June 26, 2012, 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-4 Room 9153 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910).
Speaker(s): (Acoustic Mapping Specialist, NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA The NOS Science Seminar Series and the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Abstract:

"Blue Culebra" is an offshoot of NCCOS' ongoing effort to observe how healthy and productive reef ecosystems are impacted by tourists and recreation. This short video was developed by the Biogeography Branch's own Gustav Kagesten with original music by Will Sautter. "Blue Culebra" was filmed in the Culebra Nature Preserve and in Flamenco Bay last April, after the 2012 Seafloor Characterization of the U.S. Caribbean mission off northeast Puerto Rico. This film features mostly underwater high definition footage of snorkeling and diving in crystal clear Caribbean waters among vibrant coral reefs with many beautiful species of fish and other marine life.

About the Speaker:

Will Sautter has been diving in the Caribbean since he was twelve years old and has always had a passion for coral reef ecosystems. Since then, he has also been playing and producing music from various genres such as jazz, funk, and reggae. This is his first time that he has been able to combine his love for music and coral reefs into one project for visual and audio entertainment. Will has a B.S. in geology from Appalachian State University in 2010, and specialized in hydrography with multibeam sonar and GIS. He has been working on Tim Battista's ongoing Seafloor Characterization of the U.S. Caribbean project in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico since he began working for the Biogeography Branch in 2011.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1316

June 27, 2012

Analog to Digital: The Next Generation Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas

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Date and Time: June 27, 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): (Director National Coastal Data Development Center and NOAA Gulf of Mexico Regional Team Lead)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series and NESDIS NODC
Abstract:

The Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas is a comprehensive, high resolution, Internet-based atlas consisting of historical datasets, observations, records and information that have been quality assured and quality controlled by subject matter experts, to produce the respective subject matter "plate" which represents an analysis of typical conditions based on data collected over some years (ideally a decade or longer) of a particular biological, chemical, or physical characteristic of the Gulf ecosystem. This information can be ingested into multiple desktop or Internet-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or response management tools, including the National Ocean Service Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) when appropriate. The atlas provides the plate (the "gold standard" analyzed product) and the associated web mapping service formats following the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards enabling ingest into multiple mapping applications; the associated FGDC metadata for the data; descriptive text referencing the significance of the respective data parameter and its relationship with other data in the Gulf; and lastly, direct access to the data provider for download of the actual data, e.g., fisheries-independent data, habitat data, chemical et al.

About the Speaker:

Russell H. Beard was selected Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), a division of the National Oceanographic Data Center, Stennis Space Center, MS on May 8, 2007 after serving as Chief Scientist (2002-2007). Mr. Beard's current responsibilities at NCDDC include lead for NCDDC SEE process, serving as the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Services (NESDIS) representative to NOAA's Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, NESDIS representative to the Northern Gulf Institute serving on the Advisory Council, NESDIS representative to the Habitat Blueprint Working Group, supervisor to the center's field liaison officers, PI for two Northern Gulf Institute research projects, and serves as the center's Homeland Security Program Manager. Mr. Beard is the NESDIS lead for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) Ecosystem Integrated Assessments Priority Issue Team; the NOAA Regional Team Lead for GoMRCT, GoMRCT science lead for DEEPWATER HORIZON (DWH), and a member of the DWH Joint Analysis Group (JAG).

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1308

ERDDAP - Easier Access To Scientific Data

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Date and Time: June 27, 2012, 13:00-14:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 Room 4817 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910).
Speaker(s): (Environmental Research Division, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC Seminar Series
Abstract:

ERDDAP (the Environmental Research Division's Data Access Program) is a data server that gives you a simple, consistent way to download subsets of scientific datasets in common file formats and make graphs and maps.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1313

Three Ways To Use Cloud-Resolving Models To Improve Global Models

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Date and Time: June 27, 2012, 10:00-11:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA World Weather Building (WWB) Room 707 (5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746; See Map & Directions from Google).
Speaker(s): Dr. David Randall (Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University, Director, Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (CMMAP), an NSF Science and Technology Center)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NCEP Climate Test Bed seminars
Abstract:

Cloud-resolving models can be used to test parameterizations for use in global models. They can also be used as substitutes for the parameterizations. Finally, the global models themselves can become cloud-resolving models. All three of these ideas are the subjects of intense research today. This talk will describe recent work in each area under the auspices of CMMAP, the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1317

June 28, 2012

Scientist2Scientist: Transformation of the Offshore Benthic Community in Lake Michigan: Shift from Native Amphipods to Invasive Mussels

Date and Time: June 28, 2012, 3:00-4:00 Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Lake Superior Hall, 4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI (Sponsored by GLERL)
Speaker(s): Margaret Lansing (GLERL Communications) and Dr. Tom Nalepa (GLERL Scientist)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Abstract:

The Scientist2Scientist Webinar is designed for scientists to present and discuss a high-impact paper with colleagues in other labs. Thomas Nalepa from GLERL will be presenting his research on the shifting composition of communities of bottom-dwelling organisms in Lake Michigan, where native amphipods are being replaced by invasive mussels.

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OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1318

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