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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: Via webinar only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar
Note: This series will be presented online only.



Presenter(s):
Vladimir Krasnopolsky, NWS/NCEP/EMC

Sponsor(s):
STAR Science Seminar Series: Special Seminar Series on AI

Remote Access:
WebEx:
Event Number: 905 519 423
Password: STARSeminar

Event address for attendees:
https://noaa-nesdis-star.webex.com/noaa-nesdis-star/j.php?MTID=mc7f89d898d256f1b2fed2795e488a264

Audio:
+1-415-527-5035 US Toll
Access code: 905 519 423



Slides:
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/documents/seminardocs/2020/20200401_Krasnopolsky.pdf
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/documents/seminardocs/2020/20200401_Krasnopolsky.pptx


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(s):
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.”

Seminar Contact:
Stacy Bunin, stacy.bunin@noaa.gov

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Title: Three Short Talks on Innovative Technologies, Measuring Ice Keels in the US Arctic and Inexpensive Loggers for Underway Systems
Presenter(s): Shaun W. Bell, MS/MAT; Margaret Sullivan, B.S., and David A. Strausz III, B.S., University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, WA
Date & Time: 1 April 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar or PMEL Oceanographer Room (Bldg 3 Room #2104), 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Three Short Talks on Innovative Technologies, Measuring Ice Keels in the US Arctic and Inexpensive Loggers for Underway Systems

Presenter(s):
Shaun W. Bell (MS/MAT), Margaret Sullivan (B.S.), and David A. Strausz III (B.S.), University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, WA.

Sponsor(s):
This seminar is part of NOAA's EcoFOCI bi-annual seminar series focused on the ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea and U.S. Arctic to improve understanding of ecosystem dynamics and applications of that understanding to the management of living marine resources. Visit the EcoFOCI webpage for more information, https://www.ecofoci.noaa.gov/.Titles:
  1. Improved Biophysical Observations from a Profiling Moored Observing Platform in the Southeast Bering Sea (Shaun Bell)
  2. Changing Seasons in the Chukchi Sea MIZ: a look at multiple years of ice draft from moorings near Icy Cape, Alaska (Peggy Sullivan)
  3. An Inexpensive Underway Sampling System Logger (Dave Strausz)


Abstract:
  1. Exploring 4 years of Prawler data at Mooring site M2 and the insights this platform provides.
  2. Sonarice data tells a story of the dynamics of seasonal ice formation, and illustrates a trend toward decreasing winter ice-cover.
  3. How to use a Raspberry Pi to make a simple and inexpensive logger for oceanographic instruments.


Remote Access:
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You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
Access Code: 891-851-101 Seminar POC: Heather Tabisola, heather.tabisola@noaa.gov

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Title: ​Rescheduled to 6/18: Lab-to-land: An Overview of Ocean Information Services in India
Presenter(s): Dr. Nimit Kumar, Marine Ecologist, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services - INCOIS
Date & Time: 1 April 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar Only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
RESCHEDULED TO 6/18/20

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

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

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS); science seminar coordinator is Tracy. Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Please register at: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/incois/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar.
Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Audio is over the computer, so adjust volume on your computer speakers or headset. Questions will be addressed in the chat window. This Webcast will be recorded, archived and made accessible in the near future. You can test your ability to use Adobe Connect at the following link:
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Questions? Email Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

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

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

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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: Webinar only
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
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar.
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. 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 headset.
Questions? Email Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

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(s):
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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3 April 2020

Title:
New
In situ measurements of circulation features influencing cross-shelf transport around Northwest Cuba
Presenter(s): Matthieu Le Hénaff, University of Miami, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, NOAA's Atmospheric Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Date & Time: 3 April 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar Only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Sponsor(s):
Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

Presenter(s):
Matthieu Le Hénaff, University of Miami - Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, NOAA's Atmospheric Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

Remote Access:
Hangouts Meet: meet.google.com/kbi-kvww-nes

Phone: ‪+1 484-930-0375‬ PIN: ‪825 223 151‬#

Abstract:
We analyzed circulation processes sampled in the Gulf of Mexico in May 2016 by the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. This dataset is one of the first in situ surveys in Cuban waters available to the international community. Along northwest Cuba, these data suggested coastal upwelling and revealed, for the first time, a ~50 km diameter Cuba ANticyclonic eddy, as well as a ~25 km diameter cyclonic eddy, which together advected upwelled waters offshore. The anticyclonic eddy was associated with downwelling, and the cyclonic eddy with upwelling. At the western tip of Cuba, local currents were predominantly anticyclonic, probably due to the proximity of the retracted Loop Current, with limited export of coastal waters. Conversely, additional data from two cruises supported by NOAA in 2015 and 2017, when the Loop Current was extended, showed cyclonic circulation within upwelling filaments extending far offshore. These processes are important, as they can potentially entrain marine organism larvae from local reefs into the Loop Current system and to other reef ecosystems of the region. They might also affect the oil transport in case of a spill in Cuban waters. The 2016 cruise took place after the shedding of a Loop Current Ring, which involved an unusually large (~250 km) cyclonic frontal eddy. The eddy signature was observed down to 1200 m depth, deeper than the Loop Current. Along its southern edge, filaments exported from the Campeche Bank were associated with high relative chlorophyll-a at 30-60 m depth.

About the author:

Dr. Matthieu Le Hénaff received his Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography at the Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France, in 2008, with a focus on regional and coastal oceanography. In 2009, he joined the University of Miami (UM) as a Post-doc, where he started studying the Gulf of Mexico circulation, through modeling and observations. He has since worked on several important aspects related to the Gulf dynamics, including mesoscale circulation, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, or the interactions of the Gulf circulation with the Mississippi River plume. He recently started studying the influence of ocean conditions on hurricane forecast. He has been Assistant Scientist at UM since 2012, and since 2015 he is based at NOAA/AOML through the Cooperative Institute CIMAS.

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8 April 2020

Title: Understanding Key Components of the Atmospheric Science Machine Learning Pipeline
Presenter(s): David John Gagne, NCAR
Date & Time: 8 April 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Via webinar only,
Description:

STAR Science Seminars
Note: This series will be presented online only.

Presenter(s):
David John Gagne, NCAR

Sponsor(s):
STAR Science Seminar Series: Special Seminar Series on AI

Remote Access:
WebEx:Event Number: 909 492 412
Password: STARSeminar

Event address for attendees:
https://noaa-nesdis-star.webex.com/noaa-nesdis-star/j.php?MTID=m8f8f05fb2abf3fd586202cc6644da0b7

Audio:
+1-415-527-5035 US Toll
Access code: 909 492 412

Abstract:
The success of a machine learning system depends on not only the choice of machine learning algorithm but also on how the the whole machine learning pipeline is constructed. In this presentation, the key components of the machine learning pipeline, including problem definition, preprocessing, choosing appropriate algorithms, training, evaluation, and interpretation will be described. Common approaches in the atmospheric sciences for each component will be explained and linked with examples from machine learning applications in the atmospheric sciences. Finally, challenges of transitioning machine learning systems to operational use will be discussed.

Bio(s):
David John Gagne is a Machine Learning Scientist in the Computational Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) and the Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). His research focuses on developing machine learning systems to improve the prediction and understanding of high impact weather, and to enhance weather and climate models. During his time at NCAR, he has collaborated with interdisciplinary teams to produce machine learning systems to study hail, tornadoes, hurricanes, and renewable energy. He has also developed short courses and hackathons to provide atmospheric scientists hands-on experience with machine learning. Gagne received his Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma in 2016 and completed an Advanced Study Program postdoctoral fellowship at NCAR in 2018. In addition to his duties at NCAR, he also serves as chair of the American Meteorological Society Artificial Intelligence Committee.

Seminar Contact:
Stacy Bunin, stacy.bunin@noaa.gov
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Title:
New
Great Lakes Hydrology Research Needs
Presenter(s): Lauren Fry, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Date & Time: 8 April 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar Only,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Dr. Lauren Fry, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, Office of Great Lakes Hydraulics and Hydrology, Visiting Scientist with NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Register for the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1625490908646177038

Abstract:
Multiple record high water levels were broken in 2019 across most of the Great Lakes, and record or near record high levels continue in 2020. The Great Lakes are home to roughly 27 million people living in coastal counties in on the U.S. side of the basin. The high water levels have resulted in impacts related to coastal flooding and erosion. The dramatic rise in water levels beginning in 2013 came on the heels of more than 10 years of very low water levels that resulted in different impacts to coastal communities. This presentation will describe the current high water event and highlight research challenges and ongoing research efforts at GLERL and USACE related to Great Lakes water levels.

Key Takeaways:
  • All of the Great Lakes were at record or near record high water levels in 2019 and now in 2020, resulting in significant impacts related to coastal flooding and erosion.
  • The vast area of the lakes, relative to their watershed size, and the international boundary that bisects the basin pose unique research challenges related to data discontinuities and binational water management.
  • Predicting coastal impacts along the Great Lakes requires coupling of hydrological models (such as the National Water Model) with hydrodynamic models (such as the Finite Volume Community Ocean Model).


Bio(s):
Lauren Fry is the technical lead for Great Lakes Hydrology at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District, which monitors the Great Lakes water budget and provides seasonal water level forecasts in its role in supporting the International Joint Commission in Great Lakes water management. She is also a visiting scientist with NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, providing leadership to hydrological research activities in support of the research needs for Great Lakes water management and development of the National Water Model for the Great Lakes.

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Title:
New
The Cost of Inaction: Expensive Health Harms of Climate-Sensitive Events
Presenter(s): Dr. Vijay Limaye, Climate Change and Health Science Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council
Date & Time: 8 April 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: SSMC4 - Large Conference Room - 9153
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
The Cost of Inaction: Expensive Health Harms of Climate-Sensitive Events

Presenter(s):
Dr. Vijay Limaye, Climate Change and Health Science Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS); science seminar coordinator is Tracy. Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Please register at: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/limaye/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. You can test your ability to use Adobe Connect at the following link:
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Abstract:
Global climate change is underway and accelerating, posing serious threats to human health. Recent national and international climate change assessments have drawn attention to the substantial risks that climate change poses to economic stability; these reports have also highlighted the need for better estimates of the economic risks of the climate crisis. Amongst those risks, the physical and mental health-related costs of climate change are amongst the least studied. Our project analyzed publicly available data sets, government databases, and published analyses in the peer‐reviewed literature to estimate the human health‐related costs of a subset of 10 climate‐sensitive case studies that occurred in 11 U.S. states during 2012: wildfires in Colorado and Washington, ozone air pollution in Nevada, extreme heat in Wisconsin, infectious disease outbreaks of tick‐borne Lyme disease in Michigan and mosquito‐borne West Nile virus in Texas, extreme weather in Ohio, impacts of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York, allergenic oak pollen in North Carolina, and harmful algal blooms on the Florida coast. The high health‐related costs of climate‐sensitive events highlight the need to mitigate climate change and adapt to its unavoidable impacts.

Bio(s):
Vijay Limaye is a Climate Change and Health Science Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is broadly interested in addressing international environmental health challenges - quantifying, communicating, and mitigating the risks associated with climate change - with a focus on the public health burden of air pollution and extreme heat events. Prior to his role at NRDC, Dr. Limaye worked for three years as a scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional offices in San Francisco and Chicago, focusing on Clean Air Act regulatory implementation, risk communication, citizen science, and air-quality monitoring policy. Dr. Limaye, who also speaks Spanish and Hindi, has conducted interdisciplinary research quantifying the health impacts of climate change-triggered air pollution and heat waves for populations in the U.S. and India. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in environmental epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Title:
New
Adaptation, Resilience, and Transformation in Maine’s Coastal Communities
Presenter(s): Heather Leslie, University of Maine
Date & Time: 8 April 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar ONLY,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Heather Leslie of the University of Maine, Darling Marine Center & School of Marine Sciences

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

Remote Access:
If you are located outside of Silver Spring, please register for the Ecosystem Based Management/EBFM seminar series: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7176794265318594306 Registering for this seminar will provide you access to the full series of seminars. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Participants can use their telephone OR computer mic & speakers (VoIP).

Abstract:
Coastal communities' ability to adapt to socioeconomic and environmental change is a subject of increasing attention. The research group I co-lead with Joshua Stoll uses a social-ecological systems framework to investigate, map, and analyze the capacity for sustaining fishing-dependent, place-based communities, including the state of Maine, USA. I will describe how we conduct this research in partnership with our students and community partners, by integrating diverse biophysical and social science approaches at multiple spatial scales. I will share three vignettes to illustrate how diverse disciplines, institutions and worldviews can be leveraged to advance ecosystem science and stewardship, and to train the next generation of marine science and policy professionals. Our research aims to contribute to better understanding of the adaptive capacity, resilience, and risk and opportunities posed by transformation in coastal communities and underscores the need for ecosystem-based approaches to studying and supporting adaptation in fisheries-dependent communities in Maine and beyond.

Bio(s):
Heather is Director of the University of Maine's marine laboratory, Darling Marine Center, and Associate Professor of Marine Sciences in UMaine's School of Marine Sciences. She studies the drivers of ecological and social processes in marine systems, and how to more effectively connect science to policy and management. Together with co-editor Karen McLeod and more than 40 contributing authors, she published Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans in 2009. This collaborative project catalyzed Heather's engagement in the science and practice of EBM in the US and Mexico, in particular. While this seminar will focus on her most recent work in Maine, information about her EBM-related research in Mexico and elsewhere is available at https://umaine.edu/leslie-lab/

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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:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

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.

Visit the NGS Webinar Series website to register, sign up to receive monthly webinar notices, and learn more: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/web/science_edu/webinar_series/.

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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: 9 April 2020
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar and in HQ SSMC3 13514 conf room
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Meredith Everett - NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology ProgramPoint of Contact: heather.coleman@noaa.gov (301-427-8650)Register for the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6172660881479604236.For audio: Participants can use their computer speakers or call 631-992-3221 followed by passcode 493-034-810.

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: 9 April 2020
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Erin Easton - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology ProgramPoint of Contact: heather.coleman@noaa.gov (301-427-8650)Register for the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6172660881479604236.For audio: Participants can use their computer speakers or call 631-992-3221 followed by passcode 493-034-810.

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.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
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14 April 2020

Title:
New
Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar
Presenter(s): Sandra Rayne, Southeast Regional Climate Center, David Zierden, Florida State Climatologist, Kenneth Kunkel, North Carolina Climate Science Report
Date & Time: 14 April 2020
10:00 am - 10:45 am ET
Location: Webinar,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):

Climate Overview
Sandra Rayne | Southeast Regional Climate Center

Emerging Florida Drought
David Zierden | Florida State Climatologist

State Spotlight
Kenneth Kunkel | North Carolina Climate Science Report

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 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/6237950982818924556

Are our seminars recorded? Yes, you can find them here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmADP4Cm4SNtYZMmrY48PtQ)

Seminar POC for questions: Meredith Muth (Meredith.muth@noaa.gov)

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Title: NOAA NCEI Appraisal to Archive
Presenter(s): Steve Ruts, NOAA NCEI
Date & Time: 14 April 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: via webinar (registration required)
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Steve Rutz

Remote Access:
Please register for NCEI Seminar Series at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3963349493388174861
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.If you are joining from a telephone, dial:415-655-0060Access code: 219-817-007
POC for questions: Fred Burnett - NOAA Federal <fred.burnett@noaa.gov>

Abstarct: TBD

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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: Via webinar only.
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
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.gov, Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov, Sandra.Claar@noaa.gov , Katie.Rowley@noaa.gov

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

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

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

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

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15 April 2020

Title: From the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska: Impacts of dynamic physical processes on the ecology and survival of the early life stages of marine fishes
Presenter(s): Kelia Axler, MSc., Research Fisheries Biologist, NOAA, Seattle, WA
Date & Time: 15 April 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: PMEL Oceanographer Room (Building 3 Room #2104), 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98103 or https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/891851101,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Kelia Axler, MSc., Research Fisheries Biologist, NOAA, Seattle,WA.

Seminar sponsor: This seminar is part of NOAA's EcoFOCI bi-annual seminar series focused on the ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea and U.S. Arctic to improve understanding of ecosystem dynamics and applications of that understanding to the management of living marine resources. Visit the EcoFOCI webpage for more information, https://www.ecofoci.noaa.gov/.

Abstract:
Fine-scale distributions, predator-prey dynamics, and survival of fish larvae in a dynamic coastal river-dominated ecosystem.Remote Connection: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/891851101
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United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
Access Code: 891-851-101 Seminar POC: Heather Tabisola (heather.tabisola@noaa.gov)

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Title: Future changes in Alaska snow conditions from statistically downscaled climate projections
Presenter(s): Jeremy Littell, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center USGS
Date & Time: 15 April 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar (see description)
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Jeremy Littell, Research Ecologist / Lead Scientist, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center USGS

Sponsor(s):
Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), A NOAA RISA Team

Seminar Contact: Tina Buxbaum (tmbuxbaum@alaska.edu, 907-474-7812) or Sean Bath (sean.bath@noaa.gov)

Remote Access:
https://uaf-accap.org/event/future-changes-in-alaska-snow-conditions-from-statistically-downscaled-climate-projections/

Abstract:

Changes in the cryosphere represent one of the major climate impacts pathways in Alaska. Until recently, projections of future snowpack responses to climate change were geographically coarse scale and poorly tailored to the needs of decision makers and stakeholders. In this presentation, I describe snowpack projections from statistically downscaled precipitation and snow day fraction developed for Alaska. I focus on snowfall water equivalent and a hydrologically relevant indicator of seasonal streamflow. I also present some sub-regional examples developed for specific stakeholder needs in Alaska.

Are our seminars recorded? Yes, you can find them here (https://uaf-accap.org/events/about-accap-webinars/)

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16 April 2020

Title:
New
TBD: Organic matter sources on the Chukchi Sea shelf in a changing Arcitc
Presenter(s): Ann-Christine Zinkann, OAR
Date & Time: 16 April 2020
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar ONLY
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Central Library and the 2020 Knauss Fellowship

Presenter(s):
Ann-Christine Zinkann, Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program, OAR

Abstract:
TBD

Bio(s):
Ann received her PhD in Marine Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks focussing on organic matter source contribution to lower trophic level food webs, with a specific interest in terrestrial and bacterial organic matter.

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Title:
New
Diatom community composition shifts driven by coherent cyclonic mesoscale eddies in the California Current System
Presenter(s): Zuzy Abdala, NMFS
Date & Time: 16 April 2020
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar ONLY
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Central Library and the 2020 Knauss Fellowship

Presenter(s):
Zuzy Abdala, Habitat Science & Policy Analyst, Knauss Fellow; NMFS Office of Habitat Conservation

Abstract:
Diatom communities trapped within CCS mesoscale eddies evolve in response to environmental shifts as they travel offshore. The high nutrients in coastal waters are drawn down over time by coastal diatoms with higher nutrient requirements, leaving behind low-nutrient waters suitable for oceanic diatoms and diatoms with low-nutrient adaptations. The combined effect of transport by, and ecological succession within the eddies is likely a key factor in mediating carbon cycling and export across the wider CCS region.

Bio(s):
Zuzanna Abdala recently earned her Master's in biological oceanography at Old Dominion University as a NSF Graduate Research Fellow studying diatom community composition in California Current System eddies. In February, she began her Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship in the Office of Habitat Conservation's Restoration Center within NMFS where she is building a framework for a technical assistance assessment of habitat restoration projects.


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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

Presenter(s):
John Olson - NOAA Fisheries Alaska Regional Office

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology ProgramPoint of Contact: heather.coleman@noaa.gov (301-427-8650)Register for the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6600028956568341772.For audio: Participants can use their computer speakers or call 415-655-0060 followed by passcode 654-149-455.

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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Title: Deep-sea data measurements and gaps identified by NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
Presenter(s): Amanda Netburn - NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research)
Date & Time: 16 April 2020
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: NCWCP, room 2155,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series & NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program webinar series



Presenter(s):
Amanda Netburn - NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology ProgramPoint of Contact: heather.coleman@noaa.gov (301-427-8650)Register for the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6600028956568341772.For audio: Participants can use their computer speakers or call 415-655-0060 followed by passcode 654-149-455.

Abstract:
Deep-sea corals and sponges provide critical habitat for commercially important fisheries species and have the potential to produce compounds with biomedical applications. Despite their importance, there continues to be a lack of information about deep-sea corals and sponges as well as other deep ocean organisms due to depth and technological limitations. Distribution and abundance remain unknown, and it remains difficult to collect specimens for identification, DNA sequencing, and chemical isolation. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) working group has synthesized a comprehensive list of data types and measurements currently collected during OER expeditions aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. The group has further summarized the deep-sea community's data needs by mining workshop reports and other community-driven outputs for recommendations to address knowledge and data collection gaps. High priority data types that are not currently included in standard Okeanos Explorer operations include environmental DNA (eDNA), which can provide taxonomic identities of a full range of organisms. This group is evaluating the feasibility of collecting other high-priority data types, such as microbiome and microbial composition, nutrients, carbon, particulate matter, metals, and ocean sound, and implementing new measurements into operations. The current data measurements and future improvements will help in addressing deep-sea knowledge gaps, and inform the conservation and management of the deep sea.

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17 April 2020

Title: ACCAP Webinar: April 2020 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
Presenter(s): Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy
Date & Time: 17 April 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar (see description)
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)

Sponsor(s):
Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), A NOAA RISA Team

POC: Tina Buxbaum (tmbuxbaum@alaska.edu, 907-474-7812)

Remote Access:
http://accap.adobeconnect.com/april2020/event/registration.html

Abstract:

The tools and techniques for making monthly and season scale climate forecasts are rapidly changing, with the potential to provide useful forecasts at the month and longer range. We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for the coming months. Feel free to bring your lunch and join the gathering in person or online to learn more about Alaska climate and weather.

Available in-person at: Room 407 in the Akasofu Building on the UAF Campus in Fairbanks

Are our seminars recorded? Yes, you can find them here (https://uaf-accap.org/events/about-accap-webinars/)

Seminar POC for questions: tmbuxbaum@alaska.edu or sean.bath@noaa.gov

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21 April 2020

Title: 2020 Alaska River Break-up Preview
Presenter(s): Crane Johnson, National Weather Service and Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy
Date & Time: 21 April 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar (see description)
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Crane Johnson, National Weather Service, and Rick Thoman, ACCAP

Sponsor(s):
Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), A NOAA RISA Team

POC: Tina Buxbaum (tmbuxbaum@alaska.edu, 907-474-7812)

Remote Access:
https://uaf-accap.org/event/2020-alaska-river-break-up-preview/

Abstract:

Most of Alaska has just come off of a colder or snowier (or both) winter than in recent years. Crane Johnson with the NWS Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center will review break-up basics and an overview of current conditions. ACCAP Alaska Climate Specialist Rick Thoman will provide the latest subseasonal outlooks that help inform the APRFC's official break-up outlook.

Are our seminars recorded? Yes, you can find them here (https://uaf-accap.org/events/about-accap-webinars/)

Seminar POC for questions: tmbuxbaum@alaska.edu or sean.bath@noaa.gov

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Title: Restoring Native Oysters on North America's West Coast
Presenter(s): Dr. Kerstin Wasson, Elkhorn Sough NERR; Dr. April Ridlon, Native Olympia Oyster Collaborative
Date & Time: 21 April 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar Only ,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Restoring Native Oysters on North America's West Coast

Presenter(s):
Dr. Kerstin Wasson, Elkhorn Sough NERR; Dr. April Ridlon, Native Olympia Oyster Collaborative

Sponsor(s):
NERRS Science Collaborative

Remote Access:
Please register through GoToWebinar (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2476134674199426306)

Seminar POCs for questions:
dwight.trueblood@noaa.gov or nsoberal@umich.edu

Abstract:

Ostrea lurida, the Olympia oyster, is native to the western coast of NorthAmerica from British Columbia to Baja California, where it is a vital part ofbays and estuaries along the Pacific coast, providing food for humans and otherspecies and enriching diversity. This webinar introduces the unique ecology ofthe Olympia oyster, the challenges it faces, and approaches taken torestoration. It also highlights the accomplishments of The Native OlympiaOyster Collaborative, a community of practice formed to rebuild populations ofOlympia oysters to maintain their legacy for future generations, including a website thatserves as a portal for resources about native oyster science, restoration, andeducation, and story map that synthesizes approachesand lessons learned from Olympia oyster restoration projects to date. Theselessons apply to restoration of any coastal foundation species anywhere: theimportance of a structured decision-framework to match goals to approaches, theopportunities for community engagement, the need to consider ecosystemprocesses, and the value of a regional network for strategic planning.

Bio(s):
Dr. Kerstin Wasson has served as Research Coordinator of the Elkhorn Slough NERR for the past 20 years, publishing about 40 papers on a variety of topics in estuarine science during this period, from sea otters to water quality. While she is dedicated to place-based research, she also has led various collaborative endeavors across a network of oyster and marsh restoration sites, scaling up to seek generality in estuarine ecology.

Dr. April Ridlon is the Collaborative Lead for the Native Olympia Oyster Collaborative (NOOC), and a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP). In these roles, she engages in and coordinates research into the native Olympia oyster, and is assessing aquaculture as a conservation intervention for this oyster, and for marine foundation species broadly.

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22 April 2020

Title: Phylogenomic analysis of flatfishes based on exon-capture data
Presenter(s): TBD
Date & Time: 22 April 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: PMEL Oceanographer Room (Building 3 Room #2104), 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Phylogenomic analysis of flatfishes based on exon-capture data

Presenter(s):
Calder Atta, BSc., Research Assistant, University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, WA. Seminar

Sponsor(s):

This seminar is part of NOAA's EcoFOCI bi-annual seminar series focused on the ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea and U.S. Arctic to improve understanding of ecosystem dynamics and applications of that understanding to the management of living marine resources. Visit the EcoFOCI webpage for more information, https://www.ecofoci.noaa.gov/.

Abstract:
Using a comprehensive genome-wide dataset to address a complex history of disagreement between studies that has spanned more than a century.Remote Connection:
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United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
Access Code: 891-851-101
Seminar POC: Heather Tabisola (heather.tabisola@noaa.gov)

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Title: Building Inner Resilience through Mindfulness in Challenging Times
Presenter(s): Hugh Byrne, PhD, Senior teacher, Insight Meditation Community of Washington and Co-founder of Mindfulness Training Institute of Washington
Date & Time: 22 April 2020
2:00 pm - 3:20 pm ET
Location: TBD
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:

Building Inner Resilience through Mindfulness in Challenging Times

Presenter(s):
Hugh Byrne, PhD, Senior teacher, Insight Meditation Community of Washington and
Co-founder of Mindfulness Training Institute of Washington

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) Headquarters People's Committee and NOAA/NOS Science Seminar Series. Points of contact for this seminar are Nicole Fernandes and Tracy Gill. If interested in obtaining a PDF of the slides and/or the mp4 recording, contact Tracy Gill.

Remote Access:
Please register here: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/hughbyrne/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use Adobe Connect, before the webinar, here. Audio isover 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:
Mindfulness -- paying attention without judgment to our moment-to-moment experience -- is a quality that can be developed through training and that when practiced is associated with significant physical and mental health benefits. Through practices of meeting our emotions, bodily sensations, thoughts and other experiences with acceptance and kindness, mindfulness helps strengthen resilience, allowing us to meet life's challenges with greater ease and balance. In this seminar we will discuss mindfulness and its benefits and explore practices to calm the body and mind and find ease and well-being amidst life's joys and sorrows. Mindfulness practices can be particularly helpful in coping with the uncertainty associated with the current COVID-19 situation.

Bio(s):
Hugh Byrne, PhD is a senior teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW)and has been teaching and guiding trainings, workshops and intensive retreats for 20 years within the U.S. and internationally. Hugh is trained in,and teaches, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and mind-body somatic experiencing approach to healing. Hugh has a law degree from London University and a PhD from UCLA, and worked for more than two decades in the field of human rights and social justice. He is the author of The Here-and-Now Habit and Habit Swap: Trade In Your Unhealthy Habits for Mindful Ones,

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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

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30 April 2020

Title: Eastern Region Climate Services Webinar/Northeast: Rutgers Global Snow Lab and Snow Season Recap
Presenter(s): Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center and Dr. David Robinson, Professor at Rutgers University and New Jersey State Climatologist
Date & Time: 30 April 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am ET
Location: via Zoom webinar (registration required),
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:

Eastern Region Climate Services Webinar/Northeast: Rutgers Global Snow Lab and Snow Season Recap

Presenter(s):
Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center, and
Dr. David Robinson, Professor at Rutgers University and New Jersey State Climatologist.


Sponsor(s):

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

Remote Access:

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

Abstract:

The webinar will feature a recap of April conditions and a discussion on the Rutgers Global Snow Lab and the recent snow season in the Northeast U.S.

Bio(s):
TBD

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Title: Bet Your Bottom Dollar: Mapping and Modelling Benthic Macrofauna Distribution in the New York Wind Energy Area
Presenter(s): Will Sautter, Marine GIS Analyst working for CSS, Inc, in support of NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, Biogeography Branch. Presenting in person at NOAA in Silver Spring
Date & Time: 30 April 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: SSMC4 - Large Conference Room - 8150,
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Bet Your Bottom Dollar: Mapping and Modelling Benthic Macrofauna Distribution in the New York Wind Energy Area

Presenter(s):
Will Sautter, Marine GIS Analyst working for CSS, Inc, in support of NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Marine Spatial Ecology Division, Biogeography Branch.

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS); coordinator is Tracy Gill. If interested in obtaining a PDF of the slides and/or the mp4 recording, contact Tracy Gill.

Remote Access:
Please register here. https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/sautter/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use 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:

NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) was funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to conduct a substrate analysis and benthic faunal assessment of the New York Wind Energy Area (NYWEA). NCCOS mapped the NYWEA using multibeam echosounders for bathymetry and backscatter, and then conducted a ground validation mission using a modified van Veen grab sampler. Underwater video data and sediment samples were collected at 400 different ground validation sites to classify the geoform, substrate, and biotic cover of the seafloor. The ground validation analysis revealed a vast sandy seascape with aggregations of pebbles and broken shell, and large colonies of foraging common sand dollars (Echinarachnius parma). Other benthic macrofauna were observed in the NYWEA including common sea stars (Asterias rubens), polychaete worms, hermit crabs ( Paguroidea sp.), and Atlantic moon snails (Euspira heros). The only species of fish that was observed during the survey was the little skate (Leucoraja erinacea), however the common sand dollar was the most abundant and widely distributed type of fauna. We used multiple linear regressions and geospatial models to examine the relationships between sand dollar abundance across depth, substrate type, and geoform type. This information helps scientists and managers understand how benthic faunal communities are distributed in the New York Bight, which is a critical component for the site suitability analysis and environmental impact assessments for the offshore wind farm.

Bio(s):
Will Sautter is a marine GIS analyst with the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science in Silver Spring, MD. Originally from Charleston, SC, he received a Bachelor of Science in Geology at Appalachian State University in North Carolina and is currently working on a Master's in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University. He specializes in mapping the seafloor using multibeam sonars, video analysis, and sedimentology. Will has been a part of many mapping missions through the National Ocean Service; from finding shipwrecks in National Marine Sanctuaries, exploring uncharted canyons in the Caribbean, to helping inform management decisions for offshore renewable energy projects. His latest work has been focussed on the habitat mapping of the New York Wind Energy Area, which was funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

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14 May 2020

Title: The Allen Coral Atlas: A New Map for Coral Conservation
Presenter(s): Brianna Bambic, Allen Coral Atlas Field Engagement Manager, National Geographic Society, Helen Fox, PhD, Allen Coral Atlas Field Engagement Lead, National Geographic Society; and Paulina Gerstner, Project Manager, Vulcan, Inc.
Date & Time: 14 May 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Likely Webinar only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
NOTE: THIS WEBINAR WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN AT 4PM EDT.

Title:
The Allen Coral Atlas: A New Map for Coral Conservation

Speaker(s)
- Brianna Bambic, Allen Coral Atlas Field Engagement Manager, National Geographic Society
- Helen Fox, PhD, Allen Coral Atlas Field Engagement Lead, National Geographic Society
- Paulina Gerstner, Project Manager, Vulcan, Inc.

Sponsor(s):

NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) science seminar coordinator Tracy Gill and NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program Communications Director, Robin Garcia.

Remote Access:
Please register at:https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/allencoralatlas/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. You can test your ability to use Adobe Connect at the following link:
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Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Audio is over the computer, so adjust volume on your computer speakers or headset. Questions will be addressed in the chat window. This webinar will be recorded, and made accessible upon request. Email Tracy Gill with questions.

Abstract:
The Allen Coral Atlas (http://allencoralatlas.org) partnership uses high-resolution satellite imagery and advanced analytics to map and monitor the world's coral reefs, creating unprecedented global coverage. As the Atlas develops maps of benthic habitat and reef geomorphology regionally and then globally, the field engagement component of the partnership seeks to identify and enable users of the Atlas to achieve conservation results (e.g., through marine spatial planning or other efforts). In this webinar, field engagement team members will share the vision behind the Atlas, review the technology being used to create it, and introduce the tool's functionality.The Atlas is funded primarily by Vulcan Inc. (founded by the late Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen); partners include Planet, ASU's Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science, UQ's Remote Sensing Research Center (RSRC), which leads mapping, and the National Geographic Society, which leads field engagement.

Bio(s):
Brianna Bambic manages the Field Engagement team for the Allen Coral Atlas. With a coral reef restoration background, she was an Independent Researcher for 7 years that culminated in a virtual reality experience of Half Moon Caye National Monument, Belize with a National Geographic Explorer Grant, helping communicate science to the public. Brianna received her MS in Natural Resource Management from the University of Akureyri, Iceland in 2019. Her expertise includes coastal and marine management, community engagement, and outreach with > 700 dives, and a past geographic focus of the Caribbean.Dr. Helen Fox is a coral reef ecologist by training, with > 20 years' experience working at the boundary of science and conservation, with expertise in Indonesia and the Coral Triangle. Her work includes investigating links between marine protected area (MPA) management and governance, ecological impacts, and human well-being; and coral reef recovery and rehabilitation from blast fishing. She is currently transitioning from Field Engagement Lead for the Allen Coral Atlas at the National Geographic Society to Conservation Science Director at the Coral Reef Alliance. She has received numerous grants and awards, authored >40 scientific publications, logged > 1,000 dives, and once lived underwater for 10 days in the Aquarius habitat.Paulina Gerstner is the Project Manager for the Allen Coral Atlas. In her role, she directs this multi-disciplinary team spanning several organizations involved in the partnership, as well as the Vulcan engineering team responsible for delivering the Atlas website. Before the birth of the Atlas in 2017, Paulina managed several of Vulcan's impact investments in rural electrification, transforming lives through scalable approaches to development. Prior to Vulcan, Paulina worked in several nonprofits supporting women's rights, international development, and education for global citizenship in her hometown of Boston, MA.

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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 and in the NOAA Central Library, 1315 E W Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
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.gov, Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov, Sandra.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

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26 May 2020

Title: Resilience insurance: a new way to finance coastal resilience trough nature-based solutions
Presenter(s): Dr. Borja G. Reguero, Associate Researcher and Adjunct Professor on Coastal Adaptation and Policy, University of California, Santa Cruz. Presenting from California
Date & Time: 26 May 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar, and possibly for NOAA Silver Spring staff, SSMC4 - Large Conference Room - 8150
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Resilience insurance: a new way to finance coastal resilience trough nature-based solutions

Presenter(s):
Dr. B.G. Reguero, Associate Researcher and Adjunct Professor on Coastal Adaptation and Policy, University of California, Santa Cruz. Presenting from California.
Co-Authors:M.W. Beck, K.Pfliegner, D. Schmid, D, Stadtmuller, J. Raepple, and S. Schussele

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/reguero/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar.
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Abstract:

Storm losses continue to grow and represent a significant and growing economic challenge, particularly for developing and emerging economies. The increasing impacts of climate hazards in the coastal zones require urgent action to manage coastal risk. However, both the public and private sector struggle to finance up-front investments in coastal adaptation and hazard mitigation strategies, especially nature-based solutions. The webinar will describe new prospects to advance nature-based solutions and insurance through a new resilience insurance concept that helps bridge between traditional tradeoffs of risk transfer (e.g., insurance) and risk reduction (e.g., hazard mitigation). The mechanism is applicable to many coastlines and can help finance nature-based solutions that can help align environmental and risk management goals, while creating opportunities for public and private investment in coastal adaptation. The presentation will discuss a hypothetical application for a coral reef restoration project, as an example of its potential for nature-based projects. This work is result of a collaboration between a global conservationist organization, the global lead reinsurer, and researchers.

Bio(s):
B.G. Reguero is an interdisciplinary scientist who studies climate risk and adaptation solutions for coastal communities and economies. B.G. Reguero has a PhD. in Coastal Engineering and Master's degrees in Coastal & Port Engineering and also Applied Economics. He is an associate researcher and adjunct professor on coastal adaptation and policy at the University of California, Santa Cruz; and a Research Fellow with The Natural Capital Project at Stanford. He has spent over a decade working in climate change and climate hazards, climate resilient engineering, coastal management and adaptation,disaster risk reduction, and nature-based solutions. His work has informed policy and involved projects in Latin American and the Caribbean, West and North Africa, Europe, USA and Small Island States. He has consulted for NGOs and multilateral agencies like the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the UN Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean. His work is developed in close partnership with the US Geological Survey and The Nature Conservancy.

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28 May 2020

Title: Eastern Region Climate Services Webinar/Northeast: Phenology/Status of Spring
Presenter(s): Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center and Theresa Crimmins, Director of the USA National Phenology Network
Date & Time: 28 May 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am ET
Location: via Zoom webinar (registration required),
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:

Eastern Region Climate Services Webinar/Northeast: Phenology/Status of Spring

Presenter(s):
Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center, and
Theresa Crimmins, Director of the USA National Phenology Network.


Sponsor(s):

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

Remote Access:

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

Abstract:

The webinar will feature a recap of May conditions and a discussion on this year's leaf out and the effects of climate change on the start of spring in the Northeast U.S.

Bio(s):
TBD

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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.gov, Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov, Sandra.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:
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Audio is over the computer, so adjust volume on your computer speakers or headsets.
Questions? Email Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Abstract:
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

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18 June 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Remote Access:
Please register at: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/incois/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar.
Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Audio is over the computer, so adjust volume on your computer speakers or headset. Questions will be addressed in the chat window. This Webcast will be recorded, archived and made accessible in the near future. You can test your ability to use Adobe Connect at the following link:
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Questions? Email Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

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

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

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9 July 2020

Title: Sustainable Seafood with Chef Allen Susser
Presenter(s): Chef Allen Susser
Date & Time: 9 July 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: TBD
Description:

Description:OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Chef Allen Susser

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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14 July 2020

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

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abstract:
TBD

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

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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)

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Abstract:
Few studies have documented the spatial and temporal dynamics of highly invasive species in coral reef benthic communities. In this presentation, we will discuss how we quantified the ecological dynamics of invasion by a corallimorph, Rhodactis howesii, at Palmyra Atoll in the central Pacific. We examined the spatial and temporal dynamics of this invasion, and its impact on the benthic community, using a combination of permanent photoquadrats and large-scale photomosaic imagery. Additionally, clearing plots were established and coral fragments were transplanted to provide the basis for a long-term restoration experiment on a reef undergoing invasion.

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

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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.
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OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

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

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

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

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

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Abstract:
TBD

About the speaker: TBD

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

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