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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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  • For general questions about the NOAA Science Seminar Series, the calendar, and weekly e-mail, contact Hernan Garcia, Tracy Gill, or Lori Brown.
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  • During the COVID-19 Pandemic: All NOAA seminars will be presented via webinar only.
 

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Past Seminars

All seminar are listed in Eastern Time

18 August 2022

Title: North Central U.S. Climate and Drought Outlook
Presenter(s): Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center
Date & Time: 18 August 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: North Central U.S. Climate and Drought Outlook

Presenter(s): Brian Fuchs | National Drought Mitigation Center

Sponsor(s): National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, USDA Midwest Climate Hub, National Drought Mitigation Center, American Association of State Climatologists, National Weather Service

Seminar Contacts: Doug Kluck (doug.kluck@noaa.gov) or Molly Woloszyn (Molly.Woloszyn@noaa.gov)

Abstract:
The focus area for this webinar series is the North Central region of the U.S. (from the Rockies to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley). These free monthly webinars provide and interpret timely information on current climate and drought conditions, as well as climatic events like El Nio and La Nia.

August 2022 topics include continued risk and improvement for drought and flash drought potentials through the end of the growing season, wildfire potential updates/impact, and heat; and recent and potential climate/weather impacts including, but not limited to, a continuing La Nia and what it could mean for the region, flooding concerns (flooding and precipitation), temperature/precipitation outlooks for the next month and (fall) season, and impacts to various sectors across the region.

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7528179497868100876

Recordings: You can find them here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmADP4Cm4SNtYZMmrY48PtQ)

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Title: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) 101
Presenter(s): Kevin Kirsch, NOAA, OR&R
Date & Time: 18 August 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series
Title: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) 101

Presenter(s): Kevin Kirsch (NOAA, OR&R)

Sponsor(s): Office of Response and Restoration: You Don't Know What You Don't Know: NOAA OR&R 101 Series (https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/oil-and-chemical-spills/oil-spills/orr-lecture-series-you-dont-know-what-you-dont-know )

Seminar Contact(s): kimberly.albins@noaa.gov

Remote Access: https://noaaorr.adobeconnect.com/orrlectureseries/

Abstract: After a pollution event such as an oil spill or a hazardous waste release, a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) may be initiated if it appears that significant impacts may have occurred to natural resources. The NRDA process is driven by law, science, economics, and public input, and is led by designated federal, state, and tribal trustee agencies. Through the NRDA process: NOAA works together with tribes, federal and state agencies, and responsible parties to identify injuries to the environment, including lost recreational uses, resulting from the incident, determine the extent of injuries, and"with public input"the best methods, amounts, and locations for restoration activities. The rigorous scientific studies necessary to identify the magnitude of injuries may take years. However, this process ensures an objective assessment"and that the public's resources are fully restored.

Bio(s): Kevin Kirsch is the Southeast Regional Manager for NOAA's Assessment and Restoration Division; a region that covers from Texas around to North Carolina and the Caribbean. He is responsible for the trustee representation of NOAA in Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA) throughout the Region. Kevin received is M.S. in Marine Ecology from the University of South Alabama before beginning his career with NOAA in 2000 conducting seagrass damage assessments in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. In 2005, Kevin was relocated to St. Petersburg, FL to support NRDAs throughout the Region including Hurricane Katrina, ship groundings in Puerto Rico, unexploded ordnance in Vieques, and the Deepwater Horizon, just to name a few. In 2013, Kevin took over as manager for the Region. Currently this region has over 40 NRDA in active assessment or restoration.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: TBD (if available)

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Title: Holu Lalo: A strategy for enhancing resilience of French Frigate Shoals Atoll
Presenter(s): Kiloaulani Ka'awa-Gonzales: E. Gordon Grau Fellow, Contractor with UH Sea Grant in support of NOAA Pacific Region Executive Board
Date & Time: 18 August 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Holu Lalo: A strategy for enhancing resilience of French Frigate Shoals Atoll

Presenter(s): Kiloaulani Ka'awa-Gonzales: E. Gordon Grau Fellow, Contractor with UH Sea Grant in support of NOAA Pacific Region Executive Board

Sponsor(s): NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

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

Remote Access: Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6404566595757519374

Abstract: Located within the Papahnaumokukea Marine National Monument (monument), the tiny islets of Lalo (French Frigate Shoals) serve as critical terrestrial nesting and resting habitat for Hawaiian green sea turtles, Hawaiian monk seals, and seabirds. With nearly 1,000 square kilometers of coral reef, Lalo supports the greatest variety of coral species in the monument; more than 600 species of invertebrates, many of which are endemic; and more than 150 species of algae. In this webinar, Kiloaulani Ka'awa-Gonzales will discuss the efforts taken by monument staff and their climate collaborators to 1) identify priority climate-related stressors present at Lalo, 2) explore adaptive management options to address these climate-related impacts, and 3) establish a comprehensive and collaborative resilience strategy outlining innovative implementation of actions intended to maintain and enhance the resilience of terrestrial and marine habitats at Lalo.
This presentation is part of the Monthly Presentation Series at Mokuppapa Discovery Center, which is the visitor center for Papahnaumokukea Marine National Monument in Hilo, Hawaii. This lecture series is also supported by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.More information on the National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series:
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series.html

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: Are our seminars recorded? Yes, you can find our webinar archives, copies of the presentation slides, and other educational resources at: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series-archives.html

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19 August 2022

Title: Implementing genetics into fisheries management: Case studies in Alaska fisheries
Presenter(s): Dr. Ingrid Spies, Research Fisheries Biologist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 19 August 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series



Title: Implementing genetics into fisheries management: Case studies in Alaska fisheries

Part of the NOAA Omics Seminar Series



Presenter(s): Dr. Ingrid Spies, Research Fisheries Biologist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center



Sponsor(s): NOAA Omics Working Group



Seminar Contact(s): Katharine Egan, NOAA OAR 'Omics Coordinator, noaa.omics@noaa.gov



Remote Access: Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3164033149945498382



Abstract: Successful implementation of genetic stock structure into fisheries management plans involves a series of complicated steps, from identification of genetic stock structure, to interpretation in a management context, and development of an appropriate plan for incorporating the information into management. Here I discuss how simulation studies support the use of 'Omics in catch allocation, as well as several examples where genomics has (and has not) supported implementation of new management units. For example, a genetics study published in 2012 that showed significant genetic differentiation between Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Pacific cod motivated a split between the total allowable catch (TAC) in these regions. In addition to adjusting management units, fisheries management can take advantage of genetics to answer questions that are difficult to answer through other methods; genetics recently helped explain an extreme northward shift in Pacific cod in the Bering Sea. I will present several examples of new and ongoing 'Omics studies that have provided new information on stock structure of managed fish stocks in Alaska. I will describe how future research will combine genomics with environmental indicators to better understand how commercial fish species will respond to climate change.



Bio(s): Dr. Ingrid Spies has worked at the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) since 1991 when she started interning there in high school. She had the opportunity to go out to sea several times during college. She received her Master's from University of Washington (UW) School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences where she used genetics to answer questions about the origin of sockeye salmon in Lake Washington. After working as a genetics lab technician at UW and AFSC, she pursued a PhD in the UW Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management (QERM) program focused on understanding the best tool to implement genetics into fishery management/stock assessments. Ingrid currently works in the Status of Stock and Multispecies Assessment (SSMA) program at the AFSC, working on jointly assessing stocks of Alaska groundfish and incorporating genomics to answer questions on fishery management. In addition to the assessment group in SSMA, she feels lucky to work with a great group of researchers affiliated with the Auke Bay Genomics Laboratory led by Dr. Wes Larson.



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: August 2022 NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
Presenter(s): Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy
Date & Time: 19 August 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: August 2022 NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

Presenter(s): Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy

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

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

Remote Access: https://uaf-accap.org/event/august-2022-climate-outlook/

Abstract: We will review recent and current climate conditions around Alaska, discuss forecast tools, and finish up with the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for August 2022. Join the gathering online to learn what's happened and what may be in store with Alaska's seasonal climate.

Bio(s): Rick Thoman is an expert in Alaska climate and weather. He produces reliable Alaska climate change information and graphics describing Alaska's changing environment. His work spans the bridge between climate modeling, Alaska communities and media.

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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22 August 2022

Title: U.S. Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar
Presenter(s): Larry O'Neill, Oregon Climate Service, Brent Bower, NWS Weather Forecast Office - Seattle
Date & Time: 22 August 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: U.S. Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar

Presenter(s):

Climate Recap & Current Conditions
Larry O'Neill | Oregon Climate Service

Seasonal Conditions & Climate Outlook
Brent Bower | NWS Weather Forecast Office - Seattle

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

Abstract:
According to the August 2, 2022 U.S. Drought Monitor, 39.5% of the Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) is in drought. A very wet spring and early summer greatly improved conditions compared to March, when over 70% of the region was in drought. However, a large part of Oregon is still in Extreme (D3)/Exceptional (D4) Drought, as are pockets in Idaho. This webinar will provide more information on the current conditions and outlooks, as well as additional regional presentations.

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.

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2684683458528792335

Recordings: Yes, you can find them here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmADP4Cm4SNtYZMmrY48PtQ)

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23 August 2022

Title: U.S. Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar + Climate, Heat and the Southeast
Presenter(s): Sandra Rayne, Southeast Regional Climate Center; Jeff Dobur, NWS Southeast River Forecast Center; Todd Hamill, NWS Southeast River Forecast Center; Pam Knox, University of Georgia; Morgan Zabow, NOAA's National Integrated Heat Health Information System
Date & Time: 23 August 2022
10:00 am - 10:45 am ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: U.S. Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar + Climate, Heat and the Southeast

Presenter(s):
Chip Konrad, Southeast Regional Climate Center (Climate Overview)

Jeff Dobur and Todd Hamill, NWS Southeast River Forecast Center (Water Resources Overview )

Pam Knox, University of Georgia (Agriculture Impact Update)

Morgan Zabow, NOAA's National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) (Climate, Heat and the Southeast)

Sponsor(s): NOAA NCEI, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), National Weather Service, Southeast Regional Climate Center, American Association of State Climatologists

Seminar Contact(s): Meredith Muth, NOAA National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), (Meredith.muth@noaa.gov)

Abstract: Join us for the Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar! These webinars will provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely 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 August 23 webinar will feature a special presentation on "Climate, Heat and the Southeast."

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/9215585718468903438

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: You can find them here: (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmADP4Cm4SNtYZMmrY48PtQ)

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24 August 2022

Title: Assessing the Dynamics of Equatorial Indian Ocean Driven by Indian Ocean Dipole with Satellite Ocean Color Observations
Presenter(s): Dr. Wei Shi, NOAA/NESDIS
Date & Time: 24 August 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Assessing the Dynamics of Equatorial Indian Ocean Driven by Indian Ocean Dipole with Satellite Ocean Color Observations

Presenter(s): Wei Shi and Menghua Wang, NOAA/NESDSID/STAR/SOCD Ocean Color Team

Sponsor(s): NOAA Ocean Color Coordinating Group (NOCCG)

Seminar Contact(s): Merrie.Neely@noaa.gov

Remote Access: https://meet.goto.com/MerrieNeely/noccg-seminar---wei-shi-noaa You can also dial in: United States: +1 (571) 317-3116 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373

Access Code: 348-758-805


Abstract: This presentation summarizes results from two recent studies in the Equatorial Indian Ocean. With the VIIRS-SNPP observations, we identified, characterized, and quantified the biological Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) for the first time with the 2019 positive IOD event. The 2019 positive IOD event led to anomalous biological activity in both the east IOD zone and west IOD zone. The biological IOD was attributed to the different nutrient dynamics in the east and west Equatorial Indian Ocean. In addition, we developed biological dipole mode indices (BDMIs)
based on the dipolar observations of chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) anomalies in the east and west IOD
zones during the IOD event. The two BDMIs, which are based on Chl-a difference and relative
difference, not only represent the dipolar biological activities in the Equatorial Indian Ocean, but
also reflect the thermocline dynamics in the east IOD and west IOD zones. The BDMIs and
traditional SST-based dipole mode index (DMI) can both effectively detect IOD signal for the
major IOD events. They are complementary for characterizing the IOD events, and the
combination of these indices provides a better understanding of the atmosphere and ocean
processes for both surface and subsurface.

Speaker Bio

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: available 24-48 hours following the seminar at this link:
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/PastSeminars_NOCCG.php

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25 August 2022

Title: Seasonal forecasts of ocean physics and biogeochemistry in the Northeast U.S. with regional MOM6
Presenter(s): Andrew Ross, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Date & Time: 25 August 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Seasonal forecasts of ocean physics and biogeochemistry in the Northeast U.S. with regional MOM6

Presenter(s): Andrew Ross, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Sponsor(s): U.S. Northeast Climate-Fisheries Seminar Series

Seminar Contact(s): Vincent.Saba@noaa.gov

Remote Access: https://meet.google.com/paw-jhrb-nzr

Abstract: TBD

Bio(s): TBD

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30 August 2022

Title: The Value of Satellite-Enabled Reductions of Exposure to Poor Air Quality: A literature review
Presenter(s): Jessica Chen, NOAA-NWS, NERTO Intern
Date & Time: 30 August 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: The Value of Satellite-Enabled Reductions of Exposure to Poor Air Quality: A literature review

Presenter(s): Jessica Chen, NOAA-NWS, NERTO Intern

Sponsor(s): NOAA Central Library (library.seminars@noaa.gov)

Seminar Contact(s): Valerie Were (valerie.l.were@noaa.gov)

Remote Access: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3188835933514790411

Abstract: Plans for the GeoXO satellite system, which will replace the current GOES-R satellites in the early 2030s, include an atmospheric composition instrument, a hyperspectral infrared sounder, and a higher resolution imager that will be used together to provide greatly enhanced observations of atmospheric gasses and suspended small particles that impair air quality. As with any federal investment, the cost must be more than offset by benefits. However, measurement of the health-related impacts of reducing exposure to poor air quality is a highly specialized field of economics. The goal is to synthesize existing research that can be used by NOAA and other researchers to identify and address gaps in our understanding of the economic benefits of reducing public exposure to poor air quality.

Keywords: Atmospheric Science, Economics, Environmental and Public Health

Bio(s): Jessica Chen is a Graduate NOAA EPP/MSI Scholar completing her NERTO with NWS. Jessica has a Masters Degree in Sustainability in the Urban Environment and an undergraduate background in Economics.

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

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7 September 2022

Title: Transforming underwater sampling and manipulation with soft robotics
Presenter(s): Stephen Licht, Associate Professor and Brennan Phillips, Assistant Professor, URI Ocean Engineering
Date & Time: 7 September 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: GoToWebinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Transforming underwater sampling and manipulation with soft roboticsNOAA Central Library Seminars

Presenter(s): Stephen Licht (Associate Professor) and Brennan Phillips (Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island Ocean Engineering).

Sponsor(s): NOAA Ocean Exploration and NOAA Central Library.

Seminar Contacts: Liang Wu (liang.wu@noaa.gov), Chris Beaverson (chris.beaverson@noaa.gov) and NOAA Central Library Seminars (library.seminars@noaa.gov)

Remote Access: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/36436040524931854

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: Soft robotic actuators and manipulator systems are an emerging technology uniquely suited for use underwater, where they can operate in neutral buoyancy. Soft robotic drive systems also draw significantly less power and produce less acoustic noise than conventional hydraulic systems, making them suitable for use on smaller deployment platforms such as inspection-class ROVs. This presentation will review progress in underwater soft robotic systems, and present applications of emerging technologies in shallow and deep-sea environments.

Keywords: Soft robotics, manipulation, sampling

Bio(s): Stephen Licht's research group at the University of Rhode Island develops and deploys technologies for underwater, surface, and aerial platforms used in marine applications. His current work focuses on mechanical systems and control algorithms to enhance the capabilities of systems with low logistics footprints. Dr. Licht received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University, and a PhD in Mechanical and Oceanographic Engineering from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program. Prior to joining URI in 2013, Dr. Licht was a Principal Research Scientist with iRobot Corporation.

Brennan Phillips specializes in the development and application of novel instrumentation for oceanographic research. His current research topics include low-light imaging of deep-sea biology and bioluminescence, soft robotic manipulators, hydraulic systems, distributed sensing, and low-cost, lightweight methods for ocean exploration. Dr. Phillips received his BS in Ocean Engineering from URI, an MS in Oceanography from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Oceanography from URI/GSO.

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


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8 September 2022

Title:
New
Addressing Tropical Variability and Convective Gray-Zone Representation in NOAA’s Unified Forecast System
Presenter(s): Lisa Bengtsson, NOAA ESRL PSL
Date & Time: 8 September 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Addressing Tropical Variability and Convective Gray-Zone Representation in NOAA's Unified Forecast System

Presenter(s): Lisa Bengtsson, NOAA ESRL PSL

Sponsor(s): Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI) Modeling Division, National Weather Service of NOAA. If you would like to recommend a speaker and topic please email:
ufs.modeling@noaa.gov and provide information on speaker and topic along with email addresses of speakers.

Seminar Contact(s): Stacy Mackell (stacy.mackell@noaa.gov) and Caroline Delgado (caroline.delgado@noaa.gov)Remote Acess: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2327840262424013581

Abstract: The weather in the tropics is important for the Earth's atmospheric circulation pattern, therefore, correctly modeling the seasonal and year-to-year variations in this region is crucial for improving predictions of weather and climate across the world. Weather and climate variability in the tropics is primarily driven by equatorial waves interacting with smaller scale atmospheric convection. These convectively coupled' equatorial waves are important for global weather prediction because a better description of the weather in the tropics will lead to a better description of the weather in other places, such as the United States. Convectively coupled equatorial waves have been a major modeling challenge from weather to climate scales because the onset and propagation of these waves depends on processes that are only partially accounted for in global weather prediction systems. In this talk I will present recent research that highlights some key aspects needed in the NOAA GFS description of atmospheric convection to improve the interaction between small scale physics and large scale waves. These aspects include improvements in moisture-convection coupling, stochasticity and sub-grid (and cross-grid) convective organization feedbacks. I will also address aspects related to representing cumulus convection in the so-called convective grey zone regime, and discuss scale adaptive representation of cumulus convection needed to prepare the GFS for higher global resolution.

Bio(s): Dr. Lisa Bengtsson is a research scientist at the NOAA ESRL Physical Science Laboratory (PSL). She joined CIRES/NOAA in 2017, after working as a research scientist at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) since 2006. Her research interests include parameterization of cumulus convection and model uncertainty . She currently co-leads the NOAA UFSR2O physics development team. Dr. Bengtsson earned her MSc and PhD degrees at Stockholm University in Sweden, and her BSc degree in atmospheric sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in the USA.

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13 September 2022

Title:
New
Community Climate Studies - Observing, Modeling, and Mitigating Urban Heat for Equitable Resilience
Presenter(s): Dr. Ben Zaichik, Professor, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Elizabeth Doran, Research Assistant Professor, University of Vermont; Dr. John Mejia, Desert Research Institute; Dr. Dev Niyogi, University of Texas at Austin
Date & Time: 13 September 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Community Climate Studies - Observing, Modeling, and Mitigating Urban Heat for Equitable Resilience

Presenter(s): Dr. Ben Zaichik, Professor, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Elizabeth Doran, Research Assistant Professor, University of Vermont; Dr. John Mejia, Desert Research Institute; Dr. Dev Niyogi, University of Texas at Austin

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1015720470796558862

Sponsor(s): NOAA Climate Program Office and National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS)

POC for questions: hunter.jones@noaa.gov, morgan.zabow@noaa.gov

Abstract: The burden of heat in urban areas is not shared equally among all residents, often with the most disadvantaged bearing the highest risk and suffering the greatest impacts. The drivers of these inequities are many, including social factors, historical housing policies, urban planning and design choices, and urban-scale climate dynamics effected by urban form. This webinar will focus on 4 projects taking place across the country aiming to work with communities to understand the impacts of extreme heat, to observe and model the drivers of those impacts, and to ultimately help local decision makers make informed decisions about how to mitigate heat risk now and for the future. These projects were funded by the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) Extreme Heat Risk Initiative in FY21 and will continue through FY22. A fifth project funded in this competition, focused on urban planning for extreme heat, has been completed and will be the subject of a future webinar session.Presentations
  • Baltimore, MD: Seeing Heat Risk Through an Equity Lens: Putting High Resolution Temperature Data to Work for Urban Environmental Justice
  • Vermont: Exposure-based Extreme Heat Vulnerability Mapping to Inform Adaptation and Mitigation of Extreme Heat Exposure Risk in Small Cities and Rural Settlements
  • Houston, TX: Improved Simulations of Surface Temperature in Cities Near Large Water Bodies with Implications for Heat Indices and Urban Heat Mitigation Scenarios
  • Austin, TX: Urban Climate Science for Decision-Making & Evaluation of Heat-Health Interventions for Austin, Texas


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14 September 2022

Title: Everyone has a story, what's your leadership story?
Presenter(s): Paul M. Scholz is Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOAA's National Ocean Service NOS
Date & Time: 14 September 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Everyone has a story, what's your leadership story?
Part of the NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar (NELS) Series. These webinars are open to the public, in or outside of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Presenter(s): Paul M. Scholz is Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS).

Remote Access: TBD
(limited to 1000 online seats on a first come first served basis)

Sponsor(s): This event is part of the NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar (NELS) Series with sponsorship from the NOAA Science Council. The NOAA-wide NELS provides examples of NOAA's leadership in environmental science, by those who lead it and make it happen. The NELS are presented as part of the NOAA Science Seminar Series For NELS questions, contact nels@noaa.gov.

Abstract: As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. " Bill Gates.

As we nurture the future generation of leaders, I want to share my personal story and emphasize that there are many paths for achieving career success and writing your own leadership story. From serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, to my role today as the NOS Deputy Assistant Administrator, I have had the opportunity to grow and develop as an environmental advocate and lifelong learner.

Woven throughout my leadership narrative are the tenets of adaptability, public service, mentorship, and a strong organizational culture. These beliefs have helped me get to where I am today.

I hope that sharing my experiences may encourage others to ask themselves, What is the next chapter of your story?

Accessibility: Live closed captioning will be provided at the NELS web page.Speaker

Bio(s): https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/about/nosaa-deputy-bio.html

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials:Recording available a few days after the webinar at the NELS webpage. Notice: This seminar will be recorded for later viewing. By joining you automatically consent to such recording. If you do not consent to being recorded, please do not join the session.
To nominate a NELS speaker, please use this form and/or contact the NELS Team at nels@noaa.gov.The NELS Team is Hernan Garcia, Sandra Claar, Katie Rowley, and Robert.Levy@noaa.gov.

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15 September 2022

Title:
New
Protecting “Pristine” Places from Pollution: Applying New Water Quality Assessment Techniques in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa
Presenter(s): Dave Whitall, NOAA/NOS NCCOS, Stressor Detection and Impacts Division, Monitoring and Assessment Branch
Date & Time: 15 September 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: TBD
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Protecting Pristine Places from Pollution: Applying New Water Quality Assessment Techniques in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa

Presenter(s): Dave Whitall, NOAA/NOS NCCOS, Stressor Detection and Impacts Division, Monitoring and Assessment Branch

Sponsor(s): NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) Science Seminar Series

Seminar Contact(s): david.moe.nelson@noaa.gov , co-coordinator NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series

Location: Webinar

Remote Access: Register at: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/whitall_sep15_2022_protecting_american_samoa/event/registration.html
You may enter the webinar via a browser or the Adobe Connect app. If you enter via a browser, PC/Windows users should use Chrome or Edge browsers and Mac users should use Safari or Chrome. Do not use the IE browser.If you want to enter via the Adobe Connect app you must download it ahead of time.
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Accessibility: Live closed captioning will be provided.

Abstract: Resource managers have significant concerns about the potential inputs of contaminants from an unlined, solid waste landfill into Fagatele Bay, an embayment within the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. NCCOS researchers, in collaboration with the Sanctuary, NOAA Coral Program staff and academic partners used a variety of methods to assess the water quality status of the Bay, including new in situ sampling technology. This study assessed concentration of pollutants (e.g. PCBs, PAHs, personal care products, pesticides, metals, nutrients) in the system as well as their potential impacts (toxicity and mutagenicity). Methods utilized included: active in situ water samplers for organic chemistry analysis, metals analysis of sediment samples, bacterial (Colitag) and nutrient analyses of bottom water discrete samples, sea urchin embryo development toxicity assays using SPE-concentrated site water, application of the Salmonella typhimurium reverse mutation assay (Ames test) for mutagenic activity of SPE-concentrated site water, and analysis of foraminifera populations as an indicator of stress. Although a variety of pollutants were detected in the Bay, they were all at relatively low concentrations that are unlikely to cause adverse ecosystem effects. Overall, these methods suggest that while some pollutants are reaching the Bay, the water quality of the system is relatively good. Resource managers can use these data as a baseline to ensure that water quality does not degrade over time, and to be aware of specific pollutant groups (e.g. pharmaceuticals) that might be of emerging concern.

Bio(s): Dr. Dave Whitall is a Coastal Ecologist with the Monitoring and Assessment Branch, of the Stress Detection and Impacts Division in the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. Dave received a BS in environmental science from Penn State University and his PhD in environmental chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined NCCOS in 2003 and has published on a variety of environmental pollution topics, ranging from eutrophication to hypoxia to toxic pollution, in ecosystems ranging from polar lakes to temperate estuaries to coral reefs, including work in all seven U.S. coral reef jurisdictions.

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16 September 2022

Title: September 2022 NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
Presenter(s): Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy
Date & Time: 16 September 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: September 2022 NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

Presenter(s): Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy

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

Seminar Contact(s): Genie Bey (genie.bey@noaa.gov), Alison Hayden (abhayden@alaska.edu)

Remote Access: https://uaf-accap.org/event/september-2022-climate-outlook/

Abstract: Join us for the 100th NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing!! We will review recent and current climate conditions around Alaska, discuss forecast tools, and finish up with the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for October 2022. Learn what's happened and what may be in store with Alaska's seasonal climate.

Bio(s): Rick Thoman is an expert in Alaska climate and weather. He produces reliable Alaska climate change information and graphics describing Alaska's changing environment. His work spans the bridge between climate modeling, Alaska communities, and media.

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20 September 2022

Title: The Coastal Ice-Ocean Prediction Systems for the East and West Coasts of Canada – key components of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan
Presenter(s): Jean-Philippe Paquin, Environnement et Changement Climatique Canada
Date & Time: 20 September 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: The Coastal Ice-Ocean Prediction Systems for the East and West Coasts of Canada " key components of Canada's Oceans Protection Plan

Presenter(s): Jean-Philippe Paquin (Environnement et Changement Climatique Canada)

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

Seminar contact: Alexander.Kurapov@noaa.gov

Remote Access: Connect with Google Meet meet.google.com/kti-ktaw-nes,
Phone Numbers (US) +1 414-856-5982 PIN: 248 179#

Abstract: TBD


Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: TBD

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21 September 2022

Title: Using metabarcoding to understand microbial communities on aquacultured sugar kelp - identifying the good and the bad players
Presenter(s): Dr. Yuan Liu, Molecular Biologist, Contractor with AIS, Inc. in support of NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 21 September 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series



Title: Using metabarcoding to understand microbial communities on aquacultured sugar kelp - identifying the good and the bad players

Part of the NOAA Omics Seminar Series



Presenter(s): Dr. Yuan Liu, Molecular Biologist, Contractor with AIS, Inc. in support of NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center



Sponsor(s): NOAA Omics Working Group



Seminar Contact(s): Katharine Egan, NOAA OAR 'Omics Coordinator, noaa.omics@noaa.gov



Remote Access: Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9073792700853665803



Abstract: Sugar kelp cultivation at the southern end of its range on the east coast of North America is being pursued commercially for human consumption, which demands a high-quality product. Blade quality can be compromised by attached organisms " epibionts. Biweekly examination of epibionts on sugar kelp was conducted April"May 2018, on a kelp farm in eastern Long Island Sound, CT, USA. Culturable Vibrio spp. were not present on kelp blades until May and were limited to only old sections. No Vibrio colonies were human pathogens V. parahaemolyticus or V. vulnificus, based upon ToxR-specific multiplex PCR assays. Neither epibenthic cyanobacteria Lyngbya spp. nor the dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima, microbes of concern because of toxigenicity, were detected on kelp by microscopy or metabarcoding of partial rRNA genes. Summarizing most-common sequence reads, Gammaproteobacteria was the most abundant bacterial group on kelp blades (49%) and Alphaproteobacteria were the most abundant in seawater (39%). Bacillariophyta were the most abundant eukaryotes on kelp blades (36%) and Dinoflagellata were the most abundant eukaryotes in seawater (43%). Molecular operational taxonomic unit matrices were used for non-metric multidimensional scaling; the most prominent structure for both prokaryotic and eukaryotic communities was the separation between blade and seawater samples. Indicator Species Analysis identified Gammaproteobacteria (55%) and Bacillariophyta (56%) to be the most important blade indicator prokaryotes and eukaryotes, respectively. A closer examination of indicator species temporal patterns and their ecophysiology suggested that Aquimarina, Parcubacteria, and Peronosporomycetes are potential pathogens to sugar kelp. Ciliates may be the most important grazers that keep epiphytes (Bacillariophyta, Rhodophyta, and Phaeophyta) and Peronosporomycetes on kelp in check.



Bio(s): Dr. Yuan Liu is a marine molecular biologist. She earned her PhD in microbial oceanography from Stony Brook University, where she used a DNA fingerprinting technique to study planktonic microbial communities associated with a harmful brown tide species. Working in the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) Milford laboratory, Yuan strives to apply environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding to a variety of fisheries-related projects that examine all kingdoms of life. Currently, her focus is to contribute to the NOAA Omics Strategic Initiative by identifying best practices for eDNA surveys that could be added to the agency's fisheries survey toolbox.



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: Climate Change, Whales, and Kids: how science and education can protect species and fight climate change
Presenter(s): Sara Hutto, Conservation and Climate Program Coordinator, Greater Farallones Association
Date & Time: 21 September 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Climate Change, Whales, and Kids: how science and education can protect species and fight climate change

Presenter(s): Sara Hutto, Conservation and Climate Program Coordinator, Greater Farallones Association

Sponsor(s): NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

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

Remote Access: Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8746142632523177742

Abstract: Globally, whales and other megafauna play an important role in the carbon cycle and in reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide. In this webinar, the Climate Program Coordinator for Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank national marine sanctuaries will discuss the latest science on "whale carbon," and the critical efforts underway to rebuild whale stocks by reducing impacts, such as lethal collisions with ships. Recent engagement with school children on the subject made a big splash, resulting in a renewed commitment from the largest container shipping line to continue to go slow for whales, demonstrating the important role that community engagement plays in ocean protection.

More information on the National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series:
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series.html

Are our seminars recorded? Yes, you can find our webinar archives, copies of the presentation slides, and other educational resources at: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series-archives.html

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22 September 2022

Title: Might Retaining In Situ Pressure During Sampling Change Our View of Deep Ocean Life?
Presenter(s): Douglas Bartlett, Professor of Marine Microbiology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
Date & Time: 22 September 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: GoToWebinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Might Retaining In Situ Pressure During Sampling Change Our View of Deep Ocean Life?NOAA Central Library Seminars

Presenter(s): Douglas Bartlett, Professor of Marine Microbiology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Sponsor(s): NOAA Ocean Exploration and NOAA Central Library

Seminar Contacts: Liang Wu (liang.wu@noaa.gov), Chris Beaverson (chris.beaverson@noaa.gov) and NOAA Central Library Seminars (library.seminars@noaa.gov)

Remote Access: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7883405337534633227



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: Piezophilic (pressure loving) microbes exist in the deep sea which are adapted for pressures greater than 15,000 pounds per square inch (109 megapascals) and which lose cell integrity when decompressed. This prompts the question how much of deep-sea microbial life is unknown due to cell lysis during recovery? During the course of our NOAA OER investigation we developed a pressure-retaining seawater sampling system and associated full ocean depth lander. The use of this device in collecting cells, performing activity analyses and obtaining genome sequence information in two different deep-sea environments will be described.

Keywords: piezophiles, deep-sea, microbes

Bio(s): Dr. Bartlett is a marine microbiologist who has worked in deep-sea science for ~35 years. A major focus has been the characterization of genes and processes important for sensing and adapting to high pressure. His group has also isolated novel hadal extremophiles, and examined the diversity and activity of microbes at hadal depths in seawater, sediments and from animals, including across ocean trenches extending to 10,900 meters. Some insights have been derived from whole genome and single-cell genome studies.

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


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28 September 2022

Title: North Carolina’s Shellfish Aquaculture Industry: Climate Resilience and Engagement Best Practices
Presenter(s): Sarah Spiegler, Coastal Resilience Specialist, North Carolina Sea Grant; Jacob Boyd, Habitat and Enhancement Section Chief, NC Division of Marine Fisheries; Eric Herbst, Coastal Aquaculture Specialist, North Carolina Sea Grant; Randie Hovatter, Communications Specialist, NOAA Office of Aquaculture
Date & Time: 28 September 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: North Carolina's Shellfish Aquaculture Industry: Climate Resilience and Engagement Best Practices

Presenter(s): Sarah Spiegler, Coastal Resilience Specialist, North Carolina Sea Grant; Jacob Boyd, Habitat and Enhancement Section Chief, NC Division of Marine Fisheries; Eric Herbst, Coastal Aquaculture Specialist, North Carolina Sea Grant

Sponsor(s): NOAA Office of Aquaculture

Seminar Contact(s): Randie Hovatter (randie.hovatter@noaa.gov)

Remote Access:
Register at: https://noaanmfs-meets.webex.com/noaanmfs-meets/j.php?RGID=rd015225c7150fc000e77e7fe322fcd8c

Abstract:
This installment of the NOAA Science Seminar Series is presented by the NOAA Office of Aquaculture (OAQ). The webinar will consist of a 30-40 minute presentation, followed by moderated Q&A for the remainder of the hour.
Abstract summary coming soon.

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29 September 2022

Title: U.S. East coast climate change scenario planning
Presenter(s): Sean Lucey, NOAA/NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 29 September 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: U.S. East coast climate change scenario planning

Presenter(s): Sean Lucey, NOAA/NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center

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

Remote Access: https://meet.google.com/paw-jhrb-nzr

Abstract: TBD

Bio(s): TBD

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4 October 2022

Title:
New
The World Data System (WDS)
Presenter(s): Meredith Goins, executive director of the World Data System - International Program Office
Date & Time: 4 October 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: The World Data System (WDS)

Presenter(s): Meredith Goins, executive director of the World Data System (WDS) " International Program Office (IPO); mgoins2@vols.utk.edu

Sponsor(s): NOAA NESDIS National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Seminar Contact(s): Hernan Garcia (Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov)

Remote Access: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5576014216210403595
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Abstract: The World Data System (WDS) is an Interdisciplinary Body of the International Science Council (ISC; formerly ICSU) working to provide universal, equitable access to data around the world. As of 01 Dec 2020, the World Data System has 128 Member Organizations in worldwide geographic locations. It is hosted at Hosted by the University of Tennessee Oak Ridge Innovation Institute. NOAA NESDIS NCEI hosts four WDS services/centers. NOAA NESDIS NCEI hosts and operates World Data Centers and Services for Geophysics, Meteorology, Oceanography, and Paleoclimatology in accordance with WDS principles. Each center and service acquires, catalogs, and archives a discipline specific collection of datasets, and develops products and applications designed to meet the information needs of resource managers, policy makers, researchers, educators, and the general public around the world.

Bio(s): Meredith P. Goins is the executive director of the World Data System (WDS) " International Program Office (IPO). The IPO acts under the leadership of the WDS Executive Director with guidance from the Scientific Committee. Meredith previously worked as a Group Manager over Research Services at Oak Ridge Associated Universities. She and her team identified subject matter experts in over 50 disciplines to serve as grant peer reviewers for state, federal, and international funding agencies and governments. Meredith is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Information Sciences, focusing on scholarly communications, particularly peer review. She earned her Master's in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a bachelor's degree in Communications from East Carolina University.

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21 October 2022

Title: October 2022 NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
Presenter(s): Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy
Date & Time: 21 October 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: October 2022 NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

Presenter(s): Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy

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

Seminar Contact(s): Genie Bey (genie.bey@noaa.gov), Alison Hayden (abhayden@alaska.edu)

Remote Access: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkfumhrjgsHNXmVo6pOxmhaualOheTUIkW

Abstract: We will review recent and current climate conditions around Alaska, discuss forecast tools, and finish up with the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for November 2022. Join the gathering online to learn what's happened and what may be in store with Alaska's seasonal climate.

Bio(s): Rick Thoman is an expert in Alaska climate and weather. He produces reliable Alaska climate change information and graphics describing Alaska's changing environment. His work spans the bridge between climate modeling, Alaska communities and media.

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27 October 2022

Title: Surface and demersal marine heatwaves in the Northeast U.S.
Presenter(s): Vincent Saba, NOAA/NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 27 October 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Surface and demersal marine heatwaves in the Northeast U.S.

Presenter(s): Vincent Saba, NOAA/NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center

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

Remote Access: https://meet.google.com/paw-jhrb-nzr

Abstract: TBD

Bio(s): TBD

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17 November 2022

Title: An assessment of marine, estuarine, and riverine habitat vulnerability to climate change in the Northeast U.S.
Presenter(s): Mike Johnson, NOAA/NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office
Date & Time: 17 November 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: An assessment of marine, estuarine, and riverine habitat vulnerability to climate change in the Northeast U.S.

Presenter(s): Mike Johnson, NOAA/NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office

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

Remote Access: https://meet.google.com/paw-jhrb-nzr

Abstract: TBD

Bio(s): TBD

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18 November 2022

Title: November 2022 NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
Presenter(s): Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy
Date & Time: 18 November 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: November 2022 NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

Presenter(s): Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy

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

Seminar Contact(s): Genie Bey (genie.bey@noaa.gov), Alison Hayden (abhayden@alaska.edu)

Remote Access: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkfumhrjgsHNXmVo6pOxmhaualOheTUIkW

Abstract: We will review recent and current climate conditions around Alaska, discuss forecast tools, and finish up with the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for December 2022 and the winter. Join the gathering online to learn what's happened and what may be in store with Alaska's seasonal climate.

Bio(s): Rick Thoman is an expert in Alaska climate and weather. He produces reliable Alaska climate change information and graphics describing Alaska's changing environment. His work spans the bridge between climate modeling, Alaska communities and media.

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15 December 2022

Title: Integrating climate impacts on stock dynamics into a groundfish stock assessment
Presenter(s): Amanda Hart, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Date & Time: 15 December 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Integrating climate impacts on stock dynamics into a groundfish stock assessment.

Presenter(s): Amanda Hart, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

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

Remote Access: https://meet.google.com/paw-jhrb-nzr

Abstract: TBD

Bio(s): TBD

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16 December 2022

Title: December 2022 NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
Presenter(s): Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy
Date & Time: 16 December 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: December 2022 NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

Presenter(s): Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy

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

Seminar Contact(s): Genie Bey (genie.bey@noaa.gov), Alison Hayden (abhayden@alaska.edu)

Remote Access: https://uaf-accap.org/event/december-2022-climate-outlook/

Abstract: We will review recent and current climate conditions around Alaska, discuss forecast tools, and finish up with the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for January 2023 and the winter. Join the gathering online to learn what's happened and what may be in store with Alaska's seasonal climate.

Bio(s): Rick Thoman is an expert in Alaska climate and weather. He produces reliable Alaska climate change information and graphics describing Alaska's changing environment. His work spans the bridge between climate modeling, Alaska communities and media.

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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