National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA Requests Public Comment on Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification

A Draft Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification has been made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for public review and comment.

The Draft Research Plan presents a vision for how to move Federal agencies toward a better understanding of the process of ocean acidification, its effects on marine ecosystems, and the steps that could be taken to adapt marine resource management to account for it.

Draft National Aquaculture Research and Development Strategic Plan Released for Public Comment

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) announce, on behalf of the Federal Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture under the Office of Science and Technology Policy, that a draft National Aquaculture Research and Development Strategic Plan (R&D Plan) for the United States is being made available for public review and comment.

UNH Ocean Scientists Get Funds for Continued Coastal Water Monitoring

Scientists from the UNH's Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory (OPAL) have received funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as part of a five-year, $2 million-plus grant to continue monitoring carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Gulf of Maine and New Hampshire's Great Bay and the effects of ocean acidification on coastal ecosystems.

The work is a critical component of region-wide efforts by the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Observing Systems (NERACOOS) to monitor the health of coastal waters under changing environmental conditions.

UNH's CCOM Helps Develop App to Protect Whales from Collisions with Ships

Researchers at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) helped develop a new iPad and iPhone application that aims to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from collisions with ships. Kurt Schwehr, affiliate assistant professor, research associate professor Lee Alexander, and research scientist Roland Arsenault, provided technical expertise for the development of key aspects of the WhaleALERT app launched this month.

Multibeam Sonar Can Map Undersea Gas Seeps to Gain Understanding of Ocean Environments

A technology commonly used to map the bottom of the deep ocean can also detect gas seeps in the water column -- a conceptual “column” of water from surface to the seafloor -- with remarkably high fidelity.

 

NOAA Awards $4.7 Million Grant to UNH National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative

The University of New Hampshire’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative project has won a $4,727,383 competitive grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

UNH Developers Share Honors for Oil Spill Response Tool

A Web-based oil spill response tool developed by the University of New Hampshire’s Research Computing & Instrumentation Center (RCI) has been honored as a finalist for the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. The tool – Environmental Response Management Application, or ERMA® – was developed in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the UNH/NOAA Coastal Response Research Center and was essential in coordinating the response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

NOAA Tests ROV Little Hercules at Chase Ocean Engineering Lab

Before its upcoming Pacific cruise, the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Little Hercules visited the engineering tank at UNH’s Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory for a shakedown cruise of sorts.

UNH Receives $35M from NOAA for Ongoing Ocean Mapping Work

The University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) has received $35.7 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to continue the Joint Hydrographic Center, a NOAA partnership and a national ocean-mapping research center. The funding, granted through a competitive process, provides the center with $7,151,000 per year for five years, through 2015.    Learn more,,,

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