During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Until further notice, all OneNOAA seminars will be presented via remote access only. This will be true even if the seminar was originally listed with a physical location. If you have questions about attending a specific seminar, please reach out to the Seminar Contact listed in the seminar's calendar entry.

All seminar times are given in Eastern Time

• Seminar submission guidelines

29 May 2020

Title: Improving NCEP’s Global-Scale Wave Ensemble Averages using Neural Networks: Results and Next Steps
Presenter(s): Ricardo Campos, Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering
Date & Time: 29 May 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Via webinar only,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Note: This seminar will be presented online only.

Presenter(s):
Ricardo Campos, Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering
Co-authors: Vladimir Krasnopolsky; Henrique Alves, Stephen Penny

Sponsor(s):
STAR Science Seminar Series

Remote Access:


https://noaa-nesdis-star.webex.com/noaa-nesdis-star/j.php?MTID=mfef9820f845015636ac9eb1691b7c538
Meeting number: 902 517 730
Password: STARSeminar

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Abstract:
A nonlinear ensemble averaging technique is demonstrated using neural networksapplied to one year (2017) of Global ocean Wave Ensemble forecast System (GWES) data provided by NCEP. Post-processing algorithms are developed based on multilayer perceptron neural networks (NN) trained with altimeter data to improve the global forecast skill, from nowcast to forecast ranges up to 10 days, including significant wave height (Hs) and wind speed (U10). NNs are applied as an alternative to the typical use of the arithmetic ensemble mean (EM). The novel method shows that one single NN model with 140 neurons is able to improve the error metrics for the whole globe while covering all forecast ranges analyzed. The bias of the widely used EM of GWES that varies from -10% to 10% for Hs compared to altimeters can be reduced to values within 5%. The RMSE of day-10 forecasts from the NN simulations indicated a gain of two days in predictability when compared to theEM, using a reasonably simple post-processing model with low computational cost.

Bio(s):
Dr. Ricardo Campos has been studying and working in the fields of Ocean Engineering, Physical Oceanography, and Meteorology for the last 17 years, more specifically with ocean waves. He has recently concluded postdoctoral research at the University of Maryland incollaboration with EMC/NCEP/NOAA, working on neural networks to improve wave forecasts. Ricardo is currently a principal investigator and visiting professor at the Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC/IST) in Portugal.

Seminar Contact:

Stacy Bunin, stacy.bunin@noaa.gov

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2 June 2020

Title: Exploring Coral Spawning in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
Presenter(s): Dr. Sarah Davies, expedition lead at Boston University, and Hannah MacDonald, education specialist at NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Date & Time: 2 June 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: webinar only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Exploring Coral Spawning in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Presenter(s):

Dr. Sarah Davies, expedition lead at Boston University, and Hannah MacDonald, education specialist at NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS)Seminar Contact:
Hannah MacDonald - hannah.macdonald@noaa.gov

Remote Access:

Register at the link here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5376092197356483342

Abstract:
Take a virtual field trip into the depths of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary with expedition lead Dr. Sarah Davies of Boston University.In 2019, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries partnered with Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration to expand our understanding of sanctuaries through deep-water exploration and research. Aboard the research vessel Manta, Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration staff, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary researchers, and partner scientists ventured about 100 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas. There, they observed annual coral reproduction, known as spawning, on the deep reefs of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Join us to learn about the highlights as lead scientist Dr. Sarah Davies recounts the expedition.

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Title:
New
The "what" and the "why" of Plain Language
Presenter(s): Miriam Vincent, NARA & Katherine Spivey, GSA
Date & Time: 2 June 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar ONLY
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Miriam Vincent, Staff Attorney, Legal Affairs and Policy Division, Office of the Federal Register National Archives and Records Administration and Katherine Spivey, Senior Communications Specialist, Office of Strategic Communication, General Services Administration, PLAIN Co-Chair

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Central Library

Remote Access:

Register at the link here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1300928271500103436

Abstract:
Plain Language earns a lot of press as good customer service as well as a best practice. Learn how and when to use it, and what benefits you can expect.

Bio(s):
Katherine Spivey serves as GSA's Plain Language Launcher. She is co-chair of the Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) and trains for Digital Gov University. At GSA, she is the plain language expert for the Office of Strategic Communication. Previously, she managed web content, coordinated social media, and edited the Great Government through Technology blog. Before GSA, Katherine was web content manager at DHS, the international law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. With an M.A. from UVa and a B.A. from the University of Mary Washington, she has taught at community colleges and at the Amphibious Warfare School in Quantico, Virginia.Miriam Vincent is the staff attorney for the Office of the Federal Register and serves on PLAIN's executive committee. She offers a plain language class for NARA's web development team and trains for PLAIN. A graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, Miriam has more than 20 years' experience as a government attorney. She was the webmanager for www.plainlanguage.gov for more than 10 years and remains involved in its oversight on the new Federalist/Github platform at GSA.

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3 June 2020

Title: Exploring for Coral Reef Biodiversity and Connectivity in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
Presenter(s): Dr. Joshua Voss, expedition lead at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and Hannah MacDonald, education specialist at NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Date & Time: 3 June 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Location: webinar only, NOAA - HQ - Science Seminar Series
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Exploring for Coral Reef Biodiversity and Connectivity in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Presenter(s):

Dr. Joshua Voss, expedition lead at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and Hannah MacDonald, education specialist at NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS)Seminar Contact:
Hannah MacDonald - hannah.macdonald@noaa.gov

Remote Access:

Register at the link here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3843695145143699982

Abstract:
Take a virtual field trip to the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico with expedition lead Dr. Joshua Voss, from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. In 2019, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries partnered with the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration to expand our understanding of sanctuaries through deep-water exploration and research. Aboard the R/V Manta, Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration staff, Flower Garden Bank National Marine Sanctuary researchers, and partner explorers ventured into the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana. There, they explored areas that have been proposed for sanctuary expansion and investigated the biodiversity and connectivity of mesophotic coral ecosystems. Join us to learn about the highlights from this expedition as lead scientist Dr. Joshua Voss recounts their exploration.

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Title: IN SPANISH: Las lecciones aprendidas de las temporadas de huracanes 2018-19 (Lessons learned from the 2018-19 Hurricane Seasons)
Presenter(s): Roberto Garcia, NWS-WFO, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Date & Time: 3 June 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Location: via GoToWebinar (registration required)
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Roberto Garcia, NWS-WFO, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's Southeast and Caribbean Regional Team (region.SECarib@noaa.gov), coordinated by Geno.Olmi@noaa.gov, and the 2020 Hurricane Awareness Webinar Series; primary contact for this Series is Shirley.Murillo@noaa.gov

Seminar Contact:
NOAA's Southeast and Caribbean Regional Team region.SECarib@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1686915126038823694

Abstract:
El meteorólogo a cargo, Roberto García, de la Oficina de Pronósticos de San Juan, Puerto Rico, presentará las lecciones aprendidas de las temporadas de huracanes 2018-19 y los productos y servicios de NHC para esta temporada.

(Meteorologist in Charge, Roberto Garcia from the San Juan, Puerto Rico Weather Forecast Office will present lessons learned from the 2018-19 hurricane seasons and present updates to NHC's products and services for 2020.)

Recording:
Webinar will be recorded and posted on this web link: https://www.regions.noaa.gov/secar/index.php/noaa-secart-2020-hurricane-awareness-webinar-series/

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Title:
New
Probabilistic Subseasonal Weather Forecasts for the Energy Sector
Presenter(s): Scott Bolton & Elizabeth Valenti, Qrisq Analytics
Date & Time: 3 June 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar ONLY,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Central Library and the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office invite you to the next NOAA Innovators presentation!

Register for event: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/50438304069277199


Presenter(s):
Judith Curry, President, Climate Forecast Applications Network


Abstract:
With SBIR funding, CFAN has developed a new probabilistic multi-model subseasonal forecasting system for U.S. temperatures and 100 m winds. Innovations include extreme event probabilities, ensemble clustering, 2-step calibration process, real-time verification, and a dynamic user interface.

Key Takeaways:
1. There is a great need for reliable subseasonal forecasts in the energy and financial sectors, particularly for extreme events.

2. Communication of forecast uncertainty and real-time verification of forecasts helps overcome skepticism of end users about forecast accuracy

3. A "forecast window of opportunity” approach is useful to identify situations with high versus low predictability.

Bio(s):
Judith Curry is President and co-founder of CFAN. Following an influential career in academic research and administration, Curry founded CFAN to translate cutting-edge weather and climate research into forecast products that support the mitigation of weather and climate risk for public and private sector decision makers.

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Title:
New
Living Shipwrecks: Creating 3D visualizations of fish and reefs with echosounder data
Presenter(s): Chris Taylor, NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, Biogeography Branch, Beaufort, NC, and Avery Paxton, NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science/CSS-Inc., Marine Spatial Ecology Division, Biogeography Branch, Beaufort, NC
Date & Time: 3 June 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar Only
Description:



Title:
Living Shipwrecks: Creating 3D visualizations of fish and reefs with echosounder data

Webinar No.1 in NOAA's Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IOCM) Webinar Series

Presenter(s):
Chris Taylor, PhD, with NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, Biogeography Branch, Beaufort, NC, and Avery Paxton, PhD, with NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science/CSS-Inc., Marine Spatial Ecology Division, Biogeography Branch, Beaufort, NC

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's IOCM Webinar Series and NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Seminar Contacts: Amber.Butler@noaa.gov for content & Tracy.GIll@noaa.gov for webinar questions.

Remote Access:
Register at
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/shipwrecks/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, by visiting: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
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Abstract:
A key challenge in marine resource management is visually conveying ecological functions of coastal habitats in a manner accessible not only to scientists and practitioners but also to stakeholders and the general public. Here, we share a workflow for developing 3D visualizations of fish distributions associated with reefs that can be intuitively understood by diverse user-groups and incorporated into marine spatial planning tools. We focus on reefs formed by shipwrecks resting along the coast of North Carolina within the proposed expansion boundary of Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. Our goals were to 1) develop a reproducible workflow to create 3D visualizations of fish around shipwrecks to fill a Sanctuary science need and 2) ensure that the visualization workflow conveys quantitative ecological metrics useful for spatial planning. The workflow creates interactive, georeferenced 3D visualizations of fish distributions around shipwrecks from splitbeam and multibeam echosounder data using software packages including Echoview, R, and ArcGIS Pro. The visualizations from this shipwreck case study can be incorporated into marine spatial planning tools to help NOAA and partners ensure that special underwater habitats remain valued and healthy coastal resources. Similar 3D visualizations can be compiled for other habitats to highlight the ecological value of marine resources.

Bio(s):
Drs. Chris Taylor (NOAA NCCOS) and Avery Paxton (CSS under contract to NOAA NCCOS) are scientists with the Habitat Mapping Team of the Biogeography Branch in NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. The research team uses scuba and remotely-operated or autonomous vehicles with underwater remote sensing technologies such as acoustics and optics to understand the distribution of marine animals and to identify sensitive seafloor habitats and assess their ecological value in marine ecosystems. Outcomes from this research guide the planning for uses of the coastal ocean such as siting of offshore energy development, determines effectiveness and design of marine protected areas, and aides in the exploration of remote ocean environments. The team has developed data visualization and interactive mapping techniques that make complicated scientific data more accessible. Chris received his Masters and PhD in Zoology from North Carolina State University and his BS in Biology from University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Avery earned her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her BS in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia.

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Title: Drought Decision-Making Tools You Can Use
Presenter(s): Rebecca Ward, North Carolina Assistant State Climatologist, Katherine Hegewisch, Research Scientist at the University of Idaho, Jeff Marti, Drought Coordinator, Washington Department of Ecology
Date & Time: 3 June 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):

Rebecca Ward | North Carolina Assistant State Climatologist
Katherine Hegewisch | Research Scientist at the University of Idaho
Jeff Marti | Drought Coordinator, Washington Department of Ecology

Sponsor(s):
NOAA/National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)

Seminar contact: Elizabeth Weight (elizabeth.weight@noaa.gov)

Abstract:

Learn about two toolkits that support drought monitoring and drought decision-making across the lower 48 states: the Integrated Water Portal and The Climate Toolbox.

The Integrated Water Portal brings together water data from several different agencies into a map-driven data exploration and visualization tool that is designed to support drought monitoring at state and basin scales. This site allows users to quickly explore regional and local water conditions with a focus on surface and near-surface supplies.

The Climate Toolbox is a set of mapping/graphing tools that can be used to explore climate/hydrology data in real-time with comparisons to the past and insight into the future (sub-seasonal to seasonal forecasts and future projections) at gridded locations.

The presentation will also feature users' perspectives, including how the State of Washington's Drought Coordinator uses The Climate Toolbox for state drought monitoring.

Remote Access:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/655397297701049612

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

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Title: Filling the Gaps of Missing Data in Global Ocean Color Product Using the DINEOF Method
Presenter(s): Xiaoming Liu, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/SOCD
Date & Time: 3 June 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar (see access below)
Description:

OneNOAA Seminar Series

NOCCG Seminar cross-listed with OneNOAA and STAR Seminars

Title:
Filling the Gaps of Missing Data in Global Ocean Color Product Using the DINEOF Method

Presenter(s):
Xiaoming Liu, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, SOCD, Ocean Color Team

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

Seminar Contact:
Merrie.Neely@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/235742805
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United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 235-742-805

Abstract:
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) and NOAA-20 has been providing a large amount of global ocean color data, which are critical for monitoring and understanding of ocean optical, biological, and ecological processes and phenomena. However, VIIRS-derived daily ocean color images have limitations in spatial coverage due to its swath width, high sensor-zenith angle, high sun glint, stray-light effects, and cloud, etc. The Data Interpolating Empirical Orthogonal Functions (DINEOF) is a method to reconstruct (gap-filling) missing data in geophysical datasets based on the Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF). The DINEOF has been applied to VIIRS-derived global Level-3 binned ocean color data of 9-km spatial resolution, and the reconstructed ocean color data are used to fill the gaps of missing data. Results show that the DINEOF method can successfully reconstruct and gap-fill meso-scale and large-scale spatial ocean features in the global VIIRS Level-3 images, as well as capture the temporal variations of these features. It is also demonstrated that the gap-filled data based on the VIIRS SNPP/NOAA-20 merged products show more details in the dynamic ocean features than those based on SNPP or NOAA-20 alone. This indicates that adding more sensors into the merged products could significantly improve the quality of gap-free global ocean color data. The capability of adding Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) on Sentinel-3A/B satellites into the merged dataset as the base for the global gap-free data will also be investigated. With data from more sensors available, the possibility of producing high-resolution (2-km) gap-free data will also be discussed.

Bio(s):
Xiaoming Liu received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in marine science from North Carolina State University. He joined STAR/NESDIS/NOAA in 2006, and he has been working at the STAR Ocean Color Research Team since 2012 (affiliated with CIRA/Colorado State University). His research interests are in ocean color algorithm development, calibration and validation, artificial intelligence/machine learning applications in ocean color remote sensing, physical/biological ocean numerical modeling, ocean color data processing software/system development, as well as various applications in both coastal areas and ocean basins using the ocean color remote sensing data.

Slides:
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/PastSeminars_NOCCG.php

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4 June 2020

Title: Lessons Learned from the Gulf of Mexico Living Shorelines Suitability Models and Decision Support Tool
Presenter(s): Chris Boyd, PhD, Assistant Professor, Troy University
Date & Time: 4 June 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of the Gulf of Mexico Living Shorelines Suitability Models and Decision Support ToolSeminar No.1 of 13 in NOAA's RESTORE Science Program Seminar Series: Actionable Science in the Gulf of Mexico

Presenter(s):
Chris Boyd, PhD, Assistant Professor,Troy University

Sponsor(s):
NOAA RESTORE Science Program and NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Seminar co-hosts are Andrew.Lade@noaa.gov and for webinar questions, Tracy.GIll@noaa.gov . Email Andrew.Lade@noaa.gov for the recording and copy of the presentation PDF.

Remote Access:

Register at https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/boyd/event/registration.html
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Abstract:
The presenter will discuss the creation,implementation, and use of the Gulf of Mexico Living Shorelines Suitability Model (LSSM) and the Living Shoreline Decision Support Tool (DST) that is being funded by the NOAA RESTORE Science Program. Models discussed will include the Galveston Bay, Lake Pontchartrain, and Coastal Alabama LSSM viewers along with the interactive Living Shoreline DST. The shoreline best management practices will be presented for each LSSMand an interactive training will be presented for the DST to allow the participants the ability to generate a natural shoreline best management practice for a shoreline of interest upon completion of the seminar. Challenges and solutions for implementing the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences LSSM and the DST for the select geographic regions in the Gulf of Mexico will also be discussed, including issues associated with generating and acquiring data for the LSSM, where to access the LSSM viewers and DST, and future access to the model and operator's manual upon completion of the project.

Bio(s):
Chris Boyd is an Assistant Professor of Restoration Ecology in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Troy University. His primary research interest includes designing and implementing decision support tools for natural resource management, planning and conducting coastal wetland restoration research projects, promoting environmental policy related to living shorelines and wetland protection, and sustainable aquaculture practices. Prior to Troy University, Dr. Boyd was an Associate Extension Professor at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he also served as the Healthy Coastal Ecosystems Coordinator for the Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant Consortium. Dr. Boyd holds a doctorate from Auburn University's School and Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences (2006), a master's degree in Crop Soil and Environmental Science from Clemson University (1997) and a bachelor's in Agronomy and Soil Science from Auburn University (1994).

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Title:
New
Marine Policy - How to get Published
Presenter(s): Sara Bebbington, Elsevier
Date & Time: 4 June 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar ONLY,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Central Library

Register for event: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/501279852900772368


Presenter(s):
Sara Bebbington, Associate Publisher " Geography & Development Portfolio, Elsevier

Summary: 1. Learn about the publishing process for Marine Policy, covering the aims and scope, editorial process, trends and future focus of the journal and common misconceptions that come with publishing such as ethics, language and copyright. 2. How to promote and share your article once it's been accepted, choosing whether to publish your article as open access and monitoring its success via metrics.

Bio(s):
Sara Bebbington has been with Elsevier since 2011 and has built up her knowledge of STM publishing by working as a Journal Manager, Supplier Development Manager and now as Associate Publisher for Elsevier's 15 Geography and Development journals, including Marine Policy. Prior to joining Elsevier Sara studied for an BSc. in Marine Biology and an MSc. in Law and Environmental Science.

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Title:
New
Integrating Sea-Level Rise Science into Coastal Decision-Making: Lessons from the field, Part 1 of 2
Presenter(s): Renee Collini, N.Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative/MS-AL Sea Grant/Mississippi State Univ.; Jill Gamble, Coastal Resilience Specialist, Marine Extension and GA Sea Grant; Katy Hintzen, Coastal Resilience Specialist, Univ. of Hawai'I Sea Grant College Program/Hawaiian Islands Sentinel Site Cooperative;Ian Miller, Coastal Hazards Specialist, WA Sea Grant; andLisa Wise, Climate Adaptation Program Manager, UNHY Extension and NH Sea Grant
Date & Time: 4 June 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar Only,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Integrating Sea-Level Rise Science into Coastal Decision-Making: Lessons from the field,
Seminar 1 of 2 (second is on 6/16, 2pm ET)

Presenter(s):
- Renee Collini, Program Coordinator, Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative/MS-AL
Sea Grant/Mississippi State University
- Jill Gamble, Coastal Resilience Specialist, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
- Katy Hintzen, Coastal Resilience Specialist ,University of Hawai'I Sea Grant College Program/
Hawaiian Islands Sentinel Site Cooperative
- Ian Miller, Coastal Hazards Specialist, Washington Sea Grant
- Lisa Wise, Climate Adaptation Program Manager, UNHY Extension and NH Sea Grant

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS); coordinator is Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov. After the webinar, you can email a request to Tracy for the PDF and/or mp4 recording; they are usually available.

Remote Access:
Please register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/slrpart1/event/registration.html
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Abstract:
Ensuring that coastal decision-makers are considering the best available sea-level rise (SLR) science in planning and implementation is crucial to the resilience of our coastal communities, cultures, and economies. Though the available information is advancing rapidly, it is difficult for decision-makers to connect disparate research efforts, contextualize new information within existing mental models, and build the fiscal and technical capacity to understand and apply new science and data products. Sea Grant Extension professionals have been working to support the transition of these data and science advancements into a multitude of decision-making arenas. There have been many successes; however, there are still challenges faced by Sea Grant professionals whensupporting their local partners that prevent the research being produced frombeing used to its full potential.

Thistwo seminar presentation will provide an opportunity for NOAA researchers,data collectors, product developers, and outreach professionals to engage inopen dialogue with Sea Grant resilience specialists that are addressing SLRwith their local and state partners.

This first seminar (June 4 at 2 pm ET) will provide an introduction into what integrating SLR science into decision-making is, how it is happening on the ground, and the required effort and time to be successful. This will include case study examples that cover integrating NOAA SLR science into planning efforts from the City of Honolulu and enhancing the conversation around SLR to be more deliberate from New Hampshire's Coastal Flood Risk Summary Part II.

The second seminar (June 16 at 2pm ET) will cover challenges faced from across the U.S. by coastal resilience specialists and opportunities to collaborate with other NOAA colleagues to overcome these challenges for greater success in SLR extension. The seminar will close with a 15 minute Q&A where participants and presenters can engage and discuss some of the suggested opportunities and challenges.

Bio(s):
The speakers represent an experienced and diverse team from multiple regions and coasts including New Hampshire, Georgia, northern Gulf of Mexico, Washington, and Hawai'i. Together they have decades of experience navigating complex and interrelated coastal resilience, hazard, and climate issues.

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Title: Data-Integrated Models for Life-History Parameters, and Suggestions for Future Life-History Research
Presenter(s): Dr. James Thorson, NOAA NMFS AFSC
Date & Time: 4 June 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar ONLY,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Dr. James Thorson, NOAA NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Central Library and the National Stock Assessment WorkshopSeminar Contact:
Kristan Blackhart (kristan.blackhart@noaa.gov)

Remote Access:

Register at the link here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4122844655071744014

Abstract:
The R-package FishLife integrates available life-history and stock-recruit records to estimate Bayesian priors for fish stock assessment parameters. Results show that natural mortality is predictable based on growth and timing of maturation, and steepness is predictable based on phylogeny but not life-history parameters. Recommendations for future life-history research include 1) jointly predicting life-history and ecosystem parameters like energy density and thermal-response curves; 2) expanded life-history analysis of invertebrates; 3) integrating national life-history research with climate-vulnerability and habitat prioritization efforts.

Bio(s):
Jim Thorson is a Senior Scientist and leads the Habitat and Ecological Processes Research Program at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. He aims to integrate stock, ecosystem, climate-vulnerability, and habitat assessments; this involves collaborative research nationwide regarding spatial processes, life-history theory, and ecosystem function. Current research includes how to entertain a toddler while also responding to emails.

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5 June 2020

Title: Exploring for Black Corals in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
Presenter(s): Dr. Mercer R. Brugler, expedition lead at New York City College of Technology CUNY and the American Museum of Natural History and Hannah MacDonald, education specialist at NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Date & Time: 5 June 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: webinar only, NOAA - HQ - Science Seminar Series
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Exploring for Black Corals in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Presenter(s):

Dr. Mercer R. Brugler, expedition lead at New York City College of Technology (CUNY) and the American Museum of Natural History and Hannah MacDonald, education specialist at NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS)Seminar Contact:
Hannah MacDonald - hannah.macdonald@noaa.gov

Remote Access:

Register at the link here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3220804215822573838

Abstract:
Take a virtual field trip into the depths of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary with expedition lead Dr. Mercer R. Brugler, from New York City College of Technology (CUNY) and the American Museum of Natural History. In 2019, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries partnered with the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration to expand our understanding of sanctuaries through deep-water exploration and research. Aboard the research vessel Manta, Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration staff, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary researchers, and partner scientists ventured about 100 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas to investigate the biology and ecology of black coral colonies. Join us to learn about the highlights from this expedition as lead scientist Dr. Mercer R. Brugler recounts their exploration.

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9 June 2020

Title: Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar
Presenter(s): Sandra Rayne, Southeast Regional Climate Center
Date & Time: 9 June 2020
10:00 am - 10:45 am ET
Location: Webinar,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Speakers
Climate Overview
Sandra Rayne, Southeast Regional Climate Center

Hurricane Season Outlook
TBD

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

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

Abstract:

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

Remote Access:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6737095178317500175

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

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Title:
New
This is a quick (and I hope witty) presentation on how to improve a writer's skills in the workplace.
Presenter(s): Frank McEvoy, NOAA's NWS
Date & Time: 9 June 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar ONLY,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Frank McEvoy, Syneren Technologies, Senior Technical Writer/Editor, NOAA's National Weather Service

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Central Library

Remote Access:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1201982120633722128

Abstract:
This presentation gives quick, concise direction in improving one's business writing, e.g., active vs. passive voice, avoiding redundancy, eliminating contemporary clichés, and correct word choice.

Bio(s):
Frank McEvoy has worked as a technical writer/editor for over 40 years. He earned a B.A. from Bowdoin College (major: English) and an M.Ed. from George Mason University (major: counseling and development). He is also an award-winning screenwriter. He has worked at the NWS since 2017.

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Title: Evolving Challenges in Fisheries Science (and How We Are Tackling Them)
Presenter(s): Francisco -Cisco- Werner PhD, Director of Scientific Programs & Chief Science Advisor of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service
Date & Time: 9 June 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA HQ Silver Spring, MD, SSMC4, Room 1W611
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Seminars are open to the Public via webinar, and NOAA staff can attend in person or via webinar

Title:
Evolving Challenges in Fisheries Science (and How We Are Tackling Them)

Presenter(s):
Francisco (Cisco) Werner PhD, Director of Scientific Programs & Chief Science Advisor of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service

Sponsor(s):
2020 NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series: To provide insight into NOAA's leadership in environmental science, by those who lead it and make it happen. NOAA leadership and Subject Matter Experts, and NOAA partners speak on topics relevant to NOAA's mission. Sponsored by the NOAA Research Council. See seminars here: https://libguides.library.noaa.gov/noaaenvironmentalleadershipseries

Seminar contact(s): For questions about the seminars: Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov,
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov, Sandra.Claar@noaa.gov , Katie.Rowley@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register for webinar at
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Are our seminars recorded? Yes. When available these will be posted here: https://libguides.library.noaa.gov/noaaenvironmentalleadershipseries

Abstract:
NOAA Fisheries is responsible for the stewardship of the nation's ocean resources and their habitat. Our mission is to ensure productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems, all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management. In the past 5 years, our science and advice to management have required that we consider " among others " remarkable changes in our environment and expansions in the multi-sectoral uses of coastal regions. At the same time, we have benefited from rapid advances in scientific and technological capabilities, such as molecular (‘omics) methods, artificial intelligence, unmanned systems, and computational capabilities. As such, it is fair to say that we are at a pivot point in the science needed to address upcoming challenges. A discussion of next steps in our science will be presented.

Bio(s):
Francisco “Cisco” Werner is Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor of U.S. NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service. In this capacity, he leads NOAA Fisheries' efforts to provide the science needed to support sustainable fisheries and ecosystems and to continue our nation's progress in ending overfishing, rebuilding fish populations, saving critical species, and preserving vital habitats. As director, Cisco supervises the planning, development, and management of a multidisciplinary scientific enterprise of basic and applied research. He oversees NOAA's six regional Fisheries Science Centers and the Office of Science and Technology. Cisco's research has focused on the study of the oceanic environment through numerical models of ocean circulation and marine ecosystems. He has studied the effects of physical forcing on lower trophic levels and the subsequent effect on the structure, function and abundance of commercially and ecologically important species, and he has contributed to the development and implementation of ocean forecasting systems. Cisco past appointments include being the Director of NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Director and Professor of Rutgers University's Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Professor and Chairman of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Department of Marine Sciences, and he served as Chair of the GLOBEC (Global Ecosystem Dynamics) Program. Cisco received a BSc in Mathematics and a PhD in Oceanography, both from the University of Washington.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/contact/cisco-werner-phd

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10 June 2020

Title: Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea Virginica) as Retrospective Bioindicators of Trace Metal Contamination
Presenter(s): Ruth H. Carmichael, PhD, Professor, University of South Alabama
Date & Time: 10 June 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea Virginica) as Retrospective Bioindicators of Trace Metal Contamination

Presenter(s):
Dr. Ruth Carmichael, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, University of South Alabama
Co-Author: Kimberly Peter, MS student at the University of South Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Sponsor(s):
NOAA RESTORE Science Program and NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Points of contact are Andrew.Lade@noaa.gov and for webinar questions, Tracy.GIll@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
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Abstract:
The objective of this study was to assess whether oyster shells assimilate trace metal profiles indicative of anthropogenic contaminants, specifically exposure to oil-derived elements, making them useful bioindicators for long-term water quality monitoring programs. We used a controlled lab experiment to determine if oysters incorporate oil-derived elements by exposing juvenile oysters to various oil treatments and concentrations at two different salinities (14, 25). We additionally analyzed oysters from restored reefs in the northern Gulf of Mexico (LA, MS, AL) to define variation in trace metal profiles among locations and through time in the field. We found that oysters assimilated trace metals into their shells from their environment, but the ratios of elements assimilated did not reflect an oil-specific trace metal profile. Salinity and oil concentration affected oyster growth and assimilation of trace metals into oyster shells. Trace metal profiles in oysters from native reefs varied seasonally and among locations relative to anthropogenic land-use and activities, and this variation was traceable in time using a combination of oxygen isotope and shell height data. This study provides insight into application of a new technique using shells as retrospective indicators of water pollution. The approach has potential to enhance existing environmental monitoring efforts such as the Mussel Watch Program, which currently depend on soft tissue (short-term) analyses.

Bio(s):

Dr. Ruth H. Carmichael is a Senior Marine Scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of South Alabama. Carmichael holds an MA(1998) and PhD (2004) from Boston University at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Kimberly Peter, who conducted the research, is an MS student at the University of South Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab (MS2020), who holds a BS (2011) from Texas A&M University, Galveston, Texas.

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Title: Testing approaches for early detection of marine ecosystem shifts
Presenter(s): Mary Hunsicker, NMFS/NWFSC
Date & Time: 10 June 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar ONLY,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Mary Hunsicker, Research Ecologist at NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon.

Sponsor(s):
NMFS Ecosystem Based Management/Ecosystem Based Fishery Management Seminar Series (EBM/EBFM) and NOAA Central Library. POC: EBFM/EBM Environmental Science Coordinator, Peg Brady (peg.brady@noaa.gov)

Remote Access:
If you are located outside of Silver Spring, please register for the Ecosystem Based Management/EBFM seminar series: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7176794265318594306 Registering for this seminar will provide you access to the full series of seminars. 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:
Ecological regime shifts are an important source of uncertainty that affect our ability to successfully manage marine resources. Over the past few years, the speaker and her colleagues have been testing approaches to improve the ability to anticipate marine ecosystem shifts as early as possible. They have been motivated to develop indices that enable scientists and managers to distinguish normal ecological variability from changes signaling a major shift. Such information could be used to adjust management strategies and mitigate impacts on managed fish stocks and other ecosystem components. During the seminar, Mary will present a compilation of their research efforts to develop indices that could 1) provide warning of an impending regime shift before it occurs, and 2) provide earliest possible detection of changes in community state. Our research focuses on northeast Pacific Ocean ecosystems, however the approaches used in their work are broadly applicable to other systems as well.

Bio(s):
Mary Hunsicker received her PhD from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. Soon after she started a postdoctoral position in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University working on identifying the influence of ocean conditions on species distributions in Alaska marine ecosystems. She then worked as a postdoc on the Ocean Tipping Points project at the University of California Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Mary's research efforts focus largely on understanding the effects of climate variability on species distributions, food web interactions, and community dynamics. Her interest in the work she is presenting during her seminar stems from the Ocean Tipping Points project.

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16 June 2020

Title:
New
Integrating Sea-Level Rise Science into Coastal Decision-Making: Lessons from the field, Part 2 of 2
Presenter(s): Renee Collini, N.Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative/MS-AL Sea Grant/Mississippi State Univ.; Jill Gamble, Coastal Resilience Specialist, Marine Extension and GA Sea Grant; Katy Hintzen, Coastal Resilience Specialist, Univ. of Hawai'I Sea Grant College Program/Hawaiian Islands Sentinel Site Cooperative;Ian Miller, Coastal Hazards Specialist, WA Sea Grant; andLisa Wise, Climate Adaptation Program Manager, UNHY Extension and NH Sea Grant
Date & Time: 16 June 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar Only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Integrating Sea-Level Rise Science into Coastal Decision-Making: Lessons from the field,
Seminar 2 of 2 (first seminar on 6/4, 2pm ET)

Presenter(s):
- Renee Collini, Program Coordinator, Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative/MS-AL
Sea Grant/Mississippi State University
- Jill Gamble, Coastal Resilience Specialist, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
- Katy Hintzen, Coastal Resilience Specialist ,University of Hawai'I Sea Grant College Program/
Hawaiian Islands Sentinel Site Cooperative
- Ian Miller, Coastal Hazards Specialist, Washington Sea Grant
- Lisa Wise, Climate Adaptation Program Manager, UNHY Extension and NH Sea Grant


Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS); coordinator is Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov. After the webinar, you can email a request to Tracy for the PDF and/or mp4 recording; they are usually available.

Remote Access:
Please register at:
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Abstract:
Ensuring that coastal decision-makers are considering the best available sea-level rise (SLR) science in planning and implementation is crucial to the resilience of our coastal communities, cultures, and economies. Though the available information is advancing rapidly, it is difficult for decision-makers to connect disparate research efforts, contextualize new information within existing mental models, and build the fiscal and technical capacity to understand and apply new science and data products. Sea Grant Extension professionals have been working to support the transition of these data and science advancements into a multitude of decision-making arenas. There have been many successes; however, there are still challenges faced by Sea Grant professionals when supporting their local partners that prevent the research being produced from being used to its full potential.

This two-seminar presentation will provide an opportunity for NOAA researchers, data collectors, product developers, and outreach professionals to engage in open dialogue with Sea Grant resilience specialists that are addressing SLR with their local and state partners.

This first seminar (held on June 4 at 2 pm ET) will provide an introduction into what integrating SLR science into decision-making is, how it is happening on the ground, and the required effort and time to be successful. This will include case study examples that cover integrating NOAA SLR science into planning efforts from the City of Honolulu and enhancing the conversation around SLR to be more deliberate from New Hampshire's Coastal Flood Risk Summary Part II.

This second seminar (today, June 16 at 2pm ET) will cover challenges faced from across the U.S. by coastal resilience specialists and opportunities to collaborate with other NOAA colleagues to overcome these challenges for greater success in SLR extension. The seminar will close with a 15 minute Q&A where participants and presenters can engage and discuss some of the suggested opportunities and challenges.

Bio(s):
The speakers represent an experienced and diverse team from multiple regions and coasts including New Hampshire, Georgia, northern Gulf of Mexico, Washington, and Hawai'i. Together they have decades of experience navigating complex and interrelated coastal resilience, hazard, and climate issues.

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Title: Exploring National Marine Sanctuaries: Diving into Telepresence Education Programs and Resources
Presenter(s): Hannah MacDonald, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Date & Time: 16 June 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Hannah MacDonald, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

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

Remote Access:
Register for webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8127290191691638797

Abstract:
Much of the ocean remains unexplored, even areas of your national marine sanctuaries have still not been seen by humans. NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries works with partners to expand our understanding of sanctuaries through deep-water exploration and research. While these Telepresence expeditions occur, we bring them to you through real-time video feeds and programs. Through this webinar, learn how you and your students can become virtual explorers in national marine sanctuaries and how to further bring the expedition into the classroom through our education resources.

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

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

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17 June 2020

Title: Differences in the evolutionary potential of two populations of northern bottlenose whales and the impacts of whaling
Presenter(s): Laura J. Feyrer, PhD Candidate, Whitehead Lab, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada and Tony Einfeldt, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Marine Gene Probe Lab, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date & Time: 17 June 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar, and possibly for NOAA Silver Spring staff, SSMC4, Room 8150
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Differences in the evolutionary potential of two populations of northern bottlenose whales and the impacts of whaling

Presenter(s):
Laura J. Feyrer, PhD Candidate, Whitehead Lab, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada and
Tony Einfeldt, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Marine Gene Probe Lab, Dalhousie University, NS, Canada

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) science seminar coordinator Tracy Gill

Remote Access:

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Abstract:
Distinct populations may respond differently to range‐wide exploitation,resulting in evolutionary impacts and reduced genetic diversity that can limit recovery and resilience of remnant populations. Sequencing the full mitogenomes and 37 novel microsatellites for 127 specimens of northern bottlenose whales(Hyperoodon ampullatus), we reconstructed the trajectories of two distinct populations that were heavily exploited by commercial whaling. We found that for a small population at their range edge, the impacts of whaling were more severe than for the larger more connected population, and combined with having the lowest range‐wide genetic variability of any cetacean, we suggest northern bottlenose whales may face genetic limitations to the recovery of their populations.

Bio(s):
Laura Joan Feyrer is the Chief Scientist for the Northern Bottlenose project and a PhD candidate, working with Dr. Hal Whitehead at Dalhousie University. Most of her field work has been conducted from a 40' sailboat 200 miles offshore of Nova Scotia in the Sable Gully, and around the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Her research focuses on the population ecology and management of endangered northern bottlenose whales in the Northwest Atlantic. Dr. Anthony Einfeldt is a researcher working on conservation genomics and population genetics in marine systems,particularly in the North Atlantic. He uses genetic tools to address ecological and evolutionary questions, such as how humans shape species' distributions,how dispersal abilities and the environment interact to connect populations,and how sex chromosomes evolve. These questions involve work on a diverse array of systems, including mudflat invertebrates, marine and anadromous fishes, and beaked whales.

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Title: Credit for Going Green: Using an Expert Panel Process to Quantify the Benefits of Buffers
Presenter(s): Cory Riley, Great Bay NERR; Dolores Leonard, Roca Communications; James Houle, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center
Date & Time: 17 June 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar Only,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:

Credit for Going Green: Using an Expert Panel Process toQuantify the Benefits of Buffers

Presenter(s):

Cory Riley, Great Bay NERR; Dolores Leonard, RocaCommunications; James Houle, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center

Seminar

Sponsor(s):

NERRS Science Collaborative

Remote Access:
Please registerthrough GoToWebinar
(https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2168843167325952782).

Seminar Contact:
dwight.trueblood@noaa.gov or nsoberal@umich.edu

Abstract:

Creating vegetated buffers along rivers and bays is a widely recognized strategy to protect water quality while providing other services that benefit ecosystems and communities. However, until recently there was no way to quantify the ability of restored or constructed buffers to reduce pollution, or for communities to receive credit for using buffers under regulatory permits in New England.

Through an expert panel process first modeled in Chesapeake Bay, the Credit for Going Green project team worked with experts to generate science-based recommendations to calculate the pollutant removal rate of buffers in development, redevelopment, restoration, or other land use change projects. Communities can use this information to receive pollutant removal credits for restored or constructed buffers under permits issued by stormwater permit programs. The project has provided municipal staff and boards with the information and tools to better promote buffers to protect water quality, while also enhancing habitat and protecting communities from flooding. Decision makers in New Hampshire are planning to apply the expert panel process to other stormwater BMPs in 2021.

In this webinar, members of the project team will share technical findings and lessons learned that could help others apply their methods to generate science-based recommendations for other policy questions.

About the speakers:
Cory Riley oversees the Great Bay Reserve's education, research, stewardship, and coastal training programs. She works closely with partners to promote clean water and healthy coastal habitats in the region. As project lead for Credit for Going Green, Cory provided overall coordination and helped ensure the process remained focused on stakeholder needs and results were transferred to other reserves.

Dolores Leonard is a communications and group process professional with 25 years of experience working with nonprofits and research programs to deliver communications strategies, products, and co-learning experiences. For this project, she designed and facilitated the expert panel process and developed a set of outreach products, including technical summaries and a guide to the panel process, which have been shared with a range of stakeholders.

James Houle is the Program Director for the Stormwater Center at University of New Hampshire. His responsibilities include directing and managing the Stormwater Center's growing body of research projects. Areas of expertise include diffusion of innovative stormwater management solutions, the design and implementation of innovative stormwater control measures including green infrastructure, and low impact development strategies, planning and implementation, operation and maintenance, and water resource monitoring.

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18 June 2020

Title: ​Lab-to-land in India: An Overview of Ocean Information Services
Presenter(s): Dr. Nimit Kumar, Marine Ecologist, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services - INCOIS
Date & Time: 18 June 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
RESCHEDULED FROM 4/1/20.

Title:
Lab-to-land in India: An Overview of Ocean Information Services

Presenter(s):
​Dr. Nimit Kumar, Marine Ecologist, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) science seminar coordinator Tracy Gill

Remote Access:
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Abstract:
​The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) is a relatively young organization under Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), teeming with a young workforce. Within a span of two decades and with staff of less than 200, INCOIS is already a familiar name for all the seafarers in India. From fishermen to port managers to offshore explorers, all these stakeholders make use of one of the other service of INCOIS. This talk aims to introduce INCOIS services to curious minds across the globe via NOAA's science seminar platform. The talk will familiarize audience with INCOIS organizational structure and brief on the services and activities of INCOIS.

Bio(s):
​Dr. Nimit Kumar is a Marine Ecologist by education and has been serving as scientist at INCOIS since 2011. He is formally associated with the marine fishery advisory services (MFAS) programme of INCOIS. His core strengths comprise of ocean observations, telemetry, remote sensing and GIS. He is alumni of NF-POGO, PORSEC, BOBLME, and IOC-WESTPAC's MOMSEI. He has sailed for multiple research cruises in the North Atlantic Ocean and North Indian Ocean onboard Indian and foreign vessels. His science interest includes conservation, sustainable development, outreach and capacity building.

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23 June 2020

Title:
New
The Northeast Ocean Data Portal: Delivering Maps and Data for Ocean Planning and Management
Presenter(s): Emily Shumchenia, Northeast Regional Ocean Council; Nick Napoli, Northeast Regional Ocean Council; Kelly Knee, RPS; and Peter Taylor, Waterview Consulting
Date & Time: 23 June 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar only during COVID.
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
The Northeast Ocean Data Portal: Delivering Maps and Data for Ocean Planning & Management

Presenter(s):
Emily Shumchenia, Northeast Regional Ocean Council; Nick Napoli, Northeast Regional Ocean Council; Kelly Knee, RPS; and Peter Taylor, Waterview Consulting

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS); coordinator is Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov. You may email a request for the PDF and/or mp4 recording; they will likely be available after the webinar.

Remote Access:
Please register at:
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Abstract:
The Northeast Ocean Data Portal (www.northeastoceandata.org)was established in 2009 by the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) and is a centralized, peer-reviewed, publicly accessible source of over 5,000 data layers and maps of the ocean ecosystem and ocean-related human activities in New England. The Portal includes data products characterizing species and habitat distributions, environmental conditions, and human activities across a range of themes pertinent to ocean management, planning, education, and research. This includes marine life and habitat, commercial fishing, recreational activities, energy and infrastructure, marine transportation, aquaculture, security, water quality, restoration, administrative areas, and more.

The need for these data is increasing as existing uses of the ocean change and new uses of the ocean are proposed. The Portal provides a user-friendly platform to access and communicate this array of information. The data are used to inform project planning, agency regulatory and management actions, public comment, and ocean education and research. Data providers and subject matter experts, including state and federal agencies, industry, researchers, and others, provide input and review maps and data products before they are made publicly available.

In this webinar, the Northeast Ocean Data team will describe the technologies that the Portal leverages, review the process used to develop and disseminate peer-reviewed data products in response to NROC priorities and users' needs, and demonstrate some of the data and tools available. We will provide examples of public- and private-sector entities that use the Portal and how they are using it in the northeastern US to support planning and decision-making for offshore uses such as wind energy, aquaculture, dredged material disposal, and fisheries management.

Bio(s):
Emily Shumchenia is a marine scientist interested in how science is presented to the public and used in decision-making. She has been working with NROC since 2014, at first leading the development of marine life and habitat data and coordinating science outreach to support the Northeast Ocean Plan - the first regional ocean plan in the US. She now manages the Northeast Ocean Data Portal, which involves identifying data priorities, managing data development and review with agencies and other stakeholders, and conducting trainings and workshops. Emily is also an independent consultant and manages a portfolio of projects that all relate to synthesizing ocean data for decision-making purposes. She earned a PhD in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography in 2010.

Nick Napoli is a consultant who serves via contract as the Ocean Planning Director for the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC). In this capacity, Nick manages the Northeast Ocean Data Portal, the advancement of northeast regional ocean planning and management priorities, and the engagement of related stakeholders. Nick also manages the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal on behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO). Nick has over twenty years of diverse planning experience that ranges from producing development and management plans for communities, public lands, and National Park Service properties to advancing the development and implementation of coastal and marine plans.

Kelly Knee is Executive Director of the RPS Ocean Science Division where she coordinates strategy, organic growth, technology and innovation, and international collaboration. Kelly has over 16 years of experience helping clients use technology to solve complex environmental challenges. She has a broad engineering and scientific background and specializes in GIS, modeling, software development, ocean observing, and data management and communication (DMAC). She currently oversees numerous complex data management, distribution, and visualization projects for NOAA, USACE, the Northeast Regional Ocean Council, Dubai Municipality, and the Australian Navy. She is the data management lead for the Mid Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) and is responsible for ensuring that MARACOOS meets all NOAA IOOS core capacity requirements.

Peter Taylor is president of Waterview Consulting, providing science-based strategic planning, communications, and decision support services. He has worked on the Northeast Ocean Data Portal since 2011 with a focus on design, content, user experience, and communications. Peter has a bachelor's degree in biology from Williams College and a master's degree in ecology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He worked as a travel magazine editor, web producer, university science writer, and freelance writer and photographer before founding Waterview Consulting in 2003. With his team, he helps clients advance environmental initiatives regionally, nationally, and internationally through strategic communication, knowledge co-production, and development of websites and decision support tools.

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30 June 2020

Title: NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services: Heat Season Discussion
Presenter(s): Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center and Hunter Jones, NOAA/OAR/CPO/National Integrated Heat Health Information System
Date & Time: 30 June 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am ET
Location: via GoToWebinar (registration required),
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:

NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services Webinar/Heat Season Discussion

Presenter(s):
Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center, and
Hunter Jones, NOAA/OAR/CPO/National Integrated Heat Health Information System.


Sponsor(s):

NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service/National Centers for Environmental Information/Regional Climate Services; coordinator is Ellen Mecray. If interested in obtaining a PDF of the slides and/or the recording, see the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

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 June conditions and a discussion on the heat season, projects conducted in the Northeast to measure urban heat island effects, and the National Integrated Heat Health Information System.

Bio(s):
TBD

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9 July 2020

Title: Notorious & Delicious: Exploring Sustainable Seafood
Presenter(s): Allen Susser, James Beard Award Winning Chef
Date & Time: 9 July 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Allen Susser, James Beard Award Winning Chef

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

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

Remote Access:
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Abstract:
James Beard Award Winning Chef, Allen Susser, is on a mission to motivate people to eat Sustainable Seafood, which rewards them with a delicious meal and benefits the ocean's health today and into the future. His cookbook, Green Fig & Lionfish, Sustainable Caribbean Cooking focuses on lionfish, nonetheless, these bold flavors and unpretentious fish cooking techniques can be applied to most fish and shellfish. Chef Allen will discuss what can be sustainably harvested within your national marine sanctuaries, and lessons on the best way to cook it. His cooking lessons could be a unique way to educate your audiences and students on sustainable seafood. Join the discussion of sustainability, which like all good fish tales, is growing greater each day.

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

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

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14 July 2020

Title: Collecting and providing an operational, integrated digital understanding of our earth environment to meet NOAA and the world’s needs
Presenter(s): Stephen Volz PhD, NOAA's Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services
Date & Time: 14 July 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA HQ Silver Spring, MD, SSMC4, Room 1W611, or via webinar, see below.
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Collecting and providing an operational, integrated digital understanding of our earth environment to meet NOAA and the world's needs

Presenter(s):
Stephen Volz PhD, NOAA's Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services

Sponsor(s):
2020 NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series: To provide insight into NOAA's leadership in environmental science, by those who lead it and make it happen. NOAA leadership and Subject Matter Experts, and NOAA partners speak on topics relevant to NOAA's mission. Sponsored by the NOAA Research Council. See seminars here: https://libguides.library.noaa.gov/noaaenvironmentalleadershipseries

Seminar POCs for questions: For questions about the seminars: Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov, Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov, Sandra.Claar@noaa.gov , katie.rowley@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register for webinar at: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/volz/event/registration.html

Seminars are available to the Public via webinar, and NOAA staff can attend in person or via webinar

After registering, an email will arrive with the webinar address.
Users should use either IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Audio will be available thru the computer only; no phone. Questions will be addressed in the chat window. This Webcast will be recorded, archived and made accessible in the near future. You can test your ability to use Adobe Connect at the following link:
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Audio is over the computer, so adjust volume on your computer speakers or headsets.
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Abstract:
TBD

Bio(s):
Dr. Volz has 26 years of professional experience in aerospace. He is a leader in the international Earth observation community, serving as the NOAA Principal to the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS). In this capacity he leads efforts to coordinate global satellite based observations among international space agency partners to further the development of a Global Earth Observation System of Systems. He serves as the Co-Chair of the NOAA Observing Systems Council and is also a member of the NOAA Executive Council. Dr. Volz previously served as the Associate Director for Flight Programs in the Earth Science Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate where he managed all of NASA's Earth Science flight missions and associated activities. Prior to serving as the Flight Program Director, Dr. Volz was the Earth Science program executive for a series of Earth Science missions, including EO-3 GIFTS, CloudSat, CALIPSO, and ICESat, and he led the Senior Review for the Earth Science operating missions. Dr. Volz worked in industry at Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation from 1997"2002, where he was the Project Manager for the Space Infrared Telescope Facility superfluid helium cryostat and other flight projects. From 1986"1997 Dr. Volz worked for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center as an instrument manager, an I&T Manager, a systems engineer, and a cryogenic systems engineer on missions and instruments including the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), among others. Dr. Volz is a member of several professional societies, including the American Physical Society (M'82), the American Astronomical Society (M'87), the American Geophysical Union (M'02), and the American Meteorological Society (M'08). He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an active member of and participant in the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), and a member of the GRSS Administration Committee (AdCom) for the period of 2013"2017. Dr. Volz has a doctorate in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1986), a master's in Physics from Illinois (1981), and a bachelor's in Physics from the University of Virginia (1980). He has more than 20 publications in peer reviewed journals. https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/asset/document/stephen_volz_bio.pdf

Are our seminars recorded? Yes. When available these will be posted here: https://libguides.library.noaa.gov/noaaenvironmentalleadershipseries

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16 July 2020

Title: Invasion and restoration at Palmyra Atoll: benthic dynamics associated with the invasive corallimorph, Rhodactis howesii
Presenter(s): Amanda Carter, Congressional Affairs Fellow for NOAA Office of Atmospheric Research - OAR
Date & Time: 16 July 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC#3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD and via webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Amanda Carter, Congressional Affairs Fellow for NOAA Research

Sponsor(s):
Knauss Fellows Seminar Series and NOAA Central Library. POC: Knauss Fellow Hollis Jones (hollis.jones@noaa.gov)

Remote Access:
If you are located outside of Silver Spring, please register for the Knauss Fellows Seminar Series: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7762577768086995714 Registering for this seminar will provide you access to the full series of seminars. 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:
Few studies have documented the spatial and temporal dynamics of highly invasive species in coral reef benthic communities. In this presentation, we will discuss how we quantified the ecological dynamics of invasion by a corallimorph, Rhodactis howesii, at Palmyra Atoll in the central Pacific. We examined the spatial and temporal dynamics of this invasion, and its impact on the benthic community, using a combination of permanent photoquadrats and large-scale photomosaic imagery. Additionally, clearing plots were established and coral fragments were transplanted to provide the basis for a long-term restoration experiment on a reef undergoing invasion.

About the speaker: Amanda has a Masters and Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA. Her graduate research focused on global and local stressors on coral reefs, and their impacts on the spatial, chemical, and microbial ecology of the benthic community. She was fortunate enough to spend the last 8 years working at Palmyra Atoll, one of her favorite places to dive.

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30 July 2020

Title: NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services: Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI)
Presenter(s): Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center and Mike Hobbins, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division
Date & Time: 30 July 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am ET
Location: via GoToWebinar (registration required),
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:

NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services Webinar/Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI)

Presenter(s):
Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center, and
Mike Hobbins, Hydrologist, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division.


Sponsor(s):

NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service/National Centers for Environmental Information/Regional Climate Services; coordinator is Ellen Mecray. If interested in obtaining a PDF of the slides and/or the recording, see the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

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 July conditions and a discussion on tools used to assess drought conditions in the west and their application to the Northeast Drought Early Warning System.

Bio(s):
TBD

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12 August 2020

Title: Testing approaches for early detection of marine ecosystem shifts
Presenter(s): Mary Hunsicker, NMFS/NWFSC
Date & Time: 12 August 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar ONLY,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Mary Hunsicker, Research Ecologist at NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon.

Sponsor(s):
NMFS Ecosystem Based Management/Ecosystem Based Fishery Management Seminar Series (EBM/EBFM) and NOAA Central Library. POC: EBFM/EBM Environmental Science Coordinator, Peg Brady (peg.brady@noaa.gov)

Remote Access:
If you are located outside of Silver Spring, please register for the Ecosystem Based Management/EBFM seminar series: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7176794265318594306 Registering for this seminar will provide you access to the full series of seminars. 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:
Ecological regime shifts are an important source of uncertainty that affect our ability to successfully manage marine resources. Over the past few years, the speaker and her colleagues have been testing approaches to improve the ability to anticipate marine ecosystem shifts as early as possible. They have been motivated to develop indices that enable scientists and managers to distinguish normal ecological variability from changes signaling a major shift. Such information could be used to adjust management strategies and mitigate impacts on managed fish stocks and other ecosystem components. During the seminar, Mary will present a compilation of their research efforts to develop indices that could 1) provide warning of an impending regime shift before it occurs, and 2) provide earliest possible detection of changes in community state. Our research focuses on northeast Pacific Ocean ecosystems, however the approaches used in their work are broadly applicable to other systems as well.

Bio(s):
Mary Hunsicker received her PhD from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. Soon after she started a postdoctoral position in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University working on identifying the influence of ocean conditions on species distributions in Alaska marine ecosystems. She then worked as a postdoc on the Ocean Tipping Points project at the University of California Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Mary's research efforts focus largely on understanding the effects of climate variability on species distributions, food web interactions, and community dynamics. Her interest in the work she is presenting during her seminar stems from the Ocean Tipping Points project.

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27 August 2020

Title: NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services: Hurricane Season Outlook 2
Presenter(s): Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center and Gerry Bell, NOAA/NWS/Climate Prediction Center
Date & Time: 27 August 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am ET
Location: via GoToWebinar (registration required),
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:

NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services Webinar/Hurricane Season Outlook 2

Presenter(s):
Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center, and
Gerry Bell, NOAA/NWS/Climate Prediction Center.


Sponsor(s):

NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service/National Centers for Environmental Information/Regional Climate Services; coordinator is Ellen Mecray. If interested in obtaining a PDF of the slides and/or the recording, see the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

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 August conditions and a discussion on the analytical indicators and an outlook for the North Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Bio(s):
TBD

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8 September 2020

Title: Empowered to Lead: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders
Presenter(s): Albert 'Benjie' Spencer, Chief Engineer, Director, Engineering Standards, NOAA's National Weather Service
Date & Time: 8 September 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA HQ Silver Spring, MD, SSMC4, Room 1W611 or via webinar - see below.
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Empowered to Lead: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

Presenter(s):
Albert (Benjie) Spencer, Chief Engineer, Director, Engineering Standards, NOAA's National Weather Service

Sponsor(s):
2020 NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series: To provide insight into NOAA's leadership in environmental science, by those who lead it and make it happen. NOAA leadership and Subject Matter Experts, and NOAA partners speak on topics relevant to NOAA's mission. Sponsored by the NOAA Research Council. See seminars here: https://libguides.library.noaa.gov/noaaenvironmentalleadershipseries

Seminar POCs for questions: For questions about the seminars: Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov, Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov, Sandra.Claar@noaa.gov, Katie.Rowley@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register for webinar at: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/spencer/event/registration.html

After registering, an email will arrive with the webinar address.
Seminars are available to the Public via webinar, and NOAA staff can attend in person or via webinar. Users should use either IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Audio will be available thru the computer only; no phone. Questions will be addressed in the chat window. This Webcast will be recorded, archived and made accessible in the near future. You can test your ability to use Adobe Connect at the following link:
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Audio is over the computer, so adjust volume on your computer speakers or headsets.
Questions? Email Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Abstract:
TBD

Bio(s):
TBD

Recordings: When available these will be posted here: https://libguides.library.noaa.gov/noaaenvironmentalleadershipseries

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