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May 21, 2018

Title:
New
Southern Plains Drought Webinar
Presenter(s): Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist
Date & Time: May 21, 2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar Only (see access information below)
Description:

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Speaker: Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist 

Seminar POC for questions: elizabeth.weight@noaa.gov 

Seminar sponsor: NOAA Climate Program Office, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) in partnership with the National Weather Service and the National Drought Mitigation Center 

Remote access: Register for the webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5439752805301477378 

Abstract:
Due to the severity of drought conditions across the Southern High Plains, a collaboration of experts are providing up-to-date information on drought in the region, which includes portions of Kansas, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. In this 21 May webinar, Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist, will present drought conditions and drought outlook, as well as detailed information on agricultural impacts of the drought. At the end of his presentation, we will take questions.


About the Speaker:

Dave DuBois is the New Mexico State Climatologist for New Mexico and located in Las Cruces. As State Climatologist, Dr. DuBois focuses on climate literacy through providing climate information and education to the public, speaking engagements, interviews, school demonstrations, social networking, and tours. He is also the New Mexico Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS) state coordinator. Dr. DuBois chairs the NM Drought Monitoring Workgroup for the NM Governor’s Drought Task Force. This group meets once a month to discuss current status of the drought and communicate this to the Governor’s staff and to the public. As the State Climatologist, he directs the New Mexico Climate Center. The Center employs students and a technician to operate and maintain an archive of meteorological data collected throughout the state of New Mexico. The Center oversees a network of automated surface weather stations throughout the state with most of these located at university agricultural science centers. 

Through his faculty appointment at the Plant and Environmental Sciences Department at New Mexico State University, Dr. DuBois maintains an active research program in air quality and applied climatology, participating in studies to quantify the interactions of climate and pollution, the origins, composition, and transport of dust and other pollutants. Much of his work focuses on issues along the US/Mexico border and part of the Joint Advisory Committee of the Improvement of Air Quality in the Paso del Norte airshed. Dr. DuBois also collaborates closely with the Center for Applied Remote Sensing in Agriculture, Meteorology and Environment at NMSU. Other duties of Dr. DuBois at the university include teaching and student mentoring.


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Title:
New
Neural network retrievals of Karenia brevis harmful algal blooms in the West Florida Shelf
Presenter(s): CCNY) New York, NY 10031
Date & Time: May 21, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Conference Room S561 Greentech IV Building 7700 Hubble Drive Greenbelt MD 20771
Description:

Speaker:  Sam Ahmed
NOAA CREST, City College (CCNY) New York, NY 10031

Host: JPSS PROVING GROUND SEMINAR April Science Seminar. POC: Dr. Mitch Goldberg, mitch.goldberg@noaa.gov


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Abstract
Water quality retrievals from satellite ocean color measurements are recognized to be challenging in complex coastal waters. We compare retrievals of phytoplankton absorption and hence Karenia brevis harmful algal blooms in the West Florida Shelf using our recently developed neural network (NN) technique with retrievals obtained using other algorithms including OCx, GIOP and Semi-analytical algorithm for both complex and open ocean waters. The NN technique was developed to make up for the lack of a 678 nm florescence band on VIIRS, important for KB HABs retrievals on MODIS. Instead, the NN uses Remote Sensing Reflectance (Rrs) at 486, 551 and 671 nm for VIIRS retrievals. To obtain unambiguous results, satellite retrieval accuracies of KB HABs in the WFS using the NN and different techniques are all compared against all available in-situ measurements that are nearly simultaneous with VIIRS WFS overpasses over the 2012-2017 period. Analysis of these retrieval statistics showed (i) the important impact of relatively short term (5-20 minutes) temporal variations in complex bloom waters on achievable satellite retrieval accuracies, thus placing limitations on their interpretation. They also showed (ii) that particularly for high chlorophyll bloom waters, better retrieval accuracies were obtained with the NN technique, followed by OCx. Likely rationales are that the longer Rrs wavelengths used with the NN technique are less vulnerable to atmospheric correction inadequacies than the deeper blue nm wavelength used with other algorithms, as well potential for less spectral interference with CDOM in more complex waters at the longer wavelengths.

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(Sam Ahmed, NOAA CREST, City College
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Title: Ocean Acidification in Alaska: Ecosystems and Economies
Presenter(s): Jesscia Cross, Oceanographer, OAR/PMEL
Date & Time: May 21, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA Central Library, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
Description:

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Speaker:  Jessica N. Cross, Ph.D., Oceanographer, OAR / PMEL

POC: Brown Bag Seminar Coordinator/Outreach Librarian: Katie Rowley (katie.rowley@noaa.gov); Jessica N. Cross (jessica.cross@noaa.gov)

Remote access: Located outside Silver Spring? Please register for the webinar https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8754305373934016770 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Participants can use their telephone OR computer mic & speakers (VoIP).

Abstract: Alaska is expected to experience the effects of ocean acidification faster and more seriously than many other places around the country, which could have profound impacts on many sectors of the Alaskan economy. Here, we will discuss NOAA's OA observations and forecasts for the state as well as NOAA's contribution to potential decision support and state-wide risk mitigation strategies. 

About the Speaker: Jessica N. Cross is an oceanographer from the Pacific Marine Environmental laboratory that focuses on ocean acidification monitoring and research in the Pacific Arctic and along the Alaskan coasts. She is also particularly interested in the development of new technologies and techniques that reduce the cost of collecting data over the expansive and remote Arctic region.

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Title: NOAA/ESRL Global Monitoring Division Review and Annual Conference (Day 1)
Presenter(s): NOAA OAR Global Monitoring Division presenters
Date & Time: May 21, 2018
12:30 pm - 7:30 pm ET
Location: David Skaggs Research Center (DSRC), 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305
Description:

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Day 1 of the ESRL/GMD Laboratory Review and Annual Conference!

Speaker: Agenda (draft) can be found at - https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/review/2018/documents/LabReviewAgenda_2018_v20.pdf

Sponsor: NOAA OAR, Earth System Research Laboratory, Global Monitoring Division

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2612590650278191618 (Day 1 access only)

Abstract: The Global Monitoring Division (GMD) would like to invite those interested through the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series to participate remotely in GMD’s upcoming Laboratory Review and Annual Conference via Webinar. Please note that the Review and Conference will not follow a typical Seminar Series format but will constitute presentations in varying length over the 3-day meeting. Please refer to the agenda link given in the 'Speaker' line. Those interested in the review may want to catch all of the Review presentations on Monday, as they constitute the core of the review. The GMAC on Tuesday and Wednesday offers a delightful smorgasbord of excellent talks on GMD’s themes and related subjects and all are available on the webinar. Take time to decide which you want to see and be sure to catch Dr. John Holdren’s Keynote Message on Tuesday morning.

Laboratory Science Reviews are conducted every five years to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted in NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research laboratories. These reviews ensure that OAR laboratory research is relevant to NOAA’s research mission and priorities, is of high quality, and is carried out with a high level of performance. The upcoming review of GMD will assess the quality, relevance, and performance of three primary research areas: (1) Tracking Greenhouse Gases and Understanding Carbon Cycle Feedbacks, (2) Monitoring and Understanding Changes in Surface Radiation, Clouds, and Aerosol Distributions, and (3) Guiding Recovery of Stratospheric Ozone. The review will also address two supporting infrastructures in GMD: (1) Calibrations and Standards and (2) Atmospheric Baseline Observatories. 

This Science Review will be coupled with the 46th Global Monitoring Annual Conference (GMAC). This annual conference focuses on long-term monitoring and research results on atmospheric composition, specifically greenhouse and ozone-depleting gases, aerosols, ozone, and radiation at Earth’s surface. The GMAC provides a forum in which these observations can be relayed and discussed, and is not limited to ESRL reports, but includes observations by research partners in the overall enterprise, as well as national and international programs.

About the Speaker: ESRL's Global Monitoring Division’s mission is, “to acquire, evaluate and make available accurate, long-term records of atmospheric gases, aerosol particles, and surface radiation in a manner that allows the causes and consequences of the change to be understood”. GMD accomplishes this mission primarily through long-term measurements of key atmospheric species at sites spanning the globe, including four fully-equipped Baseline Observatories, ~150 GMD observing sites, and many additional sites operated by national and international partners. GMD's data are used to assess radiative forcing, climate sensitivity, air quality, ozone depletion, arctic processes, climate intervention, and renewable energy opportunities, among other climate and weather-related issues. The data and findings are used by scientists, IPCC, the Ozone Secretariat, EPA, and others to develop and test diagnostic and predictive models and to keep the public, policy makers, and scientists abreast of the current state of our chemical and radiative atmosphere. Without on-going, high quality observations like these, the science community cannot diagnose how the climate system works as climate change unfolds, now and into the far future.

Seminar POC for questions: doug.bell@noaa.gov

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May 22, 2018

Title: NOAA/ESRL Global Monitoring Division Review and Annual Conference (Day 2)
Presenter(s): NOAA OAR Global Monitoring Division presenters
Date & Time: May 22, 2018
10:30 am - 6:45 pm ET
Location: David Skaggs Research Center (DSRC), 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305
Description:

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Day 2 of the ESRL/GMD Laboratory Review and Annual Conference!

Speaker: Agenda can be found at - https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/gmac/agenda.php

Sponsor: NOAA OAR, Earth System Research Laboratory, Global Monitoring Division

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3092370245639670530 (Day 2/3 access only)

Abstract: The Global Monitoring Division (GMD) would like to invite those interested through the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series to participate remotely in GMD’s upcoming Laboratory Review and Annual Conference via Webinar. Please note that the Review and Conference will not follow a typical Seminar Series format but will constitute presentations in varying length over the 3-day meeting. Please refer to the agenda link given in the 'Speaker' line. Those interested in the review may want to catch all of the Review presentations on Monday, as they constitute the core of the review. The GMAC on Tuesday and Wednesday offers a delightful smorgasbord of excellent talks on GMD’s themes and related subjects and all are available on the webinar. Take time to decide which you want to see and be sure to catch Dr. John Holdren’s Keynote Message on Tuesday morning.

Laboratory Science Reviews are conducted every five years to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted in NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research laboratories. These reviews ensure that OAR laboratory research is relevant to NOAA’s research mission and priorities, is of high quality, and is carried out with a high level of performance. The upcoming review of GMD will assess the quality, relevance, and performance of three primary research areas: (1) Tracking Greenhouse Gases and Understanding Carbon Cycle Feedbacks, (2) Monitoring and Understanding Changes in Surface Radiation, Clouds, and Aerosol Distributions, and (3) Guiding Recovery of Stratospheric Ozone. The review will also address two supporting infrastructures in GMD: (1) Calibrations and Standards and (2) Atmospheric Baseline Observatories.

This Science Review will be coupled with the 46th Global Monitoring Annual Conference (GMAC). This annual conference focuses on long-term monitoring and research results on atmospheric composition, specifically greenhouse and ozone-depleting gases, aerosols, ozone, and radiation at Earth’s surface. The GMAC provides a forum in which these observations can be relayed and discussed, and is not limited to ESRL reports, but includes observations by research partners in the overall enterprise, as well as national and international programs.

About the Speaker: ESRL's Global Monitoring Division’s mission is, “to acquire, evaluate and make available accurate, long-term records of atmospheric gases, aerosol particles, and surface radiation in a manner that allows the causes and consequences of the change to be understood”. GMD accomplishes this mission primarily through long-term measurements of key atmospheric species at sites spanning the globe, including four fully-equipped Baseline Observatories, ~150 GMD observing sites, and many additional sites operated by national and international partners. GMD's data are used to assess radiative forcing, climate sensitivity, air quality, ozone depletion, arctic processes, climate intervention, and renewable energy opportunities, among other climate and weather-related issues. The data and findings are used by scientists, IPCC, the Ozone Secretariat, EPA, and others to develop and test diagnostic and predictive models and to keep the public, policy makers, and scientists abreast of the current state of our chemical and radiative atmosphere. Without on-going, high quality observations like these, the science community cannot diagnose how the climate system works as climate change unfolds, now and into the far future.

Seminar POC for questions: doug.bell@noaa.gov

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May 23, 2018

Title: NOAA/ESRL Global Monitoring Division Review and Annual Conference (Day 3)
Presenter(s): NOAA OAR Global Monitoring Division presenters
Date & Time: May 23, 2018
10:30 am - 6:45 pm ET
Location: David Skaggs Research Center (DSRC), 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Day 3 of the ESRL/GMD Laboratory Review and Annual Conference!

Speaker: Agenda can be found at - https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/gmac/agenda.php

Sponsor: NOAA OAR, Earth System Research Laboratory, Global Monitoring Division

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3092370245639670530 (Day 2/3 access only)

Abstract: The Global Monitoring Division (GMD) would like to invite those interested through the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series to participate remotely in GMD’s upcoming Laboratory Review and Annual Conference via Webinar. Please note that the Review and Conference will not follow a typical Seminar Series format but will constitute presentations in varying length over the 3-day meeting. Please refer to the agenda link given in the 'Speaker' line. Those interested in the review may want to catch all of the Review presentations on Monday, as they constitute the core of the review. The GMAC on Tuesday and Wednesday offers a delightful smorgasbord of excellent talks on GMD’s themes and related subjects and all are available on the webinar. Take time to decide which you want to see and be sure to catch Dr. John Holdren’s Keynote Message on Tuesday morning.

Laboratory Science Reviews are conducted every five years to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted in NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research laboratories. These reviews ensure that OAR laboratory research is relevant to NOAA’s research mission and priorities, is of high quality, and is carried out with a high level of performance. The upcoming review of GMD will assess the quality, relevance, and performance of three primary research areas: (1) Tracking Greenhouse Gases and Understanding Carbon Cycle Feedbacks, (2) Monitoring and Understanding Changes in Surface Radiation, Clouds, and Aerosol Distributions, and (3) Guiding Recovery of Stratospheric Ozone. The review will also address two supporting infrastructures in GMD: (1) Calibrations and Standards and (2) Atmospheric Baseline Observatories.

This Science Review will be coupled with the 46th Global Monitoring Annual Conference (GMAC). This annual conference focuses on long-term monitoring and research results on atmospheric composition, specifically greenhouse and ozone-depleting gases, aerosols, ozone, and radiation at Earth’s surface. The GMAC provides a forum in which these observations can be relayed and discussed, and is not limited to ESRL reports, but includes observations by research partners in the overall enterprise, as well as national and international programs.

About the Speaker: ESRL's Global Monitoring Division’s mission is, “to acquire, evaluate and make available accurate, long-term records of atmospheric gases, aerosol particles, and surface radiation in a manner that allows the causes and consequences of the change to be understood”. GMD accomplishes this mission primarily through long-term measurements of key atmospheric species at sites spanning the globe, including four fully-equipped Baseline Observatories, ~150 GMD observing sites, and many additional sites operated by national and international partners. GMD's data are used to assess radiative forcing, climate sensitivity, air quality, ozone depletion, arctic processes, climate intervention, and renewable energy opportunities, among other climate and weather-related issues. The data and findings are used by scientists, IPCC, the Ozone Secretariat, EPA, and others to develop and test diagnostic and predictive models and to keep the public, policy makers, and scientists abreast of the current state of our chemical and radiative atmosphere. Without on-going, high quality observations like these, the science community cannot diagnose how the climate system works as climate change unfolds, now and into the far future.

Seminar POC for questions: doug.bell@noaa.gov

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Title: Applications of Conditional Nonlinear Optimal Perturbation to the Predictability Studies
Presenter(s): Mu Mu, CAS Academician
Date & Time: May 23, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am ET
Location: NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, 2155
Description:

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Sponsor EMC seminar
Speaker: Professor MuMu (CAS Academician)
Title: Applicationsof Conditional Nonlinear Optimal Perturbationto the Predictability Studies
Date,Time, Room: Wednesday May 23rd, at 10:30am  in NCWCP Rm 2155
Contact: Yuejian Zhu - NOAA Federal  

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Abstract:
  
In this presentation, I will introduce a nonlinear optimization approach to the predictability studies in atmosphere and oceans, which is conditional nonlinear optimal perturbation(CNOP). For initial perturbation problem,CNOP satisfies a given constraint and has the largest nonlinear evolution at the prediction time, which is a natural generalization of the linear singular vector to the nonlinear regime. When considering perturbations of model parameters, CNOP causes the largest departure from a given reference state at prediction time.

The physical meaning of CNOPdepends on the problems, which could represent the optimal precursors for aweather or climate event onset, for example, the precursors of blockings, northAtlantic oscillation (NAO), and ENSO events, etc. In predictability studies, CNOPstands for the initial error, or parameter errors, that has the largestnegative effect on prediction, and in sensitivity analysis, CNOP is the most unstable(sensitive) mode.

I will briefly present someapplications of CNOP to the ENSO spring predictability barrier, Indian Oceandipole, North Atlantic oscillation (NAO) onset, and ocean circulation ofKuroshio path variations. An interesting phenomenon that the similaritiesbetween optimal precursors and optimally growing initial errors will be shown, andrelated targeted observations issues will be discussed.

The challenges, related tothe calculations of CNOP, to the targeted observations of tropical cyclones, andto ensemble forecasts, will be discussed too.


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Title: Cancelled: A Preview of 2018 Fieldwork for Southeast Deep Coral Initiative and Its Management Implications
Presenter(s): Daniel Wagner, PhD., Deep Coral Ecology Lab, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. Presenting remotely from Charleston, SC
Date & Time: May 23, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: SSMC4 - Large Conference Room - 8150
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

First seminar in a Double-header on Deep-Sea Corals!

Speaker: Daniel Wagner, PhD., Deep Coral Ecology Lab, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. Presenting remotely from Charleston, SC.

Sponsor: NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar; host is Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov 

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Title: Saildrones in the Bering Sea: Using unmanned surface vehicles to examine relationships between northern fur seals and their prey
Presenter(s): Carey Kuhn, Ecologist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: May 23, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA Central Library, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
Description:


Speaker: Carey Kuhn, Ecologist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center

POC: Brown Bag Seminar Coordinator/Outreach Librarian: Katie Rowley (katie.rowley@noaa.gov); Carey Kuhn (carey.kuhn@noaa.gov)

Remote access: Located outside Silver Spring? Please register for the webinar https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1250097832450968833 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Participants can use their telephone OR computer mic & speakers (VoIP).

Abstract: Understanding predator-prey relationships for the depleted northern fur seal is critical to help identify potential causes for the unexplained population decline. However, for wide-ranging marine predators, measuring prey landscapes can be a large undertaking, which is costly in terms of time and resources. In 2016 and 2017, we used autonomous sailing vehicles, Saildrones, to map the fur seals prey landscape while simultaneously tracking the behavior of fur seals at-sea. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the Bering Sea Saildrone missions and describe how the data collected on fish distribution and abundance are being used to examine fine-scale relationships between fur seals and their prey. 

About the Speaker: Carey Kuhn is an Ecologist at the Marine Mammal Laboratory, a division of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. She joined the Marine Mammal Laboratory in 2007 after completing her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution at the University of California Santa Cruz. Her research uses bio-logging technology examine the at-sea behavior of northern fur seals with the goal of understanding relationships between fur seals and their prey. 

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Title:
New
Southwest Drought Webinar
Presenter(s): Speakers: Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center; Ed Delgado, National Predictive Services Manager, National Wildfire Coordinating Group
Date & Time: May 23, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar Only (see access information below)
Description:


OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Speakers: Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center; Ed Delgado, National Predictive Services Manager, National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Seminar sponsor: NOAA Climate Program Office, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) in partnership with the National Weather Service and the National Drought Mitigation Center 

Seminar POC for questions: elizabeth.weight@noaa.gov 

Remote access: Register for the webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3514473860134905859

Abstract: 

Due to the severity of drought conditions in the Southwest, a collaboration of experts are providing up-to-date information on drought in the region, including portions of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. In this 23 May webinar, Brian Fuchs, Climatologist with the National Drought Mitigation Center, will present drought conditions, impacts, and outlooks; Ed Delgado, with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, will present information on wildfire predictions and forecasts for the region. At the end of his presentation, we will take questions.

About the Speakers:  

Brian Fuchs joined the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) in 2005. Prior to joining the NDMC, he worked for 5 years as a Regional Climatologist for the High Plains Regional Climate Center. He has worked extensively with weather/climate data and on the development of the Applied Climate Information System (ACIS) and applied data products. Brian contributes to the production of the U.S. Drought Monitor and he serves as a media contact for climate- and drought-related issues.

Ed Delgado is the National Program Manager for Predictive Services, located at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho. Predictive Services is a decision support unit that provides weather and fuels assessments and forecasts for the wildland fire managers across the country. Ed has been with Predictive Services for 17 years and has held his current position since 2011. Prior to Predictive Services, Ed worked for the National Weather Service for 15 years with tours at Fort Worth, Denver, Raleigh, and Greer - the last two tours as a senior forecaster. 

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May 24, 2018

Title: Rescheduled/recast for May 31 as Zach Proux et al: New Models and Analyses of Deep-sea Corals to Support Essential Fish Habitat Designations in the Gulf of Mexico
Presenter(s): Peter Etnoyer, PhD., Deep Coral Ecology Lab, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. Presenting remotely from Charleston, SC
Date & Time: May 24, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: SSMC4 - Large Conference Room - 8150
Description:

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RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 31 SEMINAR AS ZACH PROUX ET AL!
Second seminar in a Double-header on Deep-Sea Corals!

Speaker: Peter Etnoyer, PhD., Deep Coral Ecology Lab, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. Presenting remotely from Charleston, SC.

Sponsor: NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar; host is Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

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Title:
New
The ecology of disease in marine fishes: insights from Pacific herringtem
Presenter(s): Mary Hunsicker, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: May 24, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Northwest Fisheries Science Center Auditorium: 2725 Montlake Blvd. E., Seattle WA 98112
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter: Paul K. Hershberger, Marrowstone Marine Field Station, U.S. Geological Surveyr
 
Seminar Sponsor: For additional information about the NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM series please contact Vicky.Krikelas@noaa.gov. 

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ABSTRACT
Infectious and parasitic diseases are important drivers in population ecology; however, the effects of diseases are rarely incorporated into marine fish stock assessment models. This omission is largely driven by fundamental incompatibilities between the traditional fish health and population modeling approaches. For example, the fish health field emerged from the need to identify, treat, and prevent diseases in cultured fishes. Although the field continues to be extremely effective at satisfying these objectives, the resulting information is generally not transferrable for understanding disease processes in wild marine fishes or for providing quantitatively useful ecological disease parameters. Work at the USGS - Marrowstone Marine Field Station attempts to bridge these information gaps using holistic and reductionistic approaches to identify the fundamental principles that govern marine host / pathogen systems. These principles are then applied in an ecological context to document the impacts of disease, forecast disease potential, and mitigate disease impacts to populations of wild marine fishes. This approach and its successful application will be discussed in the context of Pacific herring, an important forage species in the North Pacific.


BIO
Paul Hershberger is the Station Leader and a Research Fisheries Biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center - Marrowstone Marine Field Station, a member of the Affiliate Faculty at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences – University of Washington, and former President of the Fish Health Section - American Fisheries Society. His research team includes a group of dedicated federal scientists, post docs, graduate students, and interns who are interested in understanding, forecasting, and mitigating disease impacts to populations of wild marine and anadromous fishes. His scientific approach generally pairs ecological holism with experimental reductionism and incorporates tools and techniques from disparate disciplines including population ecology, fisheries science, virology, parasitology, microbiology, histopathology, molecular biology, etc.

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Title: Where Shrews Walk on Water: Diversity by Design for British Columbia South Coast
Presenter(s): Pamela Zevit, British Columbia's South Coast Conservation Program
Date & Time: May 24, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar - Register in advance with Jennifer_Ryan@fws.gov
Description:

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Speaker: Pamela Zevit, British Columbia's South Coast Conservation Program

Sponsors: FWS and NOAA Restoration Webinar Series, hosts are Jennifer_Ryan@fws.gov and Nina.Garfield@noaa.gov

Webinar Access: Register in advance with Jennifer_Ryan@fws.gov

Abstract: Pamela Zevit will discuss her program’s work to fulfill an identified need for science-based guidance for stewards, land managers, and practitioners in habitat protection, restoration, mitigation, and ecosystem management to broaden the potential benefits of ecosystem-based restoration efforts.

About the Speaker: Before turning her attention to a full-time career in 1995 in conservation planning through the British Columbia provincial government and more recently as a consultant, Pamela Zevit studied design and archaeology at the University of Calgary. Pamela is a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) in BC, Canada with expertise in biodiversity conservation, landscape ecology and ecosystem restoration and planning. She currently divides her time between the South Coast Conservation Program (SCCP) as their Special Projects Coordinator focusing on conserving species and ecosystems at risk in southwest BC and the Association of Professional Biology as their Director of Advocacy and Outreach working on science communication and professional development programming for natural resource professionals.

If you are interested in receiving continuing education credits under SER’s Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner Program, contact Jen Lyndall at certification@ser.org. To receive an e-mail notification when registration opens, send your e-mail address to jennifer_ryan@fws.gov. To access the Restoration Webinar Series recording archive, visit
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Title:
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NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing for May
Presenter(s): Rick Thoman, NOAA NWS
Date & Time: May 24, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Register for Webinar at https://accap.uaf.edu/webinars/nws-briefings
Description:

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Speaker: Rick Thoman, NOAA NWS

Sponsor: Monthly Alaska Climate outlook webinar hosted by ACCAP, the Alaska RISA since 2015. 

Remote access: https://accap.uaf.edu/webinars/nws-briefings

Abstract: NWS Alaska Region Climate Science and Services Manager Rick Thoman will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for June and the summer season. 

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May 29, 2018

Title: The emerging role of the land surface in weather and climate prediction
Presenter(s): Paul Dirmeyer, George Mason University-COLA
Date & Time: May 29, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, 2155
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Sponsor EMC seminar
Speaker: Paul Dirmeyer, George Mason University-COLA
Title:The emerging role of the land surface in weather and climate prediction
Date,Time, Room: Tuesday May 29 at noon in NCWCP Rm 2155
Contact: Holly Norton holly.norton@noaa.gov

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Title:
New
Springing into Summer: Current Conditions + The Story of 2011-2017 Historic Drought
Presenter(s): ESRL)
Date & Time: May 29, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar Only (see access information below)
Description:

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Speakers: Dan McEvoy, Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) & Desert Research Institute (DRI); Alison Stevens, NOAA Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, & Projections (MAPP) Program; Amanda Sheffield - NOAA National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS); Michael Anderson, California State Climatologist; Michelle L'Heureux, NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC); Dennis Lettenmaier, UCLA & California Nevada Applications Program (CNAP, a NOAA RISA); Marty Hoerling, NOAA Earth Systems Research Lab (ESRL)

Seminar POC for questions: amanda.sheffield@noaa.gov

Remote access: Register for the webinar at 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3301245563415955713

Abstract: 
These webinars provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing drought conditions as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. 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.

The agenda for this month's webinar (There will be a Q&A session following the presentations):

Drought & Climate Update & Outlook | Dan McEvoy - WRCC, DRI

California Drought 2011-2017: A story about the historic drought [Story map presentation by the creators, NOAA researchers, & partners]
Alison Stevens - NOAA Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, & Projections Program (MAPP)
Amanda Sheffield - NOAA National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
Michael Anderson - California State Climatologist
Michelle L'Heureux - NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Dennis Lettenmaier - UCLA, California Nevada Applications Program (CNAP, a NOAA RISA)
Marty Hoerling - NOAA Earth Systems Research Lab (ESRL)


About the Speakers: 

Dan McEvoy is a regional climatologist with the Western Regional Climate Center at the Desert Research Institute. His research interests include advancing drought monitoring technology, seasonal drought prediction, the role of evaporative demand on drought, quality and uncertainty assessment of weather observations, and climate modeling.

Alison Stevens is a communication specialist with NOAA's Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program. MAPP's mission is to enhance the Nation's and NOAA's capability to understand, predict, and project variability and changes in Earth's climate system. 

Amanda Sheffield is a Regional Drought Information Coordinator with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). She serves are the program point of contact fo the California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System and is located at Scripps Institution of Oceanography/UC San Diego.

Michael Anderson is the State Climatologist for California with California Department of Water Resources. 

Michelle L'Heureux is a meteorologist with NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. Her primary responsibility is to coordinate a team that updates the official status and forecast for the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

Dennis Lettenmaier is a distinguished professor of geography at UCLA with interests in hydrologic modeling and prediction, hydrology-climate interactions, and hydrologic change. He is a part of the California-Nevada Application Program (CNAP), a NOAA RISA team, and the MAPP Drought Task Force. 

Marty Hoerling is a research meteorologist with the Attribution and Predictability Assessments Team at NOAA Earth System Research Lab Physical Sciences Division. He is the former lead of the NOAA Drought Task Force. 

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(Speakers: Dan McEvoy, Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) & Desert Research Institute (DRI); Alison Stevens, NOAA Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, & Projections (MAPP) Program; Amanda Sheffield - NOAA National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS); Michael Anderson, California State Climatologist; Michelle L'Heureux, NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC); Dennis Lettenmaier, UCLA & California Nevada Applications Program (CNAP, a NOAA RISA); Marty Hoerling, NOAA Earth Systems Research Lab
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May 30, 2018

Title: POSTPONED: Managers, modelers, and measuring the impact of species distribution model uncertainty on marine zoning decisions.
Presenter(s): Bryan Costa, Marine Ecologist at NOAA, Currently detailed to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, University of California Santa Barbara, and Matt Kendall, Marine Biologist, NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, Biogeography Branch
Date & Time: May 30, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: SSMC4 - Large Conference Room - 8150
Description:

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Speakers: Bryan Costa, Marine Ecologist at NOAA, Currently detailed to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, University of California Santa Barbara, and
Matt Kendall, Marine Biologist, NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, Biogeography Branch

Sponsor: NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar; seminar host is Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Webinar Access: TBD

Abstract: Marine managers routinely use spatial data to make decisions about their marine environment. Uncertainty associated with this spatial data can have profound impacts on these management decisions and their projected outcomes. Recent advances in modeling techniques, including species distribution models (SDMs), make it easier to generate continuous maps showing the uncertainty associated with spatial predictions and maps. However, SDM predictions and maps can be complex and nuanced. This complexity makes their use challenging for non-technical managers, preventing them from having the best available information to make decisions. To help bridge these communication and information gaps, we developed a framework to illustrate how SDMs and associated uncertainty can be translated into simple products for managers. We also explicitly described the potential impacts of uncertainty on marine zoning decisions. This framework was applied to a case study in Saipan Lagoon, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Managers in Saipan are interested in minimizing the potential impacts of personal watercraft (e.g., jet skis) on staghorn Acropora species, an important coral assemblage in the lagoon. We used a recently completed SDM for staghorn Acropora to develop simple map products showing the sensitivity of zoning options to three different prediction and three different uncertainty thresholds (nine combinations total). Our analysis showed that the amount of area and geographic location of predicted staghorn Acropora presence changed based on these nine combinations. These dramatically different spatial patterns would have significant zoning implications when considering where to exclude and/or allow jet skis operations inside the lagoon. They also show that different uncertainty thresholds may lead managers to markedly different conclusions and courses of action. Defining acceptable levels of uncertainty upfront is critical for ensuring that managers can make more informed decisions, meet their marine resource goals and generate favorable outcomes for their stakeholders.

About the Speakers: TBD

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May 31, 2018

Title: Pushing the Boundaries: Technology-Driven Exploration of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Presenter(s): John Bright, Research Coordinator and Unit Diving Supervisor, Thunder BayNational Marine Sanctuary
Date & Time: May 31, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: SSMC4 - Large Conference Room - 8150
Description:


OneNOAAScience Seminar Series

Speaker: John Bright, Research Coordinator and Unit Diving Supervisor, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, NOAA

Sponsor: NOAA's National Ocean ServiceScience Seminar; co-hosts are Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov and Steve.Gittings@noaa.gov

Webinar Access: Mymeeting webinar usesphone for and internet. Audio is only available over the phone: dial toll-freefrom US or CAN: 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688#  For the webcast, goto www.mymeetings.com Under "ParticipantJoin", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 744925156. Nocode is needed for the web. Be sure to install the correct application forWebEx before the seminar starts - the temporary application works fine.

Abstract: Join the researchers at NOAA’sThunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary as they take you on a ‘deep dive’ into anarchaeological expedition during the summer of 2017. Using cutting edgetechnology through partnerships with the University of Delaware, MichiganTechnological University, and Northwestern Michigan College, two historicshipwrecks were discovered and documented 300 feet below the surface of LakeHuron, in the waters just off Presque Isle.

About the Speaker:  John Bright is the Research Coordinator and Unit Diving Supervisor forNOAA’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. He holds a BS in Biology and anMA in Maritime Studies from East Carolina University. Prior to his transitionto NOAA in 2015, John spent 5 years working with the National Park ServicesSubmerged Resources Center. In this role he conducted archaeological researchprojects across the federal system, often in partnership with agencies such asthe Bureau of Ocean Energy Management as well as NOAA’s Office of NationalMarine Sanctuaries. John specializes in advanced scientific diving techniques,applied GIS, and marine remote sensing. 

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Title: Assessing the Relationship Between Geomorphology and Deep-Sea coral Community on the West Florida Escarpment
Presenter(s): Zach Proux, MS Candidate, Marine Biology, Grice Marine Lab, College of Charleston
Date & Time: May 31, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: SSMC4 - Large Conference Room - 9153
Description:



OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Speaker: Zach Proux, MS Candidate, Marine Biology, Grice Marine Lab,College of Charleston 

Coauthors: Dr.Leslie Sautter, Associate Professor, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston and

Dr.Peter Etnoyer, Lead Scientist, Deep Coral Ecology Laboratory, National Centers of Coastal Ocean Science, NOAA 

Sponsor: NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar; host is Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

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Abstract: Stony coral and Blackcoral are foundational ecological groups common on the West Florida Escarpmentin the Gulf of Mexico. The distribution of these corals, and most otherdeep-sea coral, depends primarily on depth, presence of hard substrate, andvertical relief of the seafloor, but less is known about how deep-sea coralassemblages vary with different geomorphologic features. The primary goal ofthis study is to compare abundance and diversity of deep-sea coral assemblagesas they relate to specific geomorphologic features. This study focuses on threeHabitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPC) recommended for regulation by theGulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council with depths between ~200 and 1000 m.High-resolution multibeam sonar data from a survey by NOAA Ship Nancy Foster (2008) are used in concertwith historical coral presence data from NOAA’s Deep-Sea Coral Research and TechnologyProgram (DSCRTP).  Additionally, coral presence-absence data from ROVimages collected by NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in August 2017 andNOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer in November 2017 and April 2018 areused to enumerate and identify assemblages on flats, mounds, and ridges. Understandingthe relationship between specific geomorphologic features and deep-sea coralcommunities will better inform managers regarding which geographic areas arecritical to the protection of these animals. The results of this study will also provide insight into whether theWest Florida Escarpment is comprised of fragmented deep-sea coral habitat or iscontinuous, high-quality habitat along the entire feature.



About the Speaker: Zach Proux was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but raised in asuburb of Chicago.  He earned his B.S. inZoology with a concentration in Marine Biology from Michigan State Universityin 2016.  He is currently in his secondyear at College of Charleston working towards an M.S. in Marine Biology, workingunder the guidance of Dr. Leslie Sautter from the College of Charleston and Dr.Peter Etnoyer from NOAA’s Deep Coral Ecology Laboratory. His thesis, and thetopic of his NOAA presentation, aims to characterize the relationship between geomorphologyand deep-sea coral communities on the West Florida Escarpment. Zach hope tofinish his M.S. by December 2018 to pursue opportunities in Marine Policy, andeventually move into the environmental consulting industry.

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Title: Building Research Skills in K-12 Education: The Virginia Scientists and Educators Alliance
Presenter(s): VA SEA
Date & Time: May 31, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Please register through GoToWebinar (see below)
Description:



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Speaker: Sarah Nuss, Education Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay-Virginia National Estuarine Research Reserve

Sponsor: NOAA's NERRS Science Collaborative. 
For questions contact dwight.trueblood@noaa.gov or boumad@umich.edu

Remote Access: Please register through GoToWebinar:
http://graham.umich.edu/water/nerrs/webinar

Abstract: Educators from the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERR), and Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s (VIMS) Marine Advisory Program created the Virginia Scientists and Educators Alliance
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June 5, 2018

Title: Marine Ecological Climate Services: User-Driven Forecasts of Life in the Ocean
Presenter(s): Mark R. Payne, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.Presenting at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD.
Date & Time: June 5, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: SSMC4 - Large Conference Room - 8150
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Speaker: Mark R. Payne, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. Presenting at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD.

Sponsor: NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar; hostis 
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov 

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Abstract: Marine scientists have long dreamed of forecasting life in the ocean, but after a century of trying, we have little to show for our efforts. However, recent years have seen a rapid development in the ability of earth system models to predict the physical state of the ocean on seasonal (3-6 months) and even decadal (5-10 years) time scales. Such forecasts are potentially of great value to society, as these are the time-scales where many important decisions are made. Here I review the rapidly emerging field of marine ecological forecasting that aims to generate such predictions of biological variables and develop so-called 'Marine Ecological Climate Services'.I first examine existing ecological forecast products globally to identify the conditions where forecasts have been successfully developed. I then use these lessons to identify 'low-hanging fruit' that can potentially be predicted and illustrate these approaches to prediction using examples of both successes and failures from my own work in Europe, including the distribution of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) and blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou), the productivity of herring (Clupea harengus) and citizen-science driven forecasts of Garfish (Belone belone) migration. Ensuring the usefulness of these forecast products requires close collaboration between actively engaged end-users and researchers and I discuss the importance of co-development. Finally, I look at future opportunities, approaches and applications, including the use of forecast information to support climate adaptation and sustainable development goals.

About the Speaker: Mark R. Payne is a Senior Researcher at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU-Aqua) in Copenhagen, Denmark, whose research examines the impacts of climate change and climate variability on life in the ocean. His work is pioneering the development of Climate Services for monitoring and managing life in the ocean in Europe and involves coupling biological knowledge to climate models to produce predictions that are of direct relevance to end-users. Payne has published over 40 articles in a wide range of scientific journals including Nature and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and is the leader the Climate Services work package within the EU project 'Blue Action'.


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June 14, 2018

Title: Finding the right 10%: Assessing MPA progress and the BlueBRIDGE platform
Presenter(s): Miles Macmillan-Lawler, GRID-Arendal
Date & Time: June 14, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Online Access Only - see access information below
Description:

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Speaker: Miles Macmillan-Lawler of GRID-Arendal

Sponsors: Webinar co-sponsored by the NOAA National MPA Center, MarineDebris.info, MPA News, and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe).

Seminar POC:  Lauren.Wenzel@noaa.gov, Joanne.Flanders@noaa.gov

Webinar Access:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U_nlEioQQcCJrZwihGXTuQ

Abstract: As we move towards the 2020 deadline for countries to fulfil their commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity Aichi Target 11, now is a good time to take stock and ask the question – are we protecting the right 10% of marine area in our MPAs? Not only does Aichi Target 11 talk about conserving 10% of coastal and marine areas, it specifies the effective conservation of areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services and ecologically representativeness as key goals. So how do we know if we are achieving this? This webinar will outline a framework for assessing the progress of MPAs in achieving these goals and present the Protected Areas Impact Maps Virtual Research Environment on the BlueBRIDGE platform (https://bluebridge.d4science.org/web/protectedareaimpactmaps), an open access application which uses this framework to assist countries in assessing their progress against Aichi Target 11 and ensuring that they get the right 10%. 

Webinar co-sponsored by the NOAA National MPA Center, MPA News, and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe). 

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June 19, 2018

Title: Cooperative Institutes and Grantees
Presenter(s): Jennifer Fagan-Fry, MLIS; Sarah Davis, MLS, NOAA Central Library
Date & Time: June 19, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC#3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD and via webinar, https://goo.gl/KNPTTT, OAR - Library - GoToMeeting Account
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OneNOAA Science Seminar

Speakers: Jennifer Fagan-Fry, MLIS and Sarah Davis, MLS, NOAA Central Library

Sponsor: NOAA Institutional Repository

Remote access: If you are located outside of Silver Spring, please register for the webinar: https://goo.gl/KNPTTT After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Participants can use their telephone OR computer mic & speakers (VoIP). Each seminar will be on a topic related to the NOAA IR and these seminars will occur bimonthly Registering for this seminar will provide you access to the full series of NOAA IR seminars.

POC: IR Managing Librarian: Jennifer Fagan-Fry (jennifer.fagan-fry@noaa.gov); Sr. Bibliometrics Librarian: Sarah Davis (sarah.davis@noaa.gov)

Abstract: Welcome to NOAA's Institutional Repository Seminar Series! Each bimonthly NOAA IR seminar will be on a topic related to the NOAA IR. Registering for this seminar will provide you access to the full series of seminars. June 2018's seminar will focus on Cooperative Institutes and Grantees. NOAA's Institutional Repository (NOAA IR) provides long-term public access to NOAA publications and articles. Join us in the library for Cooperative Institutes and Grantees to learn more about how CIs and Grantees can best utilize the IR. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

About the Speakers: Jennifer Fagan-Fry received her MLIS from Catholic University and has been with the NOAA Central Library since 2015. Jenn manages the IR ingest. Sarah Davis received her M.L.S from the University of Maryland and has been with the NOAA Central Library since 2008. She heads the bibliometrics team and also works with the NOAA Institutional Repository and the library website.

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June 20, 2018

Title: Seasonal and Short-term Prediction of K. brevis Harmful Algal Bloom Outbreaks on the West Florida Shelf
Presenter(s): Robert Weisberg, Professor, University of South Florida, College of Marine Science
Date & Time: June 20, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: SSMC4 - Large Conference Room - 8150
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Speaker: Robert Weisberg, Professor, University of South Florida, College of Marine Science

Sponsor: NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar; co-hosts are Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov and Quay.Dortch@noaa.gov

Webinar Access: Mymeeting webinar uses phone for and internet. Audio is only available over the phone: dial toll-free from US or CAN: 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688#  For the webcast, go to www.mymeetings.com Under "Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 744925156. No code is needed for the web. Be sure to install the correct application for WebEx before the seminar starts - the temporary application works fine.

Abstract: and About the Speaker: TBD

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June 21, 2018

Title: Floodplain Reconnection on Butano Creek – Design, Implementation and Preliminary Post-Project Results
Presenter(s): Chris Hammersmark, registered civil engineer, hydrologist, CBEC, Inc, Eco Engineering
Date & Time: June 21, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar - Register in advance with Jennifer_Ryan@fws.gov
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Speaker: Chris Hammersmark, registered civil engineer, hydrologist, CBEC, Inc, Eco Engineering

Sponsors: FWS and NOAA Restoration Webinar Series, hosts are Jennifer_Ryan@fws.gov and Nina.Garfield@noaa.gov

Webinar Access: Register in advance with Jennifer_Ryan@fws.gov

Abstract: Chris Hammersmark will present the design, implementation and initial post-project results of a floodplain reconnection project undertaken on Butano Creek, a flashy coastal stream along the Central Coast of California.

About the Speaker: Chris Hammersmark - Chris is a registered civil engineer (CA P.E. C66595) specializing in hydraulics, hydrology, geomorphology, water quality, ecology, and ecosystem rehabilitation/restoration. He has over 18 years of experience on a diverse array of projects including river and floodplain restoration, sediment and water quality studies, flood inundation and water supply investigations. The environmental settings for these projects range from natural to urban, from coastal estuaries through lowland alluvial rivers to headwater streams and adjacent meadows and forests. Dr. Hammersmark’s technical experience includes numerical hydraulic and hydrologic modeling (e.g., HEC, USGS, USBR and DHI models), habitat suitability modeling, terrain modeling, GIS and a variety of types of field investigations including sediment characterization and sediment transport measurements, water quality sampling, flow gauging, groundwater sampling, water table measurement habitat characterization and mapping, vegetation sampling, topographic and bathymetric surveys, soil infiltration and compaction monitoring. Dr. Hammersmark's dissertation research involved developing an integrated surface water-groundwater model to establish a water budget for a wetland system, providing spatial and temporal estimates of storage and flux though the integrated surface-subsurface system. Drawing from his diverse academic and consulting background, Dr. Hammersmark seeks innovative and sustainable process-based solutions to complex multi-objective water resource and ecosystem restoration challenges, while operating within the specific constraints of each project. He is committed to the conservation, preservation and rehabilitation of aquatic, wetland and terrestrial ecosystems.

If you are interested in receiving continuing education credits under SER’s Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner Program, contact Jen Lyndall at certification@ser.org.  To receive an e-mail notification when registration opens, send your e-mail address to jennifer_ryan@fws.gov.  To access the Restoration Webinar Series recording archive, visit 
https://nctc.fws.gov/topic/online-training/webinars/restoration.html

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September 25, 2018

Title: Plastics in the Ocean: Facts, Fiction, and Unknowns
Presenter(s): Anna Robuck, Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar at University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography
Date & Time: September 25, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Remote - Online Webinar
Description:

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Speaker: Anna Robuck, Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

Seminar sponsor: NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries 

Seminar POC for questions: Claire.Fackler@noaa.gov, (805) 893-6429 

Remote access: Register for webinar at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6922965402939033090 

Abstract: Although plastics are vital in a slew of consumer applications, plastic pollution in the ocean has turned out to be a not-so-fantastic outcome of modern day plastic dependence. This presentation provides an overview of the ocean plastic pollution problem, explaining the difference between marine debris and microplastics. It also will outline the current state of knowledge about microplastic impacts in the ocean and marine food webs, and provide insight into an ongoing research project using seabirds as indicators of plastic pollution in the Northwest Atlantic.

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

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November 14, 2018

Title: A Rare Great Lakes Ecosystem: Exploring the Sinkholes of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Presenter(s): John Bright, NOAA's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Date & Time: November 14, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Remote - Online Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series 

Speaker: John Bright, Research Coordinator for NOAA's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Seminar sponsor: NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries 

Seminar POC for questions: Claire.Fackler@noaa.gov, (805) 893-6429 

Remote access: Register for webinar at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4895467060831741186 

Abstract: Underwater explorations in Lake Huron have revealed unique hotspots of biogeochemical activity at several submerged groundwater vents in Lake Huron. Learn about the techniques scientists use to explore unique single-celled microorganism communities that dominate this freshwater habitat. Educators will be provided with information and links to lessons that feature this unique Great Lakes research topic.

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

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