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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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May 03, 2011

NOAA Air Resources Laboratory Review (May 3-5, 2011)

Date and Time: May 03-04, 2011; 08:30 - 17:00h EST [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA Air Resources Laboratory (ARL), SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910), 4th Floor, Conference Room 4527.
Speaker(s): Various speakers (see agenda: http://www.arl.noaa.gov/Review/Draft%20Agenda.pdf)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Air Resources Laboratory
Abstract:

NOAA Research reviews are conducted every four years to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research and development in NOAA OAR labs. The objective is to assist in strategically positioning the lab for planning future science and intended to ensure that research is preeminent and linked to the NOAA Strategic Plan. For more information about the ARL Review: http://www.arl.noaa.gov/LR2011_Review.php. For further information contact: Richard Artz (Richard.Artz@noaa.gov; 301-713-0295).

Remote Access and Notes:

Please join us by Webinar for the NOAA Research Science Review of the Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) on May 3 & 4, 2011. We have provided a separate registration for each day. The registration is good for the entire day. During lunch breaks and the poster sessions, we ask that you please hang up the phone line and call back in when the session resumes. Please follow the agenda for times associated with each speaker. The conference line is Listen Only Mode. No questions or comments will be taken from callers.

Tuesday May 3 Webinar Registration: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/403654334. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar

Wednesday May 4 Webinar Registration: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/845544942. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar

All presentations are also available for download on-line: http://www.arl.noaa.gov/LR2011_Presentations.php

For further information please contact Richard Artz (Richard.Artz@noaa.gov; 301-713-0295).

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May 05, 2011

Production Losses in Baltic Atlantic Salmon Stocks -- Causes and Potential Mitigation Measures

Date and Time: May 05, 2011, 11:00-12:00 PTZ [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. Kjell Leanardsson (Researcher, Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and the Environment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM seminar series
Abstract:

Background of the development of the Baltic salmon stocks. Cleaning of the rivers for timber floating, hydropower regulation of many rivers, and later on sea fishery reduced the stocks to very low levels. Reduction in the sea fishery after critically high prevalence (95 % mortality of alevins) of the disease M74 (unknown cause) has led to the recovery of the wild salmon stocks in the few rivers that so far have been left unregulated. However, during the last 20 years the post-smolt survival has declined by ca. 50-70 % and the causes behind this decline have not been identified. It seems that the decline is more pronounced among the wild post-smolt than among the larger sized hatchery reared post-smolt. I show how models can help us to identify:

  1. When and how re-establishment of salmon into a highly regulated river may be possible, and
  2. Potential causes to high mortality in the sea phase of migrating fish populations
Remote Access and Notes:

TBD

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

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May 10, 2011

Climate Change Impacts on Great Lakes Water Levels

Date and Time: May 10, 2011, 12:00-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Seminar available via webinar (see Remote Access and Notes)
Speaker(s): Drew Gronewold Ph. D., P.E. (Hydrologist, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory)
Speaker's Email: Drew.Gronewold@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) and Ohio State University
Abstract:

Great Lakes water levels fluctuate in response to such environmental factors as lake precipitation, runoff, and evaporation, as well as human influences like water withdrawals and controls of water flow between lakes. In light of future climate change scenarios, the water level changes we could face will have impacts on not only our Great Lakes ecosystems, but the public health of our coastal communities. To help better understand the implications of climate change on the future of Great Lakes water levels, this webinar will address the following questions:

  • What processes govern the water levels of the Great Lakes? What information is used to understand these processes, and what are the different sources of uncertainty in this information?
  • How is uncertainty in existing and future climate conditions expressed in water level forecasts?
  • How might we incorporate uncertainty of future water levels into our water resource and infrastructure management decisions?
About the Speaker:

http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/about/pers/profiles/gronewold.html

Remote Access and Notes:

The webinar is free, but you must pre-register by Monday, May 09, 2011. To register, click http://osu.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=54e5ae3c10de83ec37a9b8e26&id=166d561fcd&e=7643e18b96 . Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with log-in information.

For questions: Contact Jill Jentes Banicki (jentes.1@osu.edu) or Giselle Maira (Giselle.Maira@noaa.gov).

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Reaching Generation Next: How and Why Should You Communicate with "Millennials"?

Date and Time: May 10, 2011, 12:00-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-4 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), Room 13153.
Speaker(s): Carol Kavanagh (Chief, Communications and Education Division, OMB, NOS)
Speaker's Email: Carol.Kavanagh@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOS Seminar Series and the Communication and Education Division
Abstract:

More than 77 million Americans were born between 1980 and 2000. Generally children of Baby Boomers, this group is variously called Generation Next, Generation Y, the Echo Boomers and the Millennials. This seminar will examine why understanding audiences is important for effective communications; explore characteristics of this generation and how these characteristics impact our communications; and discuss some of the reasons we may want to consider this audience in our communications.

About the Speaker: Carol Kavanagh has more than 15 years of experience managing communications programs for the private and federal sectors.

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). 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.

Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Monday, May 2, 2011 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].

May 11, 2011

Australian Approaches to Coastal Climate Change Adaptation

Date and Time: May 11, 2011, 12:00-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), 2nd Floor NOAA Central Library.
Speaker(s): Bruce Thom (Chair, Australian National Coasts and Climate Change Council)
Speaker's Email: bthom@mail.usyd.edu.au
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC Central Library and NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
Abstract:

Australian governments (federal, state and local) are taking very seriously the highly likely threats from global warming on coastal settlements and habitats such as the Great Barrier Reef. Approximately 85% of the Australian population lives in coastal regions, and considerable economic and recreational values are dependent on sustained coastal conditions into the future. A national effort is underway in Australia to assess risks to coastal assets, both built and natural. Cooperation between federal and state governments is a challenge given their respective constitutional powers. Local governments are demanding technical and financial support, as well as greater powers to constrain developments in vulnerable locations. At this stage, the emphasis is on both assessing risks due to slowly rising sea levels and increased storm wave attack, as well as on developing a practical set of adaptation planning options acceptable to communities and property owners.

About the Speaker:

Bruce Thom chairs the Australian National Coasts and Climate Change Council, which advises the Australian government on coastal adaptation policy. He is also the President of the Australian Coastal Society, a non-profit organization. Since 1989, he has advised state and federal governments in Australia on coastal management issues. Among other responsibilities, he has served as Chair of the Australian State of the Environment Committee and the University of Sydney, where he was both a Professor and Pro-Vice Chancellor. He has written widely in the areas of coastal management, coastal land use planning, coastal geology, and geomorphology. He received his Ph.D. in 1967 from Louisiana State University, where he focused on coastal geomorphology. Aspects of his research on Horry County, SC, were published in a 1970 article on the origins of Coastal Bays in the Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. He has also conducted coastal research in Mexico and Canada.

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 866-833-7307; participant passcode: 8986360. 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=742656968&=brownbag&t=c
  3. Enter meeting number 742656968 if needed. Passcode is required: brownbag
  4. Enter other required fields.
  5. Indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy, and click Proceed.

For questions: Contact Mary Lou Cumberpatch (301-713-2600 Ext. 129; Mary.Lou.Cumberpatch@noaa.gov) or Albert (Skip) Theberge (301-713-2600 Ext. 115; Albert.E.Theberge.Jr@noaa.gov).

Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Monday, April 25, 2011 7:44 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].

May 12, 2011

Pacific Salmon in Natal Alaska and Introduced Great Lakes Ecosystems: The good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Date and Time: May 12, 2011, 11:00-12:00 PTZ [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. Gary Lamberti (Professor, Dept. Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame)
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.

Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Tuesday, April 5, 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].

Regulation of Gene Expression in Karlodinium veneficum: Dinoflagellates Break all the Eukaryotic Paradigms

Date and Time: May 12, 2011, 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 (see directions). The Conference Room is located on the first floor of Office Building 74
Speaker(s): Dr. Rosemary Jagus (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory Seminar Series
Abstract:

The dinoflagellate Karlodinium veneficum is a common member of temperate, coastal phytoplankton assemblages that can form blooms associated with fish kills. To date, K. veneficum has not only been shown to kill fish through the production of karlotoxins, but has the ability to directly impact the entire tidal food web. Karlotoxins are a group of potent amphipathic toxins that cause membrane permeability. The ecological role of the toxins is for prey immobilization since mixotrophy enhances the growth rate of K. veneficum. A study of the regulation of toxin production is hampered by the unusual genetic organization of dinoflagellates, their large genomes and their lack of usual transcriptional controls. Microarray cDNA expression studies have shown little remodeling of the transcriptome in response to diurnal changes and environmental challenges, although changes mRNA recruitment are well documented. Transcription of protein coding genes occurs polycistronically through coupled trans-splicing and polyadenylation. A unique spliced leader (SL) RNA with a novel cap-4 structure has been found on mRNAs from Karlodinum veneficum. Relatively little is understood regarding translational initiation in this organism, although cDNAs for all translation factors have been identified. Research is ongoing on the role of eIF4Es and eIF2 in K. veneficum transaltional control. A major player in mRNA recruitment in eukaryotes is eIF4E, the m7G cap binding protein. Five eIF4E family members have been identified in K. veneficum, eIF4E-1 and eIF4E-2a, b, c, d and their roles are being characterized. Dinoflagellates are continually exposed to environmental stimuli such as salinity, light, and temperature gradients, changes in turbulence and turbidity, and varying nutrient regimes, to which they must respond and, under high density bloom conditions, experience oxidative stress. Both eIF2 and regulatory eIF2 kinases have been identified in K. veneficum. The reduction in global translation initiation caused by eIF2a phosphorylation conserves energy and provides time for cells to reprogram gene expression with a focus on stress alleviation. Accompanying this global translational inhibition, eIF2a phosphorylation selectively enhances the translation of a subset of mRNAs that are important for essential adaptive functions, allowing gene products important in the adaptive response to be made.

Remote Access and Notes:

To join the meeting online

  1. Go to https://nmfs-st.webex.com/nmfs-st/j.php?ED=153501752&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

For further information about this seminar please contact Ashok Deshpande (Ashok.Deshpande@noaa.gov)

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The 2011 ICCAT stock assessment of Atlantic blue marlin (Makaira nigricans)

Date and Time: May 12, 2011, 12:00-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), Room 5836.
Speaker(s): Michael J. Schirripa (NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Center, Sustainable Fisheries Division)
Speaker's Email: Michael.Schirripa@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NMFS Office of Science & Technology
Abstract:

In April of 2011 the International Council for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) blue marlin stock assessment meeting was held in Madrid, Spain with the goal of conducting a full stock assessment of the Atlantic blue marlin (Makaira nigricans). Selected ICCAT member countries provided their most recent updates of landings, indices of abundance, as well as biological data. Two assessment models were fit to the data most appropriate for each type: a non-equilibrium production model (ASPIC) and a statically integrated model (Stock Synthesis). Data input for the production model included catch, and catch per unit effort, but a host of additional data were available for incorporation into the fully integrated model, including lengths, sex ratio, and recreational discards. The non-equilibrium production model converged at stock status estimates similar to those estimated in 2000 but only after fixing one of the three estimated parameters. The fully integrated model arrived at similar estimates but because of its greater flexibility was able to converge without the assumptions and thus also provided estimates of uncertainty around the estimated benchmarks as well. Both models arrived at similar conclusions: the stock is both overfished (B/Bmsy = 0.67) and is currently experiencing overfishing (F/Fmsy = 1.5). Most of the fishing mortality was found to be a result of bycatch from the commercial fisheries for yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and swordfish around the equatorial zones of the Atlantic. Strong language directed at reducing fishing mortality was drafted in the committee's recommendations to the ICCAT Commission.

Remote Access and Notes:

No remote access available. For further information please contact Dr. Kenric Osgood (Kenric.Osgood@noaa.gov)

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Comparative Phylogeography of the Coral Triangle and Implications for Marine Management

Date and Time: May 12, 2011, 12:00-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), 2nd Floor, NOAA Central Library
Speaker(s): Dr. Kent Carpenter [Professor of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University and the Manager of the IUCN Global Marine Species Assessment (GMSA) project].
Speaker's Email: kcarpent@odu.edu
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NMFS
Abstract:

Kent Carpenter is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University and the Manager of the IUCN Global Marine Species Assessment (GMSA) project. He will present his work entitled "Comparative Phylogeography of the Coral Triangle and Implications for Marine Management." [The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security is a partially funded 5 year project that consists of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Timor Leste, PNG and Solomon Islands where NOAA is the lead technical advisor and 3 NGOs work at the community level.] (doi:10.1155/2011/396982)

About the Speaker:

Kent Carpenter is primarily interested in the systematics and evolution of marine fishes, marine biogeography, and marine conservation biology. In systematics he has a wide range of interests including alpha taxonomy of fishes, phylogenetic inference, and theory of classification.. His marine biogeographic interests concentrate on the origins of biodiversity in the Indo-West Pacific, with a special interest in the Philippines and the wider Coral Triangle. This has led to studies in comparative marine phylogeography and an NSF funded Partnerships for International Research and Education project.

The Global Marine Species Assessment began in late 2005 and is headquartered at the Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University, now coordinated by Professor Kent Carpenter. This project is the first global review of the threat of extinction for every marine vertebrate species, plants and selected invertebrates. The project involves a range of partners in compiling and analyzing all existing data on approximately 20,000 marine species, and will determine the risk of extinction according to the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.

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 866-833-7307; participant passcode: 8986360. 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=742656968&=brownbag&t=c
  3. Enter meeting number 742656968 if needed. Passcode is required: brownbag
  4. Enter other required fields.
  5. Indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy, and click Proceed.

For questions about remote access: Contact Mary Lou Cumberpatch (301-713-2600 Ext. 129; Mary.Lou.Cumberpatch@noaa.gov) or Albert (Skip) Theberge (301-713-2600 Ext. 115; Albert.E.Theberge.Jr@noaa.gov). For further information about this seminar please contact Michael Abbey (Michael.Abbey@noaa.gov) and David Tomberlin (David.Tomberlin@noaa.gov).

Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:48 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].

Towards an Understanding of the Climatology of the Global Planetary Boundary Layer

Date and Time: May 12, 2011, 13:30-14:30 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), Room 3404
Speaker(s): Yehui Ally Zhang (NOAA ARL)
Speaker's Email: ally.zhang@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA ARL
Abstract:

TBD

Remote Access and Notes:

  1. Please join my meeting, Thursday, May 12, 2011, at 1:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/join/946598363
  2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone. Dial +1 (213) 286-1200; Access Code: 946-598-363. Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting. Meeting ID: 946-598-363
For further information about this seminar please contact Patrena Mcgruder (Patrena.Mcgruder@noaa.gov)

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Towards Calibration-Free Hydrologic Flood Forecasting Models

Date and Time: May 12, 2011, 14:00-15:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC2 (1325 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), Room 8246
Speaker(s): Witold F. Krajewski (IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NWS Office of Hydrologic Development
Abstract:

The author discusses the need for calibration-free rainfall-runoff models for use in flood prediction. The concept of "dominant processes" suggests that simplification is the key for an effective/efficient way to model hydrological systems. However, the use of calibration-based hydrological models can lead to incorrect interpretation of the significance of some processes. The author argues that dominant processes can be identified through the use of 1) calibration-free hydrological models that simulate the physics of hydrological systems across multiple scales, and 2) a holistic view of basin response for model evaluation. He presents a systematic effort of building calibration-free hydrological models by adding model-complexity and evaluating performance. The goal is that all parameterizations in the model are empirically-based (i.e. observable) or prescribed a priori. He illustrates this concept using a case study for river basins in Iowa including the 2008 extreme flood event in Cedar Rapids. Incrementally added complexities of flow propagation dynamics in the river network, spatio-temporal variability of rainfall and runoff generation, hillslope morphology and functioning, and soil dynamics are evaluated across a large range of spatial scales. The author discusses the early results, both successful as well as those requiring further investigations. In addition, he shows that predictions made by the spatially distributed model, such as time-of-arrival of peak flows at different locations in the river network, can become additional diagnostic tools for model validation.

Remote Access and Notes:

GotoMeeting: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/997293201. Teleconference: (866) 713-2373, passcode 9960047. For further information please contact Ken Pavelle (ken.pavelle@noaa.gov)

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May 13, 2011

The Land Surface Analysis: Satellite Application Facility and Permanent In-Situ Validation in Africa and Europe

Date and Time: May 13, 2011, 12:00-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NESDIS STAR; World Weather Building (5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746), Room 707.
Speaker(s): Dr Frank-M. Gottsche [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany]
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR)
Abstract:

Satellite Application Facilities (SAF) are long-term European projects funded by the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The SAF network was created to make full use of the additional capabilities provided by EUMETSAT's latest generation of meteorological satellites, i.e. Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) and the European Polar System (EPS). The SAFs are centres of excellence for the processing of satellite data and form an integral part of EUMETSAT's distributed Applications Ground Segment. Products derived by SAFs address specific areas of application and give researchers an opportunity to exploit data in new and creative ways. Currently, there are eight SAFs: Support to Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting (NWC), Ocean and Sea Ice (OSI), Climate Monitoring (CM), Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), Land Surface Analysis (LSA), Ozone and Atmospheric Chemistry, Monitoring (O3M), Global Navigation Satellite System Receiver for Atmospheric Sounding Meteorology (GRAS), Support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management (H). LSA SAF is a consortium of 7 Institutions in 6 countries dedicated to the effective use of MSG and METOP data for applications related to the land, land-atmosphere interactions and the biosphere. Consequently, LSA SAF focuses on algorithm development, validation and operational production of land surface related products. Once a new algorithms has been developed and validated by one of the partners, it is handed over to the hosting institution (Portuguese Weather Service) where it is integrated into the operational chain. LSA SAF performs real time operations (24/7), i.e. some products are available every 15 min about one hour after observation. The products are disseminated in near-real time via Eumetcast and off-line via ftp. Furthermore, LSA SAF provides active user support and is reviewed (~annually) by technical and scientific review panels. As a contribution to the SAF, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) operates four permanent stations dedicated to the validation of land surface temperature (LST) in Africa and Europe: Evora (Portugal, cork oak tree forest), Dahra (Senegal, tiger bush), Gobabeb (Namibia, gravel plains), and RMZ-Farm (Namibia, Kalahari-bush). These are the only dedicated LST validation stations within the field of view of the MSG satellites. The presentation will give an overview of LSA SAF and then show results from the validation sites.

Remote Access and Notes:

Dial In: USA participants: 866-832-9297 International: 203-566-7610 Passcode: 6070416. For further information please contact Patrick Sweeney (301-763-8102 x175; patrick.sweeney@noaa.gov) or Yunyue (Bob) Yu (301-763-8042 x140; Yunyue.Yu@noaa.gov).

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May 17, 2011

Regional Climate-Weather Research and Forecasting (CWRF) Model Development and Application

Date and Time: May 17 from 12:00-13:00h ETZ (NOTE: Date and time change) [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: World Weather Building, Room 707, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746.
Speaker(s): Xin-Zhong Liang (University of Maryland at College Park)
Speaker's Email: xliang@umd.edu
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NCEP Environmental Modelling Center seminar series
Abstract:

The CWRF has been developed on the basis of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model by incorporating numerous improvements that are crucial to climate scales, including interactions between land-atmosphere-ocean, convection-microphysics and cloud-aerosol-radiation, and system consistency throughout all process modules. The CWRF improvements have been accomplished through iterative, extensive model refinements, sensitivity experiments, and rigorous evaluations over the past 8 years under close collaborations with the NOAA Air Resource Laboratory (ARL) and the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS). As a result, the CWRF has demonstrated greater capability and better performance in simulating the U.S. regional climate than the existing CMM5 (Climate extension of the MM5) and the WRF. This presentation will provide a general model description and basic skill evaluation over the U.S. The emphasis will be on elaboration of the advanced physics parameterizations that are developed for CWRF but can be readily transferred to the NCEP operational regional or global models to improve weather forecasts or climate predictions. Other CWRF capabilities and applications for climate change impacts will also be discussed.

Remote Access and Notes: Remote Access TBD. For further information please contact Michiko Masutani [(301)763-8000 Ext. 7551].
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Colonization Dynamics and Conservation in Aquatic Ecosystems

Date and Time: May 17 from 10:30-11:30h ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI), Lake Superior Hall
Speaker(s): Abigail Fusaro (Research Associate, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory)
Speaker's Email: abigail.fusaro@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystem Research
Abstract:

The establishment of new populations and the maintenance of genetic diversity are essential to the survival of species, particularly in disturbed habitats. At deep-sea hydrothermal vents, communities persist in geologically and chemically dynamic, disjunct habitats despite local extinction events. In the Great Lakes, the cumulative impact of two centuries' worth of anthropogenic stress has created an impacted and transformed ecosystem of nonindigenous species, open to new invaders. Meanwhile, the archival of genomic material from biologically diverse regions of the world, such as coral reefs, mangroves, and kelp forests, aims to protect species from extinction and sustainably explore biological resources. Dr. Fusaro will trace her journey from spatiotemporal population genetic studies of giant tubeworms and multinational DNA censuses of marine life to current research supporting early detection and rapid response through the Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System (GLANSIS)

Remote Access and Notes: Remote Access Remote access via webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/39337849. For further information please contact Giselle Maira (Giselle.Maira@noaa.gov).
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May 19, 2011

A Shot at Genes to Ecosystems: Contemporary Evolution and Ecological Processes in Trinidadian Stream Fish Communities

Date and Time: May 19, 2011, 11:00-12:00 PTZ (NOTE: Seminar Cancelled) [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 Gilliam (Professor, Dept. Biology, North Carolina State University)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM seminar series
Abstract:

TBD

Remote Access and Notes:

TBD

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

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Biogeographic Assessment Tools for Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

Date and Time: May 19, 2011, 12:00-13:00 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): Charles Menza (Aquatic Ecologist, NOAA Biogeography Branch), and Dr. Brian Kinlan (Marine Landscape Ecologist, NOAA Biogeography Branch)
Speaker's Email: Charles.Menza@noaa.gov ; Brian.Kinlan@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOS Science Seminar Series and NOAA's Biogeography Branch (NOS/NCCOS/CCMA
Abstract:

Effective coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP) requires an understanding of the distribution and dynamics of ecological resources and human uses in the ocean. In the first part of this talk, we discuss biogeographic assessment tools developed by NOAA's Biogeography Branch for integrative spatial analysis of biological resources, ecological processes, and human uses. Several case studies will be presented illustrating how biogeographic assessments have been used to identify potential spatial conflicts and facilitate spatial planning, including offshore permitting by the California Coastal Commission, National Marine Sanctuary boundary discussions, and development of the Massachusetts Ocean Plan. We highlight objectives, methods, outcomes and principles of broad use for CMSP.

In the second part, we discuss analytical approaches that are being deployed to meet some of the scientific challenges of the next generation of marine spatial planning tools. How do we conduct spatial planning in the context of systems that are dynamic and variable, with information that is limited and uncertain? Practical approaches are discussed for addressing challenges posed by observation and process uncertainty, variable rates of demographic and ecosystem processes, complex patterns of connectivity and resilience to disturbance, and changing ocean climate. We give examples of these approaches, and show how they can support spatial management decisions.

About the Speakers:

Charles Menza is an aquatic ecologist with the NOAA Biogeography Branch and specializes in synthesizing ecological datasets to support informed natural resource management. Since 2004 he has worked with the Branch helping resource managers prioritize information needs, developing maps, designing sampling programs, and assessing the status and trends of invasive species, reef fish, seabirds, marine mammals and benthic habitats. He is currently leading an effort to synthesize ecological information in support of New York State's offshore spatial plan and in a working group to identify critical offshore habitats in the mid-Atlantic. Prior to working at the Branch, he worked as an environmental scientist and GIS associate for 3 years, and earned a Master's degree from the University of Toronto where he studied spatial patterns of plankton in northern lake systems.

Brian Kinlan is a marine spatial ecologist specializing in statistical, computational and mathematical approaches to geospatial problems in marine ecology. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he studied larval dispersal and spatio-temporal patterns in coastal ecosystems, ranging from Giant Kelp forests to the intertidal zone. Before joining NOAA's Biogeography Branch as a contractor in 2010, he was Associate Project Scientist at UCSB's Marine Science Institute, where his research involved marine biogeography, predictive spatio-temporal modeling, ecological remote sensing, analyses to support spatial management, and bio-economic models to inform marine fisheries and conservation policy. He has served in a number of scientific working groups on Marine Spatial Planning.

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.

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The Influence of Surface Atmospheric Stability on Air-Water Interface Modeling over Lake Michigan

Date and Time: May 19, 2011, 12:00-12:30 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), 2nd Floor, NOAA Central Library
Speaker(s): Joe Fillingham (Knauss Placement: Labs and Cooperative Institutes, NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmostpheric Research)
Speaker's Email: joe.fillingham@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: 2011 Sea Grant Knauss Lecture Series
Abstract:

The Laurentian Great Lakes make up one of the largest areas of surface freshwater in the world. They have a profound influence on the weather of the United States, and as a vital natural resource supporting an intricate ecosystem, present complex and interdisciplinary challenges to both scientists and managers. The surface of the Great Lakes spans 94,000 square miles. As the interface between the overlying atmosphere and the 6 quadrillion gallons of fresh water the lakes contain, this massive area represents its own set of unique questions. The project presented here attempts to illustrate the influence of surface atmospheric stability on the exchange of mass and energy across the air-water interface. Through a wind-wave modeling experiment and a comparison of different CO2 gas flux models over Lake Michigan, it is shown that the stability of the atmosphere near the water surface caused by the difference between the air and water temperatures plays an important role in these physical processes. It is found that if not accounted for in modeling research, the influence of stability may lead to large errors in wave height forecasting and determining net carbon flux between the lakes and the atmosphere. Other unique issues of this physical environment are explored as they apply to this type of modeling such as fetch limitation and feedback on the ecological system.

Remote Access and Notes:
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All 2011 Knauss Brown Bag Seminars (unless otherwise noted) are held from 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the NOAA NODC Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring) on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Please contact Jennifer.Cudney@noaa.gov, Lauren.Land@noaa.gov, or Denise.Ellis-Hibbett@noaa.gov no later than the day before the seminar if you need to be escorted through security in SSMC-3.

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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Habitat Connectivity Controls Species Richness, Similarity and Rates of Community Development: Results from an Experimental Marine Metacommunity

Date and Time: May 19, 2011, 12:20-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), 2nd Floor, NOAA Central Library
Speaker(s): James Reinhardt (Knauss Placement: Damage Assessment Remediation and Restoration Program, NOAA Office of Habitat Conservation)
Speaker's Email: james.reinhardt@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: 2011 Sea Grant Knauss Lecture Series
Abstract:

Connectivity is an important property to understand in the context of our stressed and ever changing marine environment. Experiments and theory elucidating the importance of habitat connectivity can help us make informed decisions in regards to practical applications such as coastal development and MPA creation. Using the shallow hard-substrate benthic community of Southern New England as a model system, I examined species dynamics using the 'metacommunity' framework. A metacommunity is a system of independent local communities that interact (i.e., are connected) through dispersal. Specifically, I sought to increase our understanding of interacting regional (dispersal) and local dynamics (competition) and how processes at these two scales influence species richness. I did this by augmenting the connectivity of interacting experimental local communities via distance between communities. Connectivity between habitats significantly influences the timing of community development, alpha species richness and community similarity. Some of these results have been supported by others findings, while other results are non-intuitive.

Remote Access and Notes:
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All 2011 Knauss Brown Bag Seminars (unless otherwise noted) are held from 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the NOAA NODC Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring) on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Please contact Jennifer.Cudney@noaa.gov, Lauren.Land@noaa.gov, or Denise.Ellis-Hibbett@noaa.gov no later than the day before the seminar if you need to be escorted through security in SSMC-3.

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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Satellite Inputs for Smoke Emissions and Aerosol Data Assimilation in the Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System

Date and Time: May 19 from 15:00-16:00h 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): Edward Hyer (Naval Research Laboratory)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NCEP Environmental Modelling Center seminar series
Abstract:

The Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System generates analyses and short-term forecasts of aerosols for operational use by the Navy and the public. This system relies on satellite inputs for a variety of purposes. Satellite data are heavily used in retrospective analyses for model development, validation, and uncertainty estimation. Satellite data are also dynamically used in the system, for estimation of the smoke source and for AOD data assimilation. The accuracy of the NAAPS forecast is dependent on application of these satellite data that takes into account the capabilities and limitations of the satellite products used. In this talk, I will discuss properties of satellite observations of fires and AOD that influence their use in the NAAPS system. Research into understanding the uncertainties in the Fire Location and Monitoring of Burning Emission (FLAMBE) smoke emission product has shown that spatial and temporal patterns of burning emissions are heavily influenced by the properties of the satellite fire detection products. When these properties are correctly accounted for, the fidelity of the spatial and temporal distribution of fire activity can be improved. NRL has invested considerable effort into quantitative characterization of uncertainty in satellite AOD products. These products have advanced rapidly in recent years, but numerous biases remain in the current generation of these products. This NRL research has led to the creation of global AOD products over land and ocean that are explicitly designed for data assimilation, with reduced bias and numerical uncertainties included with each observation. Results of NRL research to characterize these biases and correct them where possible will be presented. These products are now publicly distributed through the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) data portal.

Remote Access and Notes: Remote Access TBD. For further information please contact Jeff McQueen Jeff.Mcqueen@noaa.gov [(301)763-8000 Ext. 7726].
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May 20, 2011

Potential and Application of Hydrodynamic Modeling on Unstructured Grids

Date and Time: May 20, 2011, 14:00-15:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-2 (1325 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), Room 8246
Speaker(s): Adri Verwey (Senior Specialist Modeling Systems, Deltares, the Netherlands)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Office of Hydrologic Development (OHD)
Abstract:

Unstructured grids for the numerical simulation of hydraulic phenomena provide more freedom in fitting complex modeling domains than those constructed on a fixed pattern or structure, such as square cells or curvilinear grids. The concept of unstructured grid modeling in the field of hydrodynamics has emerged from the finite volume concept. The difference with finite volume methods in general is a strict definition of the momentum balance between grid cells on the basis of orthogonality of common faces of adjacent grid cells with lines connecting the centers of these adjacent cells. The correct application of the momentum balance throughout the modeling domain is guaranteed when for each grid cell all its corners are placed on one common circle while the cell centre is located within the cell boundaries.

This technique offers great potential for applications in hydraulics, notably where there is an interest in the integrated modeling of hydrodynamic processes in complex bed geometries, such as meandering rivers with flood plains. In particular, advantages of this approach are found at the interface between coastal zones, estuaries and rivers. The method has the flexibility to follow complex model domain boundaries and bathymetric fault lines smoothly. In many applications this property leads to a minimization of the generation of numerical error based energy losses.

Some applications of grids will be shown with a discussion on their applicability. In particular, a case study will be presented on the detailed simulation of flow in a section of the Kam Tin River in Yuen Long District, Hong Kong, where the channel bathymetry is very complex and very high flow velocities may occur, leading to successive transitions between sub- and supercritical flows. For this study results have been compared with those obtained with a hydraulic scale model.

About the Speaker:

Mr. Verwey was an Associate Professor of Computational Hydraulics at UNESCO-IHE Delft, the Netherlands for 25 years before joining Deltares in 1997. He has published many articles on hydroinformatics and in particular on 1D and 2D modeling system development and application. He is a co-author of the widely referenced book "Practical Aspects of Computational River Hydraulics" and has disseminated knowledge by teaching the topics mathematical modeling and river hydraulics throughout the world.

Remote Access and Notes:

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/659230960. Teleconference: (866) 713-2373, passcode 9960047. For further information please contact Ken Pavelle (301-713-0640 Ext 183; ken.pavelle@noaa.gov).

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May 23, 2011

Assimilation of Geostationary Satellite Radiance Observations?

Date and Time: May 23, 2011, 13:00-14:00 ETZ (NOTE: date and time change, originally May 18, 2011) [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: World Weather Building (5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746), Room 707.
Speaker(s): Graeme Kelly (MetOffice)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA JCSDA seminar series
Abstract:

The Met Office is developing high-resolution NWP models along two closely related paths. The first is directed at short range forecasting, where we expect most benefit in the 12-36 h time frame in the UK domain. The second is directed at Nowcasting, meaning frequently-updated (generally hourly) 0-6 h forecasts. Both are based on the Met Office Unified Model running at horizontal resolution high enough to permit the development of deep convection (1.5 km) but the different applications lead to different emphases; it is essential that the Nowcasting system produces an accurate small-scale forecast at extremely short range, especially of rainfall.

The current model system uses variational data assimilation and 3-hourly cycling. 1-hourly is being tested for future use. The 1.5km resolution forecast system produces 36 hour forecasts based on a 3km 3D-Var analysis. In parallel a prototype NWP Nowcasting system is being developed to produce hourly 7 hour forecasts for southern England, also at 1.5km resolution using 4D-Var. These forecasts need to be produced rapidly and to match the observations as closely as possible in the early hours of the forecast.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of satellite data on these two NWP systems. The most frequent satellite data is from SEVIRI which is available every 15mins. Other data are available from AMSUB radiances (8 times per day from 4 satellites) and IASI twice daily.

Download Presentation: http://www.jcsda.noaa.gov/documents/seminardocs/Kelly20110523.pdf
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May 24, 2011

The Constitution and the Law of the Sea

Date and Time: May 24, 2011, 12:00-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), 2nd Floor NOAA Central Library.
Speaker(s): Michael P. Socarras (Esq. of the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA IAC LOSC Working Group
Abstract:

Mr. Socarras will discuss how confusion about the nature and status of customary international law is affecting U.S. federal courts and their approach to the law of the sea. The Restatement (Third) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States and some recent lower federal court decisions on the law of the sea are materially wrong when measured by the standard of how the Supreme Court applies customary international law. For two centuries the Supreme Court has found customary international law in the practices and not in the promises of States, and has enforced customary international law as the highest form of domestic U.S. law that is neither derived from nor limited by the U.S. Constitution. Among the implications of this are that: 1) the customary international law of the sea in practice today is more clearly binding as U.S. domestic law than a ratified Law of the Sea Convention could ever be as a treaty, and 2) what States do not customarily do in practice is not likely to be enforced by the federal courts even if the U.S. were to become a party to the Law of the Sea Convention.

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What We know About Walrus and Sea Ice: The Sea Ice For Walrus Outlook (SIWO) Project

Date and Time: May 24, 2011, 10:00-11:00 Fairbanks, 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): Gary Hufford (National Weather Service, Alaska Region)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)
Abstract:

A weather forecast and sea ice information for northern Bering Sea and Bering Strait subsistence communities called Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (SIWO) is updated weekly with information on sea ice conditions and weather relevant to the walrus. SIWO includes: an assessment of current ice conditions using up-to-date satellite imagery; a 10-day outlook of wind conditions; written observations of ice conditions from Alaska Native hunters; and comments from sea ice experts and other contributors. SIWO is an activity of the SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook. The SIWO collaboration includes weather and ice forecasters, climate scientists and sea-ice researchers at NOAA, the National Weather Service, the University of Alaska, and the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS, with funding from the National Science Foundation's Division of Arctic Sciences). SIWO is available through Web and Facebook sites. Join this webinar to hear about what we have learned about walrus distribution and habitat from a blend of western science and traditional knowledge, how this information provides the foundation for creating SIWO, and how you can contribute to the outlook. To view the latest Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook: http://www.arcus.org/search/siwo

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Download Presentation:

A copy of the presentation will also be available on the ACCAP website: http://ine.uaf.edu/accap/

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May 25, 2011

Projecting the Response of an Endangered Marine Vertebrate to climate Change: Reconciling Terrestrial versus Oceanic Impacts

Date and Time: May 25, 2011 from 12:00-13:00 EST (NOTE: date change, originally May 26, 2011) [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 2nd Floor
Speaker(s): Vincent S. Saba, Ph.D. (Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University, and post-doctorate researcher, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC Central Library
Abstract:

The impacts of anthropogenic induced climate change on ecosystems and biodiversity is one of the key topics for the upcoming fifth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Critically endangered leatherback turtles in the eastern Pacific Ocean are excellent candidates for this assessment because they have been extensively studied in terms of their sensitivity to present-day climate variability at both their terrestrial and oceanic environment. If incidental fisheries mortality of leatherback turtles is reduced or eliminated, the population still faces the challenge of recovery in a rapidly changing climate. However, the synergistic impacts of climate change at their terrestrial and oceanic habitats have yet to be reconciled. Here I combine the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory's Earth System Model (GFDL-ESM 2.1), IPCC climate model projections, and a leatherback population dynamics model to estimate a 7% per decade decline in the population over the next century. Whereas changes in ocean conditions had no effect on the population, the warming of the nesting beach was the primary driver of the decline via decreased neonate recruitment. Therefore, even with the elimination of incidental fisheries mortality, the population still faces extirpation. This study highlights the potential for human intervention at nesting beaches to prevent the population collapse; climate mitigation of leatherback nests may be able to negate the precipitous population decline.

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Marta Vivanco (CIEMAT, Spain)

Date and Time: May 25, 2011, 14:00-15:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), Room 3404
Speaker(s): Ariel Stein (NOAA ARL)
Speaker's Email: Ariel.Stein@NOAA.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA ARL
Abstract:

TBD

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For further information about this seminar please contact Patrena Mcgruder (Patrena.Mcgruder@noaa.gov)

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May 26, 2011

How do Human Pressures Influence the European Fish Fauna?

Date and Time: May 26, 2011, 11:00-12:00 PTZ [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): Rafaela Shinegger (Visiting researcher; Doctoral candidate, Dept. Water Atmosphere and Environment, Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM seminar series
Abstract:

Most European rivers are affected by different types of human pressures. We analysed pressure variables of 4 different pressure groups, i.e. hydrology, morphology, water quality and connectivity to detect spatial patterns, relationships and interactions between pressures, fish metrics and natural environment at the European scale. Based on literature and expert knowledge important pressures as well as fish sampling data and environmental data were identified and collected within the EU-project EFI+ in 14 countries at about 10 000 sites in Europe. In 90% of the catchments analysed fish migration was interrupted. Pressure analysis showed alterations in 55% for water quality pressures, 40% for hydrology, 37% for morphology and 34% for connectivity. In terms of combined pressure, 24% of sites are affected by single pressures, 22% by double pressures, 19% by triple pressures and 12% by four pressure groups. Only 23% of sites are not/slightly affected. In the reaction of the fish fauna, rheophilic, intolerant and potamodromous fish metrics showed strongest results, as they were able to discriminate between different pressure types and combinations. As the reaction of fish metrics often differed by natural environment, a more detailed view on eco region or catchment level was necessary to detect more specific reactions. Finally, our results clearly show that European rivers are multi-impacted and that the fish fauna shows strong reaction upon those impacts

Remote Access and Notes:

TBD

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

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What's It All About, OMB? Performance! Discover the NEW Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010

Date and Time: May 26, 2011 from 12:00-13:00 EST [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), Room 3404
Speaker(s): Liz Davenport (NOAA NOS Office of Management and Budget) and Thanh Vo (NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration)
Speaker's Email: Lizabeth.Davenport@noaa.gov and Thanh.Vo.Dinh@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NOS Office of Management and Budget and Office of Program Planning and Integration
Abstract:

Particularly in lean budget times, it is critical for the Federal government to effectively plan and perform. To that end, strategic planning and performance management must be dynamic and successful. A potential aid is the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act, enacted January 4, 2011. GPRA MA reforms the original 1993 GPRA with 150 changes. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has recently begun the first actions of a 3-year implementation.

How will GPRA MA impact you, your program, your line or staff office, NOAA, DOC, and other Federal agencies? Much of the 1993 GPRA is extended, but with substantial new requirements that will impact how agencies plan, budget, monitor, evaluate, and report performance. This law portends a new partnership between OMB, the Executive Branch, and Congress for results-based budgeting and execution of mandates and authorities to benefit the Nation. Please join us to explore answers to these questions:

  • How does GPRA MA affect the "LINE OF SIGHT" from your personal performance plan to the highest Federal performance goals? What new opportunities to tell NOAA's performance "stories" are potential under GPRA MA?
  • How does GPRA MA drive improved performance? Why will alignment of strategic priority projects, programs, goal and enterprise objectives, and overarching Federal performance goals be more important than ever?
  • In lean budget times, how will GPRA MA empower agencies to "manage, meet, and message" performance expectations/needs?
  • How will www.performance.gov educate Congress and the public about how NOAA is achieving expected performance results?
  • How might GPRA MA encourage agency engagement with Congress resulting in better "performance-based" program mandates and Federal budgets?
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May 27, 2011

(Seminar Canceled) Chinook Salmon in California's Central Valley: Problems and Prospects

Date and Time: (Seminar Canceled) May 27, 2011 from 12:00-13:00 EST [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 2nd Floor
Speaker(s): Steve Lindley (NOAA/NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center)
Speaker's Email: Steve.Lindley@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC Central Library
Abstract:

Spawning and rearing habitats for many populations of Chinook salmon in the Central Valley have been destroyed or degraded by land and water development, leading to their listing under the Endangered Species Act.Somewhat paradoxically, the Central Valley has until quite recently nonetheless supported the bulk of Chinook salmon caught in ocean fisheries along the west coast of the continental USA, at least until the past few years.This important fishery was closed for the first time in 2008, and did not re-open to significant levels of commercial fishing until this year.Our diagnosis of the cause of this unprecedented fishery collapse (an interaction between unusual conditions in the ocean ocean and loss of biodiversity within the stock) suggests that salmon management would benefit from a more holistic view that brings together the concepts of fishery management and biodiversity conservation.Integrated ecosystem assessment (IEA) offers a way forward by providing 1) a venue for overcoming fragmentation of authority among institutions, 2) measures of status for the ecosystem, and 3) models for helping resource managers better understand the context of their decisions.Such models are critical for identifying the inherent trade-offs among the many competing demands for ecosystem services and strategies that might optimize ecosystem sustainability.

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May 31, 2011

Keeping Working Waterfronts at Work: A National Perspective on Coastal Communities

Date and Time: May 31, 2011 from 12:00-13:00 EST [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 2nd Floor
Speaker(s): Ryck Lydecker (Assistant Vice President for Government Affairs for Boat US), Dave Knight (Transportation Specialist with the Great Lakes Commission), Thomas Hymel (Environmental Specialist with LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant), Heather Mann (Executive Director of Community Seafood Initiative), Hugh Cowperthwaite (Fisheries Project Director at Coastal Enterprises, Inc.)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA OAR, NOS, and NMFS
Abstract:

  • Ryck Lydecker (rlydecker@boatus.com) Assistant Vice President for Government Affairs for Boat US, Alexandria, VA. In the early 2000s, Lydecker witnessed a "waterfront land rush", which led to a loss of marinas, boatyards, and service businesses. Around 2005 and 2006, local solutions to the problems in northern Virginia prompted Lydecker to recognize the need for a larger group effort. Lydecker worked with Tom Murray, from Virginia Sea Grant, to plan the Working Waterways and Waterfronts Symposium in May 2007. Organizers brought together policy makers who had successfully dealt with local problems to share strategies and successes that could be used elsewhere. Today, Lydecker will lead the panel by defining a working waterfront as accepted by the 2007 symposium community
  • Dave Knight (knight@glc.com). Transportation Specialist with the Great Lakes Commission. Ann Arbor, MI. The Great Lakes Commission's involvement in efforts to preserve and grow working waterfronts has been consistent for much of its 55-year history. Recently, this involvement has been focused on supporting the creation of the Great Lakes Small Harbors Coalition representing federally authorized Great Lakes harbors, both recreational and commercial. The Coalition's primary emphasis has been on maintaining navigational access to these working waterfronts, impeded in recent years by inadequate dredging. Other stressors to Great Lakes working harbors include threats to the Lakes' sport and commercial fishery from invasive species. As the Great Lakes states and provinces look to the value of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence freshwater resource in their job development strategies, the health and welfare of working ports and harbors has emerged as both a regional and national priority.
  • Thomas Hymel (thymel@agcenter.lsu.edu). Environmental Specialist with LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant. Jeanerette, LA. Thomas Hymel and Scott Saunier, an alderman from the Port of Delcambre, will provide a reference to oil ports and the mix of communities surrounding those ports. They will talk about how working waterfronts fit into community sustainability and how, specifically, residents of the Port of Delcambre make a living and where they want to go in the future. Hymel and Saunier will discuss how their seafood marketing technique has increased the sustainability of a small fishing community as well as the expansion of this program to other Gulf Coast fishing communities.
  • Heather Mann (hmann@seafoodschool.org). Executive Director of Community Seafood Initiative. Newport, OR. Heather will provide a west coast perspective on seafood initiatives and preserving working waterfronts. The Community Seafood Initiative is a 501c(3) organization with offices in Astoria and Newport, Oregon. The Seafood Initiative services the west coast and all of North America. Current projects include Pacific Fish Trax (serving the Pacific, Gulf and Atlantic regions), the Community-Based Education Collaborative, Preserving Seafood-Related Waterfronts, 45-degree Northwest Fisheries Reports, and the Seafood for Health Project.
  • Hugh Cowperthwaite (hsc@ceimaine.org). Fisheries Project Director at Coastal Enterprises, Inc. Portland, ME. Hugh will highlight two programs that were created within the Maine legislature to support commercial fishing access to the water. The Maine Working Waterfront Coalition successfully helped policy makers to craft Maine's Working Waterfront Tax Law and the Working Waterfronts Access Pilot Program. The impacts of these two programs on Maine's coastal communities will be highlighted and both programs have now become national models for preserving working waterfront access. More recent efforts have been focused on the creation of a Nationwide Working Waterfront Coalition and programs that can help all coastal and Great Lake states assure strong working access to the water
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), Albert.E.Theberge.Jr@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 115), or lauren.land@noaa.gov.
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Recent Development of Local Ensemble Transform Kalman Filters on Japan Meteorological Agency Global Spectral Model (GSM)

Date and Time: May 31, 2011 from 12:00-13:00 EST [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: World Weather Building, Room 707, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746.
Speaker(s): Youichirou Ohta (NCEP/EMC visiting from JMA)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NCEP Environmental Modelling Center seminars
Abstract:

The Numerical Prediction Division of Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA-NPD) has been operating a global ensemble prediction system (EPS) for the medium-range forecast up to nine days. Forecast model is a low resolution version of the Global Spectral Model (GSM). Initial perturbations are generated by Singular Vector (SV) method and the initial condition of unperturbed run is the spectrally truncated fields from the global deterministic analysis. The overview of the numerical weather prediction system in JMA and the recent developments will be addressed in addition to the future implementation plans.

JMA is now developing Local Ensemble Transform Kalman Filters (LETKF) as the next generation global EPS. In LETKF system, the forecast model and the quality control of observations are same as the operational system. Direct comparison of forecast skills between LETKF and the operational system (both deterministic and ensemble forecast) will be presented. Also, recent developments on the LETKF system will be shown.

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