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Weekly News: February 2009

Celebrating 15 Years of the CORS Program

Celebrating 15 Years of the CORS Program

The National Geodetic Survey is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) program. This program helps scientists and others monitor our ever changing planet by providing highly accurate positioning information. More...

Harmful algal bloom warning sign post

Summit Sets Stage for Harmful Algal Bloom Response Network, Forecasting System for West Coast

Experts from NOAA joined a group of eighty scientists, managers, and industry representatives from California, Oregon, and Washington at the first West Coast Regional Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Summit in Portland, Oregon, February 10-12. At the meeting, the representatives endorsed a regional harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring, alert and response network and forecasting system. More...

NYPD boat searching Hudson River after Flight 1549 crash

NOS Responds to U.S. Airways Flight 1549 Crash

At 3:31 PM on January 15, 2009, U.S. Airways Flight 1549, an Airbus A320 commercial passenger plane, made an emergency water landing on the Hudson River, on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. The National Ocean Service was at the ready, supporting passenger rescue, assessing risk of contamination to the environment, and helping to survey the cold and icy river for the wreckage of the plane. More...

View of the ocean from space via Google Earth

Take a Dive: Ocean in Google Earth

Beginning Feb. 2, visitors to Google Earth can also explore the depths of the ocean and discover NOAA information and images along their journey. This extension of the popular online Earth exploration tool also displays information such as weather patterns, currents, temperatures, shipwrecks, coral reefs, and algal blooms. More...