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June 19, 2019

Hydrographic information driving marine knowledge [World Hydrography Day 2019]

First celebrated in 2006 and on June 21st every year since, World Hydrography Day aims to make the public aware of the increasing the coverage of hydrographic information on a global basis, as well as the work to promote safe navigation, especially in the areas of international navigation, ports, and where there are vulnerable or protected marine areas.

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June 10, 2019

Presidential proclamations of National Ocean Month, 2006-2019

Did you know that NOAA wasn’t even mentioned in the first Presidential proclamation for this celebration? And the first celebration was for a National Ocean Week, not a month? And that the Great Lakes are mentioned in several of these statements? Explore links to these Presidential proclamations going back to President Bush in 2006. 

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June 7, 2018

AGU Policy Action Center facilitates advocacy for NOAA funding [World Oceans Month]

I can’t emphasize how quick and easy this was to do. AGU has done the legwork in setting up the interface for taking action on important policy issues. If you have never visited or used this interface, please explore the link and connect with your Senators while we still have time to support NOAA during World & National Oceans Month.

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June 5, 2018

Celebrate the ocean and NOAA in June [World Oceans Month]

I challenge every scientist and educator to take some time in June to share their own ocean knowledge and experiences, and to share beyond the month of June. A one-month media blitz will not generate the change we need to see to protect, conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.

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March 13, 2018

A conversation about science communication with NOAA’s RDML Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D.

How do we tell the stories of NOAA? Do we focus on the “bells and whistles” of the satellites, or take people on a journey of the start of satellites and why they matter? Dr. Gallaudet has been thinking about this approach…

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March 4, 2018

Turn your students into citizen scientists with the mPING app

Help NOAA scientists improve observations with your own reports of ground precipitation submitted through the mPING app

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December 30, 2017

A New Year’s resolution: help the public learn about NOAA

When asked, “What can AGU members do for federal agencies?” NOAA responded: help the public know what comes out of NOAA’s work.

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December 12, 2017

Dr. G’s #AGU17 Spotlight – 2017 Arctic Report Card

“Arctic shows no sign of returning to reliably frozen region of recent past decades — Despite relatively cool summer temperatures, observations in 2017 continue to indicate that the Arctic environmental system has reached a ‘new normal’, characterized by long-term losses in the extent and thickness of the sea ice cover, the extent and duration of the winter snow cover and the mass of ice in the Greenland Ice Sheet and Arctic glaciers, and warming sea surface and permafrost temperatures.”

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August 22, 2017

State of the Climate should have you #Teach4Climate

The State of the Climate Report for 2016 is out. Now, it’s time to enhance climate literacy through #Teach4Climate.

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July 17, 2017

Displaying global data with NOAA’s Science On a Sphere (SOS)

A glowing six-foot diameter sphere suspended from the ceiling is part of a 3-D display system that illuminates animations of global environmental data, such as hurricanes, clouds, vegetation, and ocean currents

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