Global Ocean Monitoring and Observation (GOMO)

Stratus Ocean Reference Station Successfully Deployed Off Coast of Chile

Stratus Ocean Reference Station Successfully Deployed Off Coast of Chile On January 28, 2021 the 19th deployment of the Stratus Ocean Reference Station (ORS) was accomplished using the Chilean Navy Ship AGS 61 Cabo de Hornos. The Stratus ORS is located about 800 nautical miles off the coast of northern Chile, at 220 31’ S, 850 48’ W, where the ocean …

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New Tide Gauge Station Built in Chuuk, Micronesia

New Tide Gauge Station Built in Chuuk, Micronesia Chuuk, Micronesia has not had an active tide gauge for many years. In partnership with KIOST, the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center (UHSLC) was able to coordinate and help get a station built during the pandemic. Since travel was restricted, the technicians at UHSLC built the station in their …

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2020 Global Carbon Budget Released

2020 Global Carbon Budget Released Lower emissions due to COVID-19 have little effect on atmosphere and ocean Fossil fuel emissions in 2020 are projected to decline by an estimated 0.7 billion tons in 2020  to 9.3 gigatons of carbon (Gt C), 7% lower than in 2019, according to new estimates relying on energy consumption data in the …

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2020 Arctic Report Card Released

2020 Arctic Report Card Released The sustained transformation to a warmer, less frozen and biologically changed Arctic remains clear On December 8, 2020, the 2020 Arctic Report Card was released at the AGU Fall Meeting in a press conference. This 15th annual Arctic Report Card catalogs the numerous ways that environmental change continues to transform and disrupt the Arctic …

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Upcoming Workshop: Integrating Ocean Observations to Improve NOAA’s Hurricane Intensity Forecasts

Upcoming Workshop: Integrating Ocean Observations to Improve NOAA’s Hurricane Intensity Forecasts The GOMO-led Extreme Events Ocean Observations Task Team is organizing the workshop: Integrating Ocean Observations to Improve NOAA’s Hurricane Intensity Forecasts. The workshop will be held virtually from Tuesday, January 26 through Thursday, January 28, 2021. This workshop will focus on upper ocean and …

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2019 Surface Water Carbon Database Published

2019 Surface Water Carbon Database Published The Global Ocean Surface Water Partial Pressure of CO2 Database (LDEO Database Version 2019) has been published at OCADS/NCEI. The most recent LDEO databased contains approximately 14.2 million measurements of surface water partial pressure CO2 (pCO2) made over the global oceans and coastal waters between 1957-2019. This version contains an …

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GOMO at the AGU Fall Meeting 2020

GOMO at the AGU Fall Meeting 2020 The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting will take place virtually this year from December 1-17. GOMO Program Manager, Emily Smith, and Knauss Fellows Cheyenne Stienbarger and Ann-Christine Zinkann will be leading sessions below. GOMO’s 2020 Hollings Scholar Amanda O’Shaughnessy will be presenting a poster of her research on sea level planning, and …

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Late-Season Arctic Research Cruise Reveals Warm Ocean Temperatures, Active Ecosystem

Late-Season Arctic Research Cruise Reveals Warm Ocean Temperatures, Active Ecosystem “The water and air temperatures were warmer, and we had ecosystem activity that normally doesn’t occur late in the season,” said University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Professor Jacqueline Grebmeier, chief scientist on the research cruise and a national and international leader in Arctic research. This …

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NOAA’s Efforts to Improve Hurricane Forecasts Tested on Isaias

NOAA’s Efforts to Improve Hurricane Forecasts Tested on Isaias with Gliders, Drifters, and Argo floats NOAA’s Extreme Events-Ocean Observations (EE-OO) Task Team supports the coordination of targeted and sustained ocean observing efforts to improve the understanding of air-sea interaction during high wind events, with the goal of improving the accuracy of hurricane intensity forecasts. The …

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NOAA Releases 2020-2029 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Acidification Research Plan

NOAA Releases 2020-2029 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Acidification Research Plan Released July 29, 2020 NOAA has developed a 2020-2029 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Acidification Research Plan that builds upon acidification science accomplishments made in the last decade and responds to newly emerging requirements in this field. In coordination with international, interagency, and external academic and …

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