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June 01, 2011

NOAA's Education Program: So Much Happening at so Many Levels!

Date and Time: June 01, 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): Marlene Kaplan (Deputy Director of Education, NOAA) and Jeannine Montgomery (Outreach Specialist, NOAA's Education and Outreach Center)
Speaker's Email: Marlene.Kaplan@noaa.gov and Jeannine.Montgomery@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOS Science Seminar Series and NOAA's Office of Education
Abstract:

Ten years ago, NOAA established an Education Council to coordinate activities across the agency and elevate the education portfolio. So what is the status of NOAA's investment in education? Over the past decade, NOAA has seen new grant and scholarship programs, resources and legislative authorities for education. We actively participate in major conferences such as the National Science Teachers Association. The Council produced a twenty-year Education Plan and the National Research Council conducted a review of programs. Come hear Marlene Kaplan, Vice Chair of the Education Council, discuss accomplishments and opportunities resulting from these efforts at the agency and interagency level. In addition, Jeannine Montgomery of the Education Outreach Center will discuss how you can get involved in this community.

About the Speaker:

Marlene Kaplan has more than 25 years experience at NOAA working across the spectrum of resource policy and management issues and more recently on education. In 2002, she came to NOAA's Office of Education and has been instrumental in expanding it from a $1 million planning office to a $50 million office with major programmatic responsibilities that includes grants, scholarships and partnership programs. She serves as the Vice Chair of the NOAA Education Council which coordinates efforts across the agency and oversees planning and policy. She led development of the NOAA Education Strategic Plan 2009 - 2029. She also co-chairs the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Education, where she is currently working on the strategic actions for education called for in the Final Recommendations of the Ocean Policy Task Force. Dr. Kaplan holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in biochemistry and a doctorate in environmental science and engineering (D. Env) from UCLA.

Jeannine Montgomery manages the NOAA Office of Education's Outreach Center in Silver Spring, MD. The center specializes in connecting people with educational resource materials to promote environmental literacy, career pathways, and stewardship capacity. Before coming to NOAA, she held positions as a seasonal Park Ranger and Supervisory Park Interpreter at Yellowstone National Park and Chief of Interpretation and Heritage Resource Management at Fort Harrison State Park, Indiana. Her degrees are in geology, biology and geography education with an Illinois Teacher Certification for grades 6-12.

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TITANIC 2010

Date and Time: June 01, 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): James Delgado (Director, Maritime Heritage, NOS Office of National Marine Sanctuaries)
Speaker's Email: james.delgado@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOS Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Abstract:

James Delgado, Director of the Maritime Heritage Program in the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, was the chief scientist for the 2010 scientific mapping and documentation of the Titanic wreck site. That project, in cooperation with RMS Titanic Inc./Premier Exhibitions, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the National Park Service, and NOAA, mapped 25 square miles of seabed and imaged area of the Titanic site never before mapped. The expedition also conducted a detailed three-dimensional scan and completed 3D imaging of Titanic's bow and stern sections. Delgado will share insights into the ongoing saga of Titanic and the documentation of the wreck site as well as preliminary results of the 2010 expedition.

About the Speaker:

http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/maritime/contact_us.html

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June 02, 2011

Science and Stewardship: Inspiring Public Engagement in Aquatic Monitoring, Research, and Management

Date and Time: June 02, 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. Jo Latimore (Faculty researcher and outreach specialist, Dept. Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan 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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Climate Trends at the Tropical Cold-point Tropopause

Date and Time: June 02, 2011, 11:30-12:30 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): James Wang (NOAA ARL)
Speaker's Email: James.Wang@NOAA.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA ARL
Abstract:

A body of literature suggests that stratospheric water vapor concentrations are controlled, to first order, by temperatures at the tropical cold-point tropopause. Our understanding of the variability and long-term evolution of this climate feedback process is hampered by uncertainties in observations of both temperature and water vapor. Studies have used radiosonde measurements to infer a cooling trend at the tropical tropopause over recent decades. The objective of our study is to examine thoroughly and rigorously the sensitivity of this finding to inhomogeneities in the radiosonde records, incorporating the most recent observations. Our approach consists of comparison of temperature trends at the cold point and at nearby fixed pressure levels in unadjusted data with trends at fixed levels in a number of adjusted data sets, and comparison of cold-point trends for different times of day. The results indicate that previous studies using unadjusted data overestimated the magnitude of the cooling trend at the tropopause over recent decades. However, there still appears to be cooling after data inhomogeneities are accounted for, at many stations and in some regions of the tropics. The sharp temperature decline at the end of 2000 noted in previous studies is a robust feature. We also analyze the relationships between variability and trends in tropopause height, pressure and temperature.

Remote Access and Notes:
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  2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone. Dial +1 (415) 363-0071; Access Code: 919-512-162. Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting. Meeting ID: 919-512-162.

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

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Modeling Water and Nutrient Transport through the Soil-Root-Canopy Continuum: Explicitly Linking the Below- and Above-Ground Processes

Date and Time: June 02, 2011, 12:00-13:00 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): Praveen Kumar (Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Office of Hydrologic Development (OHD)
Abstract:

Vegetation roots provide a fundamental link between the below ground water and nutrient dynamics and above ground canopy processes such as photosynthesis, evapotranspiration and energy balance. The "hydraulic architecture" of roots, consisting of the structural organization of the root system and the flow properties of the conduits (xylem) as well as interfaces with the soil and the above ground canopy, affect stomatal conductance thereby directly linking them to the transpiration. Roots serve as preferential pathways for the movement of moisture from wet to dry soil layers during the night, both from upper soil layer to deeper layers during the wet season ('hydraulic descent') and vice-versa ('hydraulic lift') as determined by the moisture gradients. The conductivities of transport through the root system are significantly, often orders of magnitude, larger than that of the surrounding soil resulting in movement of soil-moisture at rates that are substantially larger than that through the soil. This phenomenon is called hydraulic redistribution (HR). The ability of the deep-rooted vegetation to "bank" the water through hydraulic descent during wet periods for utilization during dry periods provides them with a competitive advantage. However, during periods of hydraulic lift these deep-rooted trees may facilitate the growth of understory vegetation where the understory scavenges the hydraulically lifted soil water. In other words, understory vegetation with relatively shallow root systems have access to the banked deep-water reservoir. These inter-dependent root systems have a significant influence on water cycle and ecosystem productivity. HR induced available moisture may support rhizosphere microbial and mycorrhizal fungi activities and enable utilization of heterogeneously distributed water and nutrient resources. To capture this complex inter-dependent nutrient and water transport through the soil-root-canopy continuum we present modeling results using coupled partial differential equations of transport in soils and roots along with that for nutrient dynamics. We study the feedbkack of HR on the dynamics of water and nitrogen cycling in the soil and how these dynamics influence root water and nitrogen uptake and consequently carbon assimilation by the canopy. The forcing data is obtained from the Ameriflux Tower located in Blodgett Forest, Sierra Nevada, California. We consider single-species (Ponderosa Pine) and multi-species (overstory Ponderosa Pine and understory shrubs) interaction. When single species is considered, the near surface soil-moisture available from HR during dry summer season is an important source of evaporation and contributes significantly to the total ET flux. However, when multi-species interactions are taken into account, the soil-water from the HR becomes an important source of transpiration from the understory. The results also show that passive plant nitrogen uptake is higher when HR is present and it is critical for sustaining expected rates of carbon assimilation.

Remote Access and Notes:

GotoMeeting (no reservations): https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/993803329. Teleconference: (866) 713-2373, passcode 9960047. For further information about this seminar please contact Ken Pavelle (301-713-0640 Ext 183, ken.pavelle@noaa.gov)

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June 07, 2011

Probabilistic Forecasting at ECMWF

Date and Time: June 07, 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): Roberto Buizza (ECMWF)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NCEP Environmental Modelling Center seminars
Abstract:

TBD

Remote Access and Notes: Remote access Go To Meeting: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/join/385536506. Phonea access: Dial +1 (630) 869-1011. Access Code: 337-865-946. Meeting ID: 337-865-946.. For questions please contact Yuejian Zhu (Yuejian.Zhu@noaa.gov).
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June 08, 2011

Multidisciplinary Mediterranean and Black Sea Cast Database Developed in Framework of Large Scale European Project "SESAME"

Date and Time: June 08, 2011, 11:00-12:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 4th Floor, Room 4817
Speaker(s): Dr. Isaac Gertman (NODC visiting scientist, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research)
Speaker's Email: isaac@ocean.org.il
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC seminar series
Abstract:

Significant number of oceanographic observations is being carried out on episodic oceanographic stations (or oceanographic casts). Each cast provides vertical profiles of physical, chemical and biological parameters. Efforts by the international oceanographic community brought to the accumulation of most historical cast data in large scale databases which support online data selection (for example WOD09, SEADATANET). Intensive four years large scale project SESAME is aimed to assess and predict long term changes in the Mediterranean and Black Sea ecosystems. A SESAME-CAST system was developed to integrate historical and new multidisciplinary data as well as provide easy processing and analysis of the data. The system includes four software packages:

  • Mobile Mediterranean Microsoft ACCESS database (MEDACC).
  • Advanced data Quality Control block for MEDACC database.
  • Advanced oceanographic interface for MEDACC database.
  • Online interface for SESAME-CAST database.

MEDACC is a portable MS ACCESS database developed in Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research (IOLR) for storage, exploration, visualization and processing of multidisciplinary marine data acquired in oceanographic cruises by casting of measurement equipment and/or water samplers on sea stations. The system supports data import in MEDATLAS and Sea-Bird ASCII formats as well as EXCEL tables in a form similar to generic Ocean-Data-View (ODV) spreadsheet format (Schlitzer, R., 2001: Ocean-Data-View). Selected data can be exported to ASCII files in MEDATLAS format or in the generic ODV spreadsheet format. Data imported into MEDACC could be explored using the common ACCESS query builder as well as an oceanographic oriented interface for most typical data visualisation. To plot data the MEDACC uses the widely distributed commercial software "SURFER" (Golden Software Inc), and Microsoft "Excel". The "MEDACC setup utility" as well as "User Manuel" and "update utility" can be downloaded from ISRAMAR server. The setup utility creates an empty MEDACC type database. One can also download a MEDACC type database containing Mediterranean and Black Sea public available data. The MEDACC type database with the entire SESAME cast data collection has limited dissemination according to SESAME data policy.

Advanced data Quality Control block for MEDACC type database is developed by MHI team. The QC block implements mostly SEADATANET accepted procedures, including SEDATANET convention for QC flags values. The procedures require the use of a climatic array for parameters. Current version uses MEDAR/MEDATLAS II based climatology where only limited number of physical and chemical parameters are presented. Once activated, the QC block checks all user selected data and estimates the QC flags corresponding to the controlled metadata and data. The QC block can work in either automatic or manual mode. The manual mode allows users to visualize observations, validate assigned QC flags and make interactive corrections to metadata, data and QC flags. The software can be downloaded as a zip file from the SESAME-CAST web page.

Advanced oceanographic interface for MEDACC type database (Hydrolog-MEDACC) is a development of MHI. Hydrolog-MEDACC is a version of the Hydrolog software package for oceanographic analysis and processing of multiparametric cruise data which are stored in a MEDACC type data base. Hydrolog-MEDACC provides graphical user interface for data selection and production of various plots or maps and transects which are generated using "SURFER" (Golden Software Inc). The Hydrolog-MEDACC software can be downloaded as zip file from the SESAME-CAST web page.

Online interface for SESAME-CAST database allows access to the metadata of the most recent collections of marine cast data within SESAME project. The collection is constantly updated by ISRAMAR team in a MEDACC type database named SESAME-CAST-Mobile. All datasets submitted through the SESAME data management web site in MEDATALAS or ODV Excel formats are controlled and imported periodically into SESAME-CAST-Mobile database. After each update, the MS SQL Server database is synchronized with the updated mobile database. The MS SQL Server database is used as the base of the online interface to the SESAME cast data collection. Using the interface any visitor can perform metadata queries in the SESAME-CAST DB and download data in ODV generic format. However, the user's ability to download data is limited by the degree of data accessibility, which is defined according to SESAME data policy.

Download Presentation: 2011_06_08_CastDB_NOAA_Gertman.pdf
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  • Click on http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=744868915&p=science&t=c
  • 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- )
  • indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy
  • click on Proceed and follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

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  • Toll free dial 877-725-4068 using a touch-tone phone
  • 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.

For further information please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov.

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Twitter 101: Part One of Series Exploring Social Media Tools

Date and Time: June 08, 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), 8th Floor, Room 8150.
Speaker(s): Emily Crum (Chief, Communications and Content Services Branch; NOS Communications and Education Division<)/td>
Speaker's Email: emily.crum@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series and the NOS Communications and Education Division
Abstract:

Twitter, a microblogging service that allows users to send short updates to "followers," is one of several social media tools approved for use by the Department of Commerce (DOC) and thus is available for use by NOAA. This presentation will take a closer look at Twitter--what it is (and is not) and who is using it (and how). We'll look at Twitter as a communications and marketing tool and ways that you can evaluate whether or not it is an appropriate and necessary tool for your office. I will provide an overview of what is required for you to get an 'official' DOC-sanctioned Twitter account and what is required (in terms of policy and resources) to maintain an account. Finally, I'll give you a few tips/insights into what seems to work best for the National Ocean Service Twitter account (http://twitter.com/usoceangov), which is currently over 25,000 followers strong.

This will be the first in a series of presentations exploring the social media tools that the National Ocean Service is currently using; future presentations will cover Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube.

About the Speaker: Emily Crum is the Chief of the Communications and Content Services Branch within NOAA's National Ocean Service Communications and Education Division. She serves as the managing editor of the National Ocean Service Web site; manages and implements NOS's social media tools; manages the development of NOS outreach materials; and is involved in messaging and communications strategy/planning for the organization. Emily has been with been at NOAA for five years; she previously did science policy (lobbying) and media relations work for the American Geophysical Union and developed Earth science textbooks and educational Web sites for the American Geological Institute. She holds a master's degree in science communication, a master's degree in geological sciences, and an undergraduate degree in environmental geology and art studio.
Remote Access and Notes:

Presentations are available remotely via a combination of phone (US only) & 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 via phone and internet:

  1. Dial toll-free (U.S.) 1-877-708-1667. When prompted enter passcode 7028688 followed by the # sign. Please use your phone's mute button (*6 toggles on or off) during the presentation until you are ready to ask questions. The phone conference does not start until about five minutes before the seminar.
  2. To access the webex meeting, go the to the webcast site at http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=744925156&p=&t=c. Enter meeting number 744925156 if needed; no passcode is required. Enter other required fields; First and last name. Check the box that that you have read the Privacy Policy, and click Proceed.

For further information please 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 she will try to answer your questions.

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June 13, 2011

Handling Nonlinearity with the Running in Place (RIP) and Quasi Outer-Loop (QOL) Methods

Date and Time: June 13, 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): Shu-Chih Yang (University of Maryland)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NCEP Environmental Modelling Center seminars
Abstract:

The "Running-in-Place (RIP)" and "Quasi Outer-Loop (QOL)" methods are proposed to improve the ability of Ensemble Kalman Filter to handle the nonlinearity of the evolving dynamics that can take place in long assimilation windows. Using a no-cost EnKF smoother, the RIP algorithm aims to improve both the accuracy of the mean and "flow-dependent" error statistics carried in the ensemble perturbations. As a simplified version of RIP, QOL has the purpose of re-centering the ensemble perturbations around a more accurate ensemble mean.

The performance of the LETKF with the QOL and RIP methods is tested with the Lorenz 3-variable model. Results show that the use of the QOL allows the LETKF to use longer assimilation windows with significant improvement of the analysis accuracy during periods of highly nonlinear growth and the more expensive RIP can further improve the analysis accuracy. Both RIP and QOL achieve the accuracy that better than the 4D-Var using optimal long assimilation windows and the quasi-static variational analysis. Comparisons are also made with the Ensemble Randomized Maximum likelihood (EnRML) method, another iterative EnKF based on the Gauss-Newton minimization method. Results show that RIP robustly has its advantage over EnRML at the unstable locations of phase transitions or saddle points.

The RIP method has been successfully applied to several realistic frameworks. In this talk, the RIP application to typhoon data assimilation will be presented.

Remote Access and Notes: Remote access TBD. For questions please contact Daryl Kleist (daryl.kleist@noaa.gov).
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June 14, 2011

Developments Undertaken within the NMMB Multiscale Model at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Date and Time: June 14, 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): Oriol Jorba Casellas [The Barcelona University/Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)]
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NCEP Environmental Modelling Center seminars
Abstract:

The Earth Sciences Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NOAA/NCEP/EMC) have agreed to collaborate on the context of the development of the NMMB model and its applications to air quality and weather forecasting within the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding. BSC is implementing on-line gas-aerosol chemical modules within NMMB in collaboration with several research institutions (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, International Research Institute for climate and Society and University of California, Irvine, University of Murcia, Technical University of Catalonia).

In this contribution we will describe the status of development of the system and some evaluation results. A mineral dust module has been coupled within the NMMB to simulate the atmospheric life cycle of the eroded dust. In order to complement such development, the implementation of a fully on-line tropospheric gas-phase chemical mechanism within the system has been done. The chemical mechanism is based on the Carbon Bond CB05, the Photolysis rates are computed with the Fast-J scheme, on-line deposition schemes and biogenic emissions are considered, and stratospheric ozone is driven with a linear stratospheric scheme. Future efforts will be oriented to incorporate a multi-component aerosol module within the system with the aim to solve the life-cycle of relevant aerosols at global scale (dust, sea salt, sulphate, black carbon and organic carbon).

Additionally, several tasks are undertaken to port and benchmark the system under different computing platforms (ranging from workstations to large HPC facilities). The recent experience acquired porting the model to the Marenostrum and the CURIE supercomputers will be presented together with some benchmark and performance results.

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Collision at the End of the Line: Shipwrecks and Commercial Bottom Fishing

Date and Time: June 14, 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): Joyce Steinmetz (Doctoral student, East Carolina University)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC NOAA Central Library
Abstract:

Ms. Steinmetz's research examines the site formation processes of commercial fish trawling and dredging impacts on mid-Atlantic outer continental shelf shipwrecks. Exploring this human-related interaction required multi-disciplinary sources, including historical research, maritime archaeologists, fishermen who experience damage and loss of gear, and recreational divers who observe shipwreck damage.

From diver observations 75 to 235 ft. deep, statistical analysis showed 69% of 52 sample shipwrecks had 1 to 5 snagged nets or dredges. The economic loss to the fishing gear owner ranges from $10 to $50K per lost system. Conservatively, $76 million of gear has been lost over 25 years on shipwrecks from Maine to Cape Hatteras. Case studies include the 1847 sidewheel paddle steamer Admiral DuPont, Civil War and early 20th century wrecks, the U.S. Navy tugs Nina and Cherokee, the 1920 submarine USS S-5, and the steam yacht and WWII patrol boat St. Augustine. The last four cases are protected from salvage under the Sunken Military Craft Act of 2005 but commercial fishing is exempt from liability for any damage it causes to such wrecks. Off Delmarva, three rotational scallop gear-restricted areas concentrate gear losses and cultural resource damage.

Interviews with trawl netters, scallop dredgers, and clam dredgers reveal that each gear type has a different cost and probability of loss. Fishermen cited the accuracy of obstruction locations as a risk factor. Despite the increasingly common use of advanced technologies (hang logs, global positioning systems and chart plotters) by the commercial fishing industry, diver observations confirm that fishermen continue to lose gear. Gear impacts accelerate structural wreck deterioration and scramble or extract historic wreck contents. The purpose of Ms. Steinmetz's research is to bring factual awareness and provide a foundation for solutions. A successful collision prevention solution could provide economic benefits for fishermen, conserve essential fish habitat, preserve recreational tourism, and safeguard non-renewable underwater cultural resources.

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June 15, 2011

A Social Landscape Analysis of Land Use Decision-Making in Coastal New Hampshire

Date and Time: June 15, 2011, 10:00-11:00 ETZ (Ann Arbor, MI) [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Lake Superior Hall (840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI)
Speaker(s): Erika Washburn (Lakewide Management Plan Coordinator, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory)
Speaker's Email: Erika.L.Washburn@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research [CILER]
Abstract:

Population pressure in coastal New Hampshire challenges land use decision-making and threatens the ecological health and functioning of Great Bay, an estuary designated as the site of both a NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve and an EPA National Estuary Program. Regional population here has exploded in the last four decades, leading to sprawl, increased impervious surface cover, and ecological degradation of the estuary. All of Great Bay's contributing watersheds face similar challenges, resulting in the need for strategies that successfully address growth, development, and land use planning. This study sought to discover whether there was potential for shifting from political border-based to watershed-based land use planning by conducting a social landscape analysis of decision-making in one case study watershed. The background necessary for this study included a wide range of both natural and social science theory, accumulated through multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary training and practice. A mixed qualitative social science approach was applied using semi-structured interviews and geospatial tools as visual probes within a grounded theory analytical strategy. Importantly, this approach not only integrated social and natural science, but actively collaborated with decision-makers and resource managers, building a process which led to a highly successful methodology and a participatory action research environment. This collaborative engagement resulted in sustained civic action in all of the towns in the watershed, culminating in an outcome that transcended political boundaries, and was unprecedented in the history of the state. This presentation will describe the theoretical background, social science methods, data collection, analysis and results, and offer general reflections on the process, challenges, opportunities, and replication potential in the Great Lakes region.

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The Habitat Assessment Program in the National Marine Fisheries Service

Date and Time: (seminar postponed; new date TBD) June 15, 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), 8th Floor, Room 8150.
Speaker(s): Dr. Steve Brown (Chief, Assessment and Monitoring Division, Office of Science and Technology)
Speaker's Email: Stephen.k.brown@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series and NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
Abstract:

In 2008, NOAA Fisheries began developing a strategic plan to improve the agency's ability to conduct and provide the science needed to meet the habitat-related mandates of the Magnuson-Stevens Re-authorization Act. The resulting Marine Fisheries Habitat Assessment Improvement Plan (HAIP) was published in May 2010 (http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st4/documents/habitatAssesmentImprovementPlan_052110.PDF). Habitat assessment is defined as the process and products associated with consolidating, analyzing, and reporting the best available information on habitat characteristics relative to the population dynamics of fishery species and other living marine resources. The scope of the HAIP is the 519 managed stocks and stock complexes within fishery management plans, with particular focus on the 230 stocks in the Fisheries Stock Sustainability Index (FSSI), which yield over 90% of commercial landings. The HAIP contains nine major recommendations to enable the agency to improve the scientific basis for habitat management, conservation and restoration, and to improve stock assessments by reducing habitat-related uncertainty.

A key first step to support the HAIP was to convene an internal workshop to identify national and regional issues and strategies for implementation. The first National Habitat Assessment Workshop, co-sponsored by the Office of Science and Technology and Habitat Conservation, was held in May 2010 (http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st4/documents/NSAW_NHAW_Proceedings_final.pdf). This workshop was designed to catalyze internal communication, and included a joint session with the agency's 11th National Stock Assessment Workshop. Other recommendations currently being implemented include supporting pilot projects that incorporate habitat information into stock assessments, and convening of a work group to develop criteria for prioritizing stocks and geographic areas for habitat assessments.

Another key recommendation of the HAIP involves seeking opportunities for inter-line office collaboration on habitat science. This effort has already borne fruit. NMFS scientists are working with scientists from NCCOS's Biogeography Branch on the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP). This team developed the coastal component of the NFHAP report: Through a Fish's Eye: The status of Fish Habitats in the United States 2010 (http://fishhabitat.org/images/documents/fishhabitatreport_012611.pdf). For this effort, the team was awarded NFHAP's 2010 Science Achievement Award. We believe that there are many more opportunities for collaboration in the future.

About the Speaker: Dr. Brown received his PhD from the Rutgers University Ecology Graduate Program in 1983. He held post-doctoral positions at Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University and at the University of Washington School of Fisheries. He started his Federal service with the NOS Strategic Assessment Branch in 1990. He began working for the NMFS Office of Science and Technology in 1998, where he is currently chief of the Assessment and Monitoring Division.
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Through a Fish's Eye: The Status of Fish Habitats in the United States, 2010. An assessment from the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP)

Date and Time: June 15, 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): Joe Nohner (NOAA/NMFS Office of Science and Technology)
Speaker's Email: Joe.Nohner@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NMFS Office of Science and Technology
Abstract:

The National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) coastal assessment represents an unprecedented nationwide effort to describe the status and threats to estuarine, coastal and marine habitats in the continental United States. The coastal assessment complements a national assessment of inland fish habitat conducted concurrently by scientists at Michigan State University. This study synthesizes existing nation-wide data sets on anthropogenic disturbance and natural drivers affecting estuarine and coastal ecosystems, and includes indicators of land cover, hydrology, eutrophication, and water quality. A quantitative assessment of habitat components was nested into a multiscale spatial framework for the coastal Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf of Mexico using NOAA's Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF). A relative disturbance index was developed for each of the four indicators in each estuary spatial unit within the CAF. Composite habitat condition scores were then calculated for each unit by combining the four individual indices to determine the total current risk of habitat degradation. Results of this analysis allow regional and subregional comparisons to be made and identify major sources of habitat degradation in estuarine and coastal habitats. Data limitations prevented some sources of habitat indicator data from being included in the national coastal assessment. Information on sedimentation, shoreline armoring, fish tissue contaminants, and biogenic habitat status will be included in further coastal assessment efforts at the regional level. Next steps for the NFHAP coastal assessment include testing how these scores predict fish species composition and abundance metrics of well-studied stocks. Additional analyses within regions will be completed to further refine habitat conditions and assist in establishing critically degraded areas.

Download Presentation: http://www.lib.noaa.gov/about/news/Nohner_06152011.pdf [PDF]
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The Assimilation of Surface Sensitive Microwave Observations Over Land: Recent Results and Open Issues

Date and Time: (seminar cancelled) June 15, 2011, 14:00-15:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: World Weather Building, Room 707, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746.
Speaker(s): Fatima Karbou (MeteoFrance)
Speaker's Email: fatima.karbou@meteo.fr
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Abstract:

TBD

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June 16, 2011

Considering Ecosystem Services Co-benefits in Strategies to Restore the Chesapeake Bay

Date and Time: June 16, 2011, 11:00-12:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD), Room 13836 (Note new room number).
Speaker(s): George Van Houtven (Associate Director Environmental, Technology, and Energy Economics RTI International)
Speaker's Email: gvh@rti.org
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Fisheries Service
Abstract:

Pursuant to Executive Order 13508 to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the EPA has set targets for reducing nutrient and sediment loading to tidal waters. Bay States were required to submit plans for achieving these targets that include improvements for both "gray infrastructure" (e.g., wastewater treatment plant and municipal stormwater management upgrades), and "green infrastructure" (e.g., agricultural and development best management practices that decrease non-point source pollution). The purpose of this analysis, which is being conducted for EPA's Ecosystem Services Research Program, is to determine the most cost-effective mix of green and gray infrastructure improvements that would achieve the load reduction targets, and also to consider the levels of "bonus" ecosystem services (i.e., services not directly associated with the Bay's water quality improvements) that would be delivered by this mix of improvements. An important objective of this analysis was to evaluate how different policies could affect the cost of meeting nutrient and sediment reduction goals and the level of ecosystem services derived from actions taken to meet those goals. The analysis indicates that the least cost solution favors a mix of green and gray infrastructure improvements (leaning toward green infrastructure), and that the cost of achieving nutrient and sediment loading targets could be partially offset by the value of ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, hunting, and freshwater angling associated with green infrastructure improvements.

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Biology and Conservation of the Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin, in Alabama

Date and Time: June 16, 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): Andrew T. Coleman [Knauss Placement: U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard (Minority Office)]
Speaker's Email: Andy_Coleman@Commerce.Senate.Gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA 2011 Knauss Lecture Series
Abstract:

The diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin, is the only North American turtle that is an obligate inhabitant of brackish water environments of salt marshes, bays, and estuaries. The terrapin represents a keystone predator in these habitats and can contribute to maintaining salt marsh integrity. This species has experienced a rich cultural history as it once was considered a gourmet delicacy, even being a required course at White House events. However, many populations were over harvested in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and they have not been able to rebound due to a number of current threats including crab pot mortality, habitat loss, nest predation, and road mortality. In 2004, a comprehensive study commenced in Alabama with the purpose of gathering baseline data on the survival status of the state's diamondback terrapin population and the threats it faces. Through a number of field survey methods, it was concluded that the Alabama population existed in several isolated remnant aggregations. The largest aggregation was found to inhabit Cedar Point Marsh, which was the location of a large terrapin farm in the late 1800's. Because crab pot mortality and nest predation were determined to be the largest threats in Alabama, a recovery strategy was initiated that attempted to address these threats. By-catch reduction devices (BRDs) were developed by Wood (1997) to prevent terrapin entry into pots without inhibiting crab capture, and their efficacy in Alabama was examined. Although crab capture was higher in non-BRD crab pots, BRDs reduced terrapin catch in crab pots by 90%. Also, a head-start program began in 2008, and, by the end of 2011, over 200 turtles will be returned to Cedar Point Marsh where the aggregation was estimated from mark-recapture data to be approximately 340 individuals.

Download Presentation: http://www.lib.noaa.gov/about/news/Coleman_06162011.pdf [PDF]
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Loggerhead Sea Turtles: Beyond the Beach

Date and Time: June 16, 2011, 12:30-13:00 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): Katrina Phillips (Knauss Placement: Communications Specialist, Communications Office, NOAA OAR)
Speaker's Email: Katrina.Phillips@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA 2011 Knauss Lecture Series
Abstract:

The beaches of state of Florida host one of just two rookeries in the world that support more than 10,000 loggerhead nests a year and represent over half of all western Atlantic nesting for the species. Loggerhead nest counts on Florida's vital nesting beaches have shown a marked decline in the past decade - but what does this tell us about the Atlantic population? While coastal development, erosion and recreational use put a strain on nesting habitats, nest counts for other species which share the same nesting beaches with loggerheads have increased over the same period. To help explain the drop in loggerhead nesting we must look at other factors, such as population dynamics and offshore habitat selection. Very few night-time saturation tagging projects exist in the state of Florida; in-depth evaluation of the long-term datasets that are available may shed light on broader population trends.

For this study a twenty year mark-recapture dataset from the loggerhead nesting beach on Keewaydin Island, off the southwest coast of Florida, was analyzed using a two-state open robust design model in Program MARK. Parameters such as survival, encounter probability, population size and residence time for this nesting assemblage were estimated and examined for trends over time. The relatively low survival rate estimated for this assemblage shows population decline is an important factor to consider in explaining declining nest counts and highlights the need for specific management to enhance the survival of Florida nesters. The mark-recapture analysis was supplemented with a satellite tracking component to identify the offshore foraging areas utilized by Keewaydin nesters. Eleven nesting females were outfitted with platform terminal transmitters. The released turtles transmitted for 42 to 300+ days, including inter-nesting intervals and subsequent migration to foraging grounds. Site fidelity tests and density kernel home range analyses were used to identify and describe foraging habitats. Females foraging in the eastern Gulf of Mexico were within the recent 64 m bottom longline fishery restriction. While the loggerhead females from this particular nesting beach do not frequent the same foraging area, the sites they selected are near those used by other loggerheads tracked from the western coast of Florida. Areas identified as important habitats during the remigration interval may be used to create targeted management strategies and aid population recovery without the use of broad fishery closures.

Download Presentation: http://www.lib.noaa.gov/about/news/Phillips_06162011.pdf [PDF]
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June 17, 2011

Spatial and Temporal Variability of Insolation Measured at a Field site in Hawai'i

Date and Time: June 17, 2011 from 09:30-10:30 MTZ (Boulder, CO) [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: ESRL David Skaggs Research Center (DSRC) (325 Broadway, in Boulder, Colorado. See map http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/about/visiting.html).
Speaker(s): Laura Hinkelman, Ph.D. (Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean at the University of Washington)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA SEAS Seminars: Sustainable Energy and Atmospheric Sciences
Abstract:

Summary of Dr. Hinkelman's Talk: Widespread deployment of photovoltaic (PV) energy production systems requires understanding the spatial and temporal variability of the available solar irradiance. This talk presents the results of variability studies conducted using data from 17 radiometers deployed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at a site on Oahu Island.

About the Speaker:

Laura Hinkelman received her Ph.D. in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University in 2003. Upon graduation, she became a research scientist affiliated with the NASA Langley Research Center, focusing on surface energy budgets derived from satellite measurements. Since 2009, she has worked with scientists at NREL to study the spatial and temporal variability of insolation at different scales. She is currently on the research staff of the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean at the University of Washington (Seattle).

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SURFACE Solar Radiation from Geostationary Satellites

Date and Time: June 17, 2011 from 10:30-11:30 MTZ (Boulder, CO) [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: ESRL David Skaggs Research Center (DSRC) (325 Broadway, in Boulder, Colorado. See map http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/about/visiting.html).
Speaker(s): Istvan Laszlo [NOAA/NESDIS, Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR)]
Speaker's Email: Istvan.Laszlo@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA SEAS Seminars: Sustainable Energy and Atmospheric Sciences
Abstract:

Summary of Dr. Laszlo's Talk: Solar radiation at the surface from GOES data in real time has been routinely estimated at the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Currently available and planned products will be described along with the techniques used to produce them.

About the Speaker:

Istvan Laszlo received an M.S. degree in Astronomy/Physics and a Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary. He is a research scientist at the Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) of NOAA/NESDIS and also an adjunct professor at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland. Dr. Laszlo's research interests include atmospheric radiation, radiative transfer, radiation budget and remote sensing of atmospheric and surface properties from space.

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June 20, 2011

4th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations

Date and Time: June 20-22, 2011, 08:00-17:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time] (See Symposium Agenda)
Location: Navy Memorial Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC (See map and directions)
Speaker(s): Various speakers: (See Symposium Agenda and General Information)
OneNOAA Event Host/Sponsor: NOAA, Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), National Ice Center, US. Arctic Comission, ONR, US. State Dep., and others
Abstract:

This symposium addresses present and future impacts of rapid changes in Arctic Ocean sea ice cover on a wide range of maritime operations. The forum, the fourth in a series, is a key opportunity for federal entities to discuss their response to changes in both the Arctic environment and associated policies. This year's event is builds upon the inaugural symposium on "Naval Operations in an Ice-free Arctic" sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), NIC, the Oceanographer of the Navy, and the USARC in April 2001, the next symposium on the "Impact of an Ice- Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations" co-sponsored by NIC and USARC in July 2007, and the prior gathering at the U.S. Naval Academy in June 2009. The first symposium focused mainly on naval operations and national strategic issues, but since 2007 the symposia have expanded the discussion to impacts on other maritime operations such as commercial transportation, oil and gas exploration and exploitation, fisheries, and oceanographic research. This year's symposium continues the discussion vis-a-vis recent events that include:

  • The continued downward trend of Arctic sea ice extent and total volume including significant loss of multi-year ice;
  • The response of U.S. agencies to the National and Homeland Security Presidential Decision on Arctic policy, such as the Navy Arctic Roadmap (pdf), the ongoing U.S. Coast Guard's Arctic Requirements and Planning efforts, and NOAA's Arctic Vision & Strategy;
  • National Ocean Council development of a Strategic Action Plan on "Changing Conditions in the Arctic," one of nine strategic action areas identified in the 2010 National Ocean Policy;
  • The Arctic Council Arctic Search and Rescue (SAR) Task Force development of an Arctic SAR Agreement;
  • The IMO development of a Polar Code for vessels operating in polar waters;
  • The increased interest in government as well as private industry joint Arctic oil spill response(PDF) research;
  • The expanded energy exploration activities as part of BOEMRE lease sales in the Chukchi Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and the Beaufort Sea;
  • The IMO/IHO/WMO establishment of 5 new Arctic NAVAREAs/METAREAs for maritime safety information services;
  • The International Polar Decade(PDF) proposed by the WMO Executive Council; and
  • The mounting calls for U.S. Senate ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

The symposium provides a unique high-level overview of the latest activities and plans of key agencies in response to an increasingly accessible Arctic Ocean. It also serves to further publicize results and outcomes from efforts such as the Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) and the CNO Naval War College Global Shipping Game. As in prior symposia, the 2011 gathering will continue to provide an opportunity to review changes in Arctic sea ice conditions observed over the previous 2 years, evaluate advances in sea ice seasonal and climate forecast model predictions, and discuss the impact of environmental conditions on naval and maritime operations.

Remote Access and Notes:

Attendance to this symposium is open to the public, but advance registration is required. 4th Symposium General Information. For further information please contact Pablo Clemente-Colon (Pablo.Clemente-Colon@noaa.gov)

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Coupling of WaveWatch III to GFDL Atmospheric Model, and it's Applications on Global Wave Climate Change Research and Hurricane Predictions

Date and Time: June 20, 2011, 12:00-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time] (See Symposium Agenda)
Location: World Weather Building (5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746) Room 707
Speaker(s): Yalin Fan (GFDL)
Speaker's Email: yalin.fan@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Event Host/Sponsor: NOAA NCEP Environmental Modelling Center seminars
Abstract:

TBD

Remote Access and Notes:

Remote access TBD. For further information please contact Hyun-Sook Kim [(301) 763-8000 ext 7207; hyun.sook.kim@noaa.gov]

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June 21, 2011

Climate Change in Alaska: From Weather to Whether

Date and Time: June 21, 2011 from 10:00-11:00 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): James Partain (NOAA Regional Climate Services Director, Alaska Region)
Speaker's Email: James.Partain@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)
Abstract:

This webinar will highlight many of the impacts from climate change on Alaska's weather. These impacts span the range of environmental impacts from Aviation to Volcanic Ash and everything in between. The presentation and discussion period will provide information and develop a shared understanding about links between climate change and weather and how these links drive the services, decision-support, research & development, and policy of NOAA. We will also discuss the future directions being planned for more focused, collaborative approaches to dealing with climate change adaptation in Alaska and the hurdles & pitfalls that potentially litter the way.

Remote Access and Notes:

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

  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.

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. The speaker will not be presenting from Fairbanks, but you are still welcome to join us!. A copy of the presentation will also be available on the ACCAP website: http://ine.uaf.edu/accap/

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The Regional Atmospheric Chemistry Mechanism, version 2. The Effects of Daytime and Nighttime Atmospheric Chemistry on Forecasts of Tropospheric Ozone and Aerosol Formation

Date and Time: June 21, 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): William R. Stockwell and Charlene V. Lawson (Department of Chemistry, Howard University)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NCEP Environmental Modelling Center seminars
Abstract:

The Regional Atmospheric Chemistry Mechanism (RACM) is a widely used mechanism for air quality modeling. Recently a new version of the mechanism, RACM2, has been developed. RACM and RACM2 have been applied to an analysis of a number of daytime and nighttime modeling cases. This study includes an investigation of the response of forecasted ozone, nitric acid and sulfate to representative initial conditions for both mechanisms. Understanding this response is expected to be critical for the development of new chemical data assimilation methods for air quality forecasting.

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Marching with the Survey: Mapping and Charting the Civil War

Date and Time: June 21, 2011, 13:00-15:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), 2nd Floor, NOAA Central Library
Speaker(s): Skip Theberge and John Cloud (NOAA NODC)
Speaker's Email: Albert.E.Theberge.Jr@noaa.gov and John.Cloud@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC Central Library
Abstract:

The United States Coast Survey was an intrinsic part of the Union effort to quell the rebellion of the Southern States. Coast Survey hydrographers, topographers, and cartographers served the Union in the field in all theaters of the war and in the national capital producing thousands of maps and other products for the Union forces. The Coast Survey developed tactical maps for battlefield commanders, surveyed hostile harbor entrances, and piloted Union vessels in major naval actions of the war. Strategically, the Coast Survey helped plan the Union blockade through the Blockade Strategy Board and then implement it through its "Notes on the Coast of the United States." Even prior to hostilities, the Coast Survey was planning for the eventual conflict and had produced the best available maps of the coastline and major port cities of the South from Chesapeake Bay to the Texas-Mexico border. As in future wars of the United States, Coast Survey skills helped move men and materiel, helped plan major actions, and provided skilled surveyors, engineers, and scouts on the battlefield. This presentation will be an introduction to the Civil War service of the Coast Survey.

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; 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 chris.belter@noaa.gov.

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From Climate to Whales: Components of an Integrated Ecosystem Assessment for the Eastern Bering and Chukchi Seas

Date and Time: June 21, 2011, 13:00-14:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), Room 15836
Speaker(s): Jeff Napp (NOAA/NMFS/Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA), Mike Sigler (NOAA/NMFS/Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Juneau, AK), and Phyllis Stabeno (NOAA/OAR/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA)
Speaker's Email: Jeff.Napp@noaa.gov, Mike.Sigler@noaa.gov, Phyllis.Stabeno@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
Abstract:

A longstanding partnership between the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (NOAA-Fisheries) and Pacific Marine Environmental Lab (NOAA-Research) is yielding new insights into the structure and function of the nation's high latitude large marine ecosystems. These new insights into climate-mediated forcing mechanisms provide the necessary understanding and data for 3 of the 6 Integrated Ecosystem Assessment components: 1) developing ecosystem indicators, 2) characterizing the ecosystems susceptibility and resilience to perturbation, and 3) monitoring of the ecosystem indicators. The North Pacific Climate Regimes and Ecosystem Productivity (NPCREP) network demonstrated a clear shift in the mode of climate variability in the last 15 years from a state where interannual variability dominated to one where 4 - 6 year periods of warm and then cold conditions predominated. These results along with a historic collaboration among NOAA, the National Science Foundation, the North Pacific Research Board, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has delineated some of the critical climate-mediated mechanisms responsible for determining the recruitment success of fisheries such as walleye pollock and Pacific cod. This new knowledge is being applied to both the annual stock assessments and has been used in both qualitative and quantitative projections of future distribution and size of fishable populations. The lessons learned are applicable to both the fisheries and protected species aspects of NOAA's responsibility to protect and maintain healthy ecosystems.

So while it is sweltering in D.C. come and listen to how sea-ice and "cool" research results are furthering NOAA's ability to help society adapt to changing climate in one of the Nation's most productive ecosystems.

Remote Access and Notes:

Phone access: Call in: 866-815-0340. Passcode: 8172125

To join the online meeting (Now from iPhones too!) [Webinar info: Meeting Number: 797 380 362; Meeting Password: 123456].

  1. Go to https://nmfs-st.webex.com/nmfs-st/j.php?ED=154533242&UID=0&PW=c9a162557e787e7377
  2. Enter your name and email address
  3. Enter the meeting password: 123456
  4. Click "Join Now"
  5. For assistance
  6. Go to https://nmfs-st.webex.com/nmfs-st/mc
  7. On the left navigation bar, click "Support"
  8. You can contact Camille Jones at: camille.jones@noaa.gov

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June 22, 2011

Amazing Interannual Variability of the Dead Sea Thermohaline Structure

Date and Time: June 22, 2011, 11:00-12:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 4th Floor, Room 4817
Speaker(s): Dr. Isaac Gertman (NODC visiting scientist, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research)
Speaker's Email: isaac@ocean.org.il
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC seminar series
Abstract:

The Dead Sea precursor - Lisan Lake covered the Jordan Rift Valley entirely from Sea of Galilee to the Sodom about 25,000 years ago. The modern Dead Sea was formed as a result of recession in the Lisan surface level about 10,000-14,000 years ago. For hundreds of years prior to 1950, the Dead Sea surface level was about -400+-20 m. During this period dilution of the upper layer by the fresh water runoff was sufficient to support stable stratification due to low salinity in the upper layer (about 247 g/kg) and high salinity in the deep layer (about 276 g/kg) even during the winter seasons. Anthropogenic reduction of runoff and water consumption for industrial mineral production led to significant changes in dimensions and hydrology of the Dead Sea. The sea level has been dropping almost continuously since 1960 (-397 m). During the last 16 years the rate of the level decrease is about 1 m/year and at present (Spring 2011) the Dead Sea level is -424 m. Until 1978 the morphology of the Dead Sea consisted of a large and deep northern basin (depth about 320 m) and a smaller and shallower southern basin. Following the recession of the water level, the entire southern basin would have dried up. However, dikes were erected to transform the Southern Basin into evaporation ponds for mineral production.

Gradual salinity increase in the upper layer led to the first overturn of the two layer structure in winter 1978-1979 bringing to an end the long-term stable hydrological regime. A haline stratification, preventing winter overturns, was restored twice after extremely rainy winters of 1980 and 1992, however it lasted for 3-4 years each time. The main body water salinity increased continuously and reached about 285 g/kg in the 2011. Halite in the Dead Sea is saturated since about 1980 and permanent precipitation is observed on submerged objects. Increase of ionic concentration leads to decrease of evaporation rate, therefore sea level drop rate is expected to decrease in the future. Different estimates of the future Dead Sea water budget came to a common conclusion that in about 500 years the sea level will be about -500 m.

In 2005 the governments of the Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories supported by the World Bank agreed to conduct a feasibility study for a cannel or pipeline between the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea transporting initially Red Sea water and eventually high salinity end brines (byproduct of desalinization) into the Dead Sea. The most evident problems concerning this proposal are: restoration of stable stratification; mass precipitation of gypsum, development of new life forms in the Dead Sea.

Remote Access and Notes:

Remote via online access:

  • Click on http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=744868915&p=science&t=c
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  • indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy
  • click on Proceed and follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Audio / conference call:

  • Toll free dial 877-725-4068 using a touch-tone phone
  • 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.

For further information please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov.

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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion: A Brief History and OCRM's OTEC Activities Today

Date and Time: (Seminar rescheduled to July 13, 2011) June 22, 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), 8th Floor, Room 8150.
Speaker(s): Whitney Blanchard (Energy Specialist, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management)
Speaker's Email: whitney.blanchard@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series and NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
Abstract:

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion is a marine renewable energy technology that uses temperature differences between deep cold water and warm surface water to generate a constant source of electricity. The electricity can be generated from an off-shore facility and sent to land by power cable. The technology is considered particularly viable in tropical areas with year-round warm surface water. There are currently no commercial OTEC facilities, however, federal agencies and private industry are conducting and pursuing OTEC-related demonstration and research projects. NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management is responsible for licensing OTEC facilities. In this seminar, OTEC technology, a brief OTEC history, and NOAA's activities in OTEC will be discussed.

About the Speaker: Whitney Blanchard is as an energy specialist working for OCRM's Coastal Programs Division. She joined the team in 2009 to aid the office in developing the capacity for OCRM to administer its licensing responsibilities for OTEC. Whitney is a PhD candidate in the civil engineering program with the Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC) at the University of New Hampshire. She completed her M.S. in civil engineering in 2008 with CRRC and she was a recipient of a Fulbright fellowship to conduct research in Norway to study oil spill remediation in Arctic environments.
Remote Access and Notes:

Presentations are available remotely via a combination of phone (US only) & 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 via phone and internet:

  1. Dial toll-free (U.S.) 1-877-708-1667. When prompted enter passcode 7028688 followed by the # sign. Please use your phone's mute button (*6 toggles on or off) during the presentation until you are ready to ask questions. The phone conference does not start until about five minutes before the seminar.
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For further information please 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 she will try to answer your questions.

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Race Against Time: Greek and U.S. Efforts to Protect the Critically Endangered Mediterranean and Hawaiian Monk Seals

Date and Time: June 22, 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. Alexandros Karamanlidis (Scientific Coordinator, MOm/ Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAANODC Central Library
Abstract:

Monk seals are the only completely tropical species of seal in the world and are in trouble. Centuries of human exploitation and habitat destruction have caused the remaining populations of Mediterranean monk seals (Monachus monachus) and Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi) to drop to perilously low numbers, while the Caribbean monk seal (Monachus tropicalis) has become extinct. Scientists from Greece and the U.S. are in a race against time and are working together from opposite sides of the World to save the remaining monk seals. The MOm/Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with over 20 years of experience in the research and conservation of Mediterranean monk seals in Greece and abroad. Researchers at MOm have gained rare insights in the biology and behavior of the Mediterranean monk seal, including recent innovative technology that has enabled the seals to be monitored remotely inside their breeding caves. Current and future collaborations with U.S. scientists who study Hawaiian monk seals will provide important insights into new ways to help the two remaining species of monk seals survive into the future.

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; 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 chris.belter@noaa.gov.

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June 23, 2011

Measuring Willingness to Pay for Restoration of a Highly Urbanized Coastal Watershed

Date and Time: June 23, 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): Walter Wu, Ben Edelman, Brian Chan, Eric He and Vishan Nigam (High school students of Ms. Kristina Nicosia, a science teacher from the West Windsor - Plainsboro High School, New Jersey)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory Seminar Series
Abstract:

The Barnegat Bay Watershed is a highly urbanized coastal watershed that contains four major ecosystem services in need of repair: soil retention, water quality, habitat provisioning, and recreational use. The willingness to pay (WTP)2 of watershed residents for ecosystem restoration services was calculated using the contingent valuation method (CVM)3. Surveys containing a dichotomous choice WTP question were sent to households in Ocean County to determine both the WTP of residents and factors that affect it. It has been determined that women are willing to pay more than men, and younger residents more than older residents. Results from the surveys show that residents are willing to pay an average of $11.06 in addition to their monthly water bills, or $132.72 annually per household. All the households in Ocean County would pay a total of $6.62 million to $29.3 million, depending on whether non-responding households make any contribution or not. The lower bound remains $1.34 million less than the costs of restoring the four ecosystem services, which was originally estimated by the Barnegat Bay Partnership (BBP)4 to be $6.63 million in 2002, or $7.96 million in 2011 dollars.

About the Speaker: Kristina Nicosia is a Science teacher at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North located in Plainsboro, NJ. Under her direction and the direction of Dr. Steven Gray (Rutgers University and University of Hawaii) students collaborated on a yearlong research project. A partnership was formed between her classes, University Scientists and an environmental organization (Barnegat Bay Partnership) to conduct an authentic science investigation. The two goals of the investigation were to identify a local environmental problem to solve and create science that can be publishable.
Remote Access and Notes:

Remote via online access:

Audio / conference call:

  • Toll free dial 866-658-9153 using a touch-tone phone
  • when prompted enter participant code 3373926

For further information please contact Ashok.Deshpande@noaa.gov.

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Moving Towards a Data Laboratory: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century

Date and Time: June 23, 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): Benno Blumenthal (Data Library Manager, Climate Monitoring and Dissemination, International Research Institute for Climate and Society)
Speaker's Email: benno@iri.columbia.edu
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC Central Library
Abstract:

Scientific progress is increasingly predicated on accessing and analyzing increasingly larger datasets with increasingly complicated descriptive-metadata and use-metadata. Jointly-analyzing datasets frequently involves a multitude of transformations, different formats, different time and spatial resolution, different projections, and different systems for expressing that necessary use-metadata.

Our working example is composed of the datasets and some of the metadata in the IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library. These data services enable access and analysis by providing data in a framework which allows format translation, rendering, and application of a variety of analysis functions, including sampling, averaging, regridding, EOFs, and statistical operators. Datasets are both local and remote, allowing a federation of data servers to appear in a uniform space of data access and functionality.

Describing the library's contents requires concepts like datasets, units, dependent variables, and independent variables. These datasets have been provided under diverse frameworks that have varied levels of associated metadata. We have created an RDF expression of a taxonomy that forms the basis of a dynamic earth data search interface. The concepts include location, time, quantity, realm, author, and institution. We have also started cross-walking these metadata into various existing metadata schema, so that our data can be found in the corresponding systems.

Building and expanding upon such systems, one can envision a future where not only are definitive versions of datasets and standard analyses of ever-larger datasets rapidly available on request, but that chains of analysis can be built non-programatically with equally accessible results.

About the Speaker:

Benno Blumenthal received his Ph.D. degree in Physical Oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1987. Arriving at Columbia University soon after, he was a Senior Staff Associate at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory when he became the IRI Data Library Manager in 1997 (see http://portal.iri.columbia.edu/portal/server.pt?open=1&mode=2&objID=5061)

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; 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 chris.belter@noaa.gov.

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June 24, 2011

Scientists, Watermen, and Conflict in the Maryland Chesapeake Oyster Fishery, 1880-2011

Date and Time: June 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): Christine Keiner, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Science, Technology, and Society/Public Policy Department, Rochester Institute of Technology)
Speaker's Email: cmkgsh@rit.edu
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC Central Library
Abstract:

Dr. Keiner will discuss her book The Oyster Question, for which she relied upon the valuable resources of the NOAA Central Library. Using insights from the history of biology, environmental history, agricultural history, and other fields, the book challenges standard interpretations of the oyster fishery as the epitome of the "tragedy of the commons," and addresses the role of historical knowledge in influencing contemporary estuarine resource-use policymaking. The Oyster Question: Scientists, Watermen, and the Maryland Chesapeake Bay since 1880 (published by the University of Georgia Press) won the 2010 Forum for the History of Science in America Prize and co-won the Maryland Historical Trust's Heritage Book Award, as well as Honorable Mention for the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians.

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; 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 chris.belter@noaa.gov.

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Operational Ocean Forecasting and Short- to Medium Range Coupled Prediction at the Bureau of Meteorology

Date and Time: June 24, 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): Gary Brassington (Australiam Bureau of Meteorology)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NCEP Environmental Modelling Center seminars
Abstract:

In this talk I will give a short overview of the operational ocean forecasting systems that emerged from the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) as well as the Bureau's BLUElink OceanMAPS system. A summary of the performance of the current system, particularly in relation to SST and sea surface height other relevant metrics will be given. The BLUElink Coupled Limited Area Model is our developmental system that has been trialed with TCLAPS and now ACCESS-TC for tropical cyclone prediction and recent extensions to more general coupled prediction. Some results from this system and other examples of coupled relationships will be presented as well as the benefits to ocean prediction. Should NWP consider a slab, coarse ocean or an eddy ocean and other debatable topics will be raised as the motivation for a joint WGNE-GODAE workshop on short- to medium-range coupled prediction.

Remote Access and Notes: Remote access TBD. For questions please contact Glenn White (Glenn.White@noaa.gov).
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June 28, 2011

Orbital Mechanics and the Chandler Wobble

Date and Time: June 28, 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): Bob Grumbine (NCEP/EMC)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NCEP Environmental Modelling Center seminars
Abstract:

The Chandler Wobble is one of the largest periodic or quasi-periodic variations in the earth's orientation. While its forcing was resolved after over a century of research -- atmospheric circulation and induced ocean circulation and pressure -- the question of why there should be such forcing in the atmosphere has remained open. I suggest that variations in earth-sun distance is the source which provides this forcing to the atmosphere and thence ocean. Analysis of searth-sun distance, earth's orientation, and atmospheric pressure and winds shows a coherent relationship between the atmosphere and earth orientation at just those periods expected from the earth-sun distance consideration. As this is a general mechanism, it can be used in examining regular climatic variations on a wide range of periods and for climate parameters other than the earth's orientation.

Remote Access and Notes: Remote access TBD. For questions please contact Michiko Masutani (Michiko.Masutani@noaa.gov).
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June 29, 2011

Mapping Human Uses of the Ocean: Informing CMSP through Participatory GIS

Date and Time: June 29, 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), 8th Floor, Room 8150.
Speaker(s): Mimi D'Iorio (GIS Manager, NOAA's MPA Center, Monterey, California)
Speaker's Email: Mimi.Diorio@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series and the Marine Protected Area Center
Abstract:

Understanding human uses of the ocean is an essential component to successful marine resource planning and management. Unfortunately, spatial data on ocean uses are limited, as use patterns are often qualitative, subjective and difficult to capture consistently over large areas. Emerging technologies in the arena of participatory GIS are providing new ways to tap this critical knowledge and document human uses patterns in a spatial context. Engaging experts in the delineation of use patterns and providing a forum to gather and refine spatial data, the participatory GIS approach helps to bring often inaccessible expertise and knowledge into the spatial arena and yields critical information to support resource planning and decision-making. NOAA's Marine Protected Areas Center has been engaged in various participatory mapping efforts to document human uses of the ocean throughout the U.S. in recent years. Through a refined participatory process, we have mapped nearly 30 distinct uses of the ocean at multiple scales, across different domains and for a variety of marine management applications. These projects have targeted a wide variety of uses, but broadly include consumptive, non-consumptive, industrial and military activities. The process has been successfully completed for California's state and federal waters, the coastal and marine environments of New Hampshire and Southern Maine and the state waters off the Northwest coast of Hawaii. This presentation will provide a summary of our mapping approach and key lessons learned throughout our process with tips for designing and implementing a successful participatory GIS project for related applications.

About the Speaker: Dr. Mimi D'Iorio is the GIS Database Manager for NOAA's Marine Protected Areas Center in Monterey, CA. Mimi specializes in GIS and remote sensing applications for the mapping, monitoring and management of coastal and marine processes. She holds undergraduates degrees in Geography and Environmental Studies (UCLA, 1993) and a PhD in Earth Sciences (UCSC, 2003). At the MPA Center, Mimi is responsible for a variety of geospatial efforts; maintaining, updating and distributing the MPA Inventory; designing, planning and implementing participatory ocean use mapping projects; managing the design and development of online mapping tools for visualizing MPAs and ocean uses data; and collaborating with NOAA partners on the development of GIS applications for assessing spatial resources inside and outside MPAs. Mimi has over fifteen years of experience working with geospatial data, tools and related applications and is dedicated to the ever-evolving utility of geospatial technology for mapping and documenting marine resources.
Remote Access and Notes:

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To participate remotely via phone and internet:

  1. Dial toll-free (U.S.) 1-877-708-1667. When prompted enter passcode 7028688 followed by the # sign. Please use your phone's mute button (*6 toggles on or off) during the presentation until you are ready to ask questions. The phone conference does not start until about five minutes before the seminar.
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For further information please 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 she will try to answer your questions.

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