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What's New: April 2012

NOAA Sponsors Boy Scout Merit Badge in Oceanography

NOAA Sponsors Boy Scout Merit Badge in Oceanography

NOS's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) recently hosted an Oceanography Merit Badge class for the Boy Scouts of America. Scouts participated in a variety of oceanography lessons, interactive exhibits and demonstrations at CO-OPS' satellite office in Chesapeake, Virginia. Fifty Boy Scouts from across Virginia, ranging from ages ten to 16, participated in the program to qualify for their badge. More...

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NOAA Coastal Mapping Program Offers Huge Taxpayer Benefits

For every dollar American taxpayers spend on NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Coastal Mapping Program, they receive more than $35 in benefits. This statistic was the result of a recent independent socio-economic scoping study. More...

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Researchers Report Potential for a Moderate New England Red Tide in 2012

In April, scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science-funded Prevention, Control, and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms research project in the Gulf of Maine issued an outlook for moderate regional algal blooms in 2012. More...

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