A Sea-cleaning Sailboat that Feeds on Plastic Waste

5/4/2021 - By Ashwini Sakharkar. Each year, an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean. According to the UN, if nothing is done, there will be more plastic waste than fish in the oceans by 2050. Tired of hitting these floating objects during his races and seeing heavenly places turn… SEE MORE

NSF Funding Opportunity for Multi-disciplinary Research

4/30/2021 - The NSF is offering a Convergence Accelerator - Networked Blue Economy funding opportunity that could be a good fit for aquaculture proposals. They are looking for multi-disciplinary research work, included but not limited to the following examples: Oceanographers, veterinarians, modelers, HABs researchers and remote sensing experts teaming up to advance ocean epidemiological and threat… SEE MORE

Biden Picks a NOAA Chief, Looking to End the Agency’s Long Stretch without a Leader

4/29/2021 - By Christopher Flavelle. President Biden on Thursday announced he would nominate Rick Spinrad, a professor of oceanography at Oregon State University, to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the country’s premier climate science agency. The announcement potentially marks a new chapter for NOAA, which was at times a source of… SEE MORE
Cape Arago in Coos Bay Oregon By Maggie Austin

Voting Continues in the Best Harbor Contest

4/28/2021 - As we approach the halfway point in the Best Harbor contest, we have received almost 2000 votes for harbors across the country. Don't miss your chance to spread the word about your favorite harbor community by VOTING TODAY! Share the contest on social media and don't forget to tag us… SEE MORE