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2005: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

 

December

12/21/05 NOAA Teacher at Sea Program Launches New Web Site

12/16/05 NASA Joins Interagency Response to 'Devastating' Coral Bleaching in Caribbean with Emergency Scientific Team

12/8/05 NOAA Offers $700,000 in Environmental Education Grants That Focus on Bay Area – Farallones Marine Sanctuary Watershed

12/8/05 NOAA Offers $350,000 in Environmental Education Grants That Focus on Santa Barbara/Ventura Area-Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Watershed

12/7/05 Florida Keys Sanctuary Charts a New Course with College Lecture Series

12/5/05 NOAA, NASA, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. Use Unmanned Aircraft for Environmental Research and Disaster Protection

 

November

11/23/05 Agriculture Industry Partnership with Monterey Bay Sanctuary Earns California Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award

11/17/05 NOAA Offers New Educational Discovery Kit on Nonpoint Source Pollution

11/15/05 NOAA Awards Nearly $800,000 to Forecast Sea Level Rise in North Carolina’s Estuarine Habitat

11/15/05 NOAA Awards First Installment of $2.3 Million Grant to University of Michigan to Study Hypoxia Impact on Estuarine Ecosystems

11/15/05 NOAA Awards over $460,000 to Forecast Sea Level Rise and Erosion in North Carolina

11/15/05 NOAA Awards First Installment of $135,314 Grant to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to Study Hypoxia Impact on Fish in Delaware Bay

11/15/05 NOAA Awards First Installment of $2.5 Million Grant to University of Rhode Island to Study Hypoxia in Estuarine Ecosystems

11/14/05 NOAA Study Shows Neatness Counts in Preventing Dolphin Entanglement in Crab Pot Fisheries

11/10/05 NOAA Marks Westward End of Lewis and Clark’s Historic Journey

11/3/05 Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council to Hold First Meeting

11/3/05 NOAA’s Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Applicants for Advisory Council

 

October

10/24/05 Major Coral Bleaching Event Expands Across Caribbean, Severe in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

10/14/05 NOAA Awards $108,000 to Study Possible Links Between Gas Transfer and Biological Production in Florida Bay

10/14/05 NOAA Awards $150,000 to Study Salinity, Nutrients, Food Webs in Florida Bay

10/14/05 NOAA Awards $100,000 to Study Nutrients, Microbial Dynamics in Florida Bay

10/14/05 NOAA Emphasizes Importance of Using New Elevations in Louisiana Reconstruction, Recovery Projects

 

September

9/28/05 NOAA Reports on Cooperative Conservation Efforts to Protect Coral Reef Ecosystems

9/28/05 NOAA Awards Three-year Grant to Duke University; Grant Supports Study of Hypoxia Impact on Estuarine Ecosystems

9/15/05 Vessel Comes Ashore in Heavy Surf in Front of Sanctuary Office on Maui

9/15/05 NOAA Plays Key Role in Clearing Katrina-ravaged Waterways

9/12/05 William Reay Receives Environmental Hero Award

9/7/05 NOAA Hurricane Katrina Support Activities September 7 Update

9/6/05 NOAA, Navy Continue Hunt for Lost Civil War Submarine Alligator

9/6/05 NOAA Hurricane Katrina Support Activities

9/2/05 NOAA Hurricane Katrina Support Activities


August

8/26/05 NOAA Funded Research Assists Florida's Broward County in Protecting Corals During Beach Restoration Project

8/24/05 USS Monitor Researchers Debunk 142-year-old Legend of 'Cat in the Cannon'

8/18/05 Hawaii Coral Reef Restoration Project to Be Featured at White House Conference

8/18/05 NOAA Releases National Study of U.S. Coral Reef Ecosystems

8/17/05 NOAA Funded Marsh Creation Project Successfully Completed by South Lafourche Levee District

8/15/05 NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary Program Launches Online Encyclopedia of Marine Life

8/15/05 NOAA to Participate in Historic White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation

8/9/05 NOAA Announces New Ports Program For The Columbia River

8/8/05 NOAA's Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Applicants For New Advisory Council

8/5/05 NOAA Joins The United States Mint To Launch "Ocean In View" Nickel: Commemorative Geodetic Marker Placed At Cape Disappointment

8/4/05 National Geographic And NOAA Students On Field Study At National Marine Sanctuary In Hawaii

8/2/05 Applicants Sought For Advisory Council At Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary


July

7/27/05 NOAA Awards More Than $2.5 Million For Coastal Management In Maine

7/27/05 NOAA Awards More Than $2.6 Million To Support Coastal Management In Florida: Grant Administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

7/27/05 NOAA Awards Over $2.1 Million To Support Coastal Management Efforts In Hawaii

7/26/05 NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Announces New At-large Representative on Advisory Council

7/19/05 NOAA Scientists Issue Dead Zone Forecast

7/19/05 NOAA Announces Plans for Louisiana Height Modernization Efforts

7/19/05 NOAA Officials Outline Support for Gulf States Alliance as Part of President's Ocean Action Plan

7/14/05 Solve the Ocean Challenge Puzzle on NOAA's Redesigned Ocean Explorer Web Site

7/14/05 NOAA to Develop National Strategy for Studying, Protecting Deep-sea Corals and Sponges

7/14/05 NOAA Awards Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution $540,000 For Future Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Research

7/6/05 NOAA Awards $2.6 Million to Support Coastal Zone Management in New York

7/1/05 NOAA Gives Calais, Maine Observatory the First Preservation Partnership Disk


June

6/29/05 NOAA's Ocean Service to Support Santa Barbara Channel Weather Data Buoys

6/28/05 NOAA Launches Summer 'Splash' - West Coast Whale Research Cruise

6/24/05 NOAA Awards $54,834 For Georgia Oyster Habitat Restoration

6/23/05 Red Tide Triggers Maine Shellfish Fishery Failure Determination

6/22/05 NOAA's Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Needs Volunteer Monitors For Central Coast Shores

6/21/05 Colton Named National Ocean Service Technical Director

6/17/05 NOAA Establishes New England Red Tide Information Web Site

6/17/05 NOAA, State Of Florida Archaeologists Seek Identity Of Mystery Wreck In Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

6/17/05 NOAA's Gray's Reef Sanctuary Advisory Council Holds Meeting In Charleston

6/16/05 Red Tide Triggers New England Shellfish Fishery Failure Determination

6/14/05 NOAA Scientists Project Below Average 2005 North Carolina Pink Shrimp Harvest

6/14/05 NOAA Volunteers and Partners Join in Chesapeake Bay Restoration Program

6/13/05 NOAA Seeks Members for Ocean Exploration Advisory Group

6/13/05 NOAA Announces Impending Launch of GOES-N Spacecraft

6/10/05 Peter de Jung Receives Environmental Hero Award

6/10/05 Federal Advisory Committee Delivers Marine Protected Area Recommendations to Commerce and Interior Departments

6/10/05 NOAA Launches Marine Mammal Ecosystem Survey off West Coast

6/9/05 NOAA Awards More Emergency Funding to New England Red Tide Response Effort

6/2/05 NOAA and Nauticus Unveil New 3-D Multi-media Exhibit at The National Maritime Center


May

5/19/05 NOAA and the University of Southern Mississippi Establish New Tide and Water Level Station in Ocean Springs

5/13/05 NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries Launches New Education Web site

5/12/05 NOAA's Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Announces New Advisory Council Members

5/12/05 NOAA's Gray's Reef Sanctuary Advisory Council Welcomes Four New Members

5/11/05 NOAA Releases Second Volume of Manual on Coastal Habitat Restoration Monitoring

5/9/05 NOAA Dedicates New Coral Reef Research Facility


April

4/26/05 NOAA Readjusts the National Spatial Reference System Using High Accuracy GPS Data

4/25/05 NOAA, Partners Expand Tao Array into the Indian Ocean As Global Earth Observing System Grows

4/21/05 NOAA Biologists Start Seagrass Restoration in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

4/20/05 NOAA Responds to Mock Ship Grounding and Oil Spill in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

4/14/05 Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Sponsors Savannah Ocean Film Festival September 23-25

4/11/05 NOAA Offers High School Teachers and Students New Educational Kit on Estuary Science

4/7/05 NOAA to Conduct Emergency Response Drill in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

4/7/05 NOAA Collaborative Study Reveals Critical Discovery Related to Harmful Algal Toxins

4/6/05 NOAA Organic Act Sent to Congress

4/6/05 NOAA Makes Electronic Charting Data Available for Non-navigation Users Through New Web Portal

4/1/05 Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Dedicates New Research Vessel Sam Gray


March

3/28/05 NOAA Hydrographic Survey Priorities for 2004 Now Available

3/24/05 NOAA Ship Rainier Conducting Surveys to Update Nautical Charts in Strait of Juan de Fuca

3/24/05 NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Announces New Advisory Council Members

3/15/05 Policymakers, Scientists, Environmentalists, Fishing Industries to Discuss Parts of President Bush's Ocean Action Plan

3/14/05 New Educational Tool Examines Infamous Alaskan Oil Spill 16 Years Later

3/14/05 NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Community Applicants for Sanctuary Advisory Council

3/9/05 William Aalbersberg, of Suva, Fiji Islands Receives the 2005 NOAA Excellence Award for Promoting Diversity in Coastal or Ocean Resource Management

3/9/05 Surfrider Foundation Receives the 2005 NOAA Excellence Award for Coastal and Ocean Resource Management for Non-governmental Organization of the Year

3/9/05 Seth Macinko, of Kingston, R.I., Receives the 2005 NOAA Excellence Award for Promoting Diversity in Coastal or Ocean Resource Management

3/9/05 Taylor Shellfish Farms Receives the 2005 NOAA Excellence Award for Excellence in Business Leadership in Coastal and Ocean Resource Management

3/9/05 Elizabeth A. Blair Receives the 2005 NOAA Excellence Award for Coastal and Ocean Resource Management

3/9/05 City of New Bedford, Mass., Receives the 2005 Walter B. Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Government

3/9/05 Charles Max Schenk, of Gloucester, Mass., Receives the 2005 NOAA Excellence Award for Coastal and Ocean Resource Management for Volunteer of the Year

3/9/05 Rense Heath Kelsey Receives the 2005 Walter B. Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Coastal and Marine Graduate Study

3/9/05 Kevin Weng of Pacific Grove, Calif., Receives the 2005 Walter B. Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Coastal and Marine Graduate Study

3/9/05 Erie MetroParks Receives the 2005 Walter B. Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Government

3/9/05 Caitlin Mullan Crain of Providence, R.I., Receives the 2005 Walter B. Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Coastal and Marine Graduate Study

3/9/05 Katherine Ann Eschelbach of Chapel Hill, N.C., Receives the 2005 Walter B. Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Coastal and Marine Graduate Study

3/9/05 Edith Chase of Kent, Ohio Receives the 2005 Walter B. Jones Memorial Award for Coastal Steward of the Year

3/9/05 NOAA Recognizes Excellence in Coastal and Ocean Management

3/3/05 NOAA Fisheries Proposes First Listing of Corals under the Endangered Species Act

3/3/05 NOAA Releases Detailed Maps of Coral Reefs in American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands


February

2/23/05 Marine Sanctuary Sponsors Art Contest for Students in Grades K-12

2/18/05 Historic Global Earth Observation Plan Launched in Brussels Nearly 60 Countries Agree to ‘Take Pulse of the Planet

2/17/05 Shipwreck in NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Added to National Register of Historic Places

2/15/05 NOAA Releases Revised Florida Keys Sanctuary Plan for Comment

2/15/05 Panamanian Ship Assessed Half Million Dollars for Coral Damage

2/8/05 NOAA Administrator Announces Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Request

2/3/05 Two Grant Solicitations Worth up to $6 Million Announced


January

1/29/05 Volunteers Count Whales from the Shores of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, the Big Island and Kaho‘olawe

1/27/05 EPA, NOAA Will Help Coastal Communities with Coastal Growth, Development Issues

1/27/05 NOAA Seeks Experts to Review Agency’s Ecosystem Research and Science Enterprise

1/26/05 NOAA Starts New Charting and Hydro Surveying of the Atchafalaya

1/18/05 NOAA Introduces nowCOAST; Web Mapping Portal Web Site Combines Information for Easier Accessibility

1/11/05 NOAA Activates 500th Observation, Reference Station

1/7/05 NOAA's Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Applicants for Advisory Council

1/6/05 NOAA Seeks Applicants for Hydrographic Services Review Panel

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