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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.
  • For questions specific to a particular seminar, email the contact listed in the seminar description.
  • 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

8 August 2022

Title: Prediction at Weeks 3 - 4 and Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Timescales, August 2022: The Development of UFS Coupled GEFS for Weather and Subseasonal Forecasts
Presenter(s): Yuejian Zhu, NOAA/NCEP/EMC
Date & Time: 8 August 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series



Title: The Development of UFS Coupled GEFS for Weather and Subseasonal Forecasts



Presenter(s): Dr. Yuejian Zhu, NOAA/NCEP/EMC



Sponsor(s): NOAA OAR Weather Program Office S2S Program and NOAA NWS Office of Science and Technology Integration Modeling Program Division

Seminar Contacts: Mark Olsen, mark.olsen@noaa.gov



Remote Access: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6540907137443287567



Abstract: This monthly webinar series was created to share ongoing work within NWS and OAR at the Weeks 3-4 and S2S timescales. We would like to foster a relaxed, informal dialogue among forecasters, modelers and researchers. This month, Dr. Yuejian Zhu will speak about "The Development of UFS Coupled GEFS for Weather and Subseasonal Forecasts."



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



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9 August 2022

Title:
New
The influence of the land-sea breeze on coastal upwelling systems: locally forced vs internal wave vertical mixing and implications for thermal fronts
Presenter(s): Giles Fearon, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Date & Time: 9 August 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: TBD
Description:



Title: The influence of the land-sea breeze on coastal upwelling systems: locally forced vs internal wave vertical mixing and implications for thermal fronts

Presenter(s): Giles Fearon (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

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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Title: Bering Science Spring 2022 - Communicating science in and around the Bering Sea
Presenter(s): Erin Fedewa, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center - crab; Kathrine Howard, Alaska Department of Fish and Game - salmon; Elizabeth Labunski, US Fish and Wildlife - seabirds; Rick Thoman, UAF Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy - climate update
Date & Time: 9 August 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Bering Science Spring 2022 - Communicating science in and around the Bering Sea


Presenter(s): Erin Fedewa, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center - crab
Kathrine Howard, Alaska Department of Fish and Game - salmon
Elizabeth Labunski, US Fish and Wildlife - seabirds
Rick Thoman, UAF Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy - climate update

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/bering-science-spring-2022/

Abstract: Join us for an overview of the Bering Science publication, featuring speakers on crab, salmon, seabirds and climate in the Bering Sea. The Bering Science publication is a collaboration between the Alaska Ocean Observing System and the International Arctic Research Center. The publication shares observations and research that is happening in and around the region. This year's report focused on six topics identified by our Community Advisory Panel - salmon, walrus, crab, halibut, seabirds and climate.

Bio(s): Erin Fedewa is a research fisheries biologist studying snow crab population dynamics in Alaska at the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center. Kathrine Howard is the lead fisheries scientist for the Salmon Ocean Ecology Program at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Elizabeth Labunski is a seabird biologist with the Division of Migratory Bird Management in Alaska with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Rick Thoman is the Alaska climate specialist with the University of Alaska, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy.

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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10 August 2022

Title: A more accurate picture of surface water mass dynamics
Presenter(s): Aqeel Piracha is a PhD student at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) Barcelona, Spain
Date & Time: 10 August 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

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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Accessibility: Live closed captioning will be provided.

Abstract: Ocean Circulation is intimately 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. This means, 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: 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: Webinar, 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).
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) plans to work with the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) to establish an aquaculture management program in the Pacific Islands Region (PIR). NMFS prepared a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to support early planning for a future management program and evaluate the potential effects of alternatives under consideration. The final PEIS supports tiered environmental effects analyses in the future.Although the management program is currently conceptual, aquaculture in Federal waters would be managed under revised Fishery Ecosystem Plans (FEPs) and their implementing regulations. Any future management program would be designed to regulate, manage, and promote the development of an environmentally sound and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in Federal waters of the PIR. The program would enable NMFS and the Council to provide enhanced planning, coordination, and oversight of aquaculture in Federal waters, and is intended to help provide operational stability and maintain Council and NMFS commitments to sustainable and environmentally sound fisheries management.

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11 August 2022

Title: The Gulf Blue Navigator: Regional Innovation for the New Blue Economy
Presenter(s): Hailey Bathurst, SeaAhead Program Manager; Sharon Mesick, Regional Climate Services Director, Southern Region, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Date & Time: 11 August 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am ET
Location: Webinar, NOAA - HQ - Science Seminar Series
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: The Gulf Blue Navigator: Regional Innovation for the New Blue Economy
NOAA Gulf of Mexico Forum Webinar Series


Presenter(s): Hailey Bathurst, SeaAhead Program Manager; with: Sharon Mesick, Regional Climate Services Director, Southern Region, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

Sponsor(s): NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaboration Team, a part of NOAA's Regional Collaboration Network

Seminar Contact(s): Kristen Laursen, Kristen.R.Laursen@noaa.gov , NOAA Fisheries and Regional Collaboration Network

Remote Access: Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5764336368178942222After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For your awareness, this webinar will be recorded and shared.

Abstract: One of NOAA's strategic priorities is promoting economic development while maintaining environmental stewardship with a focus on advancing the new blue economy. Collaboration and partnership with private sector organizations are central to NOAA's mission to support blue economic development and growth. In the Gulf of Mexico region, NOAA is collaborating with the Gulf Blue Navigator - led by SeaAhead and the University of Southern Mississippi, to shorten the development timeline for blue technology startups by providing access to state-of-the art research facilities, wet labs, co-working space, mentoring, and networking opportunities with Federal, State, and local agencies. The program exists at the nexus of industry, academia, government, and private sectors to drive the rapid development of applicable technology that simultaneously advances economic development, innovation, and environmental stewardship. The first cohort of four-to-six businesses will start the program in November, running through May of 2023. This presentation will familiarize the audience with the Navigator Program, and identify the alignment with NOAA's mission and strategic vision.

Bio(s): Hailey Bathurst has been working with startups since 2016 when she built the first health and wellness accelerator program in Rhode Island through Social Enterprise Greenhouse. She went on to serve in the Peace Corps in Namibia under the community economic development project, working with businesses of all stages through the Municipality. After returning to the US, Hailey earned her MPP from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. She now lives in Coastal MS, serving as the program manager for SeaAhead and USM's joint project, the Gulf Blue Navigator.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: Please contact Kristen.R.Laursen@noaa.gov for the recording and/or PDF.

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Title: The multi-GNSS world at NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS): M-PAGES and international collaboration
Presenter(s): Bryan Stressler, Geosciences Research Division, NGS
Date & Time: 11 August 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: The multi-GNSS world at NGS: M-PAGES and international collaboration

Presenter(s): Bryan Stressler, Geosciences Research Division, 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/2005827391679937804
Visit the NGS Webinar Series website to register, sign up to receive monthly webinar notices, and learn more: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/web/science_edu/webinar_series/.

NGS has developed M-PAGES, new software to process Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data from all available constellations with two or more frequencies. This webinar will demonstrate M-PAGES positioning capabilities and discuss upcoming development. M-PAGES will soon replace the legacy GPS-only PAGES software in NGS applications such as the Online Positioning User Service (OPUS). We will also cover:
  • Background on the evolution of GNSS, motivating the development of M-PAGES API update

  • Discuss the products and services at NGS that will use M-PAGES
  • Overview of the M-PAGES processing strategy, and how it compares to the legacy PAGES software

  • Demonstrate M-PAGES performance for a range of use cases

  • Preview the expected timeline for M-PAGES integration into NGS products and services

Technical Content Rating: Intermediate - Some prior knowledge of this topic is helpful.


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Title: Progress Towards A State-Of-The-Art Land Data Assimilation System In NOAA’s Global NWP System
Presenter(s): Clara Draper; NOAA/OAR, PSL, Boulder, Colorado
Date & Time: 11 August 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: TBD
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Progress Towards A State-Of-The-Art Land Data Assimilation System In NOAA's Global NWP System

Presenter(s): Clara Draper, NOAA OAR, PSL, Boulder, Colorado

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 land data assimilation (DA) used in NOAA's global numerical weather prediction (NWP) system is much less advanced than that used at other major international NWP centers, and as a part of the GFSv17 upgrade we are developing a new state-of-the-art land data assimilation system. This seminar will review the planned design of the new land data assimilation system, and progress towards its development and implementation. The first priority for the new land data assimilation system is to replace the current snow depth analysis. The current analysis is quite outdated, and consists of a simple rule-based merging of an externally generated snow depth product. This is being replaced with an Optimal Interpolation (OI) snow depth analysis, based directly on the methods used at other NWP centers. Tests of the snow depth OI with GFSv16 (with the current land surface model, Noah) showed that it significantly improves the model simulated snow depth, while generating small but consistent improvements to the simulated atmospheric temperatures over snow-affected land. Based on these tests, we are preparing the snow depth OI for use in GFSv17. This has included adapting the OI to the Noah-MP land surface model (which will replace Noah in GFSv17), and also implementing the OI within the JCSDA's JEDI data assimilation platform. The second priority of the new land data assimilation system is to introduce a soil moisture and soil temperature analysis. Currently, NOAA does not apply a snow analysis in our global NWP systems, while other centers have done so for decades. For the soil analyses, we are developing a Local Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter (LETKF) assimilation, initially based on assimilation of screen level temperature (T2m) and specific humidity (q2m). Early tests with GFSv16 using the LETKF to update the model soil temperature from T2m observations show very small improvements in the subsequent simulations of T2m, with negligible effect above the surface. Additionally, the impact of the assimilation is limited by the difficulty of obtaining sufficient ensemble spread without introducing biases into the ensemble mean. Work is ongoing to address this issue.

Bio(s): Clara Draper is originally from Australia, and has worked at the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Meteo-France, NASA GMAO, and now NOAA Physical Sciences Lab. She got her PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2011. Her research is focussed on land data assimilation, and her current projects include developing a coupled land/atmosphere data assimilation system for NOAA's UFS numerical weather prediction system, modernizing the UFS snow data assimilation system, and improving the assimilation of Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) soil moisture observations into numerical weather prediction models.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials:All PowerPoints and recordings from past webinars can be accessed at the UFS webinar web page.

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Title: A simulation framework for evaluating multiple fishery-independent survey strategies in the Main Hawaiian Islands
Presenter(s): Kisei Tanaka, NOAA PIFSC, Honolulu, HI
Date & Time: 11 August 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: A simulation framework for evaluating multiple fishery-independent survey strategies in the Main Hawaiian Islands

Presenter(s): Dr. Kisei R. Tanaka, NOAA NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Honolulu, HI

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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Accessibility: Live closed captioning will be provided.

Abstract: Selecting an effective and cost-efficient sampling strategy in scientific surveys is a major concern in managing living marine resources. We developed a simulation framework to evaluate sampling strategies within the Main Hawaiian Island region based on 10 years of fishery-independent surveys. Specifically, we compare quantitative precision and bias of the spatiotemporal distribution of reef fish biomass estimates among functional levels using three contrasting stratified random survey designs: (1) geographically comprehensive ("traditional"), (2) ecologically homogeneous ("zone-based"), and (3) ecologically homogeneous but geographically reduced ("zone-triaged") stratified designs. We found that across all three survey scenarios, the ecologically homogeneous but geographically reduced ("zone-triaged") stratified design out-performed in terms of accuracy when sampling efforts were significantly lower than historical averages (2013, 2016, 2019). However, differences between the surveys' performance became negligible when the scale of sampling efforts was matched to historical averages. Beyond this specific application, the simulation framework we develop here will be useful for evaluating survey strategies in fishery-independent data poor regions.

Bio(s): Kisei Tanaka is a research marine biologist at NOAA's Pacific Island Fisheries Service Center in Honolulu, HI. His research interests include impacts of climate on living marine resources, spatiotemporal models, environmentally-informed fisheries stock assessments, and the use of decadal environmental data for marine resource application. He has received a Ph.D. from the University of Maine. Before joining NOAA, he was a postdoctoral scholar at Princeton University and a research scientist at Monterey Bay Aquarium.



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18 August 2022

Title: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) 101
Presenter(s): TBD
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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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 Contact(s): 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.

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24 August 2022

Title: Assessing the Dynamics of Equatorial Indian Ocean Driven by Indian Ocean Dipole
Presenter(s): Dr. Wei Shi, NOAA
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

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

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

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: TBD
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.

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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.

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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20 September 2022

Title:
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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: TBD
Description:



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:
New
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.



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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:
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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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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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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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