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Ocean Observing Satellites Help Explain Harvey’s Rapid Intensification

Ocean Observing Satellites Help Explain Harvey’s Rapid Intensification

By GCOOS Members Nan Walker and Alaric Haag (LSU Earth Scan Laboratory, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, College of the Coast and Environment) and Bob Leben (Colorado Center for...
Hurricane Harvey and its Aftermath

Hurricane Harvey and its Aftermath

Hurricane Harvey is breaking records for rainfall and displacing thousands of Texas residents. Ocean observations from GCOOS contributors are helping us understand how the storm grew so intense so quickly;...
Gulf AUV Network and Data Archive Long-term storage Facility (GANDALF)

Gulf AUV Network and Data Archive Long-term storage Facility (GANDALF)

The GCOOS-RA developed the Gulf AUV Network and Data Archive Long-term storage Facility (GANDALF) to provide data management and glider mapping/tracking assistance to glider operators in the Gulf. GCOOS will...
2017 Forecast: Summer Hypoxic Zone Size Northern Gulf of Mexico

2017 Forecast: Summer Hypoxic Zone Size Northern Gulf of Mexico

2017 Hypoxia Forecast by R. Eugene Turner and Nancy Rabalais Each year a hypoxic water mass with oxygen concentrations ≤ 2 mg l-1 forms in bottom waters of the northern...
PLOS One Paper Adapted for Kids

PLOS One Paper Adapted for Kids

A paper on reef fish spawning in the Southeastern U.S. that was published in the peer review journal PLOS One has now been adapted for high schoolers and published in...
Welcome New GCOOS Staffer

Welcome New GCOOS Staffer

This month, we’re welcoming the newest member of the GCOOS staff: Jen Vreeland as research associate. She has a B.A. in Environmental Science from Eckerd College and is  finishing her...
Glider Workshop

Glider Workshop

The Interagency Ocean Observation Committee’s Glider Task Team has scheduled the U.S. Underwater Glider Workshop for Jan. 18-19, 2017, at the Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. The workshop will serve as...
Analysis of DWH Impacts on the Gulf Seafood Industry

Analysis of DWH Impacts on the Gulf Seafood Industry

Some of the most severe and complex economic effects of the DWH were on the Gulf of Mexico’s seafood industry, according to a study funded by the Bureau of Ocean...
Texas Gulf Dead Zone Caused by Excessive Rainfall

Texas Gulf Dead Zone Caused by Excessive Rainfall

Headlines this month bring grim news of a massive “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico. Is this something Houston should be worried about? Yes and no. Most of those...
2016 Dead Zone Press Release

2016 Dead Zone Press Release

Each year a hypoxic water mass with oxygen concentrations ≤2 mg l-1 forms in bottom waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf. The low oxygen conditions threaten living...
IOOS Report to Congress

IOOS Report to Congress

The National Ocean Council recently completed its U.S. IOOS 2015 Report to Congress, which covers 2013-2014. The report provides information on the impact of IOOS activities and the current capabilities...
Five-Year Funding Plan Submitted by GCOOS-RA

Five-Year Funding Plan Submitted by GCOOS-RA

GCOOS-RA responded to the federal funding opportunity (FFO), NOAA-NOS-IOOS-2016-2004378, and submitted a grant proposal to cover the next five years of support. Our proposal is heavily focused on observations following...