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Weekly News: May 2009

NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson

Virginia Honors NOAA's Navigation Services on National Maritime Day

On May 22, 2009, over 450 members from Virginia's maritime community and NOAA came together in Norfolk's brand new cruise terminal to celebrate the 76th annual National Maritime Day celebration. More...

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New Web Site Offers Access to Climate Change Resources

States and communities struggling with how to prepare for climate change have a new place to turn for answers—their peers. More...

Coast Guard helicopter

Ocean Observing Data Expected to Improve Coast Guard Search and Rescue Efforts

A new set of ocean observing data is expected to improve search and rescue efforts along the U.S. coast. The data comes from the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®), part of a joint effort among NOAA, the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Department of Homeland Security. More...

Battery Park, NY, tide gauge

Observing Land Motion and Water Level Change — Same Time, Same Place

A Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) now sits next to one of the country’s longest standing tide gauges at Battery Park in New York City, New York. More...


NOS Collaborates with Belize Officials to Reduce Coastal Nitrogen Pollution

International Program Office (IPO) experts recently met with officials in Belize to gain government endorsement of a Caribbean pilot project to reduce nutrient and sediment pollution in coastal areas. This exchange contributes to an ongoing partnership between NOAA and the U.N. Environment Program’s Global Program of Action to reduce land-based sources of pollution to the marine environment. More...

A mesophotic coral community located in the 'Au'au channel near the island of Maui

Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems Found to Host Species from Shallower Reefs

Researchers in Hawaii recently discovered that coral habitats found at intermediate depths between 30-150 meters (about 100-490 feet) host some of the same species that live on coral reefs in shallower waters. More...

National System of MPAs emblem

First Members of the National System of Marine Protected Areas Announced

On April 22, the National Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Center, together with the Department of the Interior, announced the admission of 225 existing federal, state, and territorial MPAs into the National System of Marine Protected Areas. More...

Image of new Hawaiian Education Center

New Education Center Opens in Hawaii

NOAA recently opened a new Sanctuary Learning Center for scientists and the public at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei, Maui. The center provides expanded facilities for research and education programs that enhance humpback whale protection in Hawaii. More...