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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!

  • NOAA Science Seminars Contributors
  • 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

6 July 2022

Title:
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Thirty-one days aboard the French schooner Tara in Antarctica
Presenter(s): Nastassia Patin, Postdoctoral Associate, NOAA/AOML, and the University of Miami - Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies
Date & Time: 6 July 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: OAR - AOML - Happenings Calendar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Thirty-one days aboard the French schooner Tara in Antarctica

Presenter(s): Nastassia Patin, Postdoctoral Associate, NOAA/AOML, and the University of Miami - Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies

Sponsor(s): Nastassia Patin, NOAA/AOML


Seminar Contact(s): Nastassia Patin, nastassia.patin@noaa.gov

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Abstract: The French schooner Tara has been collecting environmental DNA (eDNA) from across the world's oceans for over a decade. Sequence data released publicly from the Tara Oceans data set has led to hundreds of publications and new insights on microbial life in the oceans. In 2020, Tara began Mission Microbiomes, an ambitious two-year journey to sample eDNA and many other physical and chemical parameters across the Atlantic and Southern Oceans. Nastassia Patin, postdoctoral scholar with the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, joined a 31-day leg along the Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea, where she was one of six scientists. The scientific goals of the leg included an iceberg process study and characterizing microbiomes across a gradient of iron concentrations in the Weddell Sea. This cruise fulfilled a pledge to contribute to the AtlantECO consortium, an international partnership between the EU, NOAA, Brazil, and South Africa. In this presentation, Nastassia will describe the scientific goals of the mission, the unique culture of Tara, and the opportunities offered by this trans-Atlantic partnership.


Bio(s): Nastassia did her Ph.D. at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography on chemical ecology of marine sediment bacteria. She then did her first postdoc with Frank Stewart and Kostas Konstantinidis at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, where she applied bioinformatic tools to marine microbiomes of underexplored environments. In her current position, she works with Kelly Goodwin at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory on marine microbiomes and environmental DNA of the California Current to understand linkages between oceanographic conditions, microbial communities, and fisheries. In her free time she enjoys surfing, riding her bicycle, and hanging out with her two cats.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: Will be available upon request.

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Title: Ecological resilience in large ecosystems
Presenter(s): Vadim Karatayev, University of Kansas
Date & Time: 6 July 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series
Title: Ecological resilience in large ecosystems

Presenter(s): Vadim Karatayev, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Kansas

Sponsor(s): NOAA NMFS SWFSC Fisheries Ecology DivisionSeminar contact: tanya.rogers@noaa.gov.

Remote Access: https://swfsc.webex.com/swfsc/j.php?MTID=m07961348a4316a4d4a63f0f678a72da5; Password (if needed): 5sNxHn33mN5; Join by phone by dialing +1-415-655-0002 US Toll, Access code: 2498 072 7370

Abstract: Ecosystems world-wide face intensifying environmental variation and human impacts. Which systems will fail to recover from disturbance and become locked in degraded states? How can we offset this risk? I will begin with California and New Zealand kelp forests, exploring how bridging dynamical models of animal behavior and kelp with large-scale field data helps us resolve how alternative stable states and resilience shape kelp forests. Turning to diverse ecosystems, I will next identify which feedback processes can drive alternative stable natural or degraded regimes in many-species food webs. To consider the human dimensions of resilience, I will then explore governance strategies that can buttress resilience by shifting societies to sustained environmental mitigation.

Bio(s): Vadim is an NSF postdoctoral fellow with a PhD in Ecology from UC Davis. He combines theory with large scale data to understand conditions that erode or reinforce resilience in natural and human-dominated systems. This involves fundamental questions at the interface of community and landscape ecology as well as applied science questions ranging from invasive species impacts to accelerating conservation in human societies.

Recordings: The talk will be recorded; link to recording available upon request.

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Title: Funding Opportunity: Actionable Science in the Gulf of Mexico
Presenter(s): Julien Lartigue, Director, NOAA RESTORE Science Program, and Hannah Brown, Communications and Engagement Specialist, NOAA RESTORE Science Program
Date & Time: 6 July 2022
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series
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Title: Funding Opportunity: Actionable Science in the Gulf of Mexico

Presenter(s): Julien Lartigue, Director, NOAA RESTORE Science Program, and Hannah Brown, Communications and Engagement Specialist, NOAA RESTORE Science Program

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

Seminar Contact(s): Varis.Ransi@noaa.gov, co-coordinator NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series

Remote Access: Register at https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/hannahbrown/event/event_info.htmlYou 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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Abstract: The NOAA RESTORE Science Program will provide an overview and answer questions about its newest funding opportunity to support previously planned, actionable science in the Gulf of Mexico. This competition will provide natural resource managers, researchers, and other stakeholders with funding to carry out a planned, collaborative research project that informs a specific management decision impacting natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico. The Science Program will make approximately $15 million available for this competition to fund approximately 10 projects that will run for up to five years. A letter of intent (3-page maximum) is required for each proposal and must be submitted by August 16, 2022. The Science Program will provide written feedback to project teams on their letters in mid-September and host additional webinars for those teams to review the full proposal process. A full proposal will be due by November 15, 2022.

Bio(s): (1) Julien Lartigue is the Director of NOAA's RESTORE Science Program. Julien uses his experience working at academic institutes across the Gulf States and with federal and state agencies to connect the research and information needs of resource managers to the problem-solving capacity within the research community. As a long-time resident of the Gulf Coast, he is committed to the conservation and wise management of the region's natural resources and the future of its coastal communities. Julien has a BA in Biology from Swarthmore College and holds a PhD in Marine Sciences from the University of South Alabama. Contact Julien at julien.lartigue@noaa.gov. (2) Hannah O. Brown is the Communications & Engagement Specialist for the NOAA RESTORE Science Program. Hannah uses her experience as a social scientist, science communicator, and journalist to build a network of resource users, managers, and scientists in the Gulf. Hannah is a Florida native with deep roots in the state who has researched the human dimensions of Gulf Coast fisheries. She holds a BA in Psychology from New College of Florida, a MA in Mass Communications from the University of Florida, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida. Contact Hannah at hannah.brown@noaa.gov.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials:Within a few days of the webinar, a link to the recording,
usually a PDF of the slides, and sometimes a summary of the chat will be sent to all who registered.

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7 July 2022

Title: Driving Operational Synergies between Geodesy, Meteorology, and Climatology
Presenter(s): Professor Michael Bevis, Division of Geodetic Science, Ohio State University
Date & Time: 7 July 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Driving Operational Synergies between Geodesy, Meteorology, and Climatology

Presenter(s): Professor Michael Bevis, Division of Geodetic Science, Ohio State University

Sponsor(s): National Geodetic Survey


Seminar Contact(s): Carla Kirby - Carla.Kirby@noaa.gov

Remote Access: http://meet.google.com/exv-hhkq-fwrPhone Numbers
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PIN: 338 757 124#

Abstract: The history of GPS/GNSS meteorology will be addressed. The synergy between space geodesy and operational meteorology is now an area of intense R&D in China. The synergy will continue to grow as space geodesy evolves beyond our existing GNSS constellations by incorporating large numbers of LEO satellites. This will lead to mm-level positioning in real-time, refractive imaging of almost the entire atmosphere with latencies of order 10 minutes, improved characterization of atmospheric water vapor distribution in space and time, and new applications in climate change research.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: Contact Carla Kirby for presentation slides after the talk.


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Title: A more accurate picture of surface water mass dynamics
Presenter(s): Aqeel Piracha is a PhD student at the Institute ofMarine Sciences (ICM) Barcelona, Spain
Date & Time: 7 July 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
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NOAA Science Seminar Series
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Title: A more accurate picture of surface water mass dynamics

Presenter(s): Aqeel Piracha, PhD student at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) Barcelona, Spain

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

Seminar Contact(s): Varis.Ransi@noaa.gov, co-coordinator NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series

Remote Access: Register at https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/aqeel/event/login.htmlYou 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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Attendees are muted during the webinar and audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset.

Accessibility: Live closed captioning will be provided.

Abstract: Ocean Circulation isintimately tied to the movement of unique bodies of water. These bodies of water are known as water masses and they each have distinct properties and histories which can be used to fingerprint them. Their characteristics are set by interactions with the atmosphere. Once set, these characteristics remain unchanged as the water mass sinks into the ocean interior. Meaning, with a knowledge of Ocean-Atmosphere interaction we can trace these surface water masses to infer ocean circulation. Global ocean circulation can be summarized as a progressive change in surface water buoyancy. With equatorial heating creating buoyant water masses which progressively lose their buoyancy through cooling and other atmospheric processes until, at the poles, they ultimately sink to complete a global ocean circulation cell. This surface branch of the circulation is the most crucial as this is where they are created. Estimates of this surface arm traditionally require a direct knowledge of ocean-atmosphere interactions. However, the data describing these interactions are usually biased and prone to various uncertainties and errors. Can we infer knowledge of ocean circulation without this data. By Understanding processes forcing sea surface state changes, the use of these error-prone air-sea fluxes can be avoided allowing for a much more accurate picture of how the oceans are changing in a changing climate.

Bio(s): Aqeel Piracha is a PhD student at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) Barcelona, Spain. Prior to starting his PhD, he was a trainee at the European Space Agency (ESA) where his specialization in the field of ocean circulation was born. He attained his bachelor degree from the University of Bangor in Wales, where his dissertation was on analyzing Deuterium/Hydrogen ratios of Planets, Comets and Meteorites to understand the origins of Earth's oceans. His master degree thesis was on understanding the stability of internal tides in coastal regions.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials:Within a few days of the webinar, a link to the recording,
usually a PDF of the slides, and sometimes a summary of the chat will be sent to all who registered.

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Title: Equilibrium reference point calculations for the next generation of spatial assessments
Presenter(s): Maia Sosa Kapur, University of Washington/Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Research Mathematical Statistician
Date & Time: 7 July 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: WEBINAR ONLY
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series
Title: Equilibrium reference point calculations for the next generation of spatial assessments (National Stock Assessment Science Seminar Series)

Presenter(s): Maia Sosa Kapur, University of Washington/Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Research Mathematical Statistician

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

Seminar Contact(s): Kristan Blackhart and Library Seminars

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3888235279073913871

Accessibility: 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: Accounting for spatial structure accurately and easily is a major goal for the next generation of stock assessment software development. Reference points (e.g., limit or target harvest rates and their associated biomass) are inherent to stock assessments and are often calculated under equilibrium conditions. We outline how to calculate equilibrium quantities within spatially-structured models where density-dependence in recruitment is local.Keywords: fisheries assessment, recruitment, spatial dynamics


Bio(s): Maia is a Sea Grant-funded PhD Candidate at the University of Washington under Andr Punt and an assessment scientist in Seattle at the Alaska Center. She has her BSc from UC Berkeley and a MSc from the University of Hawai'i. Maia worked in the Stock Assessment Program at the Pacific Islands Center before returning to graduate school. Her research focuses on improving assessment methods to address spatially-structured environmental impacts on Pacific groundfish resource management.

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8 July 2022

Title: Using Environmental DNA to Examine Artificial Reef Fish Assemblages: If You Build It Will They Come?
Presenter(s): Dr. Kyle R. Piller, Edward Schlieder Endowed Professor and Curator of Vertebrates, Southeastern Louisiana University, Department of Biological Sciences
Date & Time: 8 July 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Using Environmental DNA to Examine Artificial Reef Fish Assemblages: If You Build It Will They Come?Part of the NOAA Omics Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Dr. Kyle R. Piller, Edward Schlieder Endowed Professor and Curator of Vertebrates, Southeastern Louisiana University, Department of Biological Sciences, Hammond, LA

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/1470838018489437451

Abstract: Globally, estuarine and marine fisheries have declined over the past century, and a variety of approaches have been employed in an attempt to improve fisheries, including, but not limited to the development of protected areas, implementation of catch regulations, hatchery stocking, and the deployment of artificial reefs. Of these, the use of artificial reefs has been the most recently developed approach. Unfortunately, assessing the success of artificial reefs has been challenging due to the difficulty of using traditional sampling gears to assess species diversity at artificial reefs. My lab gathered environmental DNA metabarcode data (12S mtDNA) to examine fish assemblages associated with artificial reefs of varying ages and construction materials (limestone, concrete, shell, and oil and gas), as well as across seasons and changing environmental conditions in the northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) and in Lake Pontchartrain, a large estuarine system in southeastern Louisiana. Generally, our results indicate higher species richness at reefs versus paired control sites, as well as differences among reef position and environmental conditions. Environmental conditions seem to be one of the most important drivers of artificial reef fish assemblages in the region, rather than reef materials. The results from two independent eDNA artificial reef studies will be presented.

Bio(s): Dr. Kyle Piller received a BS degree from the University of Illinois, a MS degree from Southern Illinois University, and a PhD from Tulane University. He completed a two-year postdoc at the University of Wisconsin, Center for Limnology/Wisconsin DNR. He recently completed his 19th year as a faculty member at Southeastern Louisiana University. He has an active research program in which he uses a variety of molecular approaches to address questions in fish diversity in the southeastern United States, Mexico, and Central America. He has published sixty-one papers on molecular systematics, population genetics, environmental DNA, and morphological variation of marine, diadromous, and freshwater fishes. He has trained twenty-three MS students and two postdoctoral researchers since 2003. For more information please visit: www.kylepiller.com

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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13 July 2022

Title: Mapping Marine Debris with Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS), Polarimetric Imaging, and Machine Learning
Presenter(s): Chris Parrish, Oregon State University; and Ross Winans. ORBTL.AI
Date & Time: 13 July 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Mapping Marine Debris with Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS), Polarimetric Imaging, and Machine Learning

Presenter(s): Chris Parrish, Oregon State University; and Ross Winans. ORBTL.AI

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/parrishwinans/event/event_info.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: Marine debris is a pervasive and intensifying problem that poses threats to wildlife, humans, and the marine economy. NOAA's Marine Debris Program (MDP), the Federal lead for addressing marine debris, maintains protocols for shoreline surveys, which entail walking transects to collect debris data, including abundance, characterization, composition. The data from these marine debris shoreline surveys are used for to inform operational priorities, direct cleanup and response, and provide information to assist in policy decisions. Three emerging technologies which offer enormous potential in marine debris shoreline surveys are un-crewed aircraft systems (UAS), polarimetric imaging (PI), and machine learning. This study, conducted jointly by NOAA's NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), the NOAA MDP, Oregon State University, and ORBTL.AI, focuses on combining these technologies to streamline marine debris shoreline surveys, automate detection of debris items, and generate debris heatmaps and other geospatial products to aid in response, cleanup, and policy guidance. Data were collected with multiple UAS, conventional RGB (red, green, blue) digital cameras, and a PI camera for Texas barrier islands. The RGB imagery were input into a machine learning model for autodetection of marine debris. Additionally, information derived from the PI imagery was compared against the RGB-only imagery to quantify the capability to improve detection and recognition of debris using polarimetric imaging. The results show clear potential of these technologies for marine debris mapping. Ongoing efforts are focusing on increasing the technology readiness levels of these technologies for operational use within marine debris programs.

Bio(s): Dr. Christopher Parrish is an Associate Professor of Geomatics in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. His research focuses on emerging geospatial technologies for coastal applications. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Geospatial Information Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. in Civil and Coastal Engineering with an emphasis in Geomatics from the University of Florida. Chris is President of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and Director of OregonView, a statewide remote sensing consortium. Prior to joining OSU, he served as lead physical scientist in the Remote Sensing Division of NOAA's National Geodetic Survey. He also holds an affiliate faculty position in the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping - Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM-JHC) at the University of New Hampshire. Additional information on current projects, publications and students is available at: http://research.engr.oregonstate.edu/parrish/

Ross Winans is a Builder/Seller at ORBTL.AI, a geospatial consultancy that develops machine learning-based solutions to environmental issues. At ORBTL.AI, Ross focuses on adapting state-of-the-art machine learning tools, techniques, and research to the GIS and remote sensing domains. Prior to ORBTL.AI, Ross earned an M.A. in Geography and Environment from University of Hawai'i at Mnoa and a B.A. in Geography from University of South Carolina Columbia. Ross also had the pleasure of serving NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) for 8 years as a technical lead on geospatial mapping projects across the US Pacific Island States and Territories. More information can be found at orbtl.ai.

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14 July 2022

Title: Listen In: Acoustic Monitoring of Estuarine Communities Facing Ecosystem Change
Presenter(s): Christopher Biggs, University of Texas-Austin, cbiggs@utexas.edu; Philip Souza, University of Texas-Austin, Philip.souza@utexas.edu
Date & Time: 14 July 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar SeriesDate & Time: 14 July 2022, 2 - 3 pm ET

Title: Listen In: Acoustic Monitoring of Estuarine Communities Facing Ecosystem ChangePresenters)
  • Chris Biggs, University of Texas at Austin
  • Philip Souza, University of Texas at Austin


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://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4324822758260834829 Abstract
Soundscape ecology is a promising new field that studies the sounds produced above and below water using a variety of acoustic sensors. Passive acoustic monitoring records sound produced over multiple levels of biological complexity which can be used to investigate and monitor biodiversity, behaviors such as feeding and spawning, and anthropogenic noise. By implementing acoustic monitoring, scientists and managers can identify key habitats for protection and measure how ecological communities respond to environmental changes (e.g. storm events, coastal development, eutrophication) in a cost-effective and low-impact manner. This project brought together academic leaders in bioacoustics, estuarine ecology, and fisheries ecology with managers and staff from the Mission-Aransas, Rookery Bay, and North Inlet-Winyah Bay reserves. The goal was to develop a framework for a new acoustic monitoring program that could be integrated with reserve programs throughout the region, including: long-term system monitoring; targeted research, e.g. oyster reefs; stewardship applications, e.g. visitor use and anthropogenic noise; and education programs such as TOTE. In this webinar, project lead Chris Biggs will talk about the project approach and management context, share lessons learned from the project, and discuss the value of active acoustic monitoring as a component of ecosystem stewardship.

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Title: Funding Opportunity: Actionable Science in the Gulf of Mexico
Presenter(s): Julien Lartigue, Director, NOAA RESTORE Science Program, and Hannah Brown, Communications and Engagement Specialist, NOAA RESTORE Science Program
Date & Time: 14 July 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA - HQ - Science Seminar Series
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series
Please share with anyone (NOAA or not) who might be interested; thanks.

Title: Funding Opportunity: Actionable Science in the Gulf of Mexico

Presenter(s): Julien Lartigue, Director, NOAA RESTORE Science Program, and Hannah Brown, Communications and Engagement Specialist, NOAA RESTORE Science Program

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

Seminar Contact(s): Varis.Ransi@noaa.gov, co-coordinator NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series

Remote Access: Register at: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/hannahbrown2/event/event_info.htmlYou 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: The NOAA RESTORE Science Program will provide an overview and answer questions about its newest funding opportunity to support previously planned, actionable science in the Gulf of Mexico. This competition will provide natural resource managers, researchers, and other stakeholders with funding to carry out a planned, collaborative research project that informs a specific management decision impacting natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico. The Science Program will make approximately $15 million available for this competition to fund approximately 10 projects that will run for up to five years. A letter of intent (3-page maximum) is required for each proposal and must be submitted by August 16, 2022. The Science Program will provide written feedback to project teams on their letters in mid-September and host additional webinars for those teams to review the full proposal process. A full proposal will be due by November 15, 2022.

Bio(s): (1) Julien Lartigue is the Director of NOAA's RESTORE Science Program. Julien uses his experience working at academic institutes across the Gulf States and with federal and state agencies to connect the research and information needs of resource managers to the problem-solving capacity within the research community. As a long-time resident of the Gulf Coast, he is committed to the conservation and wise management of the region's natural resources and the future of its coastal communities. Julien has a BA in Biology from Swarthmore College and holds a PhD in Marine Sciences from the University of South Alabama. Contact Julien at julien.lartigue@noaa.gov. (2) Hannah O. Brown is the Communications & Engagement Specialist for the NOAA RESTORE Science Program. Hannah uses her experience as a social scientist, science communicator, and journalist to build a network of resource users, managers, and scientists in the Gulf. Hannah is a Florida native with deep roots in the state who has researched the human dimensions of Gulf Coast fisheries. She holds a BA in Psychology from New College of Florida, a MA in Mass Communications from the University of Florida, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida. Contact Hannah at hannah.brown@noaa.gov.

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Title: National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Products and Services Update
Presenter(s): Krishna Tadepalli, Geodetic Applications Branch Chief, National Geodetic Survey
Date & Time: 14 July 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Products and Services Update

Presenter(s): Krishna Tadepalli, Jaya Neti, Janet Henderson, and Bruce Tran, Geodetic Applications Branch, NGS

Sponsor(s): NOAA/NOS National Geodetic Survey.

Seminar Contact(s): sonja.bowen@noaa.gov, NOAA National Geodetic Survey

Remote Access: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4312028841379162635
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Abstract: This webinar will provide an overview of recent and upcoming improvements to several NGS products and services. Tools discussed will include NCAT, new APIs, JSON datasheets, Mapshaper, and more.
  • NCAT update - NGS released a new version of NCAT recently. Discuss the features of the new release and a roadmap of NCAT.

  • API update - Go over the new APIs added to the NGS API suite. Discuss web map services that are in the early development stage.

  • JSON datasheets - NGS datasheets are captured into a ready-to-serve JSON format. This will help improve retrieval of datasheets considerably for all types of searches. In addition, users will be able to get the content in a geospatial format. Also, a web map service is planned for GIS clients.

  • LASER - NGS built a new adjustment tool, LASER, that can be used for all types of survey projects. Mapshaper, a visualization and analysis tool, is being considered to augment LASER. Discuss the features of Mapshaper.

  • Rinex 3 - NGS will be ingesting CORS data in Rinex 3, a new Rinex format. Discuss the benefits of Rinex 3 and a roadmap.

Technical Content Rating: Beginner - No prior knowledge of this topic is necessary.


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Title: Migrating the UFS Graduate Student Tests to the Cloud
Presenter(s): Sam Ephraim - 2021 Lapenta Intern in NOAA/WPO/EPIC
Date & Time: 14 July 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Migrating the UFS Graduate Student Tests to the Cloud Part of the UFS Webinar Series

Presenter(s): Sam Ephraim - 2021 Lapenta Intern in NOAA/WPO/EPICCo-Authors: Jose-Henrique Alves, Krishna Kumar, Dominikus Heinzeller, Ligia Bernardet, Minsuk Ji

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 goal of the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) is to enable the most accurate and reliable operational numerical weather prediction (NWP) forecast model in the world. EPIC will achieve this goal through community engagement where students, researchers, professors, and other community members can collaborate to develop open-source code for the Unified Forecast System (UFS). One way to spark the interest of new community members is through Graduate Student Tests (GST), which are usability tests that entail running, modifying, rerunning, and comparing outputs of the UFS code and its applications.In order to increase accessibility of the UFS GSTs, cloud versions were developed as part of a William M. Lapenta internship project at NOAA. The cloud-based GSTs include documentation with instructions to run containerized versions of the UFS usability tests on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform that utilize new plotting python scripts to visualize results, as well as a FAQ document. Running the GSTs on the cloud is important for increasing accessibility because community members without access to HPCs will now be able to run the GST quickly and cheaply using any device that can connect to the internet. Cloud-based GSTs are expected to increase the number of people running the UFS. This will in turn increase the pool of people contributing to the UFS, which will help NOAA develop the most accurate and reliable operational numerical forecast model in the world.This talk will discuss the GSTs in depth and explain some of the challenges of deploying the GSTs in the AWS cloud. Performance metrics from running the GSTs in the cloud along with opportunities of future engagement with the UFS will also be discussed.

Bio(s): Sam Ephraim is from the Chicago area and recently graduated from the University of Michigan earning a BSE in Climate and Meteorology concentrating in meteorology, and a BSE in Computer Science. This coming year, he will be professional masters student at the University of Miami concentrating in weather forecasting. In the summer of 2021, he participated in the William M. Lapenta Internship, where he worked in NOAA/WPO/EPIC to create documentation to run the UFS Graduate Student Tests in the cloud. Outside of his studies, he loves to sail and was on the University of Michigan Sailing Team as an undergrad, and continues to sail locally.

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Title: Analyzing Conservation and Resources Enforcement disposition data from convicted cases
Presenter(s): Jake Franco, DOCARE, Honolulu, HI
Date & Time: 14 July 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Analyzing disposition data from convicted cases

Presenter(s): Jake Franco, Hawaii Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE)

Sponsor(s): NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program

Seminar Contact(s): Caroline Donovan, caroline.donovan@noaa.gov

Remote Access: Adobe Connect
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2. Click the microphone at the top of the screen to connect audio.

Accessibility: Live closed captioning will be provided.

Abstract: Enforcement and prosecution are critical tools in natural resource management, alongside research, policy, and direct conservation management actions. The Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), a division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), is responsible for enforcing rules and regulations that serve to protect, conserve, and manage the natural, cultural, and historic resources of Hawaii. There is a major knowledge gap regarding patterns in how natural resource violations are handled during enforcement and prosecution activities. Historically, only two analyses have been done on state enforcement data in Hawaii, despite the importance of natural resources. The evaluation of the relationship between enforcement and prosecution in regards to natural resource management is critical to improve natural resource management in the state. In this study we obtained over 1,000 records on resource violations for the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement from Hawaii's Judiciary Electronic Filing and Service System. We then categorized violations (e.g. poaching, boating, fishing) and their outcome (e.g. type and degree of penalty) identifying areas where enforcement and/or prosecution may not be adequate to meet current resource protection needs. For the majority of the citations, penalties were reduced or dismissed without fines. Among these citations, repeat offenders were common. The results collected raise alarms regarding the need for increased communication between enforcement and prosecution to improve the effectiveness of citations as deterrents to crime.

Bio(s): Jake Franco (he/him) is an undergraduate student at University of Hawaii at Mnoa. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Management and is a member of the Hawaii Wildlife Ecology Lab. His mentors are Dr. Melissa Price and Cole Hendrickson. Jake's research is finding the efficacy of the Hawai'i State Judicial System handling citations written by the Hawaii's Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement branch of the state's Department of Land and Natural Resources. This project began as an undergraduate internship and eventually turned into a research project funded by the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii. Jake has presented his findings at the State of Hawaii Department of Aquatic Resources Holomua 30x30 Panel, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Project Showcase, and soon the Hawaii Conservation Conference. Jake is very passionate about fisheries and wildlife management; he hopes his work can improve the outcomes of environmental court cases, provide a stronger connection between the court and enforcement, and help maintain Hawai'is natural resources.



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19 July 2022

Title: POSTPONED TO AUG 4: Reflections on Leadership in an Environmental Agency
Presenter(s): John Cortinas, PhD; Director Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory -AOML-, OAR, NOAA
Date & Time: 19 July 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: POSTPONED TO AUG 4: Reflections on Leadership in an Environmental Agency
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): John Cortinas, PhD; Director Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), OAR, NOAA

Remote Access: POSTPONED TO AUG 4

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: After spending nearly 20 years in leadership positions within NOAA, this presentation will detail the path of someone who has risen up through the organization from being a postdoc to a Senior Executive director of two programs and one laboratory. This rise from being a young scientist to a leader has not always been easy, but the path included many lessons along the way that are sure to benefit any aspiring future leader. This presentation will discuss these lessons with a focus on creating leadership skills for today and the future.
As a leading environmental agency, NOAA is seen as an honest broker of environmental information, providing many useful products and services to the American public and the world. To ensure that NOAA continues to provide the most complete and accurate environmental intelligence today and in the future, it will need strong leaders with additional new skills to manage an evolving workforce and address additional societal needs for this information. Such evolving skill sets will be discussed along with foundational leadership skills that will help move NOAA into the future.

Accessibility: Live closed captioning will be provided at the NELS web page.Speaker Bio: As a member of the federal government's Senior Executive Service, Dr. Cortinas became the fifth permanent director at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in 2019. He leads NOAA's pre-eminent laboratory that focuses on studying the weather, ocean, and ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean region, including surrounding areas, to improve NOAA's products and services for the nation. Prior to arriving at AOML, he served nine years as director of OAR's Weather Program Office and eight years as the director of the OAR Cooperative Institute program, both in Silver Spring, MD. He has served on the numerous boards of directors, advisory committees, and senior-level hiring panels. He is a mentor to many individuals, as well.Throughout his career, he has been a passionate advocate for underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). He is a member of several scientific organizations that work to improve diversity within STEM, such as the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Latinos@NOAA, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Meteorological Society (AMS), for which he is currently a selected member of the new AMS Culture and Inclusion Cabinet. In NOAA he is the Executive sponsor of the Latinos@NOAA employees resource group and the Executive Champion for OAR's EEO Advisory Committee.Cortinas received a B.S. in Meteorology from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado, and a doctorate in Geophysical Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He has authored and co-authored many scientific articles and served on numerous American and international scientific working groups and committees.

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Title: What's Happening with NOAA Citizen Science? An Analysis of Our Project Portfolio by a VSFS Intern.
Presenter(s): Siobhan Powers, VSFS Intern and John McLaughlin, Education Program Manager, USEC/Office of Education
Date & Time: 19 July 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: GoToWebinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: What's Happening with NOAA Citizen Science? An Analysis of Our Project Portfolio by a VSFS InternNOAA Central Library Seminars

Presenter(s): Siobhan Powers, VSFS Intern and John McLaughlin, Education Program Manager, USEC/Office of Education

Sponsor(s): NOAA's Office of Education and NOAA Central Library

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

Remote Access: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1975621608137794573

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: NOAA has a rich tradition of supporting citizen science, which goes by a variety of different names, through which volunteers engage in activities ranging from observing weather to protecting and managing marine species to charting the seafloor. Through an internship Siobhan examined the current breadth of NOAA's citizen science projects, created a consolidated database, and worked with project managers to collect information about the outputs and outcomes their projects are having. We will present a summary and highlights of these activities as well as proposed next steps.

Keywords: citizen science, database, internship

Bio(s): Siobhan is a Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Intern working with citizen science for the NOAA Office of Education. She has taken her experiences of data collection and survey design from her undergraduate career and applied them to her internship.

John is an Education Program Manager with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Education. He serves as program officer for grant awards through NOAA's Environmental Literacy Program and is a co-coordinator for citizen science efforts across the agency.

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


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21 July 2022

Title: The Trouble with Lionfish
Presenter(s): Steve Gittings, Ph.D., Science Coordinator for NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Date & Time: 21 July 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: The Trouble with Lionfish

Presenter(s): Steve Gittings, Ph.D., Science Coordinator for NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

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/3576798610047861260

Abstract: A lot has changed since lionfish were first seen in the Atlantic Ocean nearly 40 years ago. It became an unprecedented, and perhaps unstoppable invasion, but it also rallied people of many stripes to the cause of protecting the places they loved, but saw being destroyed. Find out why the invasion has been so concerning, what we've learned about lionfish impacts and control measures, and what the future holds for the invasion and the people who have become such a rich part of its history. They're good to eat, will never be endangered, and if you need a pair of shoes, I know a guy.

More information on the National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series:
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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 July 2022

Title: July 2022 NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
Presenter(s): Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy
Date & Time: 22 July 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: July 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/july-2022-nws-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 August 2022. Join the gathering online to learn what's happened and what may be in store with Alaska's seasonal climate.

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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27 July 2022

Title: Next Steps in Offshore Aquaculture Management in the Pacific Islands Region
Presenter(s): Tori Spence McConnell, Regional Aquaculture Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office; Randie Hovatter, Communications Specialist, NOAA Office of Aquaculture
Date & Time: 27 July 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:


NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Next Steps in Offshore Aquaculture Management in the Pacific Islands Region

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. It is open to internal NOAA and external attendees. This session will be captioned and recorded.

Presenter(s): Tori Spence McConnell, Regional Aquaculture Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office

Moderator: Randie Hovatter, Communications Specialist, NOAA Office of Aquaculture

Sponsor(s): NOAA Office of Aquaculture

Seminar Contact(s): Randie Hovatter (randie.hovatter@noaa.gov)
Join link:
https://noaanmfs-meets.webex.com/noaanmfs-meets/j.php?MTID=m77d43d405759d0e798a75bec0b22b826

Webinar number:
2761 208 2489

Webinar password:
T9pwRDmA2D6 (89797362 from phones)

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Access code:
276 120 82489
Abstract Summary:
Coming soon.

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28 July 2022

Title: Shifting species and climate adaptation pathways for U.S. Northeast fishing communities
Presenter(s): Kathy Mills and Andrew Allyn, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Date & Time: 28 July 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Shifting species and climate adaptation pathways for U.S. Northeast fishing communities

Presenter(s): Kathy Mills and Andrew Allyn, 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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4 August 2022

Title: Reflections on Leadership in an Environmental Agency
Presenter(s): John Cortinas, PhD; Director Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory -AOML-, OAR, NOAA
Date & Time: 4 August 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Reflections on Leadership in an Environmental Agency
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): John Cortinas, PhD; Director Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), OAR, NOAA

Remote Access:
Register at https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/etdl68mnpku5/event/registration.html (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: After spending nearly 20 years in leadership positions within NOAA, this presentation will detail the path of someone who has risen up through the organization from being a postdoc to a Senior Executive director of two programs and one laboratory. This rise from being a young scientist to a leader has not always been easy, but the path included many lessons along the way that are sure to benefit any aspiring future leader. This presentation will discuss these lessons with a focus on creating leadership skills for today and the future.
As a leading environmental agency, NOAA is seen as an honest broker of environmental information, providing many useful products and services to the American public and the world. To ensure that NOAA continues to provide the most complete and accurate environmental intelligence today and in the future, it will need strong leaders with additional new skills to manage an evolving workforce and address additional societal needs for this information. Such evolving skill sets will be discussed along with foundational leadership skills that will help move NOAA into the future.

Accessibility: Live closed captioning will be provided at the NELS web page.Speaker Bio: As a member of the federal government's Senior Executive Service, Dr. Cortinas became the fifth permanent director at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in 2019. He leads NOAA's pre-eminent laboratory that focuses on studying the weather, ocean, and ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean region, including surrounding areas, to improve NOAA's products and services for the nation. Prior to arriving at AOML, he served nine years as director of OAR's Weather Program Office and eight years as the director of the OAR Cooperative Institute program, both in Silver Spring, MD. He has served on the numerous boards of directors, advisory committees, and senior-level hiring panels. He is a mentor to many individuals, as well.Throughout his career, he has been a passionate advocate for underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). He is a member of several scientific organizations that work to improve diversity within STEM, such as the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Latinos@NOAA, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Meteorological Society (AMS), for which he is currently a selected member of the new AMS Culture and Inclusion Cabinet. In NOAA he is the Executive sponsor of the Latinos@NOAA employees resource group and the Executive Champion for OAR's EEO Advisory Committee.Cortinas received a B.S. in Meteorology from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado, and a doctorate in Geophysical Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He has authored and co-authored many scientific articles and served on numerous American and international scientific working groups and committees.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials:Recording available a few days after the webinar at the NELS webpage. This session to be recorded. Your Privacy Matters to Us. By joining you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent, please do not join the live session.

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10 August 2022

Title: Next Steps in Offshore Aquaculture Management in the Pacific Islands Region
Presenter(s): Tori Spence McConnell, Regional Aquaculture Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office; Randie Hovatter (Moderator), Communications Specialist, NOAA Office of Aquaculture
Date & Time: 10 August 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA - HQ - Science Seminar Series
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Next Steps in Offshore Aquaculture Management in the Pacific Islands Region

Presenter(s): Tori Spence McConnell, Regional Aquaculture Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office; Randie Hovatter (Moderator), Communications Specialist, NOAA Office of Aquaculture.

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=r7e0492ee7a8237a57a55be19f10e8dd5

Abstract: This installment of the NOAA Science Seminar Series is presented by the NOAA Office of Aquaculture. The webinar will consist of a 30-40 minute presentation, followed by moderated Q&A for the remainder of the hour. It is open to internal NOAA and external attendees. This session will be recorded. For your convenience, please register in advance. If you have any questions, please contact Randie Hovatter (randie.hovatter@noaa.gov).


Abstract summary coming soon.

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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; coordinator is
Vincent.Saba@noaa.gov

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

Abstract: TBD

Bio(s): TBD

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21 September 2022

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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29 September 2022

Title: 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: 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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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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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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