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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

2 December 2021

Title:
New
Gina k’aadang.nga gii uu tll k’anguudang: Seeking Wise Counsel-Good people working together, drawing on many ways of knowing to govern Haida Gwaii
Presenter(s): Lynn Lee, Ph.D., Marine Ecologist, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site, Parks Canada and Niisii Guujaww, Program Manager, Marine Planning Program, Council of the Haida Nation
Date & Time: 2 December 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Gina k'aadang.nga gii uu tll k'anguudang: Seeking Wise Counsel-Good people working together, drawing on many ways of knowing to govern Haida Gwaii

Presenter(s): Lynn Lee, Ph.D., Marine Ecologist, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site, Parks Canada and Niisii Guujaww, Program Manager, Marine Planning Program, Council of the Haida Nation

Sponsor(s): NWFSC's Monster Seminar Jam series

Seminar Contact(s): Vicky.Krikelas@noaa.gov

Remote Access: Join WebEx meeting
Meeting number: 903 630 718
Meeting password: 2dUVtkgPX34
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1-415-527-5035 U.S. Toll Free, Access code: 903 630 718
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Abstract: TBD

Bio(s): Dr. Lynn Lee

An ardent fan of all fish' in the sea, Lynn has logged thousands of scientific dives in cold water and is currently the marine ecologist for Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site. She recently finished her doctoral thesis that explores ecological interactions, historical ecology and governance related to northern abalone conservation and sea otter recovery. Lynn lives on a hobby farm in rural Tlell on Haida Gwaii with her spouse, Fred the cat, Fred the sourdough, a garden and a recent unexpected stork delivery, Masu the dog, in place of the now-fledged kid, Taimen. Over 27 years of life and work on the islands have found her engaged in a diversity of marine and land conservation initiatives. A few highlights include marine biologist planner and dive biologist for the Haida Nation, local coordinator for World Wildlife Fund Canada, stream restoration biologist and member of many land and marine use planning tables. When not engaged in things ecological, you might find Lynn making art, playing music, experimenting in the kitchen, biking in the wind, or walking on the beach.

Niisii Guujaaw

Niisii is a member of the Ts'aahl Eagle Clan and was born and raised on Haida Gwaii. She received her BSc. in Marine Biology and Indigenous Studies from the University of British Columbia in 2018, and returned home to work at Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site as a field technician. She's recently moved into her new role as marine planning program manager at the Council of the Haida Nation where she works with the marine planning technical team and Haida leadership to develop and implement the various marine plans and initiatives happening on Haida Gwaii. Niisii volunteers as a board member for the Swiilawiid Sustainability Society, Skidegate Education Committee, and Mount Moresby Adventure Camp, and in her spare time enjoys spending time food gathering and exploring with family, learning Haida language, weaving, and being an auntie.

Seminar Recordings
Seminars are public meetings, and these may be recorded if the speaker has agreed to do so. If you missed a current seminar and would like to check if a recording is available, please contact Vicky.Krikelas@noaa.gov.

Notice: Please note that the Webex service allows audio and other information sent during the session to be recorded, which may be discoverable in a legal matter and will be made publicly available. Participants and public commenters should not provide personal information during this meeting. By joining a recorded Monster Jam session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, please do not join the session. (NOAA Privacy Act Statement for Webinars and Conferences)


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3 December 2021

Title: NOAA-CDC Ventures in Public Health and Weather: Impacts of vector control and weather on mosquito populations and West Nile virus transmission dynamics
Presenter(s): Dr. Karen Holcomb, Epidemiologist, NOAA/OAR Global Systems Laboratory, Boulder, CO, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Fort Collins, CO
Date & Time: 3 December 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Location: GotoWebinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: NOAA-CDC Ventures in Public Health and Weather: Impacts of vector control and weather on mosquito populations and West Nile virus transmission dynamics

Presenter(s): Dr. Karen Holcolm, Epidemiologist, NOAA/OAR Global Systems Laboratory (GSL), Boulder, CO, and Centers for Disease Control nd Prevention (CDC), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Fort Collins, CO
When: Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, 11am Eastern Time/9am Mountan Time

Sponsor(s): NOAA/OAR Global Systems Laboratory and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Seminar Contacts: Stan Benjamin, Senior Scientist, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/GSL

Remote Access: Please join this seminar from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/280662856691540492You can also dial in using your phone: US: +1 (631) 992-3221 Access Code: 293-798-252

Accessibility: TBD

Abstract: This seminar grows out of a new NOAA-CDC collaboration aimed at providing a bridge between agencies to jointly address public health concerns, focusing initially on the impact of weather on WNV predictions. The objectives of this seminar are to provide a background on West Nile virus (WNV) transmission and mosquito control practices, highlight the impact of weather on WNV dynamics, and dive into research on the impacts of vector control and weather on WNV. In terms of vector control strategies, the seminar will delve into the evaluation of the spatio-temporal impacts of aerial applications of insecticides and bird-delivered ivermectin on Culex mosquito populations and WNV transmission dynamics. Outbreaks of WNV are strongly influenced by environmental and atmospheric drivers. The virus can cause a potentially fatal neuroinvasive mosquito-borne disease and is maintained in an enzootic cycle between birds and Culex mosquitoes but can spill over to cause infections in horses and humans. Common prevention strategies rely on insecticides to reduce the abundance of infectious mosquitoes in proximity to humans, thereby reducing zoonotic transmission risk. However, the degree to which mosquito populations are reduced following applications is highly variable and difficult to measure in operational settings. Alternative vector control strategies, like ivermectin, a drug that increases mosquito mortality when ingested, are under investigation to improve the specificity of control strategies. Weather has large impacts on both mosquito population and WNV transmission dynamics, thereby indicating it may be a useful piece in WNV predictions.

Bio(s): Karen Holcomb is a NOAA/CDC postdoc, working jointly with the Global Systems Laboratory (Boulder, CO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (Fort Collins, CO). The collaboration also includes the Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) through the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Her work aims to provide a bridge between agencies to enhance collaboration on addressing the impacts of climate on vector-borne diseases. She obtained her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California Davis where she investigated the impacts of mosquito control practices on West Nile virus transmission.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: A recording of the webinar and a PDF of presentation slides will likely be sent to all registrants after the webinar.

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6 December 2021

Title:
New
Prediction at Weeks 3 - 4 and Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Timescales, December 2021: A seasonal probabilistic forecast system for U.S. regional precipitation based on sea surface temperature anomalies, and The development, evaluation and applications of CPC Week 2-4 excessive heat forecast tools and services
Presenter(s): Dongmin Kim, NOAA AOML, and Jon Gottschalck, NOAA CPC
Date & Time: 6 December 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Prediction at Weeks 3 - 4 and Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Timescales, December 2021: A seasonal probabilistic forecast system for U.S. regional precipitation based on the tropical Pacific and Atlantic SSTAs, and The development, evaluation and applications of CPC Week 2-4 excessive heat forecast tools and services

Presenter(s): Dr. Dongmin Kim, NOAA AOML, and Dr. Jon Gottschalck, NOAA CPC

Sponsor(s): NOAA OAR Weather Program Office S2S Program and NOAA NWS Office of Science and Technology Integration Modeling Program DivisionSeminar Contacts: Karen Keith, karen.keith@noaa.gov

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/5514526215193198861

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. Dongmin Kim will speak about "A seasonal probabilistic forecast system for U.S. regional precipitation based on the tropical Pacific and Atlantic SSTAs." Dr. Jon Gottschalck will speak about "The development, evaluation and applications of CPC Week 2-4 excessive heat forecast tools and services."

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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Title:
New
Life under ice: The rise and fall of Lake Erie’s winter algal bloom
Presenter(s): Michael McKay, University of Windsor
Date & Time: 6 December 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series
Title: Life under ice: The rise and fall of Lake Erie's winter algal bloom

Presenter(s): Michael McKay " Executive Director and Professor; Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research; University of Windsor

Remote Access: Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1935127688355002379

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (NOAA GLERL) and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR)

Seminar Contact(s):
Mary Ogdahl, ogdahlm@umich.edu

Abstract:
Ice cover presents a logistical obstacle to our full understanding of function of north temperate ecosystems. Reflecting this, ecosystem models frequently underestimate, or even neglect biological parameters associated with ice cover. Despite the perceived inhospitable environment imposed by cold temperatures and ice cover during winter in Lake Erie, work over the past decade has revealed numerous examples of high biological activity with abundant phytoplankton biomass dominated by psychrophilic, filamentous diatoms. The diatoms are physiologically robust and the diatom bloom persists through early spring, eventually contributing to carbon export in Lake Erie's central basin. During mild winters, the bloom is reduced, likely due to light limitation coincident with deep wind-aided mixing. These surveys have demonstrated that diatom assemblages possess ice nucleating abilities, a characteristic promoting ice formation and which enables the winter diatoms to maintain a favorable position in the photic zone when the lake is ice covered. Our recent efforts have focused on mechanisms of bloom decline where chytrid parasites and other pathogens are implicated. Broadening the impact of this research has been a unique partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard promoting citizen science in support of winter data collection.

Bio(s):
In 2019, Mike McKay joined the University of Windsor where he serves as the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research and Professor in the School of the Environment. Mike received undergraduate- and graduate degrees in Biology from Queen's University at Kingston and McGill University (Montral), respectively. Upon completion of his doctoral work, he held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and with the University of Delaware where he served concurrently at the Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, NY. It was during this period that Mike became active in research on aquatic nutrient cycling through his involvement with the ecosystem-scale ocean iron fertilization projects being conducted by scientific personnel from Brookhaven at that time. Mike's research expanded to include large lakes on his arrival to Bowling Green State University where he served on the faculty for over 21 years studying the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients, phytoplankton and bacterial community dynamics and more recently, winter limnology involving research coordination with icebreaking programs of Canadian- and U.S. Coast Guards.Among Mike's research honors, he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship in 2005 where he was resident at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany) and in 2013, was named Visiting Scholar at the Large Lakes Observatory of the University of Minnesota. He is the author of over 95 peer-reviewed manuscripts, is a co-recipient of the 2019 John Martin award from ASLO and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Recordings:
Recording will be made available shortly after the seminar at: https://ciglr.seas.umich.edu/event/120621-michael-mckay/


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7 December 2021

Title: Thinking About Adaptation: Exploring the Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD) Framework
Presenter(s): Scott Covington, Senior Ecologist, National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Robin O'Malley, Robin O'Malley LLC; Retired USGS
Date & Time: 7 December 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Thinking About Adaptation: Exploring the Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD) Framework

Presenter(s):
Scott Covington, Senior Ecologist, National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Robin O'Malley, Robn O'Malley LLC; Retired USGS.
Wendy Morrison, Fisheries Ecologist with NOAA/NMFS will co-host this webinar.

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) Science Seminar Series.
Seminar Contacts: Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov, coordinator of NOAA science seminar series.

Remote Access: Register here:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/rad/event/registration.html
After registering, you will receive an email with a login link.You may enter via a browser or the Adobe Connect app. PC/Windows users should use Chrome or Edge browsers and Mac users should use Safari or Chrome. Do not use IE.
Attendees are muted during the webinar and audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset.
If you want to enter via the Adobe Connect app you must download it ahead of time.
1. If you have downloaded and used Adobe Connect recently, you do not need to download but you can test it here.
2. If you have NOT used Adobe Connect, you must download Adobe connect ahead of time to use it, and your IT staff may need to do it. The download is here. After downloading Adobe Connect, it is important to TEST your ability to use Adobe Connect, well before the webinar, here.
3. After downloading and testing Adobe Connect, register here:

After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar.
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/rad/event/registration.html

Accessibility: Closed Captioning will be provided

Abstract:
Climate change is a complex management problem because it involves persistent change across large areas and is difficult to address locally. Conditions fueled by or worsened by climate change may favor species new to an area over those that have been longtime inhabitants. The result: ecological transformation " although system makeover that can occur when species move due to changes in their surrounding environment.Recognizing the need for coordinated action, representatives of several natural resource management agencies met in 2018 to develop a framework to address ecological transformation. The Resist-Accept-Direct framework allows managers to choose from three management responses:
  • Resist the direction of change, by working to maintain or restore function, structure or composition, based on historical or table current conditions.
  • Accept the direction of change, by allowing the change to occur without intervening.
  • Direct the change, by actively managing processes, function, structure or composition toward a new desired condition.
Managers may need to apply a portfolio of these three options across their area to better manage resources impacted by climate change. Regional portfolios, well-coordinated across multiple systems, can reduce the risk of piloting novel actions at anyone location and ensure that future habitats can maintain associated species at other locations. The RAD framework is one way to weigh the economic, ecological, and sociological costs and benefits of various management strategies that can be applied on landscapes faced with ecological transformation.

Bio(s):
Scott Covington is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Refuge System's Senior Ecologist. He has a background in mitigating wildlife impacts from energy development, including wind projects, oil and gas, and coal mining. This lead him to his current role, where he researches designs to improve restoration and adaptation projects to reduce impacts from climate change - and act as a science facilitator communicating these techniques to Fish and Wildlife Service and partners.Robin O'Malley retired from the USGS Climate Adaptation Science Center network in 2020 after a 30 year career in state, federal, and non-profit service. He currently works with the US FWSS and NPS on climate adaptation strategy, and is assisting the Rosebud Sioux Tribe's Climate Crisis Working Group as it develops an adaptation plan for the tribe.
Slides / Recording:
Slides and recording will likely be shared with all who register for the webinar.

Accessibility: Closed Captioning will be provided.NOAA Science Seminar Series weekly email: Send an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word 'subscribe' in the subject or body. Visit the NOAA Science Seminar Series website for more information. We welcome your comments and ideas!
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Title: The power of participation and collaboration: An Alaska groundfish success story
Presenter(s): Jane DiCosimo, NOAA/NMFS Office of Science and Technology, retired
Date & Time: 7 December 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: The power of participation and collaboration: An Alaska groundfish success story

Presenter(s): Jane DiCosimo, NOAA/NMFS Office of Science and Technology, retired

Sponsor(s): NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center Groundfish Seminar SeriesSeminar Contacts: Liz.Dawson@noaa.gov and Mark.Zimmermann@noaa.gov (NOAA NMFS AFSC RACEGAP)

Remote Access: Join by computer at: https://noaanmfs-meets.webex.com/noaanmfs-meets/j.php?MTID=mc81d763fdf4f4a8999be883c6d0d1e65Webex meeting number: 199766 3805 Meeting Password: groundfishOr by phone: 1(415) 527-5035 Access code:199766 3805

Abstract: The Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea are especiallyresource-rich and support some of the largest and most valuable commercialfisheries in the world. The success of Alaska groundfish management is due tothe foresight of numerous US fishermen and government officials that led toadoption of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Management Act by the USCongress in 1976. The Act requires that regional fishery management councils,along with their scientific experts, fishery stakeholders, council and agency staffs,and the public balance biological, economic, and social concerns to manage USfisheries for the greatest benefit to the Nation.

Bio(s): coming soon

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: Slides and a recording will be available after the webinar.

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Title: Evaluating the Impact of Hydrologic Alterations on Salt Marsh Sustainability in a Changing Climate
Presenter(s): Amanda Spivak, University of Georgia, aspivak@uga.edu; Tonna-Marie Surgeon Rogers, Waquoit Bay NERR, tonna-marie.surgeon-rogers@mass.gov; Giulio Mariotti, Louisiana State University, giulio.mariotti@gmail.com; Gabrielle Sakolsky, Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project, gsakolsky@ccmcp.net
Date & Time: 7 December 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: GoToWebinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Evaluating the Impact of Hydrologic Alterations on Salt Marsh Sustainability in a Changing Climate

Presenter(s): Amanda Spivak. University of Georgia, Tonna-Marie Surgeon Rogers, Waquoit Bay NERR, Giulio Mariotti, Louisiana State University, Gabrielle Sakolsky, Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project

Sponsor(s): This webinar is sponsored by the NERRS Science Collaborative

Seminar Contact(s): Doug George (douglas.george@noaa.gov) or Nick Soberal (nsoberal@umich.edu)

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1077887951108475917 Abstract
Parallel grid ditches were dug in approximately 90% of mid-Atlantic and New England salt marshes from the 1920s through the 1940s. Today, managers must navigate the effects of these past actions when making decisions about marsh hydrology and drainage that impact human health, ecosystem services, and marsh sustainability. Managers must also consider how stressors such as sea-level rise impact marshes. A team of scientists including staff from the Waquoit Bay Reserve in Massachusetts helped to address this challenge by working iteratively with coastal managers and restoration practitioners to develop a decision support tool for marsh hydrology management strategies that promote sustainability and continued delivery of valuable ecosystem services under future sea level rise scenarios.In this webinar, the project team will share both the collaborative and technical aspects of their approach and the resultant Marsh Sustainability and Hydrology Decision Support Tool. The tool predicts potential outcomes of ditch and runnel maintenance in micro- and macro-tidal salt marshes under different scenarios of suspended sediment input and sea level rise.

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Title: NOAA Pride Professional Development: Leadership
Presenter(s): Peyton Robertson, NOAA/NWS, Director of Organizational Excellence
Date & Time: 7 December 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Location: GoToWebinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Leadership


Presenter(s):
Peyton Robertson, NOAA/NWS, Director of Organizational Excellence

Sponsor(s): NOAA Pride ERG and NOAA Central LibrarySeminar Contacts: Jim Triem (james.b.triem@noaa.gov)

Remote Access:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7632364836953157390

Abstract: As employees, we all lead from where we are within our respective organizations. Regardless of where you sit, there are many ways you can continue to develop as leaders. Peyton Robertson, National Weather Service Senior Executive, will discuss how leadership is demonstrated every day in the work that we do at NOAA. Developing your leadership skills requires continual learning and development. What you learn today can help us tomorrow in our work to advance NOAA's mission, goals and objectives for years to come. Keywords: Developmental leadership skills

Bio(s):
Peyton Robertson, Director, NOAA/National Weather Service Office of Organizational Excellence leads and manages activities enabling the National Weather Service to become the agile and effective organization needed to build a Weather-Ready Nation. Peyton's 29-year career with NOAA includes a sustained and extensive effort to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay as well as conducting the assessment of NOAA's services during Hurricane Sandy, and led NOAA's North Atlantic Regional Team. Peyton has a bachelor's degree in environmental science, a master's degree in urban and environmental planning from the University of Virginia and a certificate in Executive Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University's Institute for Transformational Leadership.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials:
A recording will be available after the webinar.

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8 December 2021

Title: Evolution of the Cold Pool in the Bering Sea
Presenter(s): Phyllis Stabeno, PhD, Physical Oceanographer at the NOAA/OAR Pacific Marine Environmental Lab
Date & Time: 8 December 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Evolution of the Cold Pool in the Bering Sea

Presenter(s): Phyllis Stabeno, PhD, Physical Oceanographer at the NOAA/OAR Pacific Marine Environmental Lab

Sponsor(s): This seminar is part of NOAA's EcoFOCI bi-annual seminar series focused on the ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea and U.S. Arctic to improve understanding of ecosystem dynamics and applications of that understanding to the management of living marine resources. Since Oct 21, 1986, the seminar has provided an opportunity for research scientists and practitioners to meet, present, develop their ideas and provoke conversations on subjects pertaining to fisheries-oceanography or regional issues in Alaska's marine ecosystems, including the US Arctic. Visit the EcoFOCI webpage for more information, http://www.ecofoci.noaa.gov/.

Seminar Contacts: EcoFOCI Research Coordinator Heather Tabisola (heather.tabisola@noaa.gov) and EcoFOCI Post Doctoral Researcher Jens Nielsen (jens.nielsen@noaa.gov)

Remote Access: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/891851101
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
Access Code: 891-851-101

Accessibility:

Abstract: Evolution of the Cold Pool in the Bering Sea: Integrating moorings, models, and new observing technologies to assess the evolution of the cold pool (https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/scientific-teams-set-out-track-unprecedented-changes-eastern-bering-sea).

Bio(s): Dr. Phyllis Stabeno is a physical oceanographer at the NOAA, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, Washington. Together with Dr. Janet Duffy-Anderson, she is co-leader of NOAA's Ecosystems and Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (EcoFOCI). For the past 30 years, she has worked on physical oceanographic, climate and ecosystem projects focused on Alaska's marine ecosystem including the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and most recently, the Chukchi Sea. She is the lead investigator in maintaining a biophysical mooring array in the Bering Sea, including the M2 mooring now deployed for the 22 year. She recently completed as a Principle Investigator for the North Pacific Research Board sponsored Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Plan (BSIERP) project and NSF Bering Ecosystem Study (BEST), which won a 2015 NOAA Gold Medal Award. A brief bio can be found here: https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/scientist/dr-phyllis-stabeno

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New
Gulf of Mexico Alliance 2021-2025: New Governors’ Action Plan IV and Data Portal (EBM/EBFM)
Presenter(s): Dave Reed, Gulf of Mexico Alliance; Laura Bowie, Gulf of Mexico Alliance
Date & Time: 8 December 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA Central Library, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Gulf of Mexico Alliance 2021-2025: New Governors' Action Plan IV and Data Portal (EBM/EBFM)

Presenter(s): Dave Reed, Gulf of Mexico Alliance; Laura Bowie, Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Sponsor(s): NMFS and NOAA Central LibrarySeminar Contacts: Peg Brady (peg.brady@noaa.gov) and NOAA Central Library Seminars (library.seminars@noaa.gov)

Remote Access: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4462794963967362828

Abstract: The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has released the Governors' Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilient Coasts, signed by the governors of all five Gulf states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. This is the fourth in a series of collaborative work plans that identifies priority issues, focus areas, and actions to enhance the environmental and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico. The new Action Plan includes commitments to strengthening community resilience, increasing regional data sharing, serving underrepresented communities, and improving management of coastal habitats and wildlife species.Keywords: Gulf of Mexico, Ecosystem, Collaboration

Bio(s): Dave Reed serves as the Program Director for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, a partnership of the five Gulf States with the goal to significantly increase regional collaboration to enhance the ecological and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico. Dave has been involved with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance since 2005. He has served as a state member for one of the Priority Issue Teams, Co-Chair of the DMAC (Data Management Advisory Committee) and finally as the Co-Chair for the Data and Monitoring Priority Issue Team. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Middle Tennessee State University.Laura Bowie serves as the Executive Director for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, a partnership of the five Gulf States with the goal to significantly increase regional collaboration to enhance the ecological and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico. In 2010, Laura was the first employee hired by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance to take the loose network of partners into a formal not-for-profit organization. Laura holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Mississippi State University and a master's degree in environmental management from the University of Houston.

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9 December 2021

Title: ​NOAA's role at the intersection of environmental stewardship and economic development
Presenter(s): Richard W. Spinrad, Ph.D., Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator
Date & Time: 9 December 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: NOAA's role at the intersection of environmental stewardship and economic development
Part of the NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar (NELS) Series. These webinars are open to the public and NOAA staff.

Presenter(s): Richard W. Spinrad, Ph.D., Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator

Remote Access: All NOAA staff with a NOAA email will directly access and watch the seminar in real time via Google Live Stream the day of the seminar (no need to register):
https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/989a7349-6709-45f9-8218-16b2903219d9

Note: only NOAA staff with a NOAA email account will be able to watch the seminar via the Google Live Stream link. However, if you are having a problem with Google Livestream, anyone can register and login at the adobe connect link below.

Public audience and non-NOAA staff wishing to attend online will need to register at
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(Note: there is a limit of 1,000 Adobe Connect webinar 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 Series provides examples of NOAA's leadership in environmental science, by those who lead it and make it happen. The NELS Series is part of the NOAA Science Seminar Series For NELS questions, contact nels@noaa.gov

Abstract: As the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and the NOAA Administrator, Dr. Spinrad has identified his top three priorities for NOAA:
  1. Establish NOAA as the U.S federal government authoritative source for climate products and services.
  2. Advance economic development without sacrificing environmental stewardship, with
    a particular focus on advancing the New Blue Economy.
  3. Integrate equity into everything we do, including how we build and provide services.
    Within NOAA, we will promote diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the workforce. Externally, we will provide equitable access to our products and services.
This seminar will examine the second priority, to clarify the balance of environmental stewardship and economic development. Though striking this balance is a challenge, we have a real opportunity for NOAA to improve its work of providing products and services that can be used by the public and private sectors to help make businesses and communities more climate resilient and effective. There is also an ever increasing number of representatives from commercial, insurance, supply chain and investment sectors acknowledging the value of NOAA's expertise, creating the possibility of whole new economic sectors being built-out based on environmental climate derivative products.
All of our work towards environmental stewardship and economic development will be done through a strong lens of equity, in keeping with the third priority. From this discussion, participants will learn more about the direct relationships between economic development, environmental stewardship, and equity.

Bio(s): https://www.noaa.gov/our-people/leadership/richard-w-spinrad-phd
Recording: To access the video after the webinar visit the NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series, under the link for Past Presentations.
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Title: Reviving Salmon Traps for Selective Commercial Fishing
Presenter(s): Adrian Tuohy, M.S., Biologist, Project Manager Wild Fish Conservancy
Date & Time: 9 December 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Reviving Salmon Traps for Selective Commercial Fishing

Presenter(s): Adrian Tuohy, M.S., Biologist, Project Manager Wild Fish Conservancy

Sponsor(s): NWFSC's Monster Seminar Jam series

Seminar Contact(s): Vicky.Krikelas@noaa.gov

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Bio(s): TBD
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Title: State Plane 2022: Where Things Stand and the Road Ahead
Presenter(s): Michael Dennis, Geodesist, NOAA/NOS National Geodetic Survey
Date & Time: 9 December 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: State Plane 2022: Where Things Stand and the Road Ahead

Presenter(s): Michael Dennis, Geodesist, NOAA/NOS National Geodetic Survey (NGS)

Sponsor(s): NOAA's National Geodetic Survey. POC: Steve Vogel, National Geodetic Survey


Remote Access: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6226742574467645711


Abstract: This webinar provides an overview of the State Plane Coordinate System of 2022 (SPCS2022) is nearing completion. This presentation gives a preview of what to expect for SPCS2022, which is a mix of zones designed by NGS and by state stakeholders. Next steps include finishing the design reviews and getting stakeholder feedback, with a target of finalizing SPCS2022, fittingly, in the year 2022 itself.

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

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Title: Model Diagnostics Task Force- A Walkthrough of the Technical Vision and the Diagnostics Package
Presenter(s): Aparna Radhakrishnan, Princeton University/NOAA GFDL and Wenhao Dong, UCAR/GFDL
Date & Time: 9 December 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Model Diagnostics Task Force- A Walkthrough of the Technical Vision and the Diagnostics Packages

Presenter(s): Aparna Radhakrishnan

Co-Author: Wenhao Dong

Sponsor(s): Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI) Modeling Division, National Weather Service of NOAA

Webinar Contacts: Stacy Mackell (stacy.mackell@noaa.gov) and Caroline Delgado (caroline.delgado@noaa.gov)

Access: Please register for this webinar in order to participate:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1700560072463694095

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Abstract: Climate and weather model development requires ongoing improvements in the representation of a growing list of physical processes. Process-oriented diagnostics (PODs) seek to give insight into the physical mechanisms needed to guide model development. The Model Diagnostics Task Force package (MDTF Diagnostics) is an open-source Python-based unified framework that runs process-oriented diagnostics (PODs) on weather and climate model data. The software package promotes the development and integration of diagnostics by subject matter experts across government, academia, and the private sector to improve the understanding of underlying processes in models under development by NOAA-GFDL and NCAR.In this talk, we will provide an overview of the MDTF framework, encompassing both the technical and the scientific aspects. The technical overview will lay out the design goals and vision, encompassing key aspects such as Continuous Integration (CI), cloud computing and containerization to further strengthen collaborative development and foster community engagement. A science blurb centered around the Madden"Julian oscillation (MJO) process diagnostics and mesoscale convective systems based on GFDL simulations will be highlighted.

Bio(s): Aparna Radhakrishnan is the data and analytics lead at the Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) at Princeton. Ms. Radhakrishnan is also affiliated with GFDL since 2009 and is presently the technical lead for Model Diagnostics Task Force. Her research interests are to identify and promote usable techniques for climate data access and analysis for a diverse group of users. She also believes that the most challenging problems do not necessarily have the most complicated solutions.

Bio(s): Dr. Wenhao Dong is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and the CPAESS Program at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research working with Drs. Yi Ming and John Krasting. He earned his Ph.D. from Tsinghua University in 2018. He has broad interests in model diagnostic and environmental data analysis. He is also fascinated by different extreme precipitating systems on various spatiotemporal scales, including low-pressure systems, tropical cyclones, mesoscale convective systems, etc.

Recordings: All the PPTs and recordings from the past webinars can be accessed at the UFS webinar web page.

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Title: Telling the Story of Springer
Presenter(s): Donna Sandstrom, author, Orca Rescue!, and founder, The Whale Trail; Lynne Barre, recovery coordinator, NOAA Fisheries, Southern Resident killer whales; John Ford, research biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Lance Barrett-Lennard, Director, Marine Mammal Research Program, Ocean Wise; Robert Lohn, former Regional Administrator, NOAA Fisheries
Date & Time: 9 December 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Telling the Story of Springer

Panelists: Donna Sandstrom, author, Orca Rescue!, and founder, The Whale Trail; Lynne Barre, recovery coordinator, NOAA Fisheries, Southern Resident killer whales; John Ford, research biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Lance Barrett-Lennard, Director, Marine Mammal Research Program, Ocean Wise; Robert Lohn, former Regional Administrator, NOAA Fisheries

Sponsor(s): NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

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

Remote Access: Register for webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8704787796708377868

Abstract: Almost 20 years ago a young killer whale named Springer brought the Northwest together. The young orca first spotted alongside ferries in Puget Sound turned out to be an orphaned Northern Resident killer whale hundreds of miles from home. The new book "Orca Rescue: the True Story of an Orphaned Orca Named Springer," describes how she was rescued, rehabilitated, and returned to her pod on the north end of Vancouver Island. Today she is thriving, with two calves of her own. Hear the inspiring story from the people who lived it, and its lasting lessons for the recovery of Southern Residents.This webinar is co-sponsored by the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and NOAA Fisheries.
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:
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10 December 2021

Title: Three Minute Thesis Webinar: NOAA's Uncrewed Systems
Presenter(s): Captain Philip Hall, NOAA Uncrewed Systems Operations Center; Adrienne Sutton, Ph.D., NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab; Greg Foltz, Ph.D., NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory; Kimberly Galvez, Ph.D., NOAA Ocean Exploration; Rob Downs, NOAA Office of Coast Survey; Melissa Wagner, Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations working with the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory; Katie Sweeney, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center; Andrea Vander Woude, Ph.D., NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab; Commander Paul Hemmick, NOAA Aircraft Operations Center
Date & Time: 10 December 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Three Minute Thesis

Remote Access: NOAA's Uncrewed Systems

Presenter(s):
Captain Philip Hall - NOAA Uncrewed Systems Operations CenterAdrienne Sutton, Ph.D. - NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab Greg Foltz, Ph.D. - NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological LaboratoryKimberly Galvez, Ph.D. - NOAA Ocean ExplorationRob Downs - NOAA Office of Coast SurveyMelissa Wagner - Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations working with the NOAA National Severe Storms LaboratoryKatie Sweeney - NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science CenterAndrea Vander Woude, Ph.D. - NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research LabCommander Paul Hemmick - NOAA Aircraft Operations Center

Sponsor(s): NOAA Regional Collaboration Network Seminar Contacts: Keli Pirtle, keli.pirtle@noaa.gov and Bethany Perry, bethany.perry@noaa.gov

Remote Access: Please register for the Three Minute Thesis

Remote Access: NOAA's Uncrewed Systems -- https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1887480353138584845 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Abstract: What's a Three Minute Thesis Webinar? Borrowing from a format used by universities across the country, colleagues from NOAA and partners will each have one slide and three minutes to present on their topic. There will also be time for questions from the audience between each group of speakers. We look forward to your attendance and feedback on the webinar - a way to get to know more about your colleagues, partners, noteworthy projects, unique ideas, and more!

Recordings: Unable to attend in person? A recording of the webinar will be made available at https://www.noaa.gov/regional-collaboration-network/regions-central on Monday after the webinar.

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13 December 2021

Title: Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar
Presenter(s): Karin Bumbaco, Office of the WA State Climatologist, Andrea Bair, NOAA NWS Western Regional Office, Heidi Huber-Sterns, Oregon State University Extension, Chris Goemans, Colorado State University
Date & Time: 13 December 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Climate Recap & Current Conditions
Karin Bumbaco | Office of the WA State Climatologist

Seasonal Conditions & Climate Outlook
Andrea Bair | NOAA NWS Western Regional Office

Smoke Ready Community
Heidi Huber-Sterns | Oregon State University Extension

An Analysis of the Impact of Drought on Agriculture, Local Economies, Public Health, and Crime Across the Western United States
Chris Goemans | Colorado State University

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

Access: Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3745192102743625741

Abstract:
According to the November 23, 2021 U.S. Drought Monitor, 89% of the Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) is in drought, with over 40% of the region in Extreme/Exceptional Drought (D3/D4). Atmospheric Rivers continue to hit parts of the region and more are on the way, They are improving conditions, but precipitation deficits in some areas are huge. This webinar will feature recent and current conditions, outlooks, as well as presentations on a "Smoke Ready Community" and "An Analysis of the Impact of Drought on Agriculture, Local Economies, Public Health, and Crime Across the Western United States."

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

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

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Title: U.S. Southwest Drought Briefing
Presenter(s): Jon Mayer, Utah Climate Center, Heidi Kratsch, University of Nevada"Reno
Date & Time: 13 December 2021
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Drought Conditions Update
Jon Mayer | Utah Climate Center

Landscape Water Conservation During Drought
Heidi Kratsch | University of Nevada"Reno

Sponsor(s): National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), USDA Southwest Climate Hub

Seminar Contacts: Joel Lisonbee (joel.lisonbee@noaa.gov)

Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8472248783858833419

Abstract:
The most recent United States Drought Monitor indicates that nearly all of the Southwest is experiencing some level of drought, but summer and early fall precipitation has improved conditions. This short drought briefing will focus on winter drought conditions and forecasts for Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. This will be followed by a presentation on landscape water conservation during drought.

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14 December 2021

Title:
New
U.S. Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar + La Niña/ENSO Outlook
Presenter(s): Sandra Rayne, Southeast Regional Climate Center; Jeff Dobur, NWS Southeast River Forecast Center; Todd Hamill, NWS Southeast River Forecast Center; Pam Knox, University of Georgia, Michelle L'Heureux, NOAA/NWS/CPC
Date & Time: 14 December 2021
10:00 am - 10:45 am ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Climate Overview: Sandra Rayne | Southeast Regional Climate Center

Water Resources Overview: Jeff Dobur/Todd Hamill | NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Agriculture Impact Update: Pam Knox | University of Georgia

Spotlight: La Nia/ENSO Outlook: Michelle L'Heureux | NOAA/NWS/CPC

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

Seminar Contact(s): Meredith Muth, NIDIS, (Meredith.muth@noaa.gov)

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/7416485623755069963

Abstract: Join us for the Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar! These webinars will provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Nio and La Nia. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as wildfires, agriculture production, disruption to water supply, and ecosystems.

The December 14 webinar will also feature a presentation on "La Nia/ENSO Outlook."

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Title: Greenhouse gas exchange of Phragmites and Spartina species in tidal wetlands with different restoration history
Presenter(s): Karina V.R. Schafer, Ecosystem Ecologist, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Date & Time: 14 December 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series
Title: Greenhouse gas exchange of Phragmites and Spartina species in tidal wetlands with different restoration history.
A NOAA seminar series - Rethinking the Common Reed Grass - Phragmites

Presenter(s): Karina V.R. Schfer, Ecosystem Ecologist, Dep't of Earth and Environmental Science, Rutgers University, Newark, NJCo-Authors:
- Tomer Duman, Dep't of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
- Rajan Tripathee, Dep't of Earth and Environmental Science, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
- Kristen Tomasscicio, Dep't of Earth and Environmental Science, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

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

Seminar Contacts: Tracy Gill (NOAA/NOS science seminar coordinator) and Judith Weis,
Professor Emerita, Rutgers University

Remote Access: Register here:
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Abstract: Wetlands occupy only a small fraction of terrestrial ecosystems but have an outsized impact in carbon burial and hence carbon sequestration. Albeit, the flood protection, sea level mitigation, carbon burial, and nutrient filtration are ecosystem services to be cherished, the concern for methane emission has been increasing. Management for maximizing carbon sequestration and at the same time minimizing methane emissions are thus sought after in wetland mitigation projects. Here, we present data from the NJ Meadowlands, an extensive area in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary comparing the CO2and CH4 fluxes of a restored and a natural wetland. The restored wetland with Spartina alterniflora emitted more CO2 than the natural wetland with Phragmites and Spartina patens as measured with the eddy covariance system. Likewise, methane emissions were higher in the former than in the latter wetland. However, by comparison Phragmites and S alterniflora had higher CH4 fluxes than S. patens as measured with chambers. Hence in the overall analysis, Phragmites has not only higher CO2sequestration but also higher methane emission, and in contrast S. patens had lower CO2 sequestration but also lower CH4 emission. Other studies in the NJ Meadowlands have found that both species communities are able to keep up with sea level rise and thus provide the ecosystem services needed in this estuary.

Bio(s): Karina Schfer received her master's in science at the University of Bayreuth and her PhD at Duke University. Her primary research centers around global change and its effects on the carbon cycle in terrestrial ecosystems. The research focuses on refining carbon budgets of forest ecosystems through ecophysiological measurements and modeling. While it is extremely important to assess carbon uptake and storage and changes to uptake capacity that might be expected under rising CO2 conditions, it is also important to investigate climate
solutions such as afforestation, reforestation, and forest management that are a new endeavor of the research group.In addition to forests, wetlands are storing and sequester carbon dioxide but also emit methane. Therefore, another aspect of her research centers on methane emissions and associated methane budgets in coastal and freshwater wetlands. With the help of eddy-covariance measurements, sampling of vegetation and modeling, the ecosystem functions of wetlands are explored.

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: Slides may be shared and the recording will be shared, after the webinar with all who register, and with anyone who requests them from the seminar contacts.

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Title: The Maine-New Hampshire inshore trawl survey: We catch more than lobster
Presenter(s): Rebecca Peters, Maine Department of Marine Resources
Date & Time: 14 December 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: The Maine-New Hampshire inshore trawl survey: We catch more than lobster

Presenter(s): Rebecca Peters, Maine Department of Marine Resources (MEDMR)

Sponsor(s): NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center Groundfish Seminar SeriesSeminar Contacts: Liz.Dawson@noaa.gov and Mark.Zimmermann@noaa.gov (NOAA/NMFS AFSC RACEGAP)

Remote Access: Join by computer at: https://noaanmfs-meets.webex.com/noaanmfs-meets/j.php?MTID=mc81d763fdf4f4a8999be883c6d0d1e65Webex meeting number: 199766 3805 Meeting Password: groundfishOr by phone: 1(415) 527-5035 Access code:199766 3805

Abstract: coming soon

Bio(s): coming soon

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15 December 2021

Title: Environmental DNA and RNA for advanced management and accurate surveillance of aquatic invasive species
Presenter(s): Dr. Subba Rao Chaganti, Assistant Research Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, University of Michigan
Date & Time: 15 December 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Environmental DNA and RNA for advanced management and accurate surveillance of aquatic invasive species

Presenter(s): Dr. Subba Rao Chaganti, Assistant Research Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, University of Michigan

Sponsor(s): NOAA OAR Omics and NOAA National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series

Seminar Contact(s): Katharine.Egan@noaa.gov, NOAA/OAR 'Omics Coordinator and Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov, NOAA/NOS Science Seminar Coordinator

Remote Access: Register here: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/chaganti/event/registration.htmlAfter registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect, it is best to test your ability to use Adobe Connect, before the webinar at https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac.

Abstract: For successful management of bio-invasions or monitoring threatened or endangered species in the Great Lakes or elsewhere, managers and stakeholders need timely and robust scientific advice. This advice often relies on the measurable parameters by using conventional approaches such as visual surveys. Visual surveys are often expensive and labor intensive, and it is hard to detect rare species via this method. During the last decade, using environmental DNA (eDNA) in aquatic habitats has become a powerful tool to improve management of resources through the assessment of a species' distribution and entire community compositions. eDNA could be used to detect a targeted individual species or multiple species in the ecosystem. Although eDNA methods are rapid and robust, there are some concerns with the methodology. eDNA could hang out in the environment for a long time or sometimes it can be transported within the water column in both lotic and lentic systems, which may result in improper interpretation of a species' spatiotemporal distribution. These drawbacks often raise major concerns for the managers and stakeholders in decision-making. A new methodology, environmental RNA (eRNA) could solve these problems. We used eRNA from non-indigenous Dreissena mussels as a model organism to avoid such drawbacks for eDNA methodology. The concentration of eRNA degrades much faster than the eDNA, providing a predictor for estimating time since genomic material is released into the environment from the organism. The new methodology based on the eDNA and eRNA can accurately detect and distinguish fresh from legacy eDNA, and potentially decrease noise from eDNA transport. By understating how to interpret detection and quantification of markers from varying genomic origins, we undoubtedly enhance environmental genomic monitoring across spatial and temporal scales.

Bio(s): Dr. Subba Rao Chaganti is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, University of Michigan. He is also a recipient of the Early Career Environmental Research Award from the American Society of Microbiology in 2019. He is currently serving as Editorial Board member for Water and Hydrobiology Journals. His research focuses on understanding the structural and functional diversity of the microbial community (bacteria, archaea, and protists) and how they mutually interact within the aquatic, terrestrial and host associated environments, how they are influenced by biotic and abiotic mechanisms, and how they are altered by aquatic invasive species and other anthropogenic inputs. His hobbies include biking and playing chess.

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Title: Volcanoes under the sea and exploring the 53% of US waters that remain unmapped
Presenter(s): Dr. Paula Bontempi, Dean, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island; Dr. Adam Soule, Director of OECI, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography; and Coralie Rodriguez, PhD student, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography. Hosted by Dr. Aurora Elmore, Cooperative Institute Manager, NOAA Ocean Exploration
Date & Time: 15 December 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Volcanoes under the sea and exploring the 53% of US waters that remain unmapped (presented LIVE from aboard the E/V Nautilus)
Part of the OECI Webinar Series
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Presenter(s): Dr. Paula Bontempi (Dean, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island); Dr. Adam Soule (Director of OECI, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography); and Coralie Rodriguez (PhD student, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography). Hosted by Dr. Aurora Elmore (Cooperative Institute Manager, NOAA Ocean Exploration).

Sponsor(s): NOAA Ocean Exploration and Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute (OECI)

Seminar Contacts: Aurora Elmore (Aurora.Elmore@noaa.gov) and Joanne Flanders (Joanne.Flanders@noaa.gov)

Remote Access: https://web.uri.edu/oeci/events/nsss

Closed Captions: https://www.captionedtext.com/client/event.aspx?EventID=4928206&CustomerID=321

Abstract: TBA


Bio(s): Dr. Paula Bontempi (Dean, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island), Dr. Adam Soule (Director of OECI, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography), Coralie Rodriguez (PhD student, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography), and Dr. Aurora Elmore (Cooperative Institute Manager, NOAA Ocean Exploration).

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: Recordings will be available at https://www.youtube.com/c/innerspacecenter/videos after the webinar.

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16 December 2021

Title: Using the National Water Model at the Northeast River Forecast Center
Presenter(s): Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, and Jason Elliott, NOAA/NWS/Northeast River Forecast Center
Date & Time: 16 December 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services Webinar/Using the National Water Model at the NOAA/NWS/Northeast River Forecast Center

Presenter(s):
Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University,
Jason Elliott, NOAA/NWS/Northeast River Forecast Center


Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service/National Centers for Environmental Information/Regional Climate Services.

Seminar Contact(s):
Ellen Mecray

Remote Access:
Please register here. After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either Google, IE or Edge on Windows, or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat and the Q/A windows.

Abstract:
The webinar will feature a recap of December conditions and Jason Elliott will show the new National Water Model and its use at the NE River Forecast Center.

Bio(s): TBD

Slides, Recordings, Other Materials: If interested in obtaining a PDF of the slides and/or the recording, see the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

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Title: Describing changes to life stage specific habitat area and niche overlap between Atlantic cod and haddock on the U.S. northeast shelf
Presenter(s): Ryan Morse, NOAA/NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 16 December 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

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

Presenter(s): Ryan Morse, NOAA/NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center

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

Remote Access: Register via Google meet at: https://meet.google.com/paw-jhrb-nzr

Abstract: TBD

Bio(s): TBD

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Title: Planning for coastal and marine heritage in a changing climate
Presenter(s): Erin Seekamp, PhD, Professor, North Carolina State University
Date & Time: 16 December 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Erin Seekamp, PhD, Professor, North Carolina State University

Sponsor(s): NOAA National MPA Center and OCTO

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1441735040595199248

Abstract: Description: Heritage sites represent our inherited traditions, objects, monuments, and land and seascapes that provide cultural connections and identities as well as societal benefits. Yet, coastal heritage sites are overwhelmingly at risk from climate change induced threats, such as storm-related flooding and erosion and sea level rise. Coupling climate risks with the political and financial constraints facing heritage management, it becomes clear that damage, destruction or loss of heritage is inevitable. In this webinar you will learn about strategies for adapting and accommodating loss that center planning efforts around heritage values, enable transformation of heritage sites, and enhance transparency when difficult decisions must be made.

Are our seminars recorded? Yes, you can find them here https://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/resources/webinars/archive.html

Seminar POC for questions: Zac Cannizzo, zac.cannizzo@noaa.gov

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