NOAA Beechcraft King Air N65RF taxis to the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center upon arrival in Lakeland, Florida. (Image credit: NOAA)

NOAA welcomes third Beechcraft King Air to its Specialized Aircraft Fleet

2/19/2024 - By noaa.gov. NOAA’s newest aircraft, a Beechcraft King Air 360 CER turboprop, has arrived at the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center in Lakeland, Florida. The new aircraft, designated N65RF, is configured to support NOAA coastal mapping missions and aerial surveys of damage in communities after events like hurricane landfall, tornadoes or flooding. With… SEE MORE
Spring Chinook salmon. (Image credit: Michael Humling, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

U.S. Department of Commerce allocates over $20.6M in fishery disaster funding

2/14/2024 - By noaa.gov. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced today the allocation of $20.6 million to address a fishery resource disaster that occurred in the 2023 Sacramento River Fall Chinook and Klamath River Fall Chinook ocean and inland salmon fisheries. NOAA Fisheries used revenue loss information from the commercial, processor and charter… SEE MORE
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Clusters of Atmospheric Rivers amp up California Storm Damages

2/1/2024 - By LAURA CASTAÑÓN. When multiple atmospheric rivers hit California back-to-back, the economic damage from resulting rain and snowfall is three to four times higher than predicted from individual storms, a Stanford study finds. The insight could help water managers and disaster planners better prepare for future impacts of climate change.… SEE MORE
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Environmental impacts of increasing leisure boating activity in Mediterranean coastal waters

2/23/2023 - By www.sciencedirect.com [caption id="attachment_44806" align="alignnone" width="512"] 1950s_boat_Gloucester_Massachusetts_USA_5336085003 via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Leisure boating is an important economic activity which is increasing in popularity worldwide, and the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most popular nautical tourism destinations in the world. While the overall ecological impacts of recreational boating on freshwater ecosystems… SEE MORE
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Maine builder feeds the ‘tuna fever’

2/22/2023 - By www.nationalfisherman.com [caption id="attachment_44796" align="alignnone" width="512"] 512px-Big_Dipper_(boat)_01 via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Wesmac Custom Boats in Surry, Maine, has been building a lot of boats over the past year, and many of them are tuna boats. “The guys, they all got tuna fever,” says Wesmac’s owner, Steve Wessel. One of the tuna… SEE MORE
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Fleet xpress helps future-proof fishing operations

2/20/2023 - By www.nationalfisherman.com [caption id="attachment_44783" align="alignnone" width="512"] Fishing Vessel by Mike Baird, CC BY 2.0[/caption] Seamless global coverage through Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress keeps fishing vessels connected in even the most remote locations while allowing operators to access and make provisions for the many benefits of digitalisation. Robust satellite communications are critical… SEE MORE