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NOAA Science Seminar Series

NOAA Science Seminar Series

The NOAA Science Seminar Series began in 2004 and is a voluntary effort by over 70 NOAA seminar coordinators to integrate and distribute a list of NOAA-hosted, publicly accessible science seminars. In 2020 we shared listings for over 500 seminars!

 

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26 February 2024

Title: U.S. Pacific Northwest DEWS February Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar
Presenter(s): Nick Siler, Oregon Climate Service/Oregon State University; Arin Peters, NWS Western Region; Ben Roberts-Pierel; David Foster Hill, Oregon State University
Date & Time: 26 February 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: U.S. Pacific Northwest DEWS February Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar

Presenter(s): Climate Recap & Current Conditions: Nick Siler, Oregon Climate Service/Oregon State University
Seasonal Conditions/Climate Outlook: Arin Peters, NWS Western Region.Snow drought in the Pacific Northwest: the role of choosing and processing data - Ben Roberts-Pierel, formerly Oregon State University.Title TBD - David Foster Hill, Oregon State University.

Sponsor(s): NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System

Seminar Contact(s): Britt Parker britt.parker@noaa.govLocation: Webinar

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5392768519324824415

Abstract: These webinars provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing drought conditions, as well as climatic events like El Nio and La Nia. Speakers will also discuss the impacts of these conditions on things such as wildfires, floods, disruption to water supply and ecosystems, as well as impacts to affected industries like agriculture, tourism, and public health.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: Will be available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmADP4Cm4SNtYZMmrY48PtQ

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27 February 2024

Title: U.S. Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar and The Fifth National Climate Assessment Southeast Findings
Presenter(s): Chris Fuhrmann, Southeast Regional Climate Center; Jeff Dobur and Todd Hamill, NWS Southeast River Forecast Center; Pam Knox, University of Georgia; Karin Gleason, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information; Jeremy Hoffman, Groundwork USA
Date & Time: 27 February 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: U.S. Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar and The Fifth National Climate Assessment Southeast Findings

Presenter(s): Climate Overview - Chris Fuhrmann, Southeast Regional Climate Center.
Water Resources Overview - Jeff Dobur & Todd Hamill, NWS Southeast River Forecast Center.
Agriculture Impact Update - Pam Knox, University of Georgia.
Fifth National Climate Assessment " Southeast Findings: Jeremy Hoffman, Groundwork USA.

Sponsor(s): NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System

Seminar Contact(s): Meredith Muth meredith.muth@noaa.govLocation: Webinar

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/6846806667689526028

Abstract: Join us for the Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar! This webinar series provides the region with information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods, and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Nio and La Nia. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as wildfires, agriculture production, disruption to water supply, and ecosystems.The special topic for the February 2024 webinar is "The Fifth National Climate Assessment " Southeast Findings."

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: Will be available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmADP4Cm4SNtYZMmrY48PtQ

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Title: Eyes on the water: Fishery Observers and their role as enforcement assets
Presenter(s): Craig Faunce, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis Division
Date & Time: 27 February 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Eyes on the water: Fishery Observers and their role as enforcement assets / 2024 AFSC Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Craig Faunce, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis DivisionSeminar Contacts: Amanda Warlick (Amanda.Warlick@noaa.gov), Alexandra Dowlin (Alexandra.Dowlin@noaa.gov)

Remote Access:
Meeting link:
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Meeting number:
2760 456 5021
Password:
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Accessibility: Accessibility information: closed captioning

Abstract: Intensively managed, well-regulated, and well-enforced fisheries are typified by low incidences of illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing and also possess stock levels that are above target levels of exploitation or are rebuilding. Fisheries operating in the Federal waters off Alaska are managed with near real-time quota management and have been monitored with observers for over 50 years. Observers in our region are deployed into fisheries year-round and typically operate independently for up to several months at-sea and in remote ports. Observers in the North Pacific are required to collect unbiased information on the extraction of marine resources while also reporting potential violations of maritime law. They must therefore act as scientists and enforcement assets. The scientific value of observer data to support quota management and stock assessments is relatively well understood compared to the value of observer data to combat IUU. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the start of digital observer statements, i.e., reports of potential law violations in the North Pacific. The Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis (FMA) Division of the AFSC has been collaborating with the Office of Law Enforcement Alaska Division (AKD) for the past eight years to summarize, analyze and publicly report potential IUU in Federal waters. This presentation highlights the results of three teams that have iteratively improved the way observer statements are recorded, analyzed, and presented. The utility of these statements in documenting unlawful behavior over time, the challenge of increasing regulation, how reporting accuracy is being improved, and newly quantified risks of sexual assault and harassment (SASH) faced by observers will be presented. These efforts are only examples of a continuous effort to better inform policy makers of potential issues and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of maritime law enforcement.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: Recordings and speaker information can be found on the 2024 AFSC Seminar Series website.Subscribe/Unsubscribe to the NOAA Science Seminar Series weekly email:
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Title: Air-sea heat flux in regional modeling of ENSO-induced SST anomalies off Baja California Peninsula, Mexico
Presenter(s): David Rivas, CICESE, Mexico
Date & Time: 27 February 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Online
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Air-sea heat flux in regional modeling of ENSO-induced SST anomalies off Baja California Peninsula (Mexico)

Presenter(s): David Rivas (CICESE, Mexico)

Sponsor(s): NOAACoastal Ocean Modeling Seminars: https://coastaloceanmodels.noaa.gov/seminar/

SeminarContact: Alexander.Kurapov@noaa.gov

Remoteaccess: Connect with Google Meet meet.google.com/kti-ktaw-nes,
PhoneNumbers (US)+1414-856-5982 PIN: 248 179#

Abstract: The El Nio Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon is responsible for important physical and biogeochemical anomalies in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean. The event of 1997-98 has been one of the most intense in the last decades and it had large implications for the waters off Baja California (BC) Peninsula with a pronounced warm sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly adjacent to the coast. Downscaling of reanalysis products was carried out using a mesoscale-resolving numerical ocean model to reproduce the regional SST anomalies. The nested model has a 9 km horizontal resolution that extend from Cabo Corrientes to Point Conception. A downscaling experiment that computes surface fluxes online with bulk formulae achieves a better representation of the event than a version with prescribed surface fluxes. The nested system improves the representation of the large scale warming and the localized SST anomaly adjacent to BC Peninsula compared to the reanalysis product. A sensitivity analysis shows that air temperature and to a lesser extent wind stress anomalies are the primary drivers of the formation of BC temperature anomaly. The warm air-temperature anomalies advect from the near-equatorial regions and the central north Pacific and is associated with sea-level pressure anomalies in the synoptic-scale atmospheric circulation. This regional warm pool has a pronounced signature on sea level anomaly in agreement with observations, which may have implications for biogeochemist
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Title: Extreme Precipitation in Southeast Alaska: Visualizing Climate Modeling with a Storymap
Presenter(s): Zav Grabinski and Richard Lader, International Arctic Research Center
Date & Time: 27 February 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Extreme Precipitation in Southeast Alaska: Visualizing Climate Modeling with a Storymap

Presenter(s): Zav Grabinski and Rick Lader, International Arctic Research Center

Sponsor(s): NOAA/OAR/Climate Program Office and the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)

Seminar Contacts: Alison Hayden (abhayden@alaska.edu) & Genie Bey (genie.bey@noaa.gov)

Remote Access: https://uaf-accap.org/event/precip-se-alaska/

Abstract: Learn about the latest precipitation models for southeast Alaska in a visually captivating format. These models, a product of the 2022 ACCAP Workshop Drought and Extreme Events: Building Collaborations to Enhance Data, Decision Making, and Adaptation Planning in Southeast Alaska, anticipate an increasingly wet climate interspersed with extreme drought episodes. Join us to explore how future climates might unfold, illustrated through intricate 3D visualizations from the StoryMap: Precipitation Extremes in Southeast Alaska: Drought in the Rainforest? Visualizing Precipitation Models in a Rapidly Changing Climate.


Bio(s): Zav Grabinski is a Geospatial Analyst & Data Visualization Specialist with The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy and the Alaska Fire Science Consortium. Born and raised in Fairbanks Alaska, Zav uses modern visualization techniques to help communicate science in the context of a rapidly changing environment. Rick Lader is a Research Associate with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, International Arctic Research Center. His research examines how climate extremes are changing in Alaska and how this impacts communities and infrastructure. A necessary aspect of this research involves the development of dynamically downscaled climate data to obtain more localized information. He uses these data to better understand a wide range of climate and natural hazard issues that span from severe fire seasons in Interior and south-central Alaska to record low Bering Sea ice extent to marine heat waves in the Gulf of Alaska.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: Slides, links shared during the presentation, and a recording may be found after the meeting at the URL listed above.

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Title: U.S. Marine Aquaculture Policy Dashboard Launch
Presenter(s): Dr. Sarah Lester, Associate Professor of Biological Science at Florida State University; Mrs. Stephanie Otts, Director of the National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi; and Dr. Bess Ruff, postdoctoral researcher at Florida State University
Date & Time: 27 February 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: U.S. Marine Aquaculture Policy Dashboard Launch

Presenter(s): Dr. Sarah Lester, Associate Professor of Biological Science at Florida State University;Mrs. Stephanie Otts, Director of the National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi; and Dr. Bess Ruff, postdoctoral researcher at Florida State University.

Sponsor(s): National Sea Grant Office

Seminar Contact(s): kelly.samek@noaa.gov

Remote Access: https://olemiss.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErde2uqDMjEtKNn2QxjB9xNfWwbFjUj1bK

Abstract: The National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi and researchers at Florida State University have developed an online dashboard of state policy data for U.S. marine aquaculture. The State Marine Aquaculture Policy Dashboard improves accessibility to marine aquaculture policy data, enabling policymakers, industry managers, farmers, and researchers to navigate U.S. marine aquaculture policies with confidence and ease.The State Marine Aquaculture Policy Dashboard offers interactive and visual representations of almost 30 marine aquaculture policy attributes collected for all 23 coastal states. Users can utilize dynamic filters to look at multiple policy attributes across all states, take a deep dive into various categories of aquaculture policies, or learn about a specific state's policies. Users can also access the underlying database used in the Dashboard.During this webinar, members of the project team will provide an overview of the dashboard and the underlying state marine aquaculture policy data and illustrate how the dashboard can be used to learn more about state aquaculture policies.

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28 February 2024

Title: eDNA-Dominant Marine Fish Species Characterize Coastal Habitats: an eDNA-Based Classifier Approach to Aid Marine Biogeography and Ocean Monitoring
Presenter(s): Mark Stoeckle, Senior Research Associate, The Rockefeller University; and Jesse Ausubel, Director of Program for the Human Environment, The Rockefeller University
Date & Time: 28 February 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: eDNA-Dominant Marine Fish Species Characterize Coastal Habitats: an eDNA-Based Classifier Approach to Aid Marine Biogeography and Ocean MonitoringPart of the NOAA Omics Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Mark Stoeckle, Senior Research Associate, The Rockefeller University; and Jesse Ausubel, Director of Program for the Human Environment, The Rockefeller University.

Sponsor(s): NOAA Omics

Seminar Contact(s): Nicole Miller, NOAA 'Omics Portfolio Specialist, noaa.omics@noaa.gov

Remote Access: Register Here

Abstract: A small minority of species typically account for the great majority of individuals or biomass. Here we characterize marine coastal habitats based on abundance of marine fish environmental DNA. We designate the ten most eDNA-abundant fish species in each habitat as eDNA-dominant species. eDNA-dominant species are similar within but differ among habitats and seasons and accord with abundance by traditional survey methods. Classifiers based on eDNA-dominant fish species could help map marine fish habitats and monitor changing oceans. Advantages include relatively low sampling requirements, a single technology applicable to diverse habitats, and ease of application to multiple datasets.

Bio(s): Mark Stoeckle is Senior Research Associate in the Program for the Human Environment at The Rockefeller University. Beginning in 2003, he helped organize the early meetings that laid the foundation for the DNA barcoding initiative. His DNA barcoding projects with high school students attracted front-page coverage in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. Since 2015 he has been researching environmental DNA in New York Bight as a tool for monitoring marine animal populations. He published the first time-series eDNA study of the lower Hudson River estuary in 2017. In collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Stoeckle led the first large-scale bottom trawl-eDNA comparison, with results published in 2021. Jesse Ausubel directs The Rockefeller University's Program for the Human Environment (PHE), which aims to elaborate the technical vision of a large, prosperous society that emits little harmful and spares large amounts of land and sea for nature. Mr. Ausubel initiated and helped lead the Census of Marine Life, Barcode of Life Initiative, and ongoing International Quiet Ocean Experiment. In 2018 PHE hosted the first US National Conference on Marine eDNA. Mr. Ausubel is an adjunct scientist of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, University Fellow of Resources for the Future, and member of NOAA's Science Advisory Board.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: A recording of this presentation will be made available on the NOAA Omics website. View past omics seminar recordings here: https://sciencecouncil.noaa.gov/NOAA-Science-Technology-Focus-Areas/NOAA-Omics

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Title: Chasing Microbes: Diving into the Mystery of Coral Disease
Presenter(s): Adrienne Correa, University of California, Berkeley; Laura Mydlarz, University of Texas Arlington; and Dan Holstein, Louisiana State University
Date & Time: 28 February 2024
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Chasing Microbes: Diving into the Mystery of Coral Disease

Presenter(s): Adrienne Correa, University of California, Berkeley; Laura Mydlarz, University of Texas Arlington; and Dan Holstein, Louisiana State University

Sponsor(s): NOAA/NOS Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Seminar contact: Claire.Fackler@noaa.gov, (805) 570-1113

Location: Webinar

Remote Access: Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7127094180552200024

Abstract: Just like any other animal, coral can get sick. Coral diseases can harm whole ecosystems when they spread across reefs. In 2022, a mystery disease appeared on the magnificent reefs of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Join scientists in their efforts to identify the mystery disease, to predict how diseases may arrive at Flower Garden Banks, and to understand how the reef responds to pathogens, with invaluable lessons drawn from the outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease in Florida and the Caribbean. Explore the latest data on the Bank's mystery disease as we dive into the depths of coral health research.

Are our seminars recorded? Yes, you can find them here: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series-archives.html

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29 February 2024

Title: Climate Induced Change to Fish Habitat, Biomass, Abundance, and Size on the US Northeast Shelf
Presenter(s): Kevin Friedland, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 29 February 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Climate Induced Change to Fish Habitat, Biomass, Abundance, and Size on the US Northeast Shelf

Presenter(s): Kevin Friedland, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s): U.S. Climate-Fisheries Seminar Series; coordinator is
Vincent.Saba@noaa.gov Location: Webinar

Abstract: TBD

Bio(s): TBD

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Title: A Collaborative Approach to Advancing Blue Carbon Research and Data Applications (Part 1): Filling Blue Carbon Data Gaps
Presenter(s): Craig Cornu, Institute for Applied Ecology
Date & Time: 29 February 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar SeriesDate & Time: 29 February 2024, 2-3 pm ET

Title: A Collaborative Approach to Advancing Blue Carbon Research and Data Applications (Part 1): Filling Blue Carbon Data Gaps

Presenter(s):
  • Craig Cornu, Institute for Applied Ecology
  • Chris Janousek, Oregon State University
  • Trevor Williams, Oregon State University
  • Katrina Poppe, Western Washington University
  • Scott Bridgham, University of Oregon


Sponsor(s): This webinar is sponsored by the NERRS Science CollaborativeSeminar Contacts: Doug George (douglas.george@noaa.gov) or Nick Soberal (nsoberal@umich.edu)

Remote Access: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vhW3TtzISZOTnjBcP7deEg Abstract
For nearly a decade, the Pacific Northwest Blue Carbon Working Group (Working Group) has provided a forum for regional natural and social scientists and policy makers to identify and collaboratively fill priority blue carbon data gaps for Pacific Northwest coastal wetlands and apply those data to regional climate mitigation initiatives. Through the collaboration of researchers, planners, policy professionals and others from universities, nonprofits, and governmental agencies throughout the region, the Working Group has systematically collected and analyzed new"and compiled existing"regional data on carbon stocks, carbon sequestration, and methane emissions and archived them in an easily accessible Northeast Pacific Regional Blue Carbon Database.This two-part webinar series will cover the Working Group's latest research, including data collection to support blue carbon comparisons across different natural and land use types, as well as the ways these data are used in the development of climate mitigation policies and blue carbon tools. Learn more about each session below.Filling Blue Carbon Data Gaps (Part 1): This session will highlight the Working Group's latest research designed to fill regional carbon sequestration and methane, CO2 and N2O emissions data gaps as well as the design and utility of the Northeast Pacific Regional Blue Carbon Database.

Bio(s): Please visit here for more information about the webinars.

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Title: National Integrated Heat Health Information System NIHHIS Overlooked & Overburdened Webinar: Extreme Heat and Homelessness
Presenter(s): Tom Osborne, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Steven Samra, C4 Innovations; Helene Schneider, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness; Mark Smith, Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County
Date & Time: 29 February 2024
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: NIHHIS Overlooked & Overburdened

Remote Access: Extreme Heat and Homelessness

Presenter(s):
  • Zachary Veigulis, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Steven Samra, C4 Innovations
  • Helene Schneider, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Mark Smith, Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County
  • Rev. Katie Sexton and Arene Rushdan, Arizona Faith Network


Sponsor(s): National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS)

Seminar Contact(s): Lauren Balotin, lauren.balotin@noaa.gov

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3159204107376791131

Accessibility: An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be translating during the event.

Abstract: The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) Overlooked and Overburdened Webinar Series focuses on populations that are disproportionately at risk of heat illness or death, but are often overlooked in treatment and resilience strategies. Each session provides a deep background level of understanding on the group and what mechanisms contribute to their heightened risk, as well as solutions to address those mechanisms. This session of the series will focus on extreme heat and homelessness. Speakers from federal agencies, city groups, and community organizations will discuss topics such as the current state of homelessness in the U.S., reasons people experiencing homelessness are at risk of heat-related illness and death, and strategies communities have used to better support this population during heat events. There will be time for Q&A, and resources will be shared to help address heat risk in these groups.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: The webinar recording will be posted at this web page after the event: https://www.heat.gov/pages/overlooked-and-overburdened-populations-at-increased-risk-of-heat-illness-and-death

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4 March 2024

Title: Prediction at Weeks 3 - 4 and Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Timescales, March 2024: Applied Climate Services: Managing Risk for Food Production, Fire Mitigation, and Energy Production in Guatemala, and Tropical and Midlatitude S2S Prediction using UFS and Machine Learning
Presenter(s): Dr. Diego Pons, PhD, University of Denver; and Drs. Eric D. Maloney, Elizabeth Barnes, Jack Cahill, Zaibeth Carlo Frontera, and Yu-Cian Tsai, PhD, Colorado State University
Date & Time: 4 March 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Online
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Applied Climate Services: Managing Risk for Food Production, Fire Mitigation, and Energy Production in Guatemala, and Tropical and Midlatitude S2S Prediction using UFS and Machine Learning

Presenter(s): Dr. Diego Pons, PhD, University of Denver; and Drs. Eric D. Maloney, Elizabeth Barnes, Jack Cahill, Zaibeth Carlo Frontera, and Yu-Cian Tsai, PhD, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Colorado State University.

Sponsor(s): NOAA OAR Weather Program Office, S2S Program; and NOAA NWS Office of Science and Technology, Integration Modeling Program DivisionSeminar Contacts: DK Kang, dk.kang@noaa.gov

Remote Access: Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7367713502366487643

Abstract: This monthly webinar series was created to share ongoing work within NWS and OAR at the Weeks 3-4 and S2S timescales. We would like to foster a relaxed, informal dialogue among forecasters, modelers and researchers. This month, Dr. Diego Pons will speak about " Applied Climate Services: Managing Risk for Food Production, Fire Mitigation, and Energy Production in Guatemala." Drs. Eric D. Maloney, Elizabeth Barnes, Jack Cahill, Zaibeth Carlo Frontera, Yu-Cian Tsai will speak about "Tropical and Midlatitude S2S Prediction using UFS and Machine Learning."

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: Available on the Weeks 3-4/S2S Webinar Series website: https://vlab.noaa.gov/web/weeks-3-4-s2s-webinar-series

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6 March 2024

Title:
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SNC: Heroism and Heartache - USS Cumberland’s Last Stand at Hampton Roads
Presenter(s): John Pentangelo, Director of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum
Date & Time: 6 March 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Online Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Heroism and Heartache - USS Cumberland's Last Stand at Hampton RoadsMonitor NMS - Submerged NC Webinar Series

Presenter(s): John Pentangelo, Director of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Sponsor(s): ONMS, Monitor NMS, and NC Office of State ArchaeologyWebinar Contact: Shannon Ricles, Monitor NMS, (Shannon.Ricles@noaa.gov)Register for

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1556100760188636758

Accessibility: A recording of the webinar will be made available with closed captioning.

Abstract: Join John Pentangelo, Director of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, for a discussion on USS Cumberland. Launched as a frigate in 1842 and later converted to a sloop-of-war, USS Cumberland fought at the Battle of Hampton Roads during the American Civil War. Most people know this battle for the famous duel between the ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia on March 9, 1862. But on March 8, Virginia destroyed both USS Cumberland and USS Congress, leading to the U.S. Navy's worst defeat since its origins in 1775. This discussion will focus on Cumberland's sinking, the crew's response to the attack, public memory of the ordeal, and the recovery of artifacts from the wreck.The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is an official department of the Navy museum administered by the Naval History and Heritage Command. The museum interprets the history of the U.S. Navy in and around Hampton Roads, Virginia, from the Revolutionary War to the present day, for service members and the general public. Co-located with Nauticus in downtown Norfolk, the museum recently installed a new exhibit on the Battle of Hampton Roads as phase one of an exhibit on the Navy during the American Civil War.Key Words: Civil War, Battle of Hampton Roads, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

Bio(s): John Pentangelo received an M.A. in History Museum Studies from the State University of New York's Cooperstown Graduate Program in 2005. As curator at USS Constellation Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, he completed the exhibition Damn the Torpedoes: Leadership at Sea in the Civil War to interpret the ship's restored wardroom and officers' quarters. Throughout 2008, he organized several initiatives to commemorate USS Constellation's role in fighting the transatlantic slave trade before the Civil War. He later curated the traveling exhibit, Sailors and Slaves: USS Constellation and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. His research on this topic led to an essay published in Navies and Soft Power: Historical Case Studies of Naval Power and the Nonuse of Military Force (Naval War College Press, 2015). John joined the Naval History and Heritage Command in 2008 and was selected as the Director of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in 2016.Recording: A recording of this webinar will be posted with captions about one week from the webinar date on Monitor NMS's Archived Webinars webpage.


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7 March 2024

Title: Improving Safety Through Empathetic Leadership
Presenter(s): Amy McCae, Founder/CEO Creative Wellness
Date & Time: 7 March 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Online
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Improving Safety Through Empathetic LeadershipNOAA Central Library Seminars

Presenter(s): Amy McCae, Founder and CEO of Creative Wellness. Amy McCae is an Empathetic Leadership Coach and Trainer, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, and Holistic Wellness Expert.

Sponsor(s): NOAA Health & Safety 2024 and NOAA Central Library

Seminar Contacts: NOAA Central Library Seminars (library.seminars@noaa.gov)

Remote Access: https://vimeo.com/event/4084538/29ae5e8988


Accessibility: Captions are available during the live presentation and once uploaded to the NOAA Central Library YouTube Channel automatic captions are added. Sign language interpreting services and closed captioning are available, but need to be requested at least 5 days before the event.

Abstract: Amy's organization's goal is to improve the profitability and success of organizations by reducing turnover and increasing productivity and engagement. The Creative Wellness team are experts in creating a culture of wellbeing through coaching and training in holistic wellbeing, mindfulness, & empathetic leadership.

Keywords: productivity, leadership, coaching

Bio(s): From the time I was 3 I knew I wanted to be a doctor. After watching my mom die of cancer when I was only 20 my life took an entirely new direction. I spent most of my 20s chronically sick. I had 9 urologists and went to the bathroom 30-40 times a day. Finally, I had a day where I was too sick to take care of my newborn baby & I had to crawl to the phone to get help. That day changed my life forever. I went looking for healing in places I never knew existed. I found it through fitness, nutrition, and meditation. I now hold over 17 certifications related to mind-body healing and am blessed to help others live healthier & happier lives.

Recordings: Recordings will be shared 24 hours after the event on the NOAA Central Library YouTube channel.


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Title: A Collaborative Approach to Advancing Blue Carbon Research and Data Applications (Part 2): Blue Carbon Data Applications
Presenter(s): Craig Cornu, Institute for Applied Ecology; Chris Janousek, Oregon State University; Jazmin Dagostino, Pew Charitable Trusts; Lisa Beers, Silvestrum Climate Associates; Adrian Laufer, Sea & Shore Solutions
Date & Time: 7 March 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar SeriesDate & Time: 7 March 2024, 2-3 pm ET

Title: A Collaborative Approach to Advancing Blue Carbon Research and Data Applications (Part 2): Blue Carbon Data Applications

Presenter(s):
  • Craig Cornu, Institute for Applied Ecology
  • Chris Janousek, Oregon State University
  • Jazmin Dagostino, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Lisa Beers, Silvestrum Climate Associates
  • Adrian Laufer, Sea & Shore Solutions


Sponsor(s): This webinar is sponsored by the NERRS Science CollaborativeSeminar Contacts: Doug George (douglas.george@noaa.gov) or Nick Soberal (nsoberal@umich.edu)

Remote Access: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RJfvzrFjQ-uhN02Uznm2bA Abstract
For nearly a decade, the Pacific Northwest Blue Carbon Working Group (Working Group) has provided a forum for regional natural and social scientists and policy makers to identify and collaboratively fill priority blue carbon data gaps for Pacific Northwest coastal wetlands and apply those data to regional climate mitigation initiatives. Through the collaboration of researchers, planners, policy professionals and others from universities, nonprofits, and governmental agencies throughout the region, the Working Group has systematically collected and analyzed new"and compiled existing"regional data on carbon stocks, carbon sequestration, and methane emissions and archived them in an easily accessible Northeast Pacific Regional Blue Carbon Database.This two-part webinar series will cover the Working Group's latest research, including data collection to support blue carbon comparisons across different natural and land use types, as well as the ways these data are used in the development of climate mitigation policies and blue carbon tools. Learn more about each session below.Blue Carbon Data Applications (Part 2): This session will highlight the Working Group's and partners' application of regionally specific blue carbon data for the development of climate mitigation policies and blue carbon tools, including an emissions inventory supporting Oregon's new Natural and Working Lands legislation, blue carbon mapping, and the development of a regional blue carbon calculator.

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Title: Improving science advice for fisheries management with Ecosystem and Socioeconomic Profiles
Presenter(s): Abigail Tyrell, Research Fish Biologist, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service
Date & Time: 7 March 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series
Title: Improving science advice for fisheries management with Ecosystem and Socioeconomic Profiles (National Stock Assessment Science Seminar Series)

Presenter(s): Abigail Tyrell, Research Fish Biologist, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service

Sponsor(s): NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and NOAA's Central Library (NCL)

Seminar Contact(s): Dr. Bai Li (bai.li@noaa.gov) and Library Seminars

Remote Access: https://vimeo.com/event/4109699/4cb8aa5f93

Accessibility: You are able to get live closed captions during the presentation by selecting the CC button in your Vimeo player. Captions are added to the recordings of presentations once uploaded to the NOAA Central Library YouTube Channel. Sign language interpreting services and Federal Relay Conference Captioning (RCC) service are available, but need to be requested at least 5 days before the event.


Abstract: Ecosystem and Socioeconomic Profiles (ESPs) allow ecosystem and socioeconomic information to be assessed on a single stock scale, addressing a key gap in the fisheries science dichotomy of ecosystem reports and single species stock assessments. After being developed in Alaska in 2017, interest in ESPs quickly grew in other regions, with the first Northeast region ESP being published in 2022. Now that ESPs have been recognized as a national initiative, we assess where we came from, where we're going, and how we can leverage cross-regional collaborations to produce better science in less time.Keywords: Open data science, next-generation stock assessment, ecosystem-based fisheries management


Bio(s): Abigail (Abby) Tyrell is a Research Fish Biologist in the Ecosystem Dynamics and Assessment Branch at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA. Her work broadly focuses on improving ecosystem science for fisheries management by leveraging data science and automation.

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12 March 2024

Title: NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series: Jeff Payne, Ph.D, Director NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Presenter(s): Jeff Payne, Ph.D, Director, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Date & Time: 12 March 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): Jeff Payne, Ph.D, Director, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Sponsor(s): The NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series (NELS) series provides examples and insight of NOAA's leadership in environmental science, by those who lead it and make it happen. The NELS seminars are sponsored by the NOAA Science Council as part of the NOAA Science Seminar Series. For questions or to recommend a NELS speaker, please contact the NELS Team at nels@noaa.gov The NELS Team is Hernan Garcia, Sandra Claar, Katie (Rowley) Poser, and Robert Levy.

Remote Access: TBD
Note: There is a limit of 1,000 online seats on a first come first served basis. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing.

Bio(s): Dr. Jeff Payne is the Senior Executive Service director of the NOAA Office for Coastal Management. Under his leadership, the nation's coastal management activities are coordinated to address the significant challenges affecting our coastal communities. All activities focus on constituent needs, creativity, effectiveness, equitable service delivery, and a commitment to a partnership approach to doing business. https://coast.noaa.gov/about/director/

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13 March 2024

Title: Simple Ecosystem Forecasts: Structural Models for Habitat and Integrated Ecosystem Assessments
Presenter(s): James Thorson, Statistical Ecologist, Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 13 March 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Vimeo
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Simple Ecosystem Forecasts: Structural Models for Habitat and Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (EBM/EBFM)NOAA Central Library Seminars

Presenter(s): James Thorson, Statistical Ecologist, Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s): NMFS and NOAA Central Library

Seminar Contacts: Peg Brady (peg.brady@noaa.gov) and NOAA Central Library Seminars (library.seminars@noaa.gov)

Remote Access: https://vimeo.com/event/4104477/5c460ea8e3


Accessibility: Captions are added to the recordings of presentations once uploaded to the NOAA Central Library YouTube Channel. Sign language interpreting services and closed captioning are available, but need to be requested at least 5 days before the event.

Abstract: Ocean scientists must engage stakeholders while forecasting dynamics for many interacting variables. I introduce structural models for time-series and spatial analysis, using fast and user-friendly packages in R. Structural models allow stakeholders to inform and test causal mechanisms, while fitting scientific data and forecasting future dynamics. I discuss examples from integrated ecosystem assessments (the eastern Bering Ecosystem Status Report) and habitat analysis (sponge and coral associations for fishes in Alaska).

Keywords: Integrated Ecosystem Assessment, species distribution models, stakeholder engagement, forecasting

Bio(s): James Thorson is a statistical ecologist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. He conducts research regarding global fisheries status, spatial modelling methods, and life-history theory. His book Spatio-Temporal Models for Ecologists was just published, and email him (James.Thorson@noaa.gov) if interested in remotely attending the associated course at University of Washington during Spring Quarter.

Recordings: Recordings will be shared 24 hours after the event on the NOAA Central Library YouTube channel.


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14 March 2024

Title: Guidance for using Large-Area Imagery and Standard Operating Procedures for using LAI to evaluate coral reefs
Presenter(s): Clinton Edwards, NOAA NCCOS
Date & Time: 14 March 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Online
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Guidance for using Large-Area Imagery and Standard Operating Procedures for using LAI to evaluate coral reefs

Presenter(s): Clinton Edwards and Shay Viehman, NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)


Sponsor(s): NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

Seminar Contact(s): caroline.donovan@noaa.govLocation: Webinar

Remote Access: Video call link: https://meet.google.com/pgn-asvi-kgp
Or dial: (US) +1 402-921-2224 PIN: 488 546 477#

Abstract: Coral reef scientists evaluating benthic change over time or space often require time series or high resolution taxonomic data to calculate metrics such as coral abundance or density, percent cover, species condition, and reef complexity. Recently a suite of products collectively known as large-area imagery (LAI) have increasingly been used as a source to derive these metrics. LAI refers to the general approach in which composite 3D (and derived 2D and 2.5D) image products are generated from sequences of field-collected images using structure-from-motion (SfM) photogrammetry. These products provide the detail of single photographs at scales sufficient to capture thousands of coral colonies and other sessile benthic organisms. LAI is a quickly evolving and computationally reliant approach, and applications for coral reef science are still relatively new. Multiple reef metrics, both ecological (e.g., details of taxonomy and the size, position and growth of individual coral colonies) and physical (e.g., rugosity and structural complexity), can be extracted from LAI. However, there is a relative lack of comprehensive instructional materials designed specifically for a non-technical audience. Here, we present a guide that summarizes the key technical details of LAI and provides a framework to help guide project planning decisions. The guide is tailored to users requiring detailed taxonomic descriptions of benthic organisms at high levels of replication, and is also relevant to work conducted across a spectrum of spatial scales and levels of resolution. We conclude by sharing case-studies of standard operating procedures (SOPs) currently used for evaluating coral reefs with LAI.

Bio(s):
Clinton Edwards is an Ecologist for CSS under contract to NCCOS. Clinton received his M.S. in Biology from UC San Diego and is currently finishing his Ph.D. dissertation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where his work focuses on coral population biology and community dynamics at Palmyra Atoll. Over the past 12 years, he has helped lead the development and implementation of an approach that uses highly detailed image-based 3-dimensional digital reconstructions to study benthic community dynamics.

Shay Viehman is a Research Ecologist with NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). She works on a variety of research projects focused on Caribbean coral population and community dynamics, including quantitative evaluations of changes from coral reef restoration and disturbances (e.g., climate change, hurricanes, ship groundings), and leading the Atlantic benthic component of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). She has a Ph.D. in Marine Science and Conservation from Duke University and a M.S. in Biological Sciences from Florida International University.

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19 March 2024

Title: Plants Get Sick Too: Monitoring Seagrass Wasting Disease in a Changing Climate
Presenter(s): Serina Moheed, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Davis and a Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar
Date & Time: 19 March 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Plants Get Sick Too: Monitoring Seagrass Wasting Disease in a Changing Climate

Presenter(s): Serina Moheed, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Davis and a Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar

Sponsor(s): NOAA/NOS Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Seminar contact: Claire.Fackler@noaa.gov, (805) 570-1113

Location: Webinar

Remote Access: Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7392774674420476757

Abstract: With climate change, disease outbreaks are increasing in our ocean and it's crucial to understand how they are affecting foundationally important marine species such as seagrasses. Seagrass meadows provide habitat for an extraordinary number of different organisms, can protect coastlines against storms, and have the ability to store harmful greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere into the soil. Tomales Bay estuary in northern California holds an estimated 9% of the state's seagrass population, and while disease is present in the area, not much is known about if there are different pathogen strains within seagrass meadows. Join Serina Moheed as she talks about how she monitors seagrass wasting disease in the field (spoiler- it's muddy!), methods for analyzing the effects of the disease, and how in her opinion growing a marine pathogen in the lab can be much harder than taking care of a houseplant.

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20 March 2024

Title: A Fireside Chat Conversation with NASA and NOAA Chief Scientists, Drs. Katherine Calvin and Sarah Kapnick
Presenter(s): Dr. Katherine Calvin, NASA Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor; and Dr. Sarah Kapnick, NOAA Chief Scientist
Date & Time: 20 March 2024
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: A Fireside Chat Conversation with NASA and NOAA Chief Scientists, Dr. Katherine Calvin and Dr. Sarah Kapnick
These webinars are open to anyone (Public), in or outside of NOAA.

Presenter(s): Dr. Katherine Calvin, NASA Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor; and Dr. Sarah Kapnick, NOAA Chief Scientist

Sponsor(s): The NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series (NELS) series provides examples and insight of NOAA's leadership in environmental science, by those who lead it and make it happen. The NELS seminars are sponsored by the NOAA Science Council as part of the NOAA Science Seminar Series. For questions or to recommend a NELS speaker, please contact the NELS Team at nels@noaa.gov The NELS Team is Hernan Garcia, Sandra Claar, Katie (Rowley) Poser, and Robert Levy.

Remote Access: https://events-na13.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/2358677976/en/events/event/private/3564946512/10318607422/event_landing.html?sco-id=10318579026&_charset_=utf-8
Note: There is a limit of 1,000 online seats on a first come first served basis. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing.

Bio(s): Katherine Calvin, Ph.D and Sarah Kapnick, Ph.D.

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23 April 2024

Title: What's Washed In: Seabirds, Marine Debris, and Citizen Science
Presenter(s): Dr. Julia Parrish, Executive Director of the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, COASST
Date & Time: 23 April 2024
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: What's Washed In: Seabirds, Marine Debris, and Citizen Science

Presenter(s): Dr. Julia Parrish, Executive Director of the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST)

Sponsor(s): NOAA/NOS Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Seminar contact: Claire.Fackler@noaa.gov, (805) 570-1113

Location: Webinar

Remote Access: Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4463749363462859866

Abstract: Since the first surveys began in 1999, Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) has steadily expanded from a nucleus of five beaches along the southern outer coast of Washington State to nearly 450 beaches spread across northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Learn more about this West Coast citizen science program involving hundreds of participants collecting monthly data on the identity and abundance of beach-cast birds and marine debris, with the goal of creating the definitive baseline against which the impacts of any near-shore catastrophe could be measured.

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29 April 2024

Title: NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series: Geoffrey S. Plumlee, Ph.D., Chief Scientist of the U.S. Geological Survey
Presenter(s): Geoffrey S. Plumlee, Ph.D, Chief Scientist of the U.S. Geological Survey, USGS
Date & Time: 29 April 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): Geoffrey S. Plumlee, Ph.D., Chief Scientist of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Sponsor(s): The NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series (NELS) series provides examples and insight of NOAA's leadership in environmental science, by those who lead it and make it happen. The NELS seminars are sponsored by the NOAA Science Council as part of the NOAA Science Seminar Series. For questions or to recommend a NELS speaker, please contact the NELS Team at nels@noaa.gov The NELS Team is Hernan Garcia, Sandra Claar, Katie (Rowley) Poser, and Robert Levy.

Remote Access: TBD
Note: There is a limit of 1,000 online seats on a first come first served basis. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing.

Bio(s): As Chief Scientist of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Dr. Geoff Plumlee provides strategic scientific vision and counsel to the USGS Director and Executive Leadership Team on inter- and transdisciplinary USGS science research priorities, opportunities, activities, capabilities, and partnerships, particularly those that cross multiple USGS Mission Areas and Regions. He serves as an executive science liaison for the USGS with the Department of the Interior (DOI) and other Federal agencies and is the USGS/DOI principal or representative on various Federal interagency committees such as the Subcommittee on Global Change Research and the NSTC Joint Subcommittee on Environment, Innovation and Public Health. As reflected in his role as a USGS executive champion or co-champion of two USGS Employee Resource Groups, Geoff is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive USGS workforce, and to enhancing USGS use-inspired science that better meets the needs of underrepresented and disadvantaged communities. Source: https://www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/geoffrey-plumlee

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14 May 2024

Title: NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series: Jainey K. Bavishi Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy Administrator
Presenter(s): Jainey Bavishi, NOAA Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy Administrator
Date & Time: 14 May 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: TBD

Presenter(s): Jainey K. Bavishi, NOAA Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy Administrator

Sponsor(s): The NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series (NELS) series provides examples and insight of NOAA's leadership in environmental science, by those who lead it and make it happen. The NELS seminars are sponsored by the NOAA Science Council as part of the NOAA Science Seminar Series. For questions or to recommend a NELS speaker, please contact the NELS Team at nels@noaa.gov The NELS Team is Hernan Garcia, Sandra Claar, Katie (Rowley) Poser, and Robert Levy.

Remote Access: TBD
Note: There is a limit of 1,000 online seats on a first come first served basis. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing.

Bio(s): Jainey K. Bavishi is the assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and deputy NOAA administrator. In this role Bavishi is responsible for providing agency-wide direction with regard to climate resilience, fisheries, coastal and ocean programs, including efforts related to NOAA's implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act.

Bio(s): https://www.noaa.gov/our-people/jainey-k-bavishi

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15 May 2024

Title: Gene expression responses of stony corals to ocean acidification from shallow to mesophotic reefs
Presenter(s): Federica Scucchia, Postdoctoral Associate, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida
Date & Time: 15 May 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Online
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Gene expression responses of stony corals to ocean acidification from shallow to mesophotic reefs Part of the NOAA Omics Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Federica Scucchia, Postdoctoral Associate, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida

Sponsor(s): NOAA Omics

Seminar Contact(s): Nicole Miller, NOAA 'Omics Portfolio Specialist, noaa.omics@noaa.gov

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Abstract: The integrity of coral reefs worldwide is jeopardized by the lowering seawater pH, a process known as ocean acidification (OA). Most studies conducted so far have focused on the vulnerability to OA of corals inhabiting shallow reefs while less is known about the response of mesophotic scleractinian corals. In this study, we assessed the susceptibility to OA of corals, together with their algal symbionts, inhabiting a wide depth range. We exposed fragments of the depth generalist coral Stylophora pistillata collected from either 5 or 45 m in Eilat (Red Sea) to simulated future OA conditions, and assessed key molecular, physiological and photosynthetic processes influenced by the lowered pH. Our comparative analysis reveals that mesophotic and shallow S. pistillata corals are genetically distinct and possess different symbiont types. Overall, our gene expression and physiological analyses show that mesophotic corals possess a greater capacity to cope with the effects of OA compared to their shallow counterparts. Such capability stems from physiological characteristics (i.e., biomass and lipids energetics), a greater capacity to regulate cellular acid" base parameters, and a higher baseline expression of cell adhesion and extracellular matrix genes. Moreover, our gene expression analysis suggests that the enhanced symbiont photochemical efficiency under high pCO2 levels could prevent acidosis of the host cells and it could support a greater translocation of photosynthates, increasing the energy pool available to the host. With this work, we provide new insights on key genetic and physiological traits underlying the potential for corals to cope with future OA conditions.

Bio(s): Federica Succhia received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Bologna, Italy, She then pursued her Master's under a joint program between the University of Bologna and the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), where she focused on coral biology and gene expression. While at UCSB, she obtained the AAUS Scientific Diving certification, which allowed her to dive for her research on corals during her PhD at the Inter-University Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat, Israel. There, she focused on the influence of environmental factors on the physiology, morphology and gene expression of stony corals across life stages and depths. Federica joined the Martindale Lab at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida, last year as a postdoctoral associate. Her research is focused on utilizing the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis as a universal expression platform to investigate various aspects of biomineralization for environmental restoration purposes (for example, coral reef conservation), using a variety of techniques including transgenesis and protein engineering.

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23 May 2024

Title: NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series: Scott Lundgren, Director, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
Presenter(s): Scott Lundgren, Director, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
Date & Time: 23 May 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Online
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NOAA Science Seminar Series

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Presenter(s): Scott Lundgren, Director, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration

Sponsor(s): The NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series (NELS) series provides examples and insight of NOAA's leadership in environmental science, by those who lead it and make it happen. The NELS seminars are sponsored by the NOAA Science Council as part of the NOAA Science Seminar Series. For questions or to recommend a NELS speaker, please contact the NELS Team at nels@noaa.gov The NELS Team is Hernan Garcia, Sandra Claar, Katie (Rowley) Poser, and Robert Levy.

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Bio(s): Scott Lundgren is the director of NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) under the National Ocean Service. He is responsible for overseeing NOAA's efforts to protect and restore ocean and coastal resources from the impacts of threats such as oil, chemicals, marine debris, and disasters, thus benefiting the environment, public, and economy. OR&R delivers its services through four operating divisions strategically based around the United States. Source: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/our-leadership

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