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The OneNOAA Science discussion seminar series is a joint effort to help share science and management information and to promote constructive dialogue between scientists, educators, and resource managers across NOAA. Please help us spread the word about these seminars to anyone interested. For further information please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov.

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January 04, 2011

Development of a High Resolution Drought Trigger Tool for the United States

Date and Time: January 04, 2011; 15:00-16:00h ETZ     [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-2, Room 8246 (1325 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910)
Speaker(s): John Nielsen-Gammon (Texas State Climatologist, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NWS OHD Seminar Series.
Abstract: TBD
Remote Access and Notes: Gotomeeting: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/774639953; Meeting ID: 774-639-953. Teleconference phone (866) 804-8142, passcode 2937055. For futher information please contact David Kitzmiller, NWS/OHD, (301) 713-0640 Ext 213 (David.Kitzmiller@noaa.gov).
Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Tuesday, January 4, 2011 8:12 AM. To hear about upcoming OneNOAA Science seminars you can subscribe to the weekly email of OneNOAA Science Seminars by visiting https://list.woc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/onenoaascienceseminars and filling in your email address or by sending an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word `subscribe' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes). You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time from the serv list. If you already receive an email with these seminar updates, then you do not need to subscribe to this list. For information about the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov. Links to resources outside the Federal Government are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only [NOAA Disclaimer].

January 05, 2011

Biological and Behavioral Response Studies in southern California

Date and Time: January 05, 2011; 12:00-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 2nd Floor
Speaker(s): Brandon Southall (President and Senior Scientist for Southall Environmental Associates, Inc. and Research Associate with the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC))
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC Central Library Seminar Series.
Abstract: SOCAL-10 was a scientific research project conducted in Aug-Sept 2010 in important biological areas near southern California. It extended previous studies in the Bahamas (2007-08) and Mediterranean Sea (2009) of whether and how marine mammals change their behavior when they hear different sounds. Each of these studies have integrated behavioral response studies to controlled sound exposures with ongoing research on diving, foraging, and social behavior. The overall objective was to provide a better basic understanding of marine mammal behavior, while providing direct scientific information for the Navy and regulatory agencies to estimate risk and minimize the impact of human sounds, particularly military sonar. SOCAL-10 was the first in a five-year dedicated effort to study a variety of marine mammal species in areas around the southern California coast and Channel Islands. SOCAL-10 involved an interdisciplinary collaboration of experts in marine mammal biology, behavior, and communication, as well as underwater acousticians and specialized field researchers. During a preliminary scouting phase and two research legs on different research vessels, SOCAL-10 observed, photographed, and/or tracked in detail, individuals of 21 different marine mammal species. Sixty-two tags (of six different varieties) were successfully secured on 44 individual animals of nine different marine mammal species, including several which had never been studied using tag technologies previously. Scientists also conducted 28 controlled sound exposure experiments; in these experiments, animals were monitored with suction cup acoustic sensors, remote listening devices and specialized observers with high-powered binoculars. Sounds were then played to the animals under specific protocols and protective measures (to ensure animals were not harmed) and changes in behavior were measured. Preliminary results based primarily on clearly observable behavior in the field and from initial data assessment indicate variable responses, depending on species, type of sound, and behavioral state during the experiments. Some observations in certain conditions suggest avoidance responses, while in other cases subjects seemed to not respond, at least overtly. Additional analysis and interpretation is underway of the nearly 400 hours of tag data from the project, as well as thousands of marine mammal observations, photographs, tissue samples, and acoustic measurements.
Remote Access and Notes: Remote access via webinar: 1. Go to http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=742656968&=brownbag&t=c; 2. Enter the required fields; 3. Indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy; 4. Click on Proceed. 5. passcode: brownbag. Audio: Dial 866-833-7307; participant passcode: 8986360. Please note: remote access is limited to first 50 participants. For further information about this seminar please contact Mary.Lou.Cumberpatch@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 129) or Albert.E.Theberge.Jr@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 115).
OneNOAA Science Seminar Date Added and Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Monday, December 13, 2010 9:01 AM. To hear about upcoming OneNOAA Science seminars you can subscribe to the weekly email of OneNOAA Science Seminars by visiting https://list.woc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/onenoaascienceseminars and filling in your email address or by sending an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word `subscribe' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes). You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time from the list. If you already receive an email with these seminar updates, then you do not need to subscribe to this list. For information about the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov. Links to resources outside the Federal Government are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only [NOAA Disclaimer].

January 06, 2011

The Trophic Fingerprint of Marine Fisheries

Date and Time: January 06, 2011, 11:00-12:00 PSZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112 -see map-), Room: Auditorium
Speaker(s): Dr. Trevor Branch (School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM seminar series
Abstract: One of the most widely cited fisheries papers of all time, Pauly et al. (1998) "Fishing down marine food webs" reports declining trends in catch mean trophic level (MTL) at an alarming 0.1 units per decade, with the implication being that predators are declining and that if current fishing patterns continue, we will be left with nothing to eat but "jellyfish and plankton stew". This metric, catch MTL, has been widely adopted as a measure of ecosystem well-being and biodiversity, including by the Convention on Biological Diversity. In a recent paper that appeared in Nature, we examined whether trends in catch MTL follow trends in ecosystem MTL by compiling ecosystem models, trawl surveys, and stock assessments. To our surprise, we found that global catch MTL is not declining, nor is MTL from surveys or assessments, and that catches at most trophic levels have been increasing over time, especially for top predators. In addition, our models, surveys and assessments showed that catch MTL is often negatively correlated with ecosystem MTL, and therefore does not reliably predict ecosystem changes. In some circumstances, catch MTL can actually increase even when more and more individual species in an ecosystem are collapsing over time. We therefore stress that greater efforts should be expended on surveys and assessments to reveal the true biomass trends of as many species as possible, especially those most likely to be impacted by humankind. In this talk, I outline our main results and the recent papers by Tim Essington and Suresh Sethi, and respond to Pauly's criticism of our paper.
About The Speaker:

Trevor A. Branch has been an assistant professor at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, since 2010. He specializes in solving real-life biological problems through synthesizing large datasets and fitting mathematics models to data. His work includes global scale fisheries analyses, examining whether fishing down marine food webs is detectable in catches and ecosystems, and determining which factors influence fishery development. Additionally, he has written papers on salmon run reconstruction, fleet dynamics, the ecosystem impacts of catch shares, and the status and trends of large whale populations, particularly blue whales. He obtained his B.Sc. in Computer Science and Zoology, and his M.Sc. in Conservation Biology from the University of Cape Town, before moving to Seattle to obtain a Ph.D. in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. He has written 30 papers, including recent publications in Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Relevant Publications:
1) Branch, T. A., R. Watson, E. A. Fulton, S. Jennings, C. R. McGilliard, G. T. Pablico, D. Ricard, and S. R. Tracey. 2010. The trophic fingerprint of marine fisheries. Nature 468:431-435. 2) Essington, T. E., A. H. Beaudreau, and J. Wiedenmann. 2006. Fishing through marine food webs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 103:3171-3175. 3) Levin, P. S. and A. Dufault. 2010. Eating up the food web. Fish and Fisheries DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2010.00355.x. 4) Sethi, S. A., T. A. Branch, and R. Watson. 2010. Fishery development patterns are driven by profit but not trophic level. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 107:12163-12167. 5) Worm, B., R. Hilborn, J. K. Baum, T. A. Branch, J. S. Collie, C. Costello, M. J. Fogarty, E. A. Fulton, J. A. Hutchings, S. Jennings, O. P. Jensen, H. K. Lotze, P. M. Mace, T. R. McClanahan, C. Minto, S. R. Palumbi, A. M. Parma, D. Ricard, A. A. Rosenberg, R. Watson, and D. Zeller. 2009. Rebuilding global fisheries. Science 325:578-585.

Remote Access and Notes: Remote access TBD: For further information please contact Diane Tierney (Diane.Tierney@noaa.gov). All seminars are open to the public.
Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Wednesday, January 5, 2011 7:03 AM. To hear about upcoming OneNOAA Science seminars you can subscribe to the weekly email of OneNOAA Science Seminars by visiting https://list.woc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/onenoaascienceseminars and filling in your email address or by sending an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word `subscribe' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes). You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time from the serv list. If you already receive an email with these seminar updates, then you do not need to subscribe to this list. For information about the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov. Links to resources outside the Federal Government are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only [NOAA Disclaimer].

Live From the Seafloor! Please join Dr. Jane Lubchenco for a captivating virtual dive into rarely seen Indonesian waters

Date and Time: January 06, 2011, 10 pm EST [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Live 10 p.m. EST webcast tonight from the State Department
Speaker(s): Dr. Jane Lubchenco (NOAA Administrator), U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel, U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Bruce Alberts, and Indonesia's Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. Dino Patti Djalal
Abstract: Please join Dr. Jane Lubchenco tonight for a captivating virtual dive into rarely seen Indonesian waters. During a live 10 p.m. EST webcast tonight from the State Department, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel, U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Bruce Alberts, and Indonesia's Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. Dino Patti Djalal will join Dr. Lubchenco in an innovative program about the U.S.-Indonesia science, technology and educational partnership. A centerpiece of this partnership was last summer's pioneering joint U.S.-Indonesia ocean expedition in the Coral Triangle. You'll see a little- known submarine volcano, delightful deep-sea animals, and thriving ecosystems that, until recently, had never been seen by human eyes. Learn more about the expedition at: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/10index/welcome.html.
Remote Access and Notes: Remote access The 10 p.m. EST time was set so that scientists and students can join the live discussion from the U.S.'s newly opened @america center in Jakarta. To view the webcast, please go to https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/science and enter your name as a guest.
Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Thursday, January 6, 2011 10:29 AM. To hear about upcoming OneNOAA Science seminars you can subscribe to the weekly email of OneNOAA Science Seminars by visiting https://list.woc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/onenoaascienceseminars and filling in your email address or by sending an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word `subscribe' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes). You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time from the serv list. If you already receive an email with these seminar updates, then you do not need to subscribe to this list. For information about the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov. Links to resources outside the Federal Government are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only [NOAA Disclaimer].

January 10, 2011

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) , the Arctic, and the Law of the Sea

Date and Time: January 10, 2011; 12:00-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 2nd Floor
Speaker(s): Amy Fraenkel (Regional Director and Representative for the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP) and Dr. Yannick Beaudoin (Head of the Marine Programme at the Global Resource Information Database Center in Arendal, Norway, UNEP/GRID-Arendal)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Office of General Counsel for International Law Seminar Series
Abstract: Ms. Fraenkel will address UNEP's work on current and possible future Arctic environmental issues. In 2008, UNEP's Governing Council encouraged UNEP "to cooperate, as requested, with the Arctic Council, relevant Multilateral Environmental Agreements and other relevant regional and international bodies, as appropriate," in addressing Arctic environmental issues. In implementing the 2010-11 Programme of Work, UNEP is collaborating with GRID-Arendal, UNEP's Polar Collaborating Centre, to carry out a number of activities related to polar issues, some of which are conducted in close cooperation with the Arctic Council's working groups. Pursuant to its existing mandate, UNEP wishes to ascertain where it might best serve governments and other stakeholders to identify and address environmental issues in the Arctic region and the linkages between Arctic and global issues. To this end UNEP plans to consult with Arctic country governments, key multilateral entities such as the Arctic Council and the International Maritime Organization, indigenous peoples and civil society. This discussion presents one such opportunity for providing input to UNEP. A Concept Note is attached as background.

Dr. Beaudoin will discuss UNEP Shelf Programme's work on continental shelf mapping and how UNEP/GRID-Arendal, as implementing institution, advises countries in preparing their submissions to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. His presentation will mainly focus on the recent intensive efforts in West Africa and with 11 Pacific Island Countries. Over the past 5 years, the UNEP Shelf Programme has been mandated with assisting countries in their delineation effort. In addition, as part of a continuing effort to assist developing coastal states in the sustainable use of their marine environment and resources, UNEP/GRID-Arendal is currently in the development phase of new major initiatives, two of which, a Blue Carbon initiative and an ocean management programme, will be briefly presented. UNEP/GRID-Arendal is particularly interested in expertise from and collaboration with NOAA.
Remote Access and Notes: Remote access via webinar: 1. Go to http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=742656968&=brownbag&t=c; 2. Enter the required fields; 3. Indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy; 4. Click on Proceed. 5. passcode: brownbag. Audio: Dial 866-833-7307; participant passcode: 8986360. Please note: remote access is limited to first 50 participants. For further information about this seminar please contact Mary.Lou.Cumberpatch@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 129) or Albert.E.Theberge.Jr@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 115).
OneNOAA Science Seminar Date Added and Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Monday, December 13, 2010 9:01 AM / Last edited Tuesday, January 4, 2011 8:20 AM. To hear about upcoming OneNOAA Science seminars you can subscribe to the weekly email of OneNOAA Science Seminars by visiting https://list.woc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/onenoaascienceseminars and filling in your email address or by sending an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word `subscribe' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes). You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time from the list. If you already receive an email with these seminar updates, then you do not need to subscribe to this list. For information about the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov. Links to resources outside the Federal Government are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only [NOAA Disclaimer].

January 11, 2011

Protecting Oceans Requires Global Involvement: International Collaboration for Marine Protected Areas; A Special Three-Part Series: NOAA's Crosscutting Work on International Marine Protected Areas

Date and Time: January 11, 2011, 12:00 – 13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-4, Room 9153 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD)
Speaker(s): Elizabeth Moore (Chief of Staff for International Activities, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries) - Elizabeth.Moore@noaa.gov
Abstract: The National Marine Sanctuary System (NMSS; http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov) is a network of fourteen marine protected areas scattered throughout the US EEZ. The primary mandate of the NMSS is the protection of sanctuary resources; all authorities provided to the NMSS by the National Marine Sanctuaries Act are harnessed toward that end, including a mandate to cooperate globally in the protection of marine resources. The NMSS's small but active Sanctuary International Program provides its mission as: Expand and enhance the ability of the NMSS to protect sanctuary resources, as well as the protection of marine resources around the world, through the implementation of international instruments, partnerships, and projects. Its work focuses on three areas:

• Utilizing international activities, tools, colleagues, and experiences to provide maximum protection to sanctuary resources;
• Conducting formal MPA management capacity building through a groundbreaking training program in five areas of the world; and
• Sharing experiences with colleagues around the world.

This seminar will provide an overview of the Sanctuary International Program, including how this work is used to protect sanctuary resources, what other benefits have been realized, and what the future might hold.

Remote Access and Notes: Presentations are available remotely via a combination of phone & webcast. Note that remote access is limited to 50 connections on a first-come-first served basis, so we cannot guarantee participation. To participate remotely you must: 1) Dial toll-free 1-877-708-1667. When prompted enter passcode 7028688 followed by the # sign. Please use your phone's mute button (or toggle *6) during the presentation until you are ready to ask questions. 2) Go to the webcast site at http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=744925156&p=&t=c; 3) Enter meeting number 744925156 if needed. No passcode is required. 4) Enter other required fields. 5) Indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy, and click Proceed. For questions: contact Tracy Gill (tracy.gill@noaa.gov), or if it is within 5 minutes of the seminar start, call the toll free number above and we will try to answer your questions.
About the speaker(s): Elizabeth Moore is the Chief of Staff for International Activities, overseeing international activities, projects, and partnerships. She has been with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries since 1991, starting her NOAA career as a Sea Grant Fellow and holding various positions within the ONMS involving management plans, regulations, policy development, sanctuary advisory councils, and effectiveness assessment. She holds a B.S. in Limnology from University of Central Florida and an M.S. in Oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology.
OneNOAA Science Seminar Date Added and Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Thursday, November 4, 2010 8:36 AM / Last edited Tuesday, December 7, 2010 10:20 AM. To hear about upcoming OneNOAA Science seminars you can subscribe to the weekly email of OneNOAA Science Seminars by visiting https://list.woc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/onenoaascienceseminars and filling in your email address or by sending an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word `subscribe' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes). You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time from the list. If you already receive an email with these seminar updates, then you do not need to subscribe to this list. For information about the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov. Links to resources outside the Federal Government are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only [NOAA Disclaimer].

Training the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers

Date and Time: January 11, 2011; 12:00-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 2nd Floor
Speaker(s): Sarah Hammond, Marine Educator, MIT Sea Grant
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC Central Library Seminar Series
Abstract: The Sea Perch program is an innovative underwater robotics initiative that trains teachers—who then train their students—to build a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). The program, started by MIT Sea Grant (MITSG) in 2003, is designed to encourage students' enthusiasm for science, technology, and engineering. MITSG educators have been able to train nearly 500 teachers around the world.
Remote Access and Notes: Remote access via webinar: 1. Go to http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=742656968&=brownbag&t=c; 2. Enter the required fields; 3. Indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy; 4. Click on Proceed. 5. passcode: brownbag. Audio: Dial 866-833-7307; participant passcode: 8986360. Please note: remote access is limited to first 50 participants. For further information about this seminar please contact Mary.Lou.Cumberpatch@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 129) or Albert.E.Theberge.Jr@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 115).
OneNOAA Science Seminar Date Added and Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Monday, January 3, 2011 7:17 AM. To hear about upcoming OneNOAA Science seminars you can subscribe to the weekly email of OneNOAA Science Seminars by visiting https://list.woc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/onenoaascienceseminars and filling in your email address or by sending an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word `subscribe' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes). You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time from the list. If you already receive an email with these seminar updates, then you do not need to subscribe to this list. For information about the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov. Links to resources outside the Federal Government are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only [NOAA Disclaimer].

January 12, 2011

The Challenges and Opportunities of Working in Trans-boundary and High Seas Marine Protected Areas; A Special Three-Part Series: NOAA's Crosscutting Work on International Marine Protected Areas

Date and Time: January 12, 2011, 12:00 – 13:00h ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-4, Room 8150 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD)
Speaker(s): Robert J. Brock (NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center, Silver Spring, MD) and Jeff Ardron (Marine Conservation Biology Institute, High Seas Program, Washington, DC)
Speaker e-mail(s): Robert.Brock@noaa.gov and Jeff.Ardron@mcbi.org
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOS Seminar Series
Abstract: TBD
About The Speaker

Dr. Robert Brock is a Marine Biologist and coordinates and oversees the natural science program of the Center. Growing up surrounded by the ocean (Cape Cod) in the Portuguese fishing community of Provincetown, Dr. Brock was always fascinated by the ocean and wanted to make it a career. Dr. Brock holds a Bachelor of Science (Marine Ecology) from Florida International University, a Master of Science (Marine Biology) from the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center, and a Doctorate (Aquatic Ecology) from the University of Florida. Prior to coming to the Center in 2010, Dr. Brock was previously a Fishery Biologist with the NOAA Fisheries Service, a Supervisory Marine Biologist with the National Park Service, a Marine Biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a Hydrologist (Biology) with the U.S. Geological Survey. Dr. Brock participates on several international expert groups, most notably working with the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, and the North American Marine Protected Areas Network. When he has any free time, Dr. Brock enjoys playing with friends from around the country and cheering on all the sports teams from Boston and the University of Florida Gators!

Jeff Ardron, MSc, is currently working in Washington DC, as Director of the High Seas Program for the Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI.org), and co-lead on its Surveillance and Enforcement of Remote Maritime Areas (SERMA) project. Previously, for three years he was a senior scientific advisor on marine protected areas (MPAs) for the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. He has also consulted widely, recently for marine planning projects in West Africa, Canada, and Europe. He serves on the IUCN World Commission on Protected areas as Advisor on MPA Design, Tools, and Software, and also serves as a Scientific Advisor on the High Seas MPA Task Force. He is a co-founder and current President of the Board for the Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association (PacMARA.org) in British Columbia, Canada. He has worked in the fishing sector, NGO sector, in federal government, and within international conventions. Most recently, he is an active member of the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI.org), serving on its Scientific Steering Committee. A specialist in marine spatial planning, systematic conservation design, and international maritime policy, a central theme throughout his work is the bridging of marine science with policy development.

Remote Access and Notes:

Presentations are available remotely via a combination of phone & webcast. Note that remote access is limited to 50 connections on a first-come-first served basis, so we cannot guarantee participation. To participate remotely you must: 1) Dial toll-free 1-877-708-1667. When prompted enter passcode 7028688 followed by the # sign. Please use your phone's mute button (or toggle *6) during the presentation until you are ready to ask questions. 2) Go to the webcast site at http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=744925156&p=&t=c; 3) Enter meeting number 744925156 if needed. No passcode is required. 4) Enter other required fields. 5) Indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy, and click Proceed. For questions: contact Tracy Gill (tracy.gill@noaa.gov), or if it is within 5 minutes of the seminar start, call the toll free number above and we will try to answer your questions. Note: This seminar was originally scheduled for Nov 10.

OneNOAA Science Seminar Date Added and Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Thursday, November 4, 2010 2:30 PM / Last updated Friday, January 7, 2011 11:22 AM. To hear about upcoming OneNOAA Science seminars you can subscribe to the weekly email of OneNOAA Science Seminars by visiting https://list.woc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/onenoaascienceseminars and filling in your email address or by sending an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word `subscribe' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes). You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time from the list. If you already receive an email with these seminar updates, then you do not need to subscribe to this list. For information about the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov. Links to resources outside the Federal Government are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only [NOAA Disclaimer].

The Dynamic Height Climatology: A New Tool for Mapping Ocean Currents (as Applied to the Gulf of Mexico)

Date and Time: January 12, 2011; 13:00-14:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 2nd floor, Room 2501
Speaker(s): Dr. Deirdre Byrne (lead, satellite oceanography team, NODC)
Speaker e-mail(s): Deirdre.Byrne@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC Seminar Series
Abstract: A walk-through of techniques and information required to create, evaluate and apply a dynamic height climatology to satellite altimetry. Advantages and drawbacks will be discussed as well as potential uses for NODC.
Remote Access and Notes: Remote access: Telecon Info: Dial 1-877-916-2513 and enter passcode 5877174. WebEx Info: (Meeting number is 741283869 and passcode is nodc1315). 1. Join the meeting by clicking on: http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=741283869&p=nodc1315&t=c; 2. Enter the required fields; 3. Indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy; 4. Click on Proceed. For further information please contact Michele.Newlin@noaa.gov.
OneNOAA Science Seminar Date Added and Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Monday, January 10, 2011 1:44 PM. To hear about upcoming OneNOAA Science seminars you can subscribe to the weekly email of OneNOAA Science Seminars by visiting https://list.woc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/onenoaascienceseminars and filling in your email address or by sending an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word `subscribe' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes). You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time from the list. If you already receive an email with these seminar updates, then you do not need to subscribe to this list. For information about the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov. Links to resources outside the Federal Government are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only [NOAA Disclaimer].

January 13, 2011

Deciphering Oil Spill Impacts in a Complex Urbanized Estuary: The 2007 Cosco Busan Spill and Herring Spawning Habitats in San Francisco Bay

Date and Time: January 13, 2011, 11:00-12:00 PSZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112 -see map-), Room: Auditorium
Speaker(s): Dr. John Incardona (Environmental Conservation Division, Ecotoxicology Program, Northwest Fisheries Science Center)
Speaker's email John.Incardona@noaa.gov
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Abstract: On November 7, 2007 the container ship Cosco Busan collided with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, spilling 58,000 gal of bunker oil, a mix of residual fuel oil and diesel that powers large vessels. The spill contaminated shoreline along north-central portions of the Bay that provide spawning habitat for the largest coastal population of Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi), a month before the anticipated spawning season. This situation paralleled the Exxon Valdez oil spill, which preceded herring spawning in Prince William Sound and demonstrated the sensitivity of fish early life history stages to the toxicity of crude oil. Prior to the Cosco Busan spill, a major emphasis of our ongoing research program has been the identification of the developing fish heart as a primary target for the sublethal toxicity of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) derived from petroleum, and the development of diagnostic tools for the cardiac impacts of oil exposure in fish. This line of research provided the basis for Natural Resource Damage Assessment studies focusing on cardiac function in Pacific herring embryos in San Francisco Bay for the 2008, 2009, and 2010 spawning seasons. We assessed the impacts of the Cosco Busan spill on herring spawning sites via in situ incubation of laboratory-fertilized embryos in the subtidal zone and sampling of embryos naturally deposited in the lower intertidal zone. Biological effects analyses were coupled with chemical analysis of PACs in embryos as markers of oil exposure. Our findings were both expected and quite surprising, simultaneously ground-truthing years of laboratory study and demonstrating how much more we have to learn about the environmental impacts of oil spills.
About The Speaker John has a BS with Honors in Biology from Indiana University (1987), and a PhD in Genetics (1995) and MD degree (1996) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He did a fellowship in Birth Defects at the Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, and post-doctoral research in developmental biology in the Department of Biological Structure at the University of Washington, working on natural compounds that affect vertebrate development. According to his mother he has been a biologist since about age 2 when he was first allowed to roam their backyard in the rural Florida Panhandle. A fish biologist at heart, he was drawn into biomedical research for various reasons, and completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at CWRU. After being landlocked for a decade and a half, scuba diving in Washington's Puget Sound rekindled his love for fish, especially big ugly ones like lingcod, cabezon and wolf eels that lurk in the cold, dark waters of the Pacific Northwest. The urgency related to the conservation of marine natural resources in the Northwest drew him to NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center, where he has been studying the effects of pollution on fish development since 2002. He is now the principle investigator leading the Ecotoxicology Program's Conservation Medicine Group.

Relevant Publications:
#1) Hatlen, K., Sloan, C. A., Burrows, D. G., Collier, T. K., Scholz, N. L., and Incardona, J. P. (2010). Natural sunlight and residual fuel oils are an acutely lethal combination for fish embryos. Aquat. Toxicol. 99, 56-64. #2) Incardona, J. P., Carls, M. G., Day, H. L., Sloan, C. A., Bolton, J. L., Collier, T. K., and Scholz, N. L. (2009). Cardiac arrhythmia is the primary response of embryonic Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) exposed to crude oil during weathering. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43, 201-207. #3) Incardona, J. P., Carls, M. G., Teraoka, H., Sloan, C. A., Collier, T. K., and Scholz, N. L. (2005). Aryl hydrocarbon receptor-independent toxicity of weathered crude oil during fish development. Environ. Health Perspect. 113, 1755-1762. #4) Incardona, J. P., Collier, T. K., and Scholz, N. L. (2004). Defects in cardiac function precede morphological abnormalities in fish embryos exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 196, 191-205. #5) Incardona, J. P., Collier, T. K., and Scholz, N. L. (2011). Oil spills and fish health: exposing the heart of the matter. J. Expo. Sci. Environ. Epidemiol. Advance online publication Nov 2010.
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International Coral Reef Conservation: Engagement of NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) in the Caribbean, Pacific and Coral Triangle; A Special Three-Part Series: NOAA's Crosscutting Work on International Marine Protected Areas

Date and Time: January 13, 2011, 12:00 – 13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-4, Room 8150 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD)
Speaker(s): Janna M. Shackeroff, PhD (International Coordinator NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program)
Speaker e-mail(s): Janna.Shackeroff@noaa.gov
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Abstract: NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) works internationally to promote healthy, resilient reefs and the human communities that depend upon them. As coral reefs provide a wealth of services to communities and nations around the world, U.S. efforts to promote healthy coral reefs internationally are critical to U.S. diplomatic and development strategies to promote economic and food security, social stability, improved human health in many countries. NOAA's CRCP, following a roadmap to the future process, published in 2009 the CRCP International Strategy, which established 20-year goals and 5-year objectives focusing efforts in four international priority regions: Micronesia, Samoa and the Southwest Pacific, the Coral Triangle, and the wider Caribbean. From co-coordinating a peer learning network in Micronesia to forging a global socioeconomic monitoring program for coral reefs; from training marine protected area (MPA) practitioners to develop MPA management p lans to supporting regional ocean governance in the global biodiversity hotspot, NOAA's CRCP aims to strengthen and supporting marine protected areas (MPA) and MPA networks, as well as abate the major threats to coral reefs. Virtually all CRCP international efforts directly support existing regional initiatives like the Micronesia Challenge, Coral Triangle Initiative, and the Two Samoa's Initiative. This talk will describe the CRCP approach, successes and vision in improving the health and resilience of coral reefs globally.
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Millennial-Scale Dynamics of Acropora in the Caribbean Region

Date and Time: January 13, 2011, 10:30-11:30 EST [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Dolphin Conference Room, NOAA/NMFS Southeast Regional Office, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Speaker(s): Richard B. Aronson, Ph.D. (Professor and Head Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida)
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Abstract: TBD
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Assessing Risk and Remedial Alternatives for Military Munitions in the Marine Environment

Date and Time: January 13, 2011; 11:00-12:00h ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, NMFS, NEFSC, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory Conference Room. The James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory is located at 74 Magruder Road, Sandy Hook, New Jersey. The Conference Room is located on the first floor of Office Building 74
Speaker(s): Diane Wehner (NOAA, NOS, ORR)
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Abstract: Military munitions were disposed of by the U.S. Armed Forces in the ocean from World War I through the early 1970s. As a result, many rivers, lakes and oceans near military bases and training ranges, as well as offshore areas, contain disposed military munitions (DMM) and unexploded ordnance (UXO). There are many challenges associated with assessing the risks and cleanup options associated with these items. Locating munitions underwater is difficult due to limitations of geophysical survey and other methods for detecting munitions in the aquatic environment, the lack of good positioning for most disposal sites and the movement of the items from intended disposal area by ocean currents. Assessing ecological risk from munitions constituents is hindered by the limited availability of information on the toxicity of ordnance related compounds to aquatic receptors and the fate of these chemicals in the aquatic environment. Removing munitions from the ocean floor can be technically challenging and could introduce additional risks during retrieval and transport for onshore disposal or destruction. Blowing ordnance in place could result in significant impacts to underwater habitats such as coral reef ecosystems and aquatic receptors such as sea turtles and marine mammals. An overview of these challenges along with case studies from Vieques Island, PR and Ordnance Reef, HI will be presented.
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NODC's 50th Anniversary Celebration Agenda

Date and Time: January 13, 2011; 12:15-14:05h ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 4th Floor, Room 4527
Speaker(s): Mary Glackin (Deputy Under Secretary for NOAA Operations), Mary Kicza (Assistant Administrator for NESDIS), Dr. Margarita Gregg (NODC Director)
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Speaker(s): Mary Glackin (Deputy Under Secretary for NOAA Operations), Mary Kicza (Assistant Administrator for NESDIS), Dr. Margarita Gregg (NODC Director)
Abstract:

NODC's 50th Anniversary Celebration Agenda

12:15PM - 12:20 PM Welcome by NODC Director, Dr. Margarita Gregg

Remarks

12:20PM - 12:35 PM Mary Glackin, Deputy Under Secretary for NOAA Operations
12:35PM- 12:50 PM Mary Kicza, Assistant Administrator for NESDIS
12:50PM - 1:00 PM Dr. Margarita Gregg, NODC Director
1:00PM - 2:00 PM NODC Retirees & Employees and Open Floor
2:00PM - 2:05 PM Closing Remarks

NODC's 50th Anniversary Celebration Agenda [NODC50th_Agenda.pdf]

Brief NODC history [http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/anniversary50.html]

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January 19, 2011

Assimilation of Middle Atmosphere Observations

Date and Time: January 19, 2011; 14:00 – 15:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: World Weather Building, Room 707, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746; Room 707
Speaker(s): Steve Eckermann (Naval Research Laboratory - DC)
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Abstract: The Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS) is the Department of Defense's global numerical weather prediction (NWP) system. In 2000, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) inaugurated a collaborative R&D project among scientists in its Space Science, Marine Meteorology, and Remote Sensing Divisions to extend NOGAPS from its current upper boundary (then at ~35 km altitude) to altitudes nearer 100 km. This has led to an Advanced-Level Physics High-Altitude (ALPHA) NOGAPS prototype, known as NOGAPS-ALPHA, that runs at NRL as a fully functional prototype global NWP system extending to ~100 km altitude. I'll summarize this NOGAPS-ALPHA development history, focusing on advances in both the forecast model and data assimilation components that were required to operate it at altitudes that extend to the edge of space. Some of the research highlights made possible through forecasting and data assimilation experiments with this new system will then be described. I'll conclude with some future research and development avenues that are planned for this system and its successors, including recent and imminent transitions of NOGAPS-ALPHA technology to the NOGAPS run operationally at the Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center.
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January 20, 2011

Sushi and Satellites: Tracking Bluefin Tuna & Sharks with Electronic Tags

Date and Time: January 20, 2011, 11:00-12:00 PSZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112 -see map-), Room: Auditorium
Speaker(s): Dr. Barbara Block (Department of Biology, Stanford University)
Speaker(s) Email: bblock@stanford.edu
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Abstract: Bluefin tunas are one of the largest and most valuable fish in the ocean. As a top predator, they play a pivotal role in marine ecosystems. Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is considered to be overfished but the status of its populations has been under debate due partly to uncertainties over population mixing on fishing grounds. Successful population rebuilding to sustainable levels may thus depend on understanding spatial structure and mixing. Archival and satellite tagging of bluefin tuna has provided long term movements of bluefin tuna for up to 5 years. The tagging data demonstrate that extensive trans-oceanic movements occur in short durations and provide evidence for site-directed fidelity to known breeding areas. Genetics and micro-constituent data corroborate the hypothesis that there are at least two to three distinct stocks of Atlantic bluefin in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. We have used the tagging data to formulate a new seasonally and spatially explicit fisheries model that is fitted to conventional and electronic tag-track data, historic catch-at-age reconstructions and otolith microchemistry data on fish population mixing and migration to improve our capacity to assess past, current and future Atlantic bluefin tuna population sizes. The models help predict the fate of populations under the current rebuilding quotas. In the Pacific tracking of bluefin tuna (T. orientalis) and other pelagic species in the TOPP project has provided new insights into how multiple predators use the California Current. Tagging provides the spatial and temporal knowledge that is important to assessments and spatial management of top predators
About The Speaker Barbara Block is the Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Professor in Marine Sciences in the Department of Biology. Her lab is based at Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station. Her research focuses on how large pelagic fishes utilize the open ocean environment, especially the evolution of heat management strategies in tunas, billfishes, and sharks. Block and her colleagues investigate the cellular mechanisms underlying heat generation and force production in skeletal muscle, the evolution of internal heat production, and the physiological ecology of tunas and billfishes. The research in the lab is interdisciplinary, combining physiology, ecology, and genetics with oceanography and engineering. Professor Block and colleagues at the Monterey Bay Aquarium also established the Tuna Research and Conservation Center, a unique facility that permits physiological research on tunas. They are employing new techniques in remote wildlife tracking and data collection, and molecular genetics to directly examine the short and long-term movement patterns, population structure and behavior of tunas and billfishes. The fish are highly exploited in international fisheries and effective management of existing biodiversity requires an understanding of their biology and population structure. The Block lab actively engages in research at sea to understand the movements and physiological ecology of tunas and billfishes and to gain insight into the selective advantage of heat production in fishes. Professor Block received her PhD from Duke University. She is a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

Relevant Publications:
#1) Boustany, AM, R Matteson, M Castleton, C Farwell, and BA Block. 2010. Movements of pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) in the Eastern North Pacific revealed with archival tags. Progress in Oceanography 86:94–104. #2)Teo, SLH and BA Block. 2010. Comparative influence of ocean conditions on yellowfin and Atlantic bluefin tuna catch from longlines in the Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE 5: e10756. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010756. #3) Jorgensen, S. J., C. A. Reeb, T. K. Chapple, S. Anderson, C. Perle, S. R. Van Sommeran, C. Fritz Cope, C. Brown, P. A. Klimley, B. A. Block. Site fidelity, homing and population structure in eastern pacific white sharks. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B, doi:10:1098/rspb.2009.1155, 2009 #4) Walli A, SLH Teo, A Boustany, CJ Farwell, T Williams, H Dewar, E Prince, and BA Block. 2009. Seasonal movements, aggregations and diving behavior of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) revealed with archival tags. PLoS ONE 4:1-18. #5) Block, BA, SLH Teo, A Walli, A Boustany, MJW Stokesbury, CJ Farwell, KC Weng, H Dewar & TD Williams. 2005. Electronic tagging and population structure of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Nature 434:1121-1127. #6 Weng, K. C., Castilho, P. C., Morrissette, J., Landeira-Fernandez, A, Holts, D., Schallert, R., Goldman, K.J., Block, B.A. 2005. Satellite tagging and cardiac physiology reveal niche expansion in salmon sharks. Science 310: 104-106.
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91st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting Dress Rehearsal: STAR AMS Presenters Preview their Planned Talks

Date and Time: January 20, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Center for Satellite Applications & Research
World Weather Building, Science Center, 5200 Auth Road Camp Springs, MD 20746, Room 707
Speaker(s): TBD
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Abstract: TBD
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The AMS Dress Rehearsal will be broadcast via Webex. To join the online meeting: 1. Go to this meeting's Webex page (this link opens in a new window); 2. Enter your name and e-mail address; 3. Enter the meeting password: AMSconference1; 4. Click "Join Now". Dial-In Information: U.S. participants: 866-832-9297; International participants: 203-566-7610; Passcode: 6070416. For further information please contact Ralph Ferraro (ralph.r.ferraro@noaa.gov, 301-405-0893)

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January 21, 2011

The Central European Limited Area Ensemble Forecasting System: ALADIN-LAEF

Date and Time: January 21, 2011 ; 11:30-12:30h ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: World Weather Building, Room 707, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746m
Speaker(s): Yong Wang (Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Vienna, Austria)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NCEP Environmental Modelling Center seminar series
Abstract: The Central European limited area ensemble forecasting system ALADIN-LAEF (Aire Limitée Adaptation dynamique Développement InterNational – Limited Area Ensemble Forecasting) has been developed at ZAMG in frame of the international cooperation ALADIN/LACE. It runs with 16 perturbed members and in 18km horizontal resolution. In the ALADIN-LAEF, two new ideas for dealing with the initial uncertainties have been proposed. Those are: 1) Blending method is used for perturbations to initial conditions by combining the large scale perturbation generated by global Singular Vector and the small scale perturbation generated by regional Breeding; 2) NCSB (Non-Cycling Surface Breeding) technique is employed for perturbations to initial surface conditions. In this talk, the idea of Blending, which is based on the digital filter and spectral analysis for generation of initial perturbation in regional EPS, will be presented in detail. The performance of Blending will be compared with Breeding and dynamical downscaling. The lack or inadequate representation of uncertainties in the initial surface conditions is quite known in the ensemble forecasting. In the last few years, various approaches are employed for dealing with the uncertainties that are related to the initial state of the atmosphere, but hardly any methods for perturbing the initial state of the land surface in the ensemble systems. In this talk, the new strategy for perturbing surface initial conditions (NCSB) will be discussed and evaluated. The performance of the ALADIN-LAEF has been evaluated by a comprehensive comparison with ECMWF EPS and a verification against the operational deterministic forecast with higher resolution for answering the questions:

What is the more added value of regional EPS to its counterpart global EPS? Comparison between ALADIN-LAEF (16 perturbed members, 18 km resolution) and ECMWF EPS (50 perturbed members, 45 km resolution)

Is a regional EPS adding value to its existing higher resolution deterministic Limited Area Model (LAM) forecast? Comparison between ALADIN-LAEF and an ensemble system based on time lagged higher resolution (9.6 km) deterministic LAM forecasts

The verification results will be shown in the talk too.

Remote Access and Notes: Remote access: TBD. For further information please contact Yuejian Zhu (yuejian.zhu@noaa.gov; 301-763-8000 Ext 7051)
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January 27, 2011

Sea Lamprey in Lake Superior: Responses to Increased Host Abundance and Climate Change

Date and Time: January 27, 2011, 11:00-12:00 PSZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112 -see map-), Room: Auditorium
Speaker(s): Dr. Jim Kitchell (Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin) - Kitchell@wisc.edu
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM seminar series
Abstract: Goals for management of Lake Superior include: 1) Control of the invasive sea lamprey and 2) Restoration of the native fish community. Substantial progress has been made in both efforts. During the period of 1960-80, adult sea lamprey populations have been reduced to 5-10% of former abundances and native fish populations increased several-fold. Native lake trout are a preferred host of lamprey and as trout populations increased, sizes of adult sea lamprey increased. Since 1980, sizes of adult sea lamprey have continued to increase. This corresponds with a general and continuing rise in average lake temperatures which owes to climate change effects. Lake Superior is now the most rapidly warming lake on the planet. Larger lampreys kill more host fishes and have higher fecundity. This talk focuses on an adaptive management approach to the challenges for lamprey control based on regional differences in lake warming effects proximate to rivers and streams where larger lampreys spawn.
About The Speaker: Jim Kitchell received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in 1970. During 1970-74 he served as a postdoctoral associate with the International Biological Programme. He joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Zoology faculty in 1974 and served as Director of the UW Center for Limnology during 2000-09. His research interests have focused on bioenergetics modeling and food web interactions in an ecosystem context. In 2003 he received the Award of Excellence from the American Fisheries Society. In 2010 he received the Alfred Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography.

Relevant Publications:
1)Kitchell, J.F., and J.E. Breck. 1980. A bioenergetics model and foraging hypothesis for sea lamprey. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 37:2159-2168. 2)Kitchell, J.F. 1990. The scope for mortality caused by sea lamprey. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 119:642-648. 3)Harvey, C.J., and J.F. Kitchell. 2000. A stable isotope evaluation of the structure and spatial heterogeneity of a Lake Superior food web. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 57:1395-1403. 4)Kitchell, J. F., S. P. Cox, C. J. Harvey, T. B. Johnson, D. M. Mason, K. K. Schoen, K. Aydin, C. Bronte, M. Ebener, M. Hansen, M. Hoff, S. Schram, D. Schreiner and C. J. Walters. 2000. Sustainability of the Lake Superior fish community: Interactions in a food web context. Ecosystems. 3:545-560.
Remote Access and Notes: Remote access TBD: For further information please contact Diane Tierney (Diane.Tierney@noaa.gov). All seminars are open to the public.
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Communicating with Leadership

Date and Time: January 27, 2011, 12:00 – 13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-4, Room 9153 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD)
Speaker(s): Lindsey Williams (NOAA Program Coordination Office - Lindsey.C.Williams@noaa.gov), MaryLee Haughwout (Program Analyst, NOS Policy, Planning and Analysis Division - MaryLee.Haughwout@noaa.gov), Kate Nielsen (Communications Specialist, NOS Communications and Education Division - Katherine.Nielsen@noaa.gov)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOS Seminar Series
Abstract: How can you get your projects in front of leadership? What are your options and who can help you? This presentation will feature three speakers that will explore opportunities in NOS to reach NOS, NOAA, and DOC leadership. From weekly reporting to briefings to events to even the role of the NOAA Program Coordination Office, this presentation will provide important tips and tricks to help your hard work travel up the chain.
About The Speakers Lindsey Williams is a program analyst on detail from the NOS Policy, Planning and Analysis Division (PPAD) to the NOAA Program Coordination Office (PCO) in the Office of the Under Secretary. Lindsey started with NOAA in the Coral Reef Conservation Program in 2002 and began working in PPAD on budget formulation and appropriations issues in 2006. She holds a B.A. in Biology w/ a minor in Environmental Studies from Colby College and a Master of Marine Policy from the University of Delaware.

MaryLee Haughwout is a program analyst with the NOS Policy, Planning and Analysis Division (PPAD) in NOS headquarters. Within PPAD MaryLee focuses on policy and legislative issues for several NOS program offices and works with NOAA's Program Coordination Office and the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs to provide responses to informational requests from NOAA leadership and Congress. MaryLee started with NOAA as a Sea Grant Fellow in 2008. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a B.M. in Trumpet Performance from Oberlin College and a M.S. in Water Resources Management from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kate Nielsen is a communications specialist with the NOS Communications and Education Division (CED) supporting corporate communications including strategic messaging, communications planning, content development, and producing Diving Deeper (NOS audio podcast series). Kate started with NOS in 2001 at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and then moved onto the NOAA Coastal Services Center as a project manager in 2004, prior to working in CED in 2008. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science/Biology/Marine Science from Albright College and an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston.

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