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March 02, 2011

The Coastal/ Marine Environment of Trinidad and Tobago: An Opportunity to Adapt to Climate Change using an Integrated Coastal Zone Management Approach

Date and Time: March 2, 2011, 12:00 – 1:00 ETZ [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): Dr. Rahanna Juman (Senior Research Officer, Institute of Marine Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago)
Speaker's Email: Rahanna.Juman@noaa.gov; annijuman@hotmail.com
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: The NOS Seminar Series and International Program Office
Abstract:

Trinidad and Tobago is vulnerable to climate change impacts, particularly sea level rise. This is due to its small land mass, high population densities, concentrated economic activities along the coast and its susceptibility to damage from natural disasters. There is a high dependence on coastal resources including energy resources, which through years of exploitation have become degraded and has further eroded socio-economic growth. Coastal resources are being depleted because of land-based pollution, land-use changes, habitat loss, coastal erosion and resource over-exploitation. In recent years there has been increased conflict among the different stakeholders (industries, fisher folks and coastal communities) for different land-uses (reclamation, ports, and industries).

The developmental pressures along the coast of Trinidad and Tobago have not been matched by regulation of the country's coastal assets. Federal Acts such as the Town and Country Planning Development Act Chap. 53:01, Forests Act Chap. 66:01, State Lands Act Chap. 57:01 and Environmental Management Act (2000) make provision for direct and indirect regulation of specific terrain, habitats and natural resources. But there is no comprehensive or cohesive management plan dealing with coastal areas. Institutional management is similarly fragmented with a plethora of agencies having concurrent responsibility for managing aspects of the resources of the coastal zone. The absence of comprehensive and integrative strategic planning within the country have resulted in poor coordination and limited enforcement of policies and laws.

The development of an Integrated Coastal Zone Program (ICZM) is being considered as the best management practice for Trinidad and Tobago since it adopts an ecosystem-based management approach by stressing a coordinated environmental policy, scientific research and public education. It is a mechanism by which vulnerability of coastal communities and natural ecosystems to climate change impacts such as sea level rise can be reduced and ensure governance efficiencies.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Rahanna Juman is a Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA), a government funded research institution in Trinidad and Tobago. She has been conducting research on coastal ecosystems for the past 14 years and has been providing advice to government on the sustainable management of these resources through her participation on government appointed committees. She currently leads efforts at IMA to develop a coastal zone management program for the country.

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March 03, 2011

Thiamine Deficiency in Great Lakes Salmonines: Causes and Consequences

Date and Time: March 03, 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. Donald Tillitt (Supervisory Research Chemist, Columbia Environmental Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of Interior)
Speaker's Email: dtillitt@usgs.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM seminar series
Abstract:

Thiamine, the essential vitamin B1, has limited recovery of certain populations of salmon and trout in the Great Lakes. Early mortality syndrome (EMS), a specific fry mortality, which was first observed in the late twentieth century in Great Lakes salmonines and in Baltic Sea salmon in 1974 (known as M74 Syndrome), has been linked to thiamine deficiency. Over the past decade significant strides have been made in our understanding of this perplexing problem. Thiamine deficiency causes embryonic mortality in salmonids and is considered the limitation to self-sustaining populations in some of the lower Great Lakes. Both overt mortality and secondary effects of thiamine deficiency are observed in juvenile and adult animals. Collectively the morbidity and mortality (fry and adult mortality, secondary metabolic and behavior affects in juveniles and adult fish) are referred to as Thiamine Deficiency Complex (TDC). Our work has been aimed at characterization of this syndrome, understanding the underlying causes, and estimation of the consequences of TDC to salmonine populations.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Tillitt is the Branch Chief of the Biochemistry and Physiology Branch at the He holds degrees in Agricultural Biochemistry (B.S. 1981), Fisheries and Wildlife (B.S. 1981, M.S. 1986), and Environmental Toxicology (Ph.D. 1989), all from Michigan State University. He worked at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in the Environmental Services Division (1981-1983) as a water quality specialist. Currently, in addition to responsibilities at the Columbia Environmental Research Center, Dr. Tillitt has adjunct professor appointments in the Biochemistry Department and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences at the University of Missouri. He serves on graduate student advisory committees, offers guest lectures, and has taught Environmental Toxicology through the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (FW 4800/7800) since 1992. Additionally, Dr. Tillitt has been involved with undergraduate research training with numerous students that have been trained and work in his laboratory. Dr. Tillitt leads an active research program on the effects of chemicals on fish and wildlife, with an emphasis on reproduction and development in fish. His research interests focus on developmental effects of persistent chemicals in fish. Multiple levels of biological organization are generally evaluated in his research efforts, with endpoints consisting of molecular, biochemical, histology, and behavioral-level effects. Current research projects in his laboratory include 1) effects of contaminants on visual development and linkages to behavioral deficits (predator avoidance and prey capture); 2) causes and effects of thiamine deficiencies on Great Lakes salmonines; 3) effects of chemicals on sexual differentiation and gonad development in fish; 4) effects of atrazine on fish reproduction and development; 5) gene expression patterns along the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad axis of fish after methylmercury exposure; and 6) characterization of steroid hormones, gonadotrophins, and gonad development patterns in shovelnose sturgeon. He has authored or co-authored over one hundred publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Tillitt has served in a variety of capacities for the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, has served on editorial boards (Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Chemosphere, Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry, and Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology), has served the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their endocrine disruption program, and has served on a numerous peer-review committees (eg. NOAA Sea Grant, Canadian Network of Toxicology Centres).

Relevant Publications:

1) Tillitt, D.E., S.C. Riley, A.N. Evans, S.J. Nichols, J.L. Zajicek, J. Rinchard, C.A. Richter, and C.C. Krueger. 2009. Dreissenid mussels from the Great Lakes contain elevated thiaminase activity. J. Great Lakes Res. 35:309-312. 2) Honeyfield, D.C., Tillitt, D. E., Fitzsimons, J.D., 2009. Introduction to a special issue: Complexities of thiamine deficiency in aquatic organisms. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 21(4):205-206. 3) Fitzsimons, J.D., Brown, S. B., Williston, G., Williston, B., Brown, L., Moore, K., Honeyfield, D.C., and Tillitt, D. E. 2009. Influence of thiamine deficiency on lake trout larval growth, foraging, and predator avoidance. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 21(4): 302-314. 4) Honeyfield, D.C., Fitzsimons, J.D., Tillitt, D. E., and Brown, S. B. 2009. Egg Fatty Acid Composition from Lake Trout Fed Two Lake Michigan Prey Fish Species. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 21(4):272-278. 5) Carvalho, P. S. M., Tillitt, D. E., Zajicek, J. L., Claunch, R. A., Honeyfield, D.C., Fitzsimons, J.D., and Brown, S. B. 2009. Thiamine deficiency effects on the vision and foraging ability of lake trout fry. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 21(4): 315-325. 6) Zajicek, J.L, D.E. Tillitt , S.B. Brown, D.C. Honeyfield, J.D. Fitzsimons and L. Brown. 2009. Variations of thiaminase I activity ph-dependencies among Great Lakes forage fish and Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus. 2009. J. Aquat. Anim. Health 21(4):207-215. 7) Richter, C.A., Wright-Osment, M., Zajicek, J.L, Honeyfield, D.C.,and Tillitt, D.E. 2009. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays for a bacterial thiaminase I gene and the thiaminase-producing bacterium Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus isolated from Great Lakes forage fish. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 21(4): 229-238

Remote Access and Notes:

Remote access updated: For further information please contact Diane Tierney. All seminars are open to the public.

To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!):

  1. Go to https://nwfsc.webex.com/nwfsc/j.php?ED=148639857&UID=1170767477&RT=MiM0
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  4. Click "Join".

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link: https://nwfsc.webex.com/nwfsc/j.php?ED=148639857&UID=1170767477&ORT=MiM0

To join the audio conference only:

  1. Call-in toll number (US/Canada): +1-408-600-3600
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You can contact me at: nwfsc.webex@noaa.gov

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March 09, 2011

NOAA's Mussel Watch Program: National Contaminant Monitoring, Deepwater Horizon and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Date and Time: March 9, 2011, 12:00-1:00PM EST [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): Gunnar Lauenstein [Branch Chief, Coastal Ocean Assessments, Status and Trends Branch (COAST), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), National Ocean Service (NOS), NOAA]
Speaker's Email: gunnar.lauenstein@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA's NOS Seminar Series
Abstract:

NOAA's Mussel Watch Program has documented the status and trends of coastal contamination since 1986 and has documented the decrease for legacy contaminants such as PCBs and DDTs. In recent years the program has evolved to include contaminants of emerging concern such as flame retardants and has also transitioned into a program that addresses specific environmental concerns such as the extent of contamination associated with the attack on the World Trade Center, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the current status of the Great Lakes' areas referred to as Areas of Concern.

About the Speaker:

Gunnar Lauenstein has worked quantifying coastal and estuarine contamination since 1984 when NOAA instituted its National Status and Trends (NS&T) Program. He worked on the National Benthic Surveillance Program, which was a collaboration between NMFS and NOS. He worked on Specimen Banking and the Quality Assurance components of the NS&T Program and, since 1986, has been active in the Mussel Watch component of NS&T. As branch chief he is also responsible for additional COAST specialty areas including Harmful Algal Bloom forecasting, physical oceanographic characterization, and Bioeffects characterization of U.S. estuaries.

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.

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March 10, 2011

An investigation of the socio-economic aspects associated with the restoration of Muskegon Lake, MI

Date and Time: March 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): Dr Paul Isely (Assistant Professor, Economics, DeVos Center, Grand Valley State University)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NMFS Restoration Center, Office of Habitat Conservation
Abstract:

Muskegon Lake, located in Muskegon, MI, was designated as a Great Lakes Area of Concern by the US EPA in 1987. The Great Lakes Commission through NOAA received a $10 million grant for habitat restoration along the southern shoreline of the lake, which includes the removal of hardened shoreline and contaminated sediments. We compare the estimated benefits of a stimulus funded remediation over time in Muskegon Lake, MI with the direct costs of the remediation. Using travel cost surveys, contingent valuation surveys, and hedonic valuation of residential property, we estimate the economic values of the ecosystem services associated with the restoration of wetland habitat in this Great Lakes Area of Concern. The travel cost survey uses a statistically random sample of over 200 recreational users of Muskegon Lake at multiple recreational access points before and during the remediation. The contingent valuation survey samples a similarly sized random sample of Muskegon County residents via an in person stated preference questionnaire as in Whitehead et al (2009). The hedonic analysis uses proximity to the first and second closest shoreline segments, and their associated lengths, to both natural and hardened shoreline from each house before and after the restoration. The estimates from all three methods are then used to find the economic impact on the Muskegon region. Results find that the return on investment is greater than the cost of remediation.

Remote Access and Notes:
  1. Go to http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=742656968&=brownbag&t=c;
  2. Enter the required fields;
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  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).

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Recent Developments at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Date and Time: March 10, 2011; 10:30-11:30 AM Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Lake Superior Hall, 4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI.
Speaker(s): Russ Green (Deputy Superintendent, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Alpena, MI)
Speaker's Email: russ.green@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: Sponsored by CILER
Abstract:

The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) is the thirteenth national marine sanctuary in a system that extends from American Samoa to Massachusetts. The Sanctuary was established to protect a nationally significant collection of shipwrecks, spanning 150 years of Great Lakes shipping history. TBNMS works with a wide range of technology and partners to locate and document historic shipwrecks in northern Lake Huron. Since its designation in 2000, the sanctuary has also acquired in-house resources that help facilitate both cultural and natural resource research and management. Russ Green will discuss recent fieldwork at the sanctuary, with a focus on technology, partners, operations, outreach, and opportunities that may be of interest to Great Lakes researchers.

Remote Access and Notes: Remote access via webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/679087163. For questions please contact Giselle Maira (Giselle.Maira@noaa.gov
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Spatial Scales of Population Structure and Local Adaptation in the Sea

Date and Time: March 10, 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. Paul Bentzen (Professor,DFO Chair, Fisheries Resource Conservation Genetics, Department of Biology, Life Science Center, Dalhousie University)
Speaker's Email: paul.bentzen@dal.ca
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM seminar series
Abstract:

TBD

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: March 10, 2011, 12:00 – 1:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-4, 1305 East-West Hwy , Silver Spring , MD, Room 8150
Speaker(s): Lindsey Williams (NOAA Program Coordination Office), MaryLee Haughwout (Program Analyst, NOS Policy, Planning and Analysis Division), Kate Nielsen (Communications Specialist, NOS Communications and Education Division)
Speaker's Email:

Lindsey.C.Williams@noaa.gov , MaryLee.Haughwout@noaa.gov, 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.

Remote Access and Notes:

Presentations are available remotely for free, via a combination of toll-free phone & webcast. Please be aware 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. To listen and speak, dial in toll-free to 1-877-708-1667. When prompted, enter passcode 7028688 followed by the # sign. During the presentation, please use your phone’s mute button (or toggle *6) during until you are ready to ask questions;
  2. To see the online presentation, 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); she will not have email from a half hour before the talk to a half hour after, but you can talk to her on the phone thru the toll-free number if you have questions. We are usually on the phone ten minutes before the talk. This seminar was originally scheduled for 1/27.

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March 15, 2011

Implementation of the Ferrier cloud microphysics scheme in the NCEP GFS

Date and Time: March 15, 2011, 12:00-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: World Weather Building, Room 707, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746.
Speaker(s): Masayuki Nakagawa (NCEP/EMC, visiting from Japan Meteorogical Agency)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NCEP Environmental Modelling Center seminar series
Abstract:

TBD.

Remote Access and Notes: Remote Access TBD. For further information please contact Michiko Masutani [(301)763-8000 Ext 7551] or Hua Lu Pan [(301)763-8000 Ext 7234].
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March 16, 2011

Eutrophication in US Coastal Waters and Elsewhere

Date and Time: March 16, 2011, 12:00-1:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-4 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), Room 8150.
Speaker(s): Suzanne Bricker, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, NCCOS
Speaker's Email: Suzanne.Bricker@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: The NOS Science Seminar Series
Abstract:

Coastal water quality problems related to eutrophication, also called nutrient pollution, such as low dissolved oxygen, harmful algal blooms and seagrass loss are observed in coastal waterbodies around the world. Results of the National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment show that these problems are observed at moderate to severe levels in 65% of the U.S. estuaries that were evaluated and that the same amount of systems are expected to show worsening conditions in the future. The causes of eutrophication are typically human related - land-based nutrient loads, mostly from non-point sources such as agricultural and urban runoff. However, the physical characteristics of an estuary, such as the amount of freshwater inflow and the tidal range, can influence development of problems, with consequent implications for management. The ASSETS method, used to evaluate the U.S. systems, has been used to evaluate coastal waterbodies in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Assessment results are intended to provide decision support for management, but the assessment indicators often fail to convey the impact that degradation has on human uses of coastal systems. An indicator was developed by combining bio-physical indicators with indicators of the value related to human use, in this case using recreational fish catch, to try to convey the human related impacts. Most recently, the ASSETS model was included as component in the Farm Aquaculture Resource Model, developed to help shellfish aquaculture farmers maximize the productivity of their operations while minimizing the impact on water quality. A benefit of shellfish aquaculture is that the filtering action of the bivalves reduces chlorophyll a and particulates, biologically removing nutrients from the water. This is being explored as an alternative 'in the water' method of water quality management as a complement to the traditional land-based management measures.

About the Speaker:

Suzanne Bricker received a BA in Biology from Northwestern University and a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. As lead for NOAA's National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment and with national and international partners, she has worked to assess the impact of nutrients on coastal waterbodies to help managers to manage coastal resources successfully. Most recently her work has included the interaction of shellfish aquaculture and eutrophication and how aquaculture might complement traditional land-based management measures. For additional information go to http://www.eutro.org and http://www.eutro.cn and http://www.eutro.us.

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March 17, 2011

Offshore measurements of wind flow characteristics aloft for wind energy using ship-borne High-Resolution Doppler Lidar

Date and Time: March 17, 2011, 3:00 - 4:15 PM Boulder, CO local time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, David Skaggs Research Center, Room GC402, 325 Broadway, Boulder. Please see http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/about/visiting.html for a map and instructions on visiting.
Speaker(s): Yelena Pichugina (NOAA/CU CIRES)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: Sustainable Energy and Atmospheric Sciences Seminar brought to you by NOAA, NREL, and CU-Boulder Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI)
Abstract:

The development of offshore wind energy is an application that requires accurate information on wind speeds above the surface at the levels occupied by turbine blades. Little measured data are available at these heights, and the behavior of near-surface winds is often unrepresentative of that at the required heights. As a consequence, numerical model data, another potential source of information, is unverified at these levels of the atmosphere. In this presentation a motion-compensated, high-resolution Doppler-lidar-based wind measurement system capable of providing needed information on winds in the offshore zone is described. The emphasis here is on high-resolution (<10m), high-precision profiles of wind speed and direction averaged over 15-min, calculated from the lidar scan data. Examples include time-height cross sections, time series, and distributions of quantities such as wind shear through the blade layer. Deviations between values of wind speed calculated from power-aw profiles and those measured by the Doppler lidar will be presented.

Remote Access and Notes:

UPDATED Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/291007290

If you plan to attend and do not work at NOAA, please contact Holly Palm (Holly.Palm@noaa.gov) at least one day in advance, so that she can give your name to the security office to facilitate your entrance to the campus. Visitors must have photo identification. International attendees are required to present a passport. Please see http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/about/visiting.html for a map and instructions on visiting. We will have additional staff to hand out badges to visitors who call ahead. Please aim to arrive by 2:30 or so, to allow time to get through security, and then enjoy coffee and cookies while meeting your old and new wind-energy and solar-energy colleagues. Webinar information will come in a later announcement. If security personnel asks for a point of contact, please use Holly Palm (x6000) or Rhonda Lange (x6045). If you are a foreign national without permanent residency, please call or email so security can be notified in advance. For further questions please contact Melinda.Marquis@noaa.gov.

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Switchgrass Growing Workshop for NOAA Restoration Day

Date and Time: March 17, 2011, 12:00-1:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-4 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), 1st Floor Conference, Room 1W611.
Speaker(s): Peter Bergstrom, Ph.D. (Fishery Biologist, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office) and Michele Miller (NMFS/Office of Habitat Conservation)
Speaker's Email: Peter.Bergstrom@noaa.gov; Michele.Miller@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: The NOS Special Projects Office
Abstract:

Attend a brown bag workshop to learn how to grow switchgrass in your office, pick up your tank supplies, and learn more about the Chesapeake Bay habitat.

For the past eight years, NOAA volunteers have had a great time helping to restore the Chesapeake Bay by growing grasses in our Silver Spring offices, and then planting them in and along the Chesapeake Bay. Building on last year's success, this year we will again be growing switchgrass (
"beach grass"), which is typically found on beach dunes and helps stabilize the shoreline.

We have 27 grow tanks to be distributed NOAA-wide. Tank set-up in your office takes very little time, and maintenance is relatively low. The grass you grow in the office will then be planted during one of several fun, get-your-hands dirty, NOAA Restoration Day activities in June.

This year's event will be held at Piscataway Park in June, where NOAA previously completed a 3,000-ft living shoreline project, restoring 2.2 acres of tidal marsh and protecting an additional 30 acres of freshwater marsh http://www.nps.gov/pisc.

For more information: http://restorationday.noaa.gov.

RSVP: To request a tank and a spot at the Switchgrass Workshop, please RSVP to kate.haber@noaa.gov no later than March 10th (Note: We will assign the 27 tanks on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please ask supervisory permission first.)

Remote Access and Notes: No remote access for this talk. For questions: contact Tracy Gill (tracy.gill@noaa.gov).
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March 18, 2011

Integrating Fisheries, Ecosystem, and Climate Observations in Support of Management: Operational Oceanography at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Date and Time: March 18, 2011, 13:00-14:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 12th Floor, Room 12836.
Speaker(s): Dr. Jon Hare (Chief of the Oceanography Branch, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Service)
Speaker's Email: Jon.hare@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Fisheries Service, Office of Science and Technology
Abstract:

The operational oceanography programs of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) support numerous management applications including fisheries, ecosystem, climate, and coastal marine spatial planning. The programs include research vessel surveys, ship of opportunity surveys, and cooperative programs with fisherman. A wide variety of data are collected including hydrographic, plankton, and large animal observations involving a large number of collaborators. As an example of a fisheries application, a larval Atlantic herring abundance index has been developed and presented to stock assessment committees. Combining this index with a similar index for sandlance suggests that a switch from herring dominance to sand lance dominance is currently occurring in the Northeast U.S. shelf ecosystem, which could have cascading effects on fisheries and the ecosystem. As an example of an ecosystem application, using data from the 1960's to the present, distinct phytoplankton and zooplankton communities have been documented through time. Further, changes in phytoplankton and zooplankton community structure are synchronized indicating fundamental changes in ecosystem productivity over time. Links to fisheries and protected species have been hypothesized and are an area of active research. With regard to climate change, the hydrographic data has been used to parameterize a habitat model for cusk, a fish species under consideration for listing under the Endangered Species Act. The hydrographic data also has been used to develop a regional climatology of ocean conditions. This climatology is then forced by climate models through a statistical downscaling approach to project the effect of climate change on cusk, information which will be used during the cusk status review. The oceanographic surveys operated by the NEFSC work from Cape Hatteras to Nova Scotia. For the past five years, sea bird observers have participated in these surveys. Their observations will provide vital (and unique) data to the environmental impact reviews for wind farms and oil and gas development along the northeast U.S. coast and thus will contribute significantly to Coastal Marine Spatial Planning efforts in the region. These are but four examples of how the data from the NEFSC operational oceanography programs are used. A large number of research, assessment, and management products are supported and numerous collaborators, cooperators, and volunteers are involved. At the heart of these programs is NMFS's interest in developing an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management and OMAO's ongoing support of vessel operations that make these surveys possible.

About the Speaker:

Jon Hare is the Chief of the Oceanography Branch at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and has worked for NOAA for thirteen years. He oversees the operational oceanography programs and conducts fisheries oceanographic research.

Remote Access and Notes:

To join the online meeting via Remote Access: (Now from iPhones too!)

  1. Go to https://nmfs-st.webex.com/nmfs-st/j.php?ED=151202457&UID=0&PW=a28663bb5b021e046579
  2. Enter your name and email address
  3. Enter the meeting password: 123456
  4. Click "Join Now"

To join the teleconference only

1-866-692-4538 passcode: 4860165

For assistance

  1. Go to https://nmfs-st.webex.com/nmfs-st/mc
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support"

You can contact me at: camille.jones@noaa.gov

For further information please contact Roger Griffis (Roger.B.Griffis@noaa.gov); 301-713-2363 Ext 140)

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March 22, 2011

Closing the Gap: How Scientists Can Connect with the Public

Date and Time: March 22, 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): Aaron Huertas (Press Secretary for the Union of Concerned Scientists)
Speaker's Email: ahuertas@ucsusa.org
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Central Library
Abstract:

Americans appreciation for science is "a mile wide and an inch deep" as one researcher put it. The decline in science journalism and the proliferation of niche media outlets is making it more difficult for scientists to have their voices heard. Meanwhile, the nature of science reporting often conflicts with science education goals. Using best-practices from communications and public relations, scientists and science-based institutions can gain a greater understanding of how the public views their work. When scientists hone their communications skills, they can broaden and deepen public understanding of science. In particular, the concept of "message discipline" can be applied in a scientifically-rigorous way that enhances public understanding of science. Additionally, narrative forms of communication hold great promise for helping people understand why they should care about the work scientists are doing.

Remote Access and Notes:
  1. Go to http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=742656968&=brownbag&t=c;
  2. Enter the required fields;
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  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).

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The effects of changing soil carbon on ecosystem services in Interior Alaska

Date and Time: March 22, 2011; 10:00-11am Alaska Local Time[Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) office (second floor of the Denali Building, 3352 College Rd., Fairbanks, Alaska
Speaker(s): David McGuire (Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Alaska Fairbanks)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)
Abstract:

It is well known that northern ecosystems store a high proportion of the world's soil carbon. Substantial loss of this carbon in response to climate warming may significantly increase the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide, an important greenhouse gas that has been responsible for climate warming in recent decades. The response of soil carbon to warming also plays important roles in the response of vegetation in Alaska, which has implications for animals in the boreal forest. In this talk, Dr. McGuire will explore the linkages of soil carbon to the goods and services that ecosystems in Alaska provide to society.

Remote Access and Notes:

Dr. McGuire will be presenting from our conference room in Fairbanks. Please let us know if you intend to join in person. 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: (please note we have a new log-in procedure)

How to participate

  1. With a regular telephone dial: 1- (877) 594-8353
  2. When prompted, enter the Participant passcode: 83847342

To view the presentation during a webinar:

  1. Point your web browser to: http://infiniteconferencing.com/Events/accap/
  2. Check participant button (default) and in the first box, enter Participant Code 83847342.
  3. 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)
  4. Click the blue "log-in" button

For support during a call, press *0 on your phone and a conferencing coordinator will assist you. This technology will now work for both Mac and PC users. You may be prompted to turn off Pop-Up Blockers. In most cases you can right click on the pop-up blocker and click on the "Allow pop-up blocker" message. For best results, please connect to the internet with Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Internet Explorer. Chrome users may occasionally experience instability. A copy of the presentation will also be available on the ACCAP website: http://ine.uaf.edu/accap/. See the right-hand column under "Highlights."To register please fill out the web-form at: http://ine.uaf.edu/accap/teleconference.htm#register, or contact: Brook Gamble, Outreach and Education Specialist, (907) 474-7812, accap@uaf.edu. Please let us know if you intend to come in person. Dr. Moran will not be presenting from Fairbanks, but you are still welcome to join us!

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March 24, 2011

Tailoring Ensemble Output to Meet Forecasters' Needs - Some Highlights from the Met Office and ECMWF

Date and Time: March 24, 2011, 10:00-11:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: World Weather Building, Room 707, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746.
Speaker(s): Tim Hewson (UK Met Office)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NCEP Environmental Modelling Center seminar series
Abstract:

Updated! One of the biggest challenges facing forecasters nowadays is managing, in real-time, increasingly large volumes of data. Across most lead times ensembles now provide the majority of this data. It is therefore incumbent upon modelling centres to devise ingenious ways of converting their ensemble data into a highly compressed product format that is carefully tailored to meet forecaster's needs.

This talk will focus on two relatively new classes of product that fulfil the above requirement. The first class, instigated at ECMWF, is known as the 'extreme forecast index' or EFI. This aims to provide a summary measure, for anywhere in the world, of the likelihood of specific weather parameters reaching thresholds that are climatologically extreme. One related product provides, on a single global chart, a snapshot of where anomalous weather of many types will likely occur on a given day. The second class of product, developed at the Met Office and since ported to ECMWF, has the generic term 'cyclone database'. This facility applies algorithms for identifying and tracking fronts and cyclonic features to ensemble runs, and then, through intelligent graphical post-processing, makes the connection between synoptic scale features and adverse weather. One particular attraction is the ability to see the degree to which the deterministic run represents a mid-range solution in terms of synoptic feature handling.

The talk will also touch on how the above products are used operationally at the Met Office, and will also briefly highlight Met Office plans for structuring its operational output in future. This includes the introduction of a very high resolution ensemble over the UK.

Remote Access and Notes:

Updated! For go to meeting access please contact Michiko Masutani (Michiko.masutani@noaa.gov)

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Forecasts of toxic red tides and shellfish toxicity in the Gulf of Maine: Modeling and ocean observations applied to a significant societal problem

Date and Time: March 24, 2011, 10:30 – 11:30 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-4 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), Room 8150.
Speaker(s): Don Anderson (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA)
Speaker's Email: danderson@whoi.edu, dmcgillicuddy@whoi.edu, bkeafer@whoi.edu, and rhe@ncsu.edu
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: The NOS Science Seminar Series and The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Abstract:

Blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium fundyense, commonly called "red tides" have been a serious problem in the Gulf of Maine since 1972. The blooms are associated with the accumulation of potent neurotoxins in shellfish and some fish species, leading to paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in human consumers – a potentially fatal poisoning syndrome. This talk will summarize more than a decade of large-scale field and modeling activities in the nearshore waters of the region, largely funded by NOAA, leading to a conceptual model of bloom dynamics that is consistent with cruise observations and with patterns of shellfish toxicity, and to numerical models that are being used for weekly and seasonal forecasts. The challenges and potential for an operational red tide forecasting system in the Gulf of Maine will be discussed, summarizing successes in 2008 and 2009, a failed forecast in 2010, lessons learned, and plans for improved forecasts in the future using ocean observing assets.

About the Speaker:

Don Anderson is a Senior Scientist in the Biology Department of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He earned three degrees from MIT: a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1970, and a MS (1975) and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1977. He joined the scientific staff at WHOI in 1978. In 1993, he was awarded the Stanley W. Watson Chair for Excellence in Oceanography, in 1999 was named a NOAA Environmental Hero, and in 2006 received the Yasumoto Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA). Anderson is the former director of WHOI's Coastal Ocean Institute (COI), and presently serves as Director of the NOAA Cooperative Institute for North Atlantic Research (CINAR). Anderson also serves as Director of the U.S. National Office for Marine Biotoxins and Harmful Algal Blooms. Anderson's research focus is on toxic or harmful algal blooms (HABs), commonly called "red tides", utilizing approaches ranging from molecular and cellular studies of toxin genetics and regulation to the large-scale oceanography and ecology of the "blooms" of these microorganisms. He is also heavily involved in national and international program development for research, monitoring, and training on red tides, marine biotoxins, and harmful algal blooms (HABs). Anderson is the author, co-author, or editor of over 240 scientific papers and 14 books.

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
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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.

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New Jersey's Ocean-Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies

Date and Time: March 24, 2011 fromm 11:00-12:00 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): Dr. Gary A. Buchanan (Manager, Office of Science, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton, NJ)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory Seminar Series
Abstract:

The State of New Jersey conducted a $7M baseline study in a 1,300 NM2 area from 2008-09 to address data gaps for marine mammals, birds, and sea turtles and to provide data for renewable energy projects in coastal waters up to 20 NM offshore. The study used multiple methods including boat, aerial, and radar surveys; passive acoustic monitoring; and thermal imaging to gather data on the distribution, abundance, and migratory patterns of species from these animal groups. The results from this study provide a seasonal and annual depiction of study area usage for the most frequently detected marine species. This information can be used to provide baseline data for planned/future renewable energy projects (REPs), inform the NEPA process as well as state/federal permit needs, identify occurrence of sensitive species such as state/federal threatened and endangered species, and assist in identifying potential impacts of the REPs. Sensitivity index maps were developed to assess areas that are more or less favorable for REPs based on potential impacts to physical and biological resources. The methods and study design can be used as a guide for future baseline/pre-construction monitoring and to help develop consistent methods for data collection at other U.S. offshore sites. Consistent methods would allow assessment on a regional multi-state scale (e.g., cumulative impact assessment). The data can also assist developers in avoiding areas where mitigation and/or construction costs may be greater. Obstacles and solutions from the baseline study will be discussed.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Buchanan is the Manager of the Office of Science for the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), oversees multidisciplinary research and science-based technical support, and is responsible for the coordination and administration of the NJDEP Science Advisory Board. He has degrees in biology and environmental science with a focus on aquatic ecology, marine/estuarine ecology, and ecotoxicology. With more than 28 years of experience, he has conducted a variety of field, laboratory and research projects involving water quality, natural resources, ecology, ecotoxicology, environmental toxicology, ecological risk assessment, and hazardous waste site investigations. He has managed technical groups which have conducted numerous environmental investigations at sites across the United States. He is also the project manager for the NJDEP Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies.

Remote Access and Notes:

Remote Access Updated

To join the meeting online (Now from iPhones too!)

  1. Go to https://nmfs-st.webex.com/nmfs-st/j.php?ED=151819717&UID=0
  2. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Enter the meeting password: (This meeting does not require a password.)
  4. Click "Join".

To join the teleconference audio:

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session. There is a 25 participant limit for Webex meetings (including the host).

The Seminar Series will be held at the 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 (Directions). The Conference Room is located on the first floor of Office Building 74. The visitors are required to bring with them a valid photo ID to obtain the visitor's badge. For further information please contact Ashok Deshpande (Ashok.Deshpande@noaa.gov).

Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Tuesday, March 1, 2011 8:28 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].

March 28 , 2011

Displaced Ensemble Variational Assimilation Method to Incorporate Microwave Imager Brightness Temperatures into a Cloud-Resolving Model CANCELED

Date and Time: March 28 , 2011: 14:00-15:00h Time TBD [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: World Weather Building / Science Center, 5200 Auth Road, Room 707, Camp Springs, MD 20746
Speaker(s): Kazumasa Aonashi (Japan Meteorological Agency)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA JCSDA seminar series
Abstract: TBD
Remote Access and Notes: CANCELED Remote access: Online video access:
  1. Click on JCSDA Seminars;
  2. Select the seminar you wish to attend;
  3. Enter your name and e-mail address;
  4. Enter the meeting password: JCSDAseminar2010;
  5. Click "Join Now"
  6. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Audio / conference call: USA participants: 1-866-715-2479; Passcode: 9457557; International: 1-517-345-5260. For further information please contact George Ohring

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March 29 , 2011

Net community production in Arctic seas based on seasonal nutrient variations obtained from a subjectively edited data-base

Date and Time: March 29, 2011, 12:30-13:30 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), 4th Floor, Room 4817.
Speaker(s): Lou Codispoti (Research Professor, Univ. of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory)
Speaker's Email:

codispot@umces.edu

OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: The NODC Seminar Series
Abstract:

Northern seas exhibit significant inter and intra-sea variability in their nutrient and productivity regimes. Unfortunately, nitrate and phosphate data from available data bases vary widely in quality. In this project, nutrient data were screened using a combination of techniques that ranged from quantitative, to subjective (based on the experience of the principal investigator). This talk will begin with a somewhat philosophical discussion of subjective vs. objective data editing, and then move on to a discussion of the distribution of net community biological production in the Arctic Ocean and its adjacent seas.

Net community production (NCP) can range from < 20 g C m-2 a-1 in Arctic Ocean interior and outflow seas to order of magnitude higher values in inflow seas. The positions of the Arctic's Atlantic and Pacific approaches with respect to the oceanic conveyer belt favor higher nutrients in the Pacific sector, but local topographic influences are also important. Ridges restrict northward penetration of deep/higher nutrient Atlantic waters. When combined with convection this leads to uniform and modest pre-bloom nutrient concentrations in inflowing Atlantic waters of ~11 µM that support NCP of ~ 30-50 g C m-2 a-1 in the Nordic and Barents seas. Topography also impacts nutrients in the Pacific Sector. The Bering Sea Shelf and its slope contribute to a year-round upwelling of nutrient rich Anadyr Water that flows onto the western shelf and into the Arctic Ocean. Within this upwelling, NCP values may exceed 200 g C m-2 a-1. The atmospheric circulation of water vapor and runoff enhances salt stratification in the Pacific sector thereby reducing the impact of convective mixing on the nutrient supply. During the vegetative season, the northeastern Bering Sea is dominated by low salinity, low nutrient waters resulting in low NCP. Strong salt stratification within the Arctic Ocean limits convection and enhances the importance of advective inputs of nutrients from the Atlantic and Pacific approaches. NCP tends to decrease with distance from these sources.

About the Speakers: About The Speaker: http://www.umces.edu/hpl/people/lcodispoti; Research Interests: Instrumentation for improving temporal and spatial resolution of chemical oceanographic data; oceanic fixed-N and N2O budgets, biogeochemical cycling in the Arctic Ocean, harmful algal blooms, descriptive physical oceanography and chemical hydrography, primary production, suboxic respiration.
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.

For Webcast access:

  1. Go to http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=744868915&p=science&t=c.
  2. Type in other required fields (i.e., your name, e-mail, organization; meeting number is 744868915; password is "science" -without quotation marks, password is case sensitive- ).
  3. When prompted indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy.
  4. Click on Proceed.

For phone access within the US:

  1. toll free dial 877-725-4068 using a touch-tone phone;
  2. when prompted enter participant code 8634769 followed by a "#" (Please mute your phone during the presentation or toggle *6 otherwise it produces a sound feedback and we will disconnect everyone). Please note that seating space in SSMC-3 Room 4817 is limited to 25 people. Thus, we encourage everyone to use the remote webcast/phone access to this seminar (please remember to mute your phone or toggle *6). Phone access is limited to the first 50 callers. For further information please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov
Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:13 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 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].

Background on Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab and Critical Issues Effecting Lake Erie

Date and Time: March 29, 2011; 10:30-11:30 AM Eastern Time Zone [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Lake Superior Hall, 4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI.
Speaker(s): Jeffery M. Reutter, Ph. D. [Director Ohio Sea Grant College Program, F. T. Stone Laboratory, Center for Lake Erie Area Research (CLEAR), and Great Lakes Aquatic Ecosystem Research Consortium (GLAERC) The Ohio State University]
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: Sponsored by CILER
Abstract:

Ohio Sea Grant is one of 32 state programs in the National Sea Grant College Program in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US Department of Commerce. Every coastal state, including the Great Lakes states, has a Sea Grant program. The program in Ohio started in 1978, and is based at The Ohio State University. Stone Laboratory has been Ohio's Lake Erie laboratory since 1895. As a part of Ohio Sea Grant, it is located on Gibraltar Island at Put-in-Bay, and is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the country. Since its inception, Ohio Sea Grant has supported approximately 500 graduate and undergraduate students working on over 450 research projects that are supervised by over 250 investigators at over 20 colleges and universities. In the last 20 years, over 100,000 students from over 100 colleges have participated in the programs at Stone Laboratory. Ohio Sea Grant has awarded over 1000 scholarships to students studying at the Laboratory, and has constructed or assisted with the construction of 10 artificial reefs in Lake Erie near Cleveland. Sea Grant is a matching program, requiring a minimum of $0.50 from non-federal sources per federal dollar.

Of particular interest are seven, interrelated, critical issues currently effecting Lake Erie and the Great Lakes: sedimentation, nutrient loading, harmful algal blooms (HABs), the "dead zone," aquatic invasive species, climate change, and coastal economic development. Dr. Reutter will look at these highly visible issues in terms of Sea Grant's role as a government, academia, private sector partnership that uses a combination of research, education, and outreach to address the 3 E's: the economy, the environment, and education.

Remote Access and Notes: Remote access via webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/797526882. For questions please contact Giselle Maira (Giselle.Maira@noaa.gov)
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March 31 , 2011

Retrospective Analysis of a Century of Fishing and Oceanographic Variability on Seabird Diets in the California Current System

Date and Time: March 31, 2011, 11:00-12:00 PTZ 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. Steven R. Beissinger (Professor, Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM seminar series
Abstract:

Overfishing has changed marine community structure, species dominance and ecosystem characteristics. Subsequently, trophic interactions observed today might be artifacts of recent structural changes to marine communities. However, the relative impacts of overfishing are often difficult to distinguish from natural variability in fish stocks due in part to fluctuations in ocean climate that affects community composition. I investigate how the trophic level of five marine avian predators (Cassins Auklet, Common Murre, Marbled Murrelet, Pelagic Cormorant and Tufted Puffin), which differ in contemporary food habits (ranging from planktivorous to piscivorous to omnivorous), has varied over the past century in the California Current by reconstructing their diets from changes in their stable isotopic signatures, and whether diet variation can be attributed to the overfishing of prey or cyclic changes in ocean temperature.

Remote Access and Notes:

Remote Access:

NWFSC WEBEX invites you to attend this online seminar, got to: https://nwfsc.webex.com/nwfsc/j.php?ED=150161837&UID=1176324507&RT=MiM0

AUDIO

Call-in toll number (US/Canada): +1-408-600-3600; Access code: 802 035 605

For further information please contact Diane Tierney (Diane.Tierney@noaa.gov. All seminars are open to the public.

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