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What's New: January 2011

NOAA's Navigation Services: Evolving Beyond Navigation

NOAA's Navigation Services: Evolving Beyond Navigation

Data is currently being collected in Mobile Bay, Alabama, by ship, satellite, aircraft, and autonomous underwater vehicle. Additionally, high resolution coastal hydrodynamic models are being developed. This information, traditionally used for navigation, will provide an unprecedented, fine-grained view of the Bay's water and land—and may serve as a model for how NOAA navigation data is collected, repackaged, and reused to help coastal communities around the nation. More...

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New Assistant Administrator for National Ocean Service

David Kennedy has been named NOAA assistant administrator for the National Ocean Service effective immediately. He has served in an acting capacity since January 2010 when John Dunnigan was named a senior policy advisor to the NOAA administrator. The announcement was made today by under secretary of commerce and NOAA administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco. More...

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NOAA Hosts Games and Simulation Summit to Foster Future Learning

NOAA recently hosted a Games and Simulation Summit at its headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Panel discussions focused on how gaming and simulation technology can best be used to reach specific audiences, explored current "best practices" in government agencies, and reviewed evaluation methods for gaming and simulation. Other topics included NOAA spherical displays, data visualization, policy and resources, and the future of games and simulation. More...

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NOAA's Regional Navigation Managers to Meet with Maritime Community

As "ambassadors" to the nation's maritime community, the 12 regional navigation managers of NOAA's Office of Coast Survey understand the value and economic importance of America's maritime transportation system. In early 2011, they will conduct extensive outreach to better understand emerging requirements and ensure that NOAA's products and services promote the safe and efficient movement of U.S. exports and commerce. More...

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U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Focus of Special Journal Issue

This month, Marine Technology Society (MTS) Journal released a two-volume special issue focusing on the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®). More...