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New Ocean Floats to Boost Global Weather, Climate Research Network

12/17/2021 - NOAA and partners have joined together to launch approximately 100 new Argo floats across the Atlantic Ocean to collect data that supports ocean, weather and climate research and prediction. These will bolster the international Argo Program, which maintains a global array of about 3,800 floats that measure pressure, temperature, and salinity of the… SEE MORE
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NOAA Considers Marine Sanctuary off Hawaiian Islands

11/30/2021 - NOAA announced it is initiating the process to consider designating the marine portions of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a national marine sanctuary. This designation would build on existing management in the marine portions of the monument by adding the conservation benefits and enhanced long-term protection of a national marine sanctuary.… SEE MORE
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NOAA Ocean Exploration Meets Major Mapping Milestone

11/20/2021 - Two million square kilometers. Or 772,204 square miles. That’s more than one quarter the size of the contiguous United States. And it’s the area of seafloor mapped by NOAA Ocean Exploration using the modern, high-resolution multibeam sonar system aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer since the ship was commissioned in 2008. Why We Map There’s so… SEE MORE

NOAA Funds Golet’s Latest Western Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Research

11/16/2021 - ORONO —The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded Golet, a research assistant professor with the UMaine School of Marine Sciences, more than $276,000 to lead a team of researchers who will collect and analyze updated western Atlantic bluefin tuna population data, according to a news release from UMaine. The new data is to help reduce… SEE MORE