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From Mississippi to Australia: 3 Research Cruises Depart to Improve Understanding of the Atlantic and Southern Ocean

This is a repost of NOAA AOML’s original story published February 13, 2024. Scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) are gearing up for a busy season at sea with three research cruises departing in the month of February. The A13.5 Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP) cruise, the I08S GO-SHIP cruise, […]

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How Two Scientists Have Advanced Marine Ecosystems Research in the Arctic

In the middle of the cold and wavy Bering Sea, a crane extends over the stern of the R/V Sikuliaq and brings aboard a metal scoop filled with a sample collected from the muddy bottom of the seafloor. Researchers, Jackie, Lee, and colleagues, sort through the mud samples to catalog the hundreds of organisms it

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Warmest Arctic Summer on Record is Evidence of Accelerating Climate Change: 2023 Arctic Report Card Released

New chapters in 2023 Arctic Report Card show the promise of Indigenous knowledge to strengthen resilience  On December 12, NOAA’s 2023 Arctic Report Card released at a press conference hosted by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as part of its Fall Meeting. Opening remarks were provided by NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad. Lead editor Rick Thoman

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Arctic seals float on ice in the waters near Whittier, AK, June 2023.

Biden-Harris Administration invests $1 million in advancing Arctic data management and climate resilience through Investing in America agenda

This is a repost of a NOAA press release dated December 8, 2023. View the original release on NOAA.gov. Today, the Department of Commerce and NOAA announced a $1 million Notice of Funding Opportunity for competitive grants to help improve regional climate data and information products for the Arctic region. These grants are funded through

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Record carbon dioxide emissions impeding progress on meeting climate goals

This is a repost of a NOAA Research article published December 5, 2023. Read the original post here. NOAA data and models help scientists track the global carbon cycle Greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels are projected to reach a record 36.8 billion metric tons in 2023, an increase of 1.1% over 2022, according to

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Recent “Triple-Dip” La Niña upends current understanding of ENSO

Repost of original story posted by NOAA Research on November 7, 2023. With the current El Niño in full force, researchers are still puzzling over the 2020–2023 La Niña that upended current understanding of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) dynamics. The three consecutive years of La Niña conditions – a rare “triple-dip” phenomenon – had widespread impacts

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New Education Resource: “Keeping An Eye On Earth’s Oceans With Argo Robots”

GOMO-funded tech highlighted in Frontiers for Young Minds A new article was released in the Earth Sciences section of the journal Frontiers for Young Minds. “Keeping An Eye On Earth’s Oceans With Argo Robots,” describes the technology, applications, and developments of Argo floats, a major component of the Global Ocean Observing System, and provides a

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Innovative tech to observe Arctic phytoplankton

Repost of original story written by NOAA PMEL. NOAA and partner scientists recently completed two successful field tests in the US Arctic merging new technologies and traditional ship surveys to assess real-time phytoplankton species distributions in response to surface warming. The rapid warming of the Arctic Ocean has led to earlier sea ice retreats in

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Meet the Early Career Ocean Scientists Working to Improve Hurricane Forecasts

The Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program (GOMO) received funding through the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act to support a focused ocean-atmosphere observing experiment during the 2023 hurricane season. This research experiment, called the Coordinated Hurricane Atmosphere-Ocean Sampling (CHAOS) is an integrated field campaign led by GOMO’s new Extreme Events Program and conducted as part

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Two crew members lowering an Argo float in a cardboard box over the side of the ship.

Scientists Team with Commercial Shipping Industry to Collect Ocean Observations in the Caribbean Sea

Five autonomous profiling floats were deployed from a commercial vessel into the depths of the Caribbean Sea to improve ocean and hurricane research.  Captain Vassili Pugatsov and the crew of the M/V Bulk Xaymaca, in cooperation with the Argo Float Group at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, deployed these ocean observing instruments, known as Argo floats,

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