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scientific discoveries and program achievements for the advancement of global Ocean monitoring and observing


Meet GOMO’s new Knauss Fellows: Jessica Gwinn & Sarah Tucker

The Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program (GOMO) has a history of working with NOAA’s Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program each year, and has supported 12 Knauss Fellows since 2015! This February, GOMO welcomed two new fellows, Sarah Tucker and Jessica (Jesse) Gwinn. Sarah comes to GOMO from Hawaii Sea Grant and is working to

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Dr. Sidney Thurston Retires from NOAA

GOMO Plank Owner to Retire After 28 years associated with NOAA Research, Dr. Sidney Thurston will retire from Federal service at NOAA on December 31, 2022 to accept the newly established position of Vice President for Global Science and Technology (S&T) at and  Dr. Thurston joined NOAA’s “Office of Global Programs” (OGP) in 1995 as a Knauss Sea Grant Fellow

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Dr. Sandy Lucas Joins GOMO as Director of the Arctic Research Program

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Sandy Lucas has joined GOMO as the Director of the Arctic Research Program (ARP). She comes to GOMO after serving for the past 12 years as the Program Manager for the Climate Variability and Predictability Program in the Climate Program Office (CPO). During her time at CPO, Sandy managed

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2022 Arctic Report Card Released

Human-caused climate change fuels warmer, wetter, stormier Arctic On December 13, the 2022 Arctic Report Card was 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 Matthew Druckenmiller, a research scientist with the National Snow and Ice Data

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Announcing Funding Opportunity in Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal (mCDR)

NOAA’s Ocean Acidification and Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Programs on behalf of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) are soliciting proposals focused on (a) expanding understanding of various aspects of marine Carbon Dioxide Removal (mCDR); (b) understanding associated co-benefits (including ocean acidification mitigation) and risks of marine CDR; and (c) the science needed to build

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Global Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Continue to Rise

Annual Global Carbon Budget Report Released The following is a reposting of the article originally published by NOAA Research on November 14, 2022. Global carbon dioxide emissions in 2022 remain at record levels and natural carbon sinks are being impacted by climate change, according to a report published last week by the Global Carbon Project.   The

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GOMO’s Inaugural Program Review Report Available

The Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program hosted its inaugural Program Review on July 11-14, 2022 in Silver Spring and virtually. Program reviews are conducted every five years to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR). With 25

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First Cruise in Three Years in Support of the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Project

This story is excerpted below. Read the full story on NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meterological Laboratory (AOML) website! After two weeks at sea, the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (SAM) project team, led by Renellys Perez and Shenfu Dong (NOAA/AOML), completed its first cruise since June 2019!  The SAM project, which began in 2009, seeks to capture the daily

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