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All IOOS regional networks now NOAA-certified

All IOOS regional networks now NOAA-certified

NOAA has now certified all of the 11 Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) regional associations as Regional Information Coordination Entities. Data coming from all IOOS partners now adheres to common...
GCOOS Board Member Receives Honors

GCOOS Board Member Receives Honors

GCOOS Board Member Dr. Ruth Mullins Perry has received a Distinguished Achievement Award from Texas A&M University’s College of Geosciences. Awardees are distinctly renowned for their geosciences expertise, service to...
Updated Information on GOM Dead Zone from LSU and LUMCON

Updated Information on GOM Dead Zone from LSU and LUMCON

Update This year’s dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico turned out to be smaller than anticipated. NOAA-funded scientists went on their yearly research cruise aboard the R/V Pelican in...
Please Join Us for a Congressional Briefing

Please Join Us for a Congressional Briefing

Florida’s Harmful Algal Blooms: 2018 Overview and Federal Response Across the U.S., the seafood, restaurant and tourism industries suffer an estimated $82 million in economic losses from harmful algal blooms....
Now Online: TEDWomen 2017

Now Online: TEDWomen 2017

TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading,  held its TEDWomen 2017 conference in New Orleans. Themed “Bridges”, the event featured a live program of more than 40 speakers and...
Helping Communities Weather the Storms

Helping Communities Weather the Storms

Ocean Observing System Plays Critical Role in Hurricane Prediction, Tracking With direct hits from Harvey and Irma, the Gulf states have certainly felt the impact from these record-breaking storms and...
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...