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26 February 2020

Title: Subseasonal Prediction: An Emerging Capability of US Weather Enterprise
Presenter(s): Dr. Jan Dutton, Prescient Weather
Date & Time: 26 February 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar ONLY,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Presenter(s):
 Dr. Jan Dutton, Prescient Weather, CEO  
POC:
Tiffany House (tiffany.house@noaa.gov)
Join us on the webinar by registering here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2407408601720113933  

Abstract:
 Prescient Weather successfully completed a Phase II NOAA SBIR in 2018 focusing on subseasonal prediction of impact variables of importance to the energy industry. The research created an operational multi-model subseasonal forecast methodology that was then used to predict impact variables three to five weeks in advance. The presentation will discuss the science behind the product, the product implementation, and the success enjoyed since the SBIR.
Key Takeaways: 
  •  Subseasonal and seasonal forecasts are improving

  • A growing number of customers are buying subseasonal forecasts

  • The World Climate Service uses sophisticated capabilities to provide market-leading subseasonal and season forecasts developed with the support of the SBIR program.


About the Speaker: Dr. Jan F. Dutton is a 19-year veteran of the Weather Information Services industry. He holds a PhD in Meteorology and MBA from The Pennsylvania State University and he has served as product manager, sales manager, business development manager, and general manager at well-known companies in the industry. In his role as CEO of Prescient Weather, Dr. Dutton focuses primarily on marketing and sales in an effort to widely distribute the fantastic S2S science-to-product activities of the company.  
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27 February 2020

Title: Could Oyster Reef Restoration Benefit Seafood Harvesters and RegionalEconomies? An Ecological-Economic Modeling Approach
Presenter(s): Dr. Scott Knoche, Director, Morgan State University, Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory - PEARL, and Dr. Tom Ihde, Research Assistant Professor, Morgan State University - PEARL
Date & Time: 27 February 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar (see access below) or for NOAA Silver Spring staff, SSMC4, Rom 8150
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Title:
Could Oyster Reef Restoration Benefit Seafood Harvesters and Regional Economies? An Ecological-Economic Modeling Approach    
Presenter(s):
Dr. Scott Knoche, Director, Morgan State University, Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL), and Dr. Tom Ihde, Research Assistant Professor, Morgan State Univ., PEARL
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 may be available.
Remote access:
 
Please register at: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/pearl/event/registration.html 
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Users should use either google, 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. 
This webinar will be recorded and likely available by request from Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Abstract:
 
In this study we explore commercial fishing related regional economic impacts resulting from different oyster management strategies associated with oyster reef restoration in Maryland's Choptank River system. First, an ecological model is used to simulate the young restored reefs currently protected from oyster harvest through designated sanctuaries. Next, the model is used to simulate the effects of different oyster management strategies on commercial fisheries harvests in the region for the following three scenarios: 1) immature protected reef, 2) mature protected reef, and 3) open oyster harvest on formerly protected reefs. Species-specific commercial harvest estimates are translated into dockside revenues by applying historic per-unit prices to biomass harvested. A regional economic impact model is then used to convert dockside revenues to economic measures such as sales, value-added, income, and employment. Ecological model results will be presented and potential regional economic impacts discussed. 
About the
Presenter(s):
Dr. Scott Knoche is the Director of the Morgan State University Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL). As the Director of PEARL, Dr. Knoche leads a diverse staff with expertise in environmental education, shellfish aquaculture and genetics, fisheries biology, and ecological modelling. Dr. Knoche also maintains an active research program in his area of expertise -  environmental and natural resource economics. Much of this research focuses on estimating the economic benefits of outdoor recreation and environmental restoration.  
Dr. Tom Ihde is a fisheries biologist specializing in crustacean fisheries and ecosystem modeling. He integrates ecological, physical and chemical forcing, and fisheries population dynamics principles, in the context of spatial and temporal change, to provide policymakers with the quantitative information they need to make well-informed natural resource decisions. His work has largely focused on the dynamics and management of the Chesapeake Bay.    
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Title: Puget Sound river nitrogen: Partitioning trends through time and watershed sources
Presenter(s): Gordon Holtgrieve, Ph.D., H. Mason Keeler Associate Professor, University of Washington
Date & Time: 27 February 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar (see below) or NOAA NWFSC- Auditorium 2725 Montlake Blvd. East, Seattle, WA 98112,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Gordon Holtgrieve, Ph.D.
H. Mason Keeler Associate Professor, University of Washington
Sponsor(s):
 NOAA's NWFSC Monster seminars 
NWFSC Monster Seminar Jam website
To contact Monster Seminar Jam Coordinator, email Vicky.Krikelas@noaa.gov 

Abstract:
TBD
 
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Title: Warm-water anomalies in the mesophotic depth range of the Southern California Bight with implications for gorgonian octocorals
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Gugliotti, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Date & Time: 27 February 2020
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar and in HQ SSMC3 14817 conf room
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series 

Speaker: Elizabeth Gugliotti - NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Deep Coral Ecology Lab

Sponsor: NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program

Point of Contact: heather.coleman@noaa.gov (301-427-8650)

Register for the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/996129351582802189.

For audio: Participants can use their computer speakers or call 631-992-3221 followed by passcode 402-471-061.


Abstract:
In recent years, ‘marine heatwave' events have affected multiple ecosystems along the California coast, including kelp beds, sea stars, and pelagic ecosystems. The effect of heatwaves on cold-adapted, deep-water corals is unknown. Mortalities of gorgonian octocorals were observed along the California coast below 20 m. These mortalities were hypothesized to be a result of warm-water anomalies. This study deployed temperature loggers in 2016 at 20, 50, 100, and 200 m in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) to characterize warm-water anomalies in the mesophotic depth range. The in situ temperature variability observed during the 2015-2016 ENSO event informed a laboratory study to determine the upper thermal limit of the common gorgonian octocoral Adelogorgia phyllosclera, using a series of temperature assays. Warm-water anomalies in the CINMS were frequently observed at 50 and 100 m, with most of these anomalies occurring during strong ENSO months. The laboratory temperature assays suggested that the upper thermal limit of A. phyllosclera was 20 °C, which was exceeded occasionally during the 2015-2016 ENSO event at depths that A. phyllosclera is known to occur. This study indicates that gorgonian octocorals at mesophotic depths are frequently exposed to warm-water anomalies that last 1.5-3.8 hours on average and that these anomalies are near the upper thermal limits of A. phyllosclera. These results provide evidence that warm-water anomalies during the 2015-2016 ENSO event could have contributed to the gorgonian mortalities observed in 2016, either directly or indirectly. Further monitoring is needed to understand the threat of ocean warming to gorgonian octocorals living at mesophotic depths.

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Title: Crumbling reefs: a natural ocean acidification laboratory in the Northeast Pacific
Presenter(s): Leslie Wickes, Thrive Blue LLC
Date & Time: 27 February 2020
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar and in HQ SSMC3 14817 conf room
Description:

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Speaker: Leslie Wickes - Thrive Blue LLC, Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association

Sponsor: NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program

Point of Contact: heather.coleman@noaa.gov (301-427-8650)

Register for the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/996129351582802189.

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Abstract:
Ocean acidification (OA) over the next century will leave most known cold-water coral (CWC) reefs exposed to seawater that is undersaturated with aragonite and corrosive to their dead skeletons. Laboratory experiments and reports of Lophelia pertusa below the aragonite saturation horizon (ASH) have led to the assumption that CWC ecosystems may persist under future acidification conditions. This assumption does not consider the effects of OA to the larger reef framework or dead skeleton that comprises the bulk of the three-dimensional structure. The shallow ASH of the Northeast Pacific creates a natural laboratory for investigating the effects of OA on CWC in future ocean conditions. The current study utilized ROV surveys (n=707 2003-2015) to document the distribution of L. pertusa, in the Southern California Bight. Though widely distributed (n=171) at 313-66 m depth, the majority of sites had only sparse live patches. Aragonite saturations at L. pertusa sites were between 0.68-1.86. L. pertusa sites that had substantial cohesive reef framework, consisting of live and dead coral, were limited to shallow sites (169-66 m, n=14). The highest frequency and abundance of L. pertusa was found in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, where surveys targeted collections and characterization of reef framework above and below the ASH. Sites that experience persistent undersaturation (> 170 m) had an absence of dead-reef framework and lacked structural complexity. The absence of complexity in undersaturated conditions indicates a loss of structural integrity that we attribute to dissolution of dead reef-framework. This study set the stage for a cross-disciplinary collaborative investigation of the coral that employed in situ, structural and mechanical analyses to provide an explanation for the loss of reef complexity. The rapid shoaling of the ASH in this region provides an unprecedented opportunity to assess the ecosystem-scale effects of OA on CWC reefs.

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2 March 2020

Title: Journey From the Beginning of the Universe: How Did We Get There?
Presenter(s): Dr. John Mather, Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and 2006 Nobel Prize Winner
Date & Time: 2 March 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar or at ESSIC Conference Room 4102, 5825 University Research Ct, College Park, MD 20740,
Description:

Title: 
Journey From the Beginning of the Universe: How Did We Get There?
Event site link. If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP here by Wed., February 25.  Please note: your RSVP does not guarantee you a seat.
Presenter(s):
 
Dr. John Mather, Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and 2006 Nobel Prize Winner.
Sponsor(s):
 
University of MD Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC). Point of contact is Dr. John Yang.
Remote access:
 
- Event site: http://go.umd.edu/mather. Event number: 857 457 136, Event password: essic
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- To join the audio conference only: US Toll: +1-415-655-0002, Global call-in numbers, Access code: 857 457 136
- For IT assistance: Cazzy Medley or Travis Swaim

Abstract:
 
In 1974, fearless physicists proposed to measure the Big Bang with a space observatory, the Cosmic Background Explorer, COBE. Launched in 1989, it provided the beginning of precision cosmology, supporting the expanding universe concept (misnamed the Big Bang Theory), and establishing the initial conditions for the formation of galaxies, stars, planets, and people. Our history includes self-heating by gravitational energy release in the collapse of gas clouds, self-heating by nuclear fusion in stars, explosive energy release and recycling of stellar material in supernovae, and eventual formation of planets. New space and ground observatories are poised to reveal even more. The James Webb Space Telescope, planned for launch in March 2021, will be able to see a bumblebee at the distance of the Moon. With JWST, astronomers will search for the first stars and galaxies, examine star and planet formation hidden inside dusty gas clouds, and observe exoplanets as they transit in front of their stars. 
 
Bio:
John Mather is the senior project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where he has worked since 1976. He was the lead scientist for the COBE mission and shared the Nobel Prize in Physics (2006) for this work.  
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3 March 2020

Title:
New
Implementation of multidomain Unified Forward Operators (UFO) within the Joint Effort for Data assimilation Integration (JEDI): Ocean applications
Presenter(s): Hamideh Ebrahimi, JCSDA
Date & Time: 3 March 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: TBD
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Presenter(s):
Hamideh Ebrahimi, JCSDA
Sponsor(s):
ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING CENTER SEMINAR for more information visit https://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html
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The Joint Center for Satellite Data assimilation (JCSDA) is a multi-agency research center to improve the use of satellite data for analyzing and predicting the weather, the ocean, the climate and the environment. The (Sea-Ice Ocean and Coupled Assimilation) SOCA as one of the JCSDA projects, focuses on the application of JEDI to marine data assimilation . One of the goals of SOCA is to make use of surface-sensitive radiances to constrain sea-ice and upper ocean fields (e.g., salinity, temperature, sea-ice fraction, sea-ice temperature, etc.).
The focus of this research is to build the first elements toward an ocean/atmosphere coupled data assimilation capability within JEDI, with a focus on supporting and developing the assimilation of radiance observations sensitive to the ocean and atmosphere . We will present preliminary results of the direct radiance assimilation of surface sensitive microwave radiances focusing on Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Imager (GMI) for the SST Constraint and Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) for the Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) constraint.
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Title: Global Maritime Trade at the Port of Baltimore
Presenter(s): Jim Dwyer, Planning Director at the Maryland Port Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation
Date & Time: 3 March 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar (see login below) or for NOAA Silver Spring staff, SSMC4 Room 9348
Description:

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Title: Global Maritime Trade at the Port of Baltimore
Presenter(s):
Jim Dwyer, Planning Director at the Maryland Port Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation.  Presenting in person at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD.
Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS); coordinator is Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov. If interested in obtaining a PDF of the slides and/or the mp4 recording, contact Tracy Gill.
Remote access:
  
Please register here. 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 Adobe Connect, before the webinar,  here. 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 window.  If interested in obtaining a PDF of the slides and/or the mp4 recording, contact Tracy Gill.   

Abstract:
We all want our “stuff” and sometimes we get it overnight; however, it takes a lot of logistical staging to make that happen. The Port of Baltimore links the Mid-Atlantic region to the global marketplace, to connect suppliers and customers for a wide variety of commodities. The Port has been around since 1706 and has seen many changes as logistics have evolved. International trade and shipping are influenced by many things, such as: the expanded Panama Canal, trade/tariff wars, mega ships, strength of US$, Coronavirus, migration of manufacturing, etc. Globalization appears to be here to stay.
Bio:
Jim Dwyer has been in the maritime industry since 1970. He is the Director for Planning at the Maryland Department of Transportation's Port Administration, which manages the seven state-owned cruise and cargo terminals in the Port of Baltimore. He is responsible for the Capital Program, Strategic and Facility Development Plans. Before joining the Maryland Port Administration, he was in the U.S. Coast Guard for 23 years. Mr. Dwyer holds a Master's license in the U.S. Merchant Marines and is a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy.
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4 March 2020

Title: A Robust & Effective Research & Development Enterprise
Presenter(s): John Forsythe, Sr Research Associate, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere; Bryan Costa, Marine Ecologist, NOAA's NOS National Centers for Ocean Coastal Science, Marine Spatial Ecology Division; Josh London, Wildlife Biologist, NOAA NMFS, AFSC National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Polar Ecosystems Program, Seattle, WA; Maria Kavanaugh, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; and Joaquin Trinanes, Associate Professor, University of Santiago de Compostela; NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Date & Time: 4 March 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar (see below) or for NOAA SIlver Spring staff, SSMC4, Room 8150
Description:

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Title:
NOAA Science Report Seminar Series #3: A Robust and Effective Research and Development Enterprise

The third of four seminars in the NOAA Science Report Seminar Series.
There will be four or five speakers for each seminar; see description of third seminar below.
Presentation Titles and Speakers for March 4:

Blended Satellite Water Vapor Products for Forecasters, by John Forsythe, Senior Research Associate, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Leveraging partnerships and unmanned systems to map coastal elevations and nearshore depths, by Bryan Costa, Marine Ecologist, NOAA NOS/National Centers for Ocean Coastal Science/Biogeography Branch, Marine Spatial Ecology Division,Santa Barbara, CA

Using drone technology to obtain critical new estimates of harbor seals in the Pribilof Islands, by Josh London, Wildlife Biologist, NOAA NMFS, AFSC National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Polar Ecosystems Program, Seattle, WA

Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (MBON) Seascape Products on CoastWatch, by Maria Kavanaugh and
Joaquin Trinanes. Maria is an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences,Corvallis, OR. And Joaquin is an Associate Professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela; and also with NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML).


Sponsor(s):
The NOAA Research and Development Enterprise Committee, Gina DigiantonioEmma Kelley, Laura Newcomb, and NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) science seminar coordinator, Tracy Gill
Remote access:
 
Please register for the seminar at: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/nsrs3/event/registration.html 
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe Connect, you should test your ability to use Adobe Connect at this link. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using aMac. Audio will be available thru the computer only; no phone. Questions will be addressed in the chat window. This Webcast will be recorded, archived andmade accessible in the near future. Audio is over the computer, so adjust volume on your computer speakers or headset. Questions? Email Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov
Abstract
NOAA advances a robust and effective research and development enterprise. This seminar will include lightning talks about predicting high-impact weather events using water vapor information; using drones to map coastal elevations and nearshore depths, as well as to estimate harbor seal populations; and, the Marine Biodiversity Observing Network.

About the
Presenter(s):
 
John Forsythe received his B.S from the University of Maryland (1987) and M.S. from Colorado State University (1993). He is an expert in satellite remote sensing with specialty in microwave remote sensing,and serves as a PI on several NOAA JPSS, GOES-R and Hydrometeorology Testbed projects to improve and deliver new blended products to forecasters.

Bryan Costa graduated from Middlebury College (03.5') with a joint degree in Biology and Environmental Studies and from the University of Maryland, College Park (09') with an MPS in Geospatial Sciences.His research interests include novel applications of state-of-the-art remote sensing and commercially available geospatial technologies. He currently is co-located with the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in Santa Barbara, CA.

Josh London received a B.S. in wildlife sciences from the University of Washington College of Forest Resources and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Josh is currently a wildlife biologist with the Polar Ecosystems Program, and his research focus is population assessment and ecology of harbor seals.

Maria Kavanaugh received her B.S. in Zoology, M.S. in Marine Ecology with Statistics and Oceanography minors, and Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography with a Statistics minor from Oregon State University. She is an assistant professor at Oregon State University and her research specialties are seascape ecology, remote sensing, and global change.

Joaquin Trinanes received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1993 and 1998 respectively. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela and works as Op. Manager of the CoastWatch Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico node at NOAA/AOML, in Miami. His research interests are focused on remote sensing, oceanography, and scalable data management and analysis.

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Title:
New
Overview of the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research
Presenter(s): Michael Bonadonna, OFCM; C. Sim James, OFCM
Date & Time: 4 March 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA Central Library, 1315 E W Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
Description:

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Speaker: Michael Bonadonna, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology, Federal Coordinator for Meteorology
C. Sim James, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology, Assistant Federal Coordinator for Meteorology
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Summary: This talk will give an overview of the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology structure, history, and recent accomplishments. OFCM fosters the effective use of federal meteorological resources by encouraging and facilitating the systematic coordination of weather services and supporting research across the Federal Weather Enterprise. The principal work in coordinating meteorological activities and in the preparation and maintenance of OFCM reports, plans, and other documents is accomplished by the OFCM staff with the numerous interagency program councils, committees, and working groups.
Take Aways:
  • OFCM is a long standing office housed within NOAA that is wholly devoted to conducting effective continuous interagency work supporting federal research, policy, and operations.
  • OFCM is involved in a wide variety of topics and policies relating to Meteorological services and research across the whole of federal government. These include everything from climate model research coordination to year by year hurricane observation operations.

Bio:
Mr. Michael Bonadonna is the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology. Prior to this, Mr. Bonadonna served as the Secretariat for Federal Meteorological Coordination at OFCM. He held a number of roles including the Executive Secretary for the Space Weather Research, the National Space Weather Program Council, and Committee for Operational Environmental Satellites. He is a 24-year U.S. Air Force veteran having served as a Meteorologist, providing operational weather support to the US Air Force.
POC:
Outreach Librarian Erin Cheever (erin.cheever@noaa.gov)
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Title: Empowering Young Water Scientists with the EarthEcho Water Challenge!
Presenter(s): Sean Russell, Associate Director of Youth Engagement and Partnerships for EarthEcho International
Date & Time: 4 March 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar (see below)
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Presenter(s):
 Sean Russell, Associate Director of Youth Engagement and Partnerships for EarthEcho International   
Sponsor(s):
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries   
Seminar POC for questions: hannah.macdonald@noaa.gov (989)-657-1362 
 
Webinar information
TBD

Abstract:
 
TBD

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5 March 2020

Title: Implementing the Evidence Act in the Department of Commerce
Presenter(s): Christine Heflin, DOC
Date & Time: 5 March 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA Central Library, 1315 E W Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Presenter(s):
Christine Heflin, Director of the Office of Performance Excellence, US Department of Commerce
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Abstract:
This training session discuss the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act). This introductory course goes into detail about the Evidence Act-- what it is and what the requirements are.
Take Away: Key points include: overview of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 ("Evidence Act"); implementation approach; key requirements of the Evidence Act; and evidence examples and methodologies.
Bio:
Chris Heflin is the Director of Performance Excellence in the US Department of Commerce. Ms. Heflin is a performance management practitioner with over thirty years of leadership in government innovation and improvement. Ms. Heflin received a B.A. in Political Science from McDaniel College and a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Maryland.  
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Title: Linking the ‘what’ and the ‘where’ – how habitat type and location can affect estuarine fishes
Presenter(s): Dr. Ryan J. Woodland, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, MD, USA
Date & Time: 5 March 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar (see below) or for NOAA Silver Spring staff, SSMC4, Room 8150,
Description:

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Title:
Linking the ‘what' and the ‘where' " how habitat type and location can affect estuarine fishes  
Presenter(s):
Dr. Ryan J. Woodland, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, MD, USA
Co-Authors
- Dr. Fiona Y. Warry, Dep't of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, Arthur Rylah Institute, Heidelberg,
 Victoria, AU
- Dr. Yafei Zhu, Water Studies Centre, School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton,Victoria, AU
- Dr. Ralph Mac, Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AU
- Dr. Paul Reich, Dep't of Envir', Land, Water & Planning, Arthur Rylah Institute, Heidelberg, Victoria, AU
- Dr. Gregory P. Jenkins, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Queenscliff,   
   Victoria, AU; & School of Biosciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, AU
- Dr. Perran L. M. Cook, Water Studies Centre, School of Chemistry, Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria, AU
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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 may be available.
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Abstract:
 
Estuaries are among the most productive ecosystems per unit area, but this productivity is unevenly distributed across a complex mosaic of habitats. Identifying the qualities of different habitats that influence the composition and productivity of biotic communities is fundamental to understanding the dynamics of these ecosystems. We combined field surveys, hydrological modelling and stable isotope analysis to understand the roles of habitat, hydrological connectivity, salinity and temperature in determining assemblage composition, species abundance and trophic ecology of an estuarine fish community. Hydrodynamics, vegetation matrices of macroalgae and seagrass and the presence of epiphytes on vegetation explained spatial patterns in taxonomic biodiversity, multivariate assemblage structure and the occurrence of juvenile black bream Acanthopagrus butcheri, a species that possesses ecological traits common to many demersal estuarine fish species. Juvenile bream abundance was related to vegetation composition (particularly epiphyte presence), supporting the hypothesis that juvenile habitats that provided resources or conditions that extended beyond just structure conferred more ecological advantages. This was further evidenced by stable isotope-based estimates of basal resource contributions of epiphytes. Our findings suggest that hydrodynamic connectivity with riverine water masses acts as a coarse determinant for estuarine fish communities at large spatial scales. At smaller scales, habitat-level associations influence local abundances and the identity and importance of specific trophic resources. Coupling hydrodynamic modelling with natural biomarkers provides a powerful approach for assessing the spatial context of habitat use that can help resource managers prioritize monitoring and habitat preservation efforts for coastal fish communities in a changing global environment.
Bio:
Ryan Woodland is an Assistant Professor at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, located in Solomons, MD. His research focuses on the role of natural and human-derived processes in shaping the structure and function of biological communities in coastal ecosystems. He received his BSc from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and his MS and PhD from the University of Maryland College Park. Prior to his current position, he held postdoctoral research positions at the Université du Québec Trois-Rivières in Québec, Canada, andat Monash University in Victoria, Australia.  
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Title:
New
Model Improvement via Systematic Investigation of Physics Tendencies
Presenter(s): Glen Romine, NCAR
Date & Time: 5 March 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Location: TBD
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Presenter(s):
Glen Romine, NCAR
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The NGGPS process aims to move NOAA's model development activities toward a unified forecast system (UFS) to dramatically simplify the production suite. Simultaneously, efforts are underway to develop a skillful and reliable ensemble prediction system at convection-permitting horizontal grid spacing. The first operational implementation of a convection-permitting ensemble prediction system, known as the High Resolution Ensemble Forecast version 2 (HREF), is a multi-model conglomerate of well-tuned deterministic forecasts. Thus, the HREF is not in the spirit of the NGGPS process, yet it also provides both skillful and reliable guidance for high-impact weather that exceeds the performance of formally developed, single dynamic core (SDC), uniform-physics ensemble prediction systems, as demonstrated by several research teams from NOAA labs, universities, and other communities. Among these development teams, a group from NCAR, GSL, and EMC are developing community tools to enable a formal approach to convection-permitting ensemble design. These tools and application methods aim to improve the mean predictive skill of the model, within a continuously cycled data assimilation system, as a pathway to improve the analysis and subsequent forecasts. Additional tools will monitor error growth rates in the convection-permitting ensemble, providing much needed guidance to understand how best to boost ensemble dispersion within SDC uniform-physics ensembles, which are notoriously under-dispersive. The talk will introduce these tools and methods, demonstrate their use in ensemble design, and encourage discussion on how these approaches might be applied in the development of NOAA's future Rapid Refresh Forecast System.
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Title: Puget Sound river nitrogen: Partitioning trends through time and watershed sources
Presenter(s): Hollie Putnam, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island, Department of Biological Sciences
Date & Time: 5 March 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar (see below) or NOAA NWFSC- Auditorium 2725 Montlake Blvd. East, Seattle, WA 98112
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Hollie Putnam, Ph.D.Assistant Professor,University of Rhode Island,Department of Biological Sciences
Sponsor(s):
 
NOAA's NWFSC Monster seminars https://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/news/events/index.cfm    
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Abstract:
 
TBD

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Title: A coral of a different color: Genetic insights to the diversity and distribution of gorgonian octocorals in the US Gulf of Mexico
Presenter(s): Peter Etnoyer, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Date & Time: 5 March 2020
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar and in HQ SSMC3 13514 conf room
Description:

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Speaker: Peter Etnoyer - NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Deep Coral Ecology Lab

Sponsor: NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program

Point of Contact: heather.coleman@noaa.gov (301-427-8650)

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Abstract:
Genetic analyses can provide critical information to assist restoration activities in the wake of environmental assaults, like the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico (GoMx). The damage assessment for the DWH spill showed that several species of gorgonian octocorals on rocky reefs in the mesophotic zone (50-150 m) had significantly more injury post-spill compared to pre-spill conditions, but genetic diversity was unknown at the time. To meet the goals of restoration activities, this study set out to evaluate the mtDNA mutS and CO1+ igr gene regions of two injured taxa, from across the GoMx. DNA sequences were cross-referenced with museum specimens using BLAST. Results from the mtDNA mutS gene in samples of Swiftia exserta (n = 278) revealed three haplotypes in S. exserta, but no significant differences among phenotypic color morphs. Only one haplotype was found among presumptive Hypnogorgia pendula (n = 314). Homology searches for both species revealed inconsistencies with online data bases as presumptive Hypnogorgia samples exhibited high homology with Muricea pendula. Similarly, the S. exserta sequences failed to match other S. exserta sequences in GenBank, but they matched museum specimens. Phylogenetic analyses conducted using a subsample of octocoral mutS sequences in Genbank in conjunction with our data, revealed evidence of extreme divergence within the Swiftia. This is problematic as S. exserta is the type species for this genus. Our results indicate that the genera Hypnogorgia, Muricea, and Swiftia will require additional taxonomic analyses and possibly a systematic revision. To build upon these findings, sclerite morphology will be closely examined using scanning electron microscopy, and the nuclear marker 28S will be used to verify these findings. Other genera of gorgonian octocorals were injured by the spill (Thesea, Placogorgia, Paramuricea), and these may also benefit from inclusion into a larger molecular analysis.

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Title: Comparative observations of flow intensity around Hawaiian deep-sea corals
Presenter(s): Frank Parrish, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 5 March 2020
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar and in HQ SSMC3 13514 conf room
Description:

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Speaker: Frank Parrish - NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 

Sponsor: NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program

Point of Contact: heather.coleman@noaa.gov (301-427-8650)

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Abstract:
Fifteen instruments placed close to deep sea corals on the slopes of 3 islands in Hawaii showed the mean current flow rates differed significantly by site and taxa. Measurements for some of the 19 coral taxa observed were limited to one island site while others were measured at all sites. Patches of coralids were measured at separate sites with the “red” Hemicorallium laauense found at areas with the lowest flow (0.5-4.9 cm/s) and the “pink” Pleurocorallium secundum seen at a higher level flow sites (12.6-18.4 cm/s) with little overlap between. A patch of Narella gigas and N. muzikae were observed only at the site with the highest flow (18.4-21.7 cm/s). Measurements of bamboo coral (Acanella dispar) and the parasitic zooanthid, gold coral (Kulamanamana haumeaae) that colonizes bamboo, were made at all three sites with flow ranging from (2.8-18.9 cm/s). The number and maximum size of gold coral colonies were negatively correlated with increasing flow, but this was not seen for the bamboo colonies. Although preliminary, these observations provide some insight as to how flow regimes form coral patches and influence diversity in deep-sea coral communities.

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10 March 2020

Title: Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar
Presenter(s): Sandra Rayne, Southeast Regional Climate Center, Todd Hamill/Jeff Dobur, Southeast River Forecast Center, NOAA/NWS
Date & Time: 10 March 2020
10:00 am - 10:45 am ET
Location: Webinar,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Presenter(s):
 Sandra Rayne, Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC), Todd Hamill/Jeff Dobur, Southeast River Forecast Center, NOAA/NWS
Sponsor(s):
 NOAA NCEI, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), National Weather Service, Southeast Regional Climate Center, American Association of State Climatologists
POC:
 Meredith Muth (Meredith.muth@noaa.gov

Abstract:
 
Join us for the first 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.  
Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8718215018617761804  
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Seminar POC for questions: Meredith Muth (Meredith.muth@noaa.gov
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Title: What It Takes to Build a Weather-Ready Nation
Presenter(s): Louis Uccellini, PhD, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, and Director of the National Weather Service
Date & Time: 10 March 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: VIa webinar or in NOAA Science Center, 1301 E W Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
Description:

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Seminars are available to the Public via webinar, and NOAA staff can attend in person or via webinar.   
Title: 
What It Takes to Build a Weather-Ready Nation 
Part of the 2020 NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series. See list of seminars here.  
 
Presenter(s):
 
Louis Uccellini, PhD, NOAA's Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, and Director of the 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. 
  
Seminar Points of Contact:
For questions contact: Hernan.Garcia@noaa.govTracy.Gill@noaa.govSandra.Claar@noaa.gov and
katie.rowley@noaa.gov
Remote access:
 
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Abstract:
 
TBD
Bio:
 
Dr. Louis W. Uccellini is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, and Director of the National Weather Service. In this role, he is responsible for the day-to-day civilian weather operations for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters, and ocean areas.
Prior to this position, he served as the Director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) for 14 years. He was responsible for directing and planning the science, technology, and operations related to NCEP's nine centers: Central Operations, Environmental Modeling Center, Ocean Prediction Center, Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, Climate Prediction Center, all in Camp Springs, MD; the National Hurricane Center in Miami, FL; Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK; Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, CO; and the Aviation Weather Center in Kansas City, MO. With his leadership, the 13 year effort to plan, develop and build the new NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (the NCWCP Building) at the University of Maryland M Squared Research Center was completed; as was the implementation of a Seamless Suite of Models from the S2S to Mesoscale modeling systems based on the principle of multi model ensembles. 
Dr. Uccellini was the Director of the National Weather Service's Office of Meteorology from 1994 to 1999, Chief of the National Weather Service's Meteorological Operations Division from 1989 to 1994, and section head for the Mesoscale Analysis and Modeling Section at the Goddard Space Flight Center's Laboratory for Atmospheres from 1978 to 1989. 
Dr. Uccellini received his Ph.D. (1977), Master (1972) and Bachelor of Science (1971) degrees in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published more than 70+ peer-reviewed articles and chapters in books on subjects including analysis of severe weather outbreaks, snowstorms, gravity waves, jet streaks, cyclones, and the use of satellite data in analysis and modeling applications and more recently the basis for the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, the WMO based Grand Challenge for Seamless Prediction and the Restructuring of the NWS to Build a Weather Ready Nation. He is the co-author of a widely acclaimed two-volume American Meteorological Society (AMS) monograph Northeast Snowstorms, published in 2004, and authored chapters in the 1990 AMS publication Extratropical Cyclones, the 1999 AMS publication The Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones, and the 2008 AMS publication Synoptic Dynamic Meteorology and Weather Analysis and Forecasting. 
Dr. Uccellini is the Permanent US Representative at the World Meteorological Organization, and has served on many national and international research and field experiment programs. He has received many awards in recognition of his research and operational achievements including the Maryland Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Award (1981), the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement (1985), the AMS's prestigious Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award (1985), the Cleveland Abbe Award (2016), and the National Weather Association's Research Achievement Awards for Significant Contributions to Operational Meteorology (1996). He was elected as President of the AMS in 2012- 2013 and served as Co-Chief Editor of Weather and Forecasting from 1988-1992. In 2001 he received the U.S. Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award and in 2006 he received the U.S. Presidential Distinguished Rank Award. https://www.weather.gov/organization/uccellini_louis
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12 March 2020

Title: Simulating Acidification (and linked processes) along the North American West Coast
Presenter(s): James McWilliams, PhD, Louis B. Slichter Professor of Earth Sciences in the Dept of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Institute of Geophysical and Planetary Sciences at UCLA
Date & Time: 12 March 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar (see access below) and for NOAA Silver Spring staff, SSMC4, Room 8150
Description:

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Title: 
Simulating Acidification (and linked processes) along the North American West Coast
Presenter(s):
 
James McWilliams, PhD, Louis B. Slichter Professor of Earth Sciences in the Dept of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Institute of Geophysical and Planetary Sciences at UCLA.  
Co-authors: Daniele Bianchi, Pierre Damien, Curtis Deutsch, Evan Howard, Faycal Kessouri, and Lionel Renault
Sponsor(s):
 
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS); coordinator is Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov
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Abstract:
 
Recently a new generation of realistic, coupled atmosphere-circulation-biogeochemistry-ecosystem simulations has been developed and deployed by our team for the California Current System. Its
centerpiece is a multi-decadal hindcast with fine mesoscale grid resolution, with nested subdomains and time periods for focus on particular places and processes (e.g., urban eutrophication in Southern California), as well as regional impact assessments for the future. This webinar will address motivations, methodology, and a sampling of key results. This project and its continuing extensions have meaningful implications for management of climate change at a
regional level.
Bio:
James C. McWilliams received his college degrees in Applied Mathematics: a B.S. (with honors) in 1968 from Caltech, and a M.S. in 1969 and Ph.D. in 1971 from Harvard. After holding a research
fellowship in geophysical fluid dynamics at Harvard (1971-74), he jointly established the Oceanography Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), where he became a senior scientist in 1980. In 1994 he became the Louis B. Slichter Professor of Earth Sciences in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Institute of Geophysical and Planetary Sciences at UCLA. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a member of the
U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
His primary areas of scientific research are the fluid dynamics of Earth's oceans and atmosphere, both their theory and computational modeling. Particular subjects include the maintenance of the general circulations; climate dynamics; mesoscale and submesoscale eddies; boundary layer turbulence; biogeochemical and ecosystem modeling; and coastal and nearshore waves and currents. He is a co-creator of the Regional Oceanic Modeling System, a widely used circulation code for highly turbulent currents.
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Title: Gravity at NGS: Why We Need it and How We Measure It
Presenter(s): Derek van Westrum, National Geodetic Survey
Date & Time: 12 March 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar Access
Description:

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Title: Gravity at NGS: Why We Need it and How We Measure It
Presenter(s):
Derek van Westrum,  National Geodetic Survey 
Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Geodetic Survey.
POC:
Steve Vogel, National Geodetic Survey
Remote access:
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Abstract:
NGS will switch to a vertical datum based on geopotential in just a few years. With that in mind, this webinar will describe “geopotential,” how it relates to gravity, and how NGS collects gravity data. Learn about relative vs. absolute gravity, terrestrial vs. airborne gravity, gravity vs. gravity gradient, and more. 
Beginner Technical Content Rating: No prior knowledge of the topic is necessary.
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17 March 2020

Title:
New
Emergent Properties of Deep Convective Ensembles in OTREC
Presenter(s): David J. Raymond & Zeljka Fuchs, New Mexico Tech
Date & Time: 17 March 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: TBD
Description:

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Presenter(s):
David J. Raymond & Zeljka Fuchs, New Mexico Tech
Sponsor(s):
ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING CENTER SEMINAR for more information visit https://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://ncwcp-meet.webex.com/ncwcp-meet/j.php?MTID=me96b2f1147f3e3e099c3a491afc5f3b4 Meeting number: 900 826 795 Meeting password: a3YhdEPN JOIN BY PHONE 1-877-953-0315 1-517-268-7866 (toll number) Participant: 1262920
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18 March 2020

Title: A Sample of Research Accomplishments, including Social Science
Presenter(s): Jennifer Henderson, Research Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science CIRES and NOAA's Global Systems Division; David DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist, Associate College Professor, CoCoRaHS State Coordinator, Director of the NM Climate Center, New Mexico State University; Kara Salazar, Assistant Program Leader and Extension Specialist for Sustainable Communities, Illinois- Indiana Sea Grant,Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources; and Alan Haynie, Economist, NOAA NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 18 March 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar (see access below), or for NOAA Silver Spring staff, SSMC4, Room 8150
Description:

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Title:
NOAA Science Report Seminar Series #4: A Sample of Research Accomplishments, including Social Science

The fourth of four seminars in the NOAA Science Report Seminar Series. There will be four speakers for each seminar; see description of the final seminar below.
Presentation Titles and Speakers for March 18:

Improving forecaster and partner interpretation of uncertainty and confidence in risk information, by Jennifer Henderson, Research Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) and Global Systems Division at NOAA, Boulder, Colorado

Science clears the air in dust storm response, by David DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist, Associate College Professor, CoCoRaHS State Coordinator, Director of the NM Climate Center, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Engaging communities with online action planning tools: TippingPoint Planner for improving water quality across the Great Lakes, by KaraSalazark, Assistant Program Leader and Extension Specialist for Sustainable Communities, Illinois- Indiana Sea Grant, Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Lafayette, IN

Using big data to understand data-poor fisheries, by Alan Haynie, Economist, NOAA NMFS/Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA


Sponsor(s):
The NOAA Research and Development Enterprise Committee, Gina DigiantonioEmma Kelley, Laura Newcomb, and NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) science seminar coordinator, Tracy Gill
Remote access:
 
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Abstract
This seminar will include lightning talks highlighting some of NOAA's 2019 research accomplishments. Speakers will talk about improving forecaster and partner interpretation of uncertainty and confidence in risk information, dust storm warnings saving lives and reducing the economic impacts of these events, engaging communities with online action planning tools, and using big data to understand data-poor fisheries.

About the
Presenter(s):

Dr. Jennifer Henderson received herM.F.A. at Goucher College and Ph.D. at Virginia Tech University. Dr. Henderson works with stakeholders in the weather and climate communities to co-produce knowledge about improved communication of risk and uncertainty in predictive information contexts.

Dr. David DuBois received his B.A. in Physics at Rutgers University, M.S. in Physics at New Mexico State University, and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science at the University of Nevada, Reno.As the State Climatologist for New Mexico, Dr. DuBois focuses on climate literacy through providing climate information to the public, speaking engagement, interviews, school demonstrations, networking, and tours. Through his faculty appointment at New Mexico University, he maintains an active research program in air quality and applied climatology.

Dr. Kara Salazar has a B.S. andM.P.A. from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs anda M.S. from the Indiana University School of Education. Additionally, she is pursuing a Ph.D. part-time in Natural Resources Social Science at Purdue University.Kara Salazar is Assistant Program Leader and Extension Specialist for Sustainable Communities, affiliated with Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Purdue University Extension and Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Working with multidisciplinary teams, she develops programs and resources to support planning and sustainable development strategies in communities across Indiana and Great Lakes states.

Dr. Alan Haynie was an undergraduate in Economics and International Relations at Stanford University and was a NMFS/Sea Grant Marine Resource Economics Graduate Fellow at the University of Washington, from where he received his PhD. Alan is currently an economist at the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, and his research includes the spatial analysis of fisheries under changing climate, biological,and market conditions and with the implementation of catch shares and other management changes.

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Title: Validation of the Polarimetric Radio Occultation and Heavy Precipitation (ROHP) data and Potential Application to Weather Modeling
Presenter(s): F. Joseph (Joe) Turk and Chi O. AoJet Propulsion Laboratory, California Instituteof Technology, Pasadena, CA
Date & Time: 18 March 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: NCWCP - Large Conf Rm - 2552-2553
Description:

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Presenter:

F. Joseph (Joe) Turk and Chi O. Ao, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 


Sponsor(s):
STAR Science Seminar Series
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Abstract:

As stated  in the recent Decadal Survey for Earth Observations from Space, the climate and weather forecast predictive capability for precipitation intensity is limited by gaps in the understanding of basic cloud-convective processes.  This process lacks several observational constraints, one being the difficulty in obtaining the thermodynamic profile (i.e., vertically resolved pressure,temperature, and water vapor structure) in close proximity to convective clouds.  The objective of the Radio Occultations and Heavy Precipitation (ROHP) experiment, orbiting onboard the Spanish PAZ satellite since May 2018, is to demonstrate the simultaneous capability to detect heavy precipitation along the same RO ray paths used to estimate the thermodynamic profile. While conventional RO does not directly provide this capability, PRO enhances standard RO by receiving the GNSS signals in two orthogonal polarizations (“H” and “V”). Owing to hydrometeor asymmetry, the H- and V-polarized radio signals propagating through heavy precipitation will experience differential phase delays,measurable via the ROHP polarimetric antenna.


In this presentation we will discuss the on-orbit calibration and validation of the ROHP data, and present potential applications for these data in weather modeling. The ROHP calibration is performed with an extensive dataset of one year of observations, co-located with independent information from Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) precipitation products and ionospheric activity.  The validation demonstrates how the calibrated products can be used as a proxy for heavy precipitation.  The PRO signals also exhibit positive differential phase signatures well above the freezing level, indicating possible sensitivity to frozen hydrometeors and the cloud vertical structure.  This knowledge of the presence of precipitation associated with the RO observation is useful for the evaluation and diagnosis of NWP forecast models.  The use of PRO in data assimilation methods will require an observation operator that can simulate all contributions to the differential phase delay along realistic RO propagation paths, taking into account the cloud structure.
Presenter(s):

F.J.(Joe) Turk is a radar scientist at JPL, where he has been since 2009.  From 1995-2009, he was a member of the meteorological applications group at the Naval Research Laboratory, Marine Meteorology Division, in Monterey, CA. He received his Ph.D. degree from Colorado State University, and his M.S. and B.S. degrees from Michigan Technological University, all in electrical engineering.  His work experience has covered polarimetric weather radar, satellite passive microwave and radar observations and applications, microwave radiative transfer, polarimetric RO, and airborne radar and wind lidar observations. He is a member of NASA's Precipitation Measurement Missions science team.

Chi O.Ao is a research technologist at JPL with over 15 years of experience in GNSS radio occultation (RO) receiver tracking and inversion techniques, simulation methods, data analysis, and climate applications.  He leads the RO processing and applications team from multiple missions including CHAMP and COSMIC at JPL.  He is currently the GNSS-RO Scientist of the Jason-CS/Sentinel-6mission, the Principal Investigator of the NASA Earth Science U.S. Participating Program for the ROHP-PAZ experiment, and a member of the Decadal Survey Incubation Study Team for the Planetary Boundary Layer.


POC:
Stacy Bunin, stacy.bunin@noaa.gov
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19 March 2020

Title: Observational Needs for Marine Ecosystem Modeling and Forecasting: From Coastal Systems to the Global Ocean
Presenter(s): Dr. Antonietta Capotondi, University of Colorado/CIRES and NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division
Date & Time: 19 March 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: SSMC4 - Large Conference Room - 8150
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Title:
Observational Needs for Marine Ecosystem Modeling and Forecasting: From Coastal Systems to the Global Ocean
Presenter(s):

Dr. Antonietta Capotondi , University of Colorado/CIRES and NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division
Sponsor(s):

NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) science seminar coordinator Tracy Gill.
Remote access:

Please register at: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/capatondi/event/registration.html
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Abstract:

Coastal regions hostrich marine ecosystems and are centers of important economic activities,including fishing, shipping, and recreation. Due to the socioeconomic and ecological importance of these areas, predicting relevant indicators of the ecosystem state on sub-seasonal to interannual timescales is becoming increasingly important. Depending on the application, forecasts may be sought for physical, chemical and biological quantities. While these quantities are known to be influenced by large-scale modes of climate variability, which provide important sources of predictability, prediction capabilities are limited by insufficient observations needed for understanding the physical and biological processes involved, as well as for initialization and verification of the prediction systems. In this presentation, I will use examples from U.S.coastal applications developed in the context of the NOAA-CPO-MAPP Marine Prediction Task Force, to identify key observational requirements for facilitating improved understanding and sustaining operational ecosystem forecasting.


Bio:

TBD

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Title: Characterizing Potential Distributions of Deep-Sea Corals and Sponges Offshore the US West Coast through Spatial Predictive Modeling
Presenter(s): Matt Poti, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Date & Time: 19 March 2020
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar and in HQ SSMC3 13514 conf room
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Speaker: Matt Poti - NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Biogeography Branch

Sponsor: NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program

Point of Contact: heather.coleman@noaa.gov (301-427-8650)

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Abstract:
Multiple agencies manage marine resources in the Northeast Pacific Ocean offshore the US West Coast. Information about the spatial distribution of sensitive biota, such as deep-sea corals and sponges (DSCS), is critical for making environmentally sound decisions related to offshore activities such as commercial fishing and energy development. Spatial predictive modeling is a cost-effective tool for identifying potential habitat in broad areas where data are sparse. For the area offshore the US West Coast, models of predicted suitable habitat were generated at 200 m resolution for ~50 DSCS taxa. DSCS occurrences were extracted from the NOAA National Deep-Sea Corals and Sponges Database. This included a large number of records from recent high-resolution visual surveys. For each taxon, a statistical model was used to relate occurrence locations to information describing the environmental conditions at these locations, including measures of seafloor topography, surficial sediment character, and oceanography. Models were fit using maximum entropy (Maxent) methods, a common approach for modeling presence-only data. Unlike in previous studies that have modeled distributions of deep-sea biota using Maxent, models were fit as regularized generalized linear models following the recent interpretation of Maxent as a point process. Two steps were taken to reduce the effects of spatial sampling bias on model predictions. First, background location data were selected from the broader set of occurrence data for all taxa. Second, occurrence data were assigned to cross-validation folds for model fitting and testing using spatial blocking. In addition, a stepwise model selection procedure was used to choose an optimal set of environmental predictors for which model performance and complexity were balanced. Model outputs include maps of the predicted distribution of suitable habitat, spatially explicit depictions of prediction uncertainty, and measures of model performance.

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26 March 2020

Title: Ocean Guardian Schools: Learn how to get involved
Presenter(s): Naomi Pollack, Ocean Guardian School Program Coordinator
Date & Time: 26 March 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Presenter(s):
Naomi Pollack, Ocean Guardian School Program Coordinator
Sponsor(s):
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/1035761246304441357

Abstract:
What do 134 schools with over 61,000 students from around the country have in common? They have all made a commitment to protect the health of their local watersheds, one ocean and special ocean areas like national marine sanctuaries. ​Since 2009, NOAA's Ocean Guardian School program (https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/ocean_guardian/) has supported K-12 schools to conduct hands-on watershed/ocean stewardship projects on campuses and in local communities. Please join Naomi Pollack for a program overview and learn how your school can participate and become recognized by NOAA as an Ocean Guardian School.
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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1 April 2020

Title: Introduction to Machine Learning Applications for Numerical Weather Prediction Systems
Presenter(s): Vladimir Krasnopolsky, NWS/NCEP/EMC
Date & Time: 1 April 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: NCWCP - Large Conf Rm - 2552-2553,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar
Presenter:

Vladimir Krasnopolsky, NWS/NCEP/EMC


Sponsor(s):
STAR Science Seminar Series: Special Seminar Series on AI
Remote access:
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Event Number:     905 519 423   
Password: STARSeminar
Event address for attendees:
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Abstract:
 This introductory talk provides basic information about mostly used machine learning (ML) techniques and some ML applications developed to enhance different components of Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) systems. Basic groups of ML applications that have been already developed for NWP systems are overviewed.Major challenges that NWP currently faces are discussed. It is shown that many of these problems can be resolved or alleviated using ML techniques. ML applications developed for NWP model initialization/data assimilation, model improvements, and model output post processing are discussed. Several examples of such application (ML satellite retrieval algorithm, ML fast parameterizations of subgrid processes, and ML nonlinear ensembles) are introduced to illustrate the capabilities of ML techniques.  Advantages and limitations of ML techniques are discussed.
Bio:
  Dr.Vladimir M. Krasnopolsky got his M.S. in Theoretical and Computational Physics and Ph. D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from the Moscow State University (Russia).  He worked in the field of theoretical nuclear physics at the Institute of Nuclear Physics (Moscow State University) before coming to the US in 1989. Since 1990 he has been working in the field of numerical weather and climate prediction and AI applications. Vladimir works on applications of remote sensing and satellite data in meteorology, oceanography, and numerical weather and climate prediction.  Dr.Krasnopolsky also works with various machine learning techniques.  He developed multiple neural network applications for numerical weather and climate prediction.  Dr. Krasnopolsky published two books, two book chapters, over 70 papers in refereed scientific journals.  He is a member (formerly Chair) of the Committee on “Computational and Artificial Intelligence Applications in Environmental Science” of American Meteorological Society, a member of the IEEE/Computational Intelligence Society Task Force “Computational intelligence in earth and environmental sciences”, and a member of the International Neural Network Society Working Group “Computational intelligence in earth and environmental sciences”. In 2018 Vladimir was awarded AMS Distinguished Scientific Committee award for “Contributions to advancing the application of artificial neural networks to earth science problems and in particular emulations of complex multidimensional mappings.”
POC:
Stacy Bunin, stacy.bunin@noaa.gov
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2 April 2020

Title: What is the status of fish stocks around the world and the role of fisheries management?
Presenter(s): Ray Hilborn, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
Date & Time: 2 April 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: SSMC4 - Large Conference Room - 10153, SSMC4 - Medium Conference Room - 8348
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Title:
What is the status of fish stocks around the world and the role of fisheries management?  
Presenter(s):
Ray Hilborn, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington  
Sponsor(s):
 
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) science seminar coordinator Tracy Gill.   
Remote access:
 
Please register at: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/hilborn/event/registration.html
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Abstract:
 
Using data from scientific stock assessments of trends in abundance and fishing mortality for stocks representing roughly half of global catch, we show that on average that stocks are increasing and fishing pressure declining. Merging these data with surveys of fisheries management systems we show that where stocks are intensively managed abundance is higher and fishing pressure lower than where there is little fisheries management. We conclude that the solution to sustaining global fisheries is to assess abundance, set regulations to adjust fishing pressure, and enforce those regulations. We do not have abundance data from half of the world's fisheries, but surveys on management systems and expert opinion on stock abundance for those fisheries suggest the stocks are in poor shape.  


Bio:
Ray Hilborn is a Professor in the School of  Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, specializing in natural resource management and conservation. He authored several books including “Ocean Recovery: a sustainable future for global fisheries? (with Ulrike Hilborn) in 2019, “Overfishing: what everyone needs to know” (with Ulrike Hilborn) in 2012, “Quantitative fisheries stock assessment” with Carl Walters in 1992, and “The Ecological Detective: confronting models with data” with Marc Mangel, in 1997 and has published over 300 peer reviewed articles. He has received the Volvo Environmental Prize, the American Fisheries Societies Award of Excellence, The Ecological Society of America's Sustainability Science Award, and the International Fisheries Science Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Washington State Academy of Sciences, and the American Fisheries Society.  

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Title: Combining eDNA and traditional surveys to study biodiversity in seamount communities
Presenter(s): Meredith Everett, NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 2 April 2020
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar and in HQ SSMC3 13514 conf room
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Speaker: Meredith Everett - NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor: NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program

Point of Contact: heather.coleman@noaa.gov (301-427-8650)

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Abstract:
Seamounts are important habitats in the deep-ocean and are increasingly the focus of national and international conservation efforts. Their structure and local community composition vary depending on location, form, and local oceanic conditions. As with other deep-sea habitats, seamounts can be challenging environments for exploration and surveys. Corals and sponges can be difficult to identify visually, and motile organisms may avoid detection. Sampling is often limited and it is impossible to sample every individual in large, diverse communities. Environmental DNA (eDNA) studies provide a unique way to begin to address whole community diversity on seamounts, capturing a snapshot of a local community and allowing detection of numerous taxa from a single water sample. During the 2018 E/V Nautilus season, 36 eDNA samples were collected at five seamount communities off British Columbia, and 25 eDNA samples were collected from nine seamounts in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. These sampling efforts targeted areas of dense coral and sponge communities, which were highly variable among locations. Representative samples of coral and sponge individuals, as well as high resolution video and still images were collected over the course of the same dives. Combining high throughput amplicon sequencing of the eDNA samples, including markers developed for octocorals, black corals, sponges, and fish, with traditional video and DNA barcode analysis, we have explored whole community diversity around these seamounts. This provides critical baseline information of the structure of these communities for future management of these protected areas.

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Title: Revelations from mitogenome studies of western Gulf of Mexico octocorals
Presenter(s): Erin Easton, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Date & Time: 2 April 2020
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

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Speaker: Erin Easton - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Sponsor: NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program

Point of Contact: heather.coleman@noaa.gov (301-427-8650)

Register for the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6172660881479604236.

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Abstract:
The continental shelf of the western Gulf of Mexico is a wide, muddy shelf punctuated by a few protruding reefs at mesophotic depths (30-150 m). These reefs provide essential habitat for abundant and diverse marine communities. Most of our knowledge of the octocorals on these reefs is obtained from video surveys and samples collected at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary but few detailed morphological analyses and genetic studies have been conducted on the collected samples. Because octocorals can be difficult to assign to species from images and the intraspecific and interspecific morphological variations are not well understood for many octocoral taxa, their diversity may be under or overestimated at these reefs. In addition, traditional barcoding regions for octocorals often reveal few to no genetic differences within species or closely related species. To identify new potential barcode regions and to determine whether genetic analysis of the collected octocorals reveal different diversity patterns, we obtained mitogenomes for octocoral morphospecies. Dozens of new primers were designed and at least three potential barcode regions were identified. Preliminary mitogenome data reveal field identifications are often inaccurate, some morphospecies consist of multiple distinct lineages, some morphospecies are genetically distinct from species reported from the region, and target mitogenome regions that may better resolve interspecific differences than the standard barcoding regions used for octocoral studies.

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9 April 2020

Title: OPUS-Projects for real-time kinematic (RTK) Vectors and the GVX Format
Presenter(s): Dan Gillins, National Geodetic Survey
Date & Time: 9 April 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar Access
Description:

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Title: OPUS-Projects for RTK Vectors and the GVX Format
Presenter(s):
Dan Gillins,  National Geodetic Survey 
Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Geodetic Survey.
POC:
Steve Vogel, National Geodetic Survey
Remote access:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1512599650227593739

Abstract:
NGS is developing OPUS-Projects so that GNSS vectors, including from real-time kinematic (RTK) surveys, can be uploaded to a survey network for least squares adjustment and submittal to NGS for publication. This has required developing a standardized GNSS vector exchange format known as GVX (see https://geodesy.noaa.gov/data/formats/GVX/index.shtml).
Advanced Technical Content Rating: Advanced knowledge of the topic is helpful.
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14 April 2020

Title: The Opportunity Imperative
Presenter(s): Craig McLean, NOAA's Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and NOAA Acting Chief Scientist
Date & Time: 14 April 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA HQ Silver Spring, MD, SSMC4, Room 1W611, or via webinar (see below).
Description:

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Seminars are available to the Public via webinar, and NOAA staff can attend in person or via webinar.   
Title: The Opportunity Imperative
Presenter(s):
 Craig McLean, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and NOAA Acting Chief Scientist.
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.govTracy.Gill@noaa.govSandra.Claar@noaa.gov , Katie.Rowley@noaa.gov
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Abstract:
TBD
About the speaker:  Craig McLean is the Assistant Administrator for NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. He is responsible for NOAA's research enterprise including a network of research laboratories and the execution of NOAA programs including the Climate Program, Weather Research, National Sea Grant, and Ocean Exploration, to name a few. Among a number of formal international engagements in science and technology, Mr. McLean serves as the U.S. Representative to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), and as the U.S. Representative for the U.S.-European Union-Canada Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation. Mr. McLean has previously served throughout NOAA, in the National Marine Fisheries Service, National Ocean Service, NOAA's General Counsel, and was the founding Director of NOAA's Ocean Exploration program. He served in uniform for nearly 25 years in NOAA's Commissioned Corps, retiring at the rank of Captain. Mr. McLean is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and of the Marine Technology Society, and a past-president and former chairman of the Sea-Space Symposium. https://www.noaa.gov/our-people/leadership/craig-mclean
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16 April 2020

Title: Quantifying the overlap of trawl fisheries with deep-sea corals and sponges in the Aleutians Islands, Alaska
Presenter(s): John Olson - NOAA Fisheries Alaska Regional Office
Date & Time: 16 April 2020
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar and in HQ SSMC3 13514 conf room
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series 

Speaker: John Olson - NOAA Fisheries Alaska Regional Office

Sponsor: NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program

Point of Contact: heather.coleman@noaa.gov (301-427-8650)

Register for the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6600028956568341772.

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Abstract:
Deep-sea coral and sponge communities in the Aleutian Islands are important habitat features for many life stages of commercially important fish targets, including Atka mackerel, Pacific cod, and rockfish. The effects of commercial fishing activities on deep-sea corals and sponges has been difficult to quantify due to a lack of spatially-explicit fishery data, bottom contact by different gear types, undetermined location of corals and sponges, and the susceptibility and recovery dynamics these structure-forming invertebrates (SFI). To address these challenges, a fishing effects model was developed in the North Pacific to integrate spatially explicit VMS data with target-specific gear configurations for over 40,000 bottom trawls since 2003. Fishery observer coverage for Aleutian Island trawl fisheries is nearly 100 percent and records catch species composition. Species distribution models provide presence data for coral, sponge, Primnoidae, and Stylasteridae. A simple spatial overlap analysis of the trawl footprint indicates trawl fisheries are extremely aggregated and spatially distinct for three main targets " mackerel, cod, and rockfish. Across the Aleutian Islands, trawl fisheries affect less than 10% of areas of the highest probability of presence for SFIs. Patterns in spatial variation exist longitudinally, from about 5% in the eastern, 10% in the central, and 20% in the western Aleutians. This footprint analysis depicts maximum overlap, as it does not account for bottom contact, estimated at between 20 and 100% for AI fisheries, or susceptibility or recovery of SFIs. However, this analysis does provide valuable information for fishery managers evaluating impacts on SFIs.

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23 April 2020

Title: Gardening Corals for Reef Restoration
Presenter(s): Katie Lohr, Conservation Science Fellow for the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries through the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program
Date & Time: 23 April 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:


OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Gardening Corals for Reef Restoration
Presenter(s):
Katie Lohr, Conservation Science Fellow for the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries through the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program
Sponsor(s):
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/4679716503903139852

Abstract:
As coral reefs decline globally, interest in using coral gardening techniques for reef restoration is increasing. This webinar presentation will review well-established and cutting-edge techniques for propagating and restoring corals, as well as experimental work focused on identifying corals that can survive future ocean conditions.
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
Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email: Send an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word 'subscribe' in the subject or body. Visit the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series website for more information. https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/seminars/
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21 May 2020

Title: Creating OneNOAA
Presenter(s): Louisa Koch, NOAA's Director of Education
Date & Time: 21 May 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar (see below) or for NOAA Silver Spring staff, Central Library, SSMC3, 2nd floor
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Seminars are available to the Public via webinar, and NOAA staff can attend in person or via webinar.   
Title: Creating OneNOAA
Presenter(s):
 Louisa Koch, NOAA's Director of Education    
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.govTracy.Gill@noaa.govSandra.Claar@noaa.gov , Katie.Rowley@noaa.gov
Remote access:
 Register for webinar at  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7252722149571253516  
After registering, an confirmation email will arrive with the webinar join link.  
Questions will be addressed in the question panel. This Webcast will be recorded, archived and made accessible in the near future. Questions? Email katie.rowley@noaa.gov

Abstract:
 Explore NOAA's representation and opportunities to better integrate, leverage and increase NOAA resources.  
About the speaker: Louisa Koch, NOAA's Director of Education, educates and inspires the public and future workforce about the Earth System working with NOAA's amazing array of people, partners, places and information. Ms. Koch served as NOAA's acting Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Assistant Administrator for Research. Before joining NOAA, Ms. Koch worked for Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Defense and the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress. Ms. Koch earned a Master's in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's in Physics from Middlebury College. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters. https://www.noaa.gov/education/our-people/louisa-koch 
 
Are our seminars recorded? Yes. When available these will be posted here: https://libguides.library.noaa.gov/noaaenvironmentalleadershipseries
Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email: Send an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word 'subscribe' in the subject or body. Visit the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series website for more information. https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/seminars/
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9 June 2020

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
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 POCs for questions: For questions about the seminars:  Hernan.Garcia@noaa.govTracy.Gill@noaa.govSandra.Claar@noaa.gov , Katie.Rowley@noaa.gov
Remote access:
 Register for webinar at https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/werner/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: 
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
Audio is over the computer, so adjust volume on your computer speakers or headsets.
Questions? Email Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

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.
About the speaker: Dr. Francisco (Cisco) Werner is the Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor for NOAA Fisheries, a role he took on in June 2017. 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, including 24 labs and field stations, and the Office of Science and Technology. Cisco previously served as the Science and Research Director for NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center from 2011 to 2016. Prior to joining NOAA Fisheries, he was the Director of the Institute of Marine and Coastal Studies at Rutgers University. Cisco's research has focused on the development and implementation of numerical models of ocean circulation and ocean forecasting systems. He has also published extensively on the effects of physical forcing on marine ecosystems and the impact on the structure, function, and abundance of ecologically and commercially important species in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. He served as Chair of the GLOBEC (Global Ecosystem Dynamics) Program, and is presently the U.S. delegate to PICES (the North Pacific Marine Science Organization). Cisco earned his BSc in Mathematics, and his MSc and PhD in Oceanography, all from the University of Washington.  https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/contact/cisco-werner-phd
Are our seminars recorded? Yes. When available these will be posted here: https://libguides.library.noaa.gov/noaaenvironmentalleadershipseries
Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email: Send an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word 'subscribe' in the subject or body. Visit the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series website for more information. https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/seminars/
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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.govTracy.Gill@noaa.govSandra.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: 
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
Audio is over the computer, so adjust volume on your computer speakers or headsets.
Questions? Email Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Abstract:
TBD
Bio:
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
Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email: Send an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word 'subscribe' in the subject or body. Visit the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series website for more information. https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/seminars/
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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, 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.  
Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email: Send an email to OneNOAAscience seminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word 'subscribe' in the subject or body. See http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/seminars/
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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.govTracy.Gill@noaa.govSandra.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: 
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
Audio is over the computer, so adjust volume on your computer speakers or headsets.
Questions? Email Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Abstract:
TBD
About the speaker: TBD
Are our seminars recorded? Yes. When available these will be posted here: https://libguides.library.noaa.gov/noaaenvironmentalleadershipseries
Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email: Send an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word 'subscribe' in the subject or body. Visit the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series website for more information. https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/seminars/
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