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NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer

Live, from Seafloor to Scientists Ashore
NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer, “America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration,” is on a course to be the only U.S. ship assigned to systematically explore our largely unknown ocean for the purpose of discovery and the advancement of knowledge.

A trawl takes an early morning dip into a glassy Delaware Bay.

Scientists Join Forces for Regional Fisheries Research:
It’s an act of nature that goes largely unnoticed. Every year, larval fish — barely visible to the naked eye — leave their birthplace in the offshore Atlantic and make their way into the waters of the Delaware and Chesapeake bays.

Misery Bay Sinkhole

Great Lakes Exploration: Lake Huron’s Sinkholes:
During a 2001 Lake Huron Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary survey, Dr. Dwight Coleman (Institute for Exploration) first discovered a series of offshore freshwater underwater sinkholes at a depth of approximately 100 meters, formed by a unique series of environmental processes.

Workers install the radiating face of the phased array antenna during construction of the NWRT.

The Future of Weather Radar:
Radar is one of the most valuable tools in a forecaster’s arsenal and NSSL continues to use ingenuity and creativity to push radar technology to the edge.

Comparison of DIDSON and traditional echosounder images

Sonar Reveals How Herring Respond to Predators:
Throughout much of coastal Alaska Pacific herring are important prey to whales, seals, sea lions, birds and other predators, but little is known about how these predators influence herring populations.

Weekly communication map for the New Hampshire Coastal Watershed Land Conservation Planning group shows a tight cluster of communication.

UNH Researcher Is Mapping the Flow of Communication:
Troy Hartley could be considered a cartographer of human communication.

A modeled computer product showing mercury wet deposition over the US for 2001

Seeking a Better Understanding of Atmospheric Mercury:
It may be the name of a car, a planet, and a Roman god, but (as best we know) none of those are toxic to humans or the environment.

Researchers on board ship retrieve the REMUS from the ocean.

A River In The Sea - Sea Grant-Funded Researcher Takes New Look At Impact of Wintertime Coastal Currents :
All in all, physical oceanographer Glen Gawarkiewicz admitted, he could have decided on a research topic more conducive to warm days in the bright blue waters of the Caribbean, drifting along with the lazy currents in and amongst the coral reefs.

Global land biogeochemistry and ecology model used in GFDL’s Earth System Model

The Future of Climate Modeling at GFDL - The Earth System Model:
NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) has been constructing the next generation Earth System Model (ESM) to advance our understanding of how the Earth’s biogeochemical cycles, including human actions, interact with the climate system.

SCUBAnauts Collin Olson and Anna Moran display the Operation: Deep Climb banner and Explorer’s Club flag #61, with HURL Operations Director Terry Kerby looking on.

NOAA Supports Young Explorers in Seafloor to Mountaintop to Outer Space Challenge:
NOAA’s Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) is inspiring a new generation of explorers to discover the deep ocean.

A juvenile hybrid striped bass used in vaccine studies.

First Live-Attenuated Vaccine for S. Iniae in Development:
In preliminary trials, NOAA Sea Grant researchers have for the first time demonstrated the feasibility of using a live-attenuated vaccine to prevent the deadly Streptococcus iniae infection in fish.

dried up and cracked river bottom

Study Completed on Research and Networks for Decision Support in the NOAA Climate Sectoral Applications Research Program:
In response to NOAA’s and the U.S. Climate Change Science Program’s strong and continued interest in providing timely climate information for effective decision-making, the NOAA Climate Program Office established the Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP) in 2005.

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