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What's New: April 2011

Aerial Photography of Flooded Red River Valley

Aerial Photography of Flooded Red River Valley

Last week, the National Geodetic Survey dispatched NOAA's King Air aircraft, equipped with specialized remote sensing equipment, on a mission to collect aerial photography at 10,000 feet across areas of the upper Midwest in midst of another spring with severe river flooding caused by melting snow atop already saturated ground. More...

cruise ship approaching Dames Point Bridge in Jacksonville

NOAA Air Gap Information Saves Cruise Traffic

In January, NOAA received a request to install an air gap measuring system on the Dames Point Bridge in Jacksonville, Fla. The air gap system is a tool that measures the clearance between the water surface and a bridge. More...

diver on boat with a speared lionfish

Divers Hunt Invasive Lionfish and Help Protect Florida Keys Coral Reefs

Starting in May, divers will once again take to the waters of the Florida Keys in the second annual round of lionfish derbies hosted by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF). The inaugural series of lionfish derbies held in 2010 resulted in the removal of more than 650 of the invaders from sanctuary waters. More...