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What's New: September 2013

IOOS National Underwater Glider Network Map

Underwater ‘Gliders’ Help Improve Hurricane Forecasts

A fleet of underwater robots is descending into Atlantic coastal waters from Nova Scotia to Georgia to collect data that may help improve storm intensity forecasts for future hurricane seasons. Several regions of the NOAA-led U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) have partnered to deploy approximately 15 of the autonomous underwater vehicles, also called gliders, for up to eight weeks during the peak fall Atlantic storm season. More...

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NOAA Launches Great Lakes Online Mapping Tool

NOAA has launched a new online mapping tool for the Great Lakes region that will give decision makers, resource managers, and environmental responders better information as they clean up hazardous materials and restore the coastal and estuarine environments. More...