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Inside This Issue
- March Activities
- SCCOOS Attends US IOOS Spring Meeting and Visits Capitol Hill
- Congratulations SCCOOS Senior Advisor, Julie Thomas, for her Appointment to the Hydrographic Services Federal Advisory Committee
- SCCOOS Visits with Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Delegation
- Executive Director, Clarissa Anderson, Included in UNCESCO’s First Ever Manual on Desalination and Harmful Algal Blooms
- Introducing the Ocean Acidification Information Exchange
1. March Activities
2. SCCOOS Attends US IOOS Spring Meeting and Visits Capitol Hill
SCCOOS Executive Director, Clarissa Anderson and our Board of Governors Chair, Libe Washburn attended the IOOS Spring meeting and visited California congressional representatives alongside our California ocean observing partner, CeNCOOS and Scripps Institution of Oceanography government relations specialist, Chris Castillo.
The spring meeting was filled with informative presentations from IOOS partners, brainstorming sessions focused on the blue economy, scoping out data management priorities and updates from our program office, the alliance of coastal technologies and IOOS sustained biological observations.
Congratulation to GCOOS AND NERACOOS on getting certified and special thanks to IOOS Association for organizing!
3. Congratulations SCCOOS Senior Advisor, Julie Thomas, for her Appointment to the Hydrographic Services Federal Advisory Committee
Congratulations to SCCOOS Senior Advisor, Julie Thomas, on her recent NOAA appointment to the Hydrographic Services Federal Advisory Committee! She was appointed by NOAA Acting Administrator, Ret. Navy Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., and Julie’s new role is to give independent advice to improve a range of services and products that support safe navigation and coastal resilience. Nice work Julie!
4. SCCOOS Visits with Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Delegation
On March 2nd, representatives from SCCOOS met a delegation from Indonesia over lunch to share ocean observing expertise on marine and weather monitoring and forecasting in support of their procurement and investment plans. These delegates toured with NOAA organizations throughout the US to learn more about technologies and techniques to better manage and predict their weather patterns.
5. Executive Director, Clarissa Anderson, Included in UNCESCO’s First Ever Manual on Desalination and Harmful Algal Blooms
UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) launched a guidebook to help the desalination industry tackle an issue that represents a potential threat to human health and the distribution of desalinated water. The two chapters that Clarissa authored are; 1) Designing an observing system for early detection of harmful algal blooms, and 2) Bloom prevention and control.
This manual was built on the cooperation of 63 HAB and desalination industry specialists. It was sponsored by the Middle eastern Desalination Research Center, the US Agency for International development and UNESCO’s IOC.
6. Introducing the Ocean Acidification Information Exchange
The Ocean Acidification (OA) Information Exchange is a joint project of the NOAA OA Program, the Interagency Working Group on OA and the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS). Members of the OA Information Exchange can use the site’s collaborative tools to share resources, engage in online discussions, develop collaborations, and interact with people in other disciplines and regions to build a well-informed community working to respond and adapt to ocean acidification.
Requesting access will allow you to post content and hold discussions with colleagues. Any questions should be directed to web manager Kelly Canesi or Shallin Busch.